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Bottle Use (Overview)

Bottle use means a child drinks from a baby bottle. A bottle may be used during the first 18-24 months of life.


Bottle Use (Overview)

Bottle use means a child drinks from a baby bottle. A bottle may be used during the first 18-24 months of life.


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Should I breastfeed or use formula?

Should I breastfeed or use formula?

Yes: Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby. Children who are breastfed are leaner, have lower cholesterol levels as adults, and digest their meals easier. As lactation experts say, "human milk is for humans.". ...Read more

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Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Many women do so...: Tampon use should affect your breast feeding. It is a risk for a serious infection called 'toxic-shock-syndrome" as some forget to change to tampon causing retained/growing bacteria infection which can spread to the blood stream resulting in shock. So, you can use tampon but make sure you change it frequently and don't forget to remove the last one when not needed. Congrats on new baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Sure.: Benzocaine is the main ingredient of orajel; when used within reason (not excessive amounts, nor for too long) it is expected to be safe for use during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy category c, no human or animal studies available. ...Read more

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Is ayr nasal mist okay to use while pregnant?

Is ayr nasal mist okay to use while pregnant?

Sure is!: Not only is it ok to use, but is an excellent treatment in order to avoid oral "cold medications" that get into your bloodstream and have the potential to affect your baby. We recommend and use ayr all the time in babies/infants who have congestion and/or nasal irritation to help them breath through their noses a little bit better when they have colds. ...Read more

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Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Is bactidol gargle safe to use when breastfeeding?

Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more

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Can I use the microwave to warm formula?

Can I use the microwave to warm formula?

No: You should not warm formula in the microwave since the microwave can make hot spots inside the formula that you may not feel until it burns your baby's mouth. Better to warm them in a pan of hot water or running hot water. ...Read more

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Can you use betadine douche while breast feeding?

Can you use betadine douche while breast feeding?

I would avoid: Douching in general. It kills bacteria that are there normally and would prevent odorous discharge. If you absolutely must, i would use watered down vinegar instead. ...Read more

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It's okay to use 2 different name brand bottles for breastfeeding right?

It's okay to use 2 different name brand bottles for breastfeeding right?

Should be fine: Once breastfeeding is well established and your baby has regained its birthweight, it is ok to introduce a daily bottle, especially if you need to return to work. It is good to do this between 2-3 weeks of age. If you have a flexible baby, they will adapt to different nipples. If not, you might find that it is best to stay with one kind. ...Read more

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Arnica safe to use while breast feeding?

Arnica safe to use while breast feeding?

NOT SAFE: This is a homeopathic med made from the Arnica flower used as a multi-purpose treatment topically, reported to have antibiotic properties, also taken by mouth. Be aware these types of products typically contain unreliable amounts of stated ingredient & have an unproven safety/effectiveness profile. Arnica is NOT safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding. See your doctor for safe treatment if you are ill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the High Frequency machine while using benzoyl peroxide gel?

Is it safe to use the High Frequency machine while using benzoyl peroxide gel?

Yes: I hope you have not already squandered any money on this machine. If not, save your money for something useful or fun. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rephresh gel while using nuvaring?

Is it safe to use rephresh gel while using nuvaring?

Should be fine: I don't see anything in the ingredient list that would interfere with your Nuvaring hormones. However, those products are usually not necessary, as the vagina is usually able to maintain a proper pH on it's own! If you are concerned about an odor or discharge, you should get checked for an infection. ...Read more

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Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

No problems: Generally it is considered safe....In fact Vicks makes a similar product for babies. Don't forget to use a humidifier and nasal saline spray....They can both work well for congestion. The main things to avoid are products with alcohol or decongestants like sudafed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use store brand distilled water for a neti pot? is there any risk when using distilled water for a Neti pot?

Is it safe to use store brand distilled water for a neti pot? is there any risk when using distilled water for a Neti pot?

Use anything: It doesn't matter what you use as long as it is reasonably clean. It is always a good idea to have water of equal osmotic pressure to that of blood to make it more tolerable. You can do that by adding table salt to it ...Read more

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