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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Yes: While the baby will get the same nutritional value from breast milk in both ways, feeding from the breast itself has greater psychological advantages for both the mother and the baby with increased bonding etc. ...Read more

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Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Breast milk: First i would consult with your pediatrician immediately if your newborn has never stooled as this may involve more than diet. Breast milk is digested more easily and breastfeeding babies tend to have looser stools. However, if your newborn poops but you feel he/she is constipated, i usually reassure parents that all babies have different stooling patterns. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same: nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle. ...Read more

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Is pumping milk disadvantage for infants that are 1 month of age? I noticed that pumping reduce flow of milk. Baby stays hungry after feeding

Is pumping milk disadvantage for infants that are 1 month of age? I noticed that pumping reduce flow of milk. Baby stays hungry after feeding

Too some extent!: Natural sucking is better in increasing breast milk flow than a machine, in part neural. However, if enough milk is expressed with a pump, there is still some emotional aspects missing for both child and mother, even if caloric needs are met. I realize that there may be no alternative, but life causes some compromises. Women have a tougher road! ...Read more

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3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?

3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?

Hard to say: If she's playful, interactive and starting to fill out it is likely enough.Having her weighed to see is also an option but once a week is often enough to monitor weight.Most at her age will put on at least an ounce a day. ...Read more

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Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Yes: By definition, any baby with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is at risk for pneumonia as the result of the inflammation this condition creates in the baby's lungs. Feeding anyone with known risk of aspiration increases the risk of pneumonia, but it may be necessary to accept this risk and feed the baby cautiously in order to develop his/her swallowing capability. Follow your baby's doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

Nurturing: While the nutrition is the same, there is value in natural feeding. Infants who breast feed are listening to mom's heartbeat, swaying with her movements, and sharing the same space. This in some ways mimics the comfort afforded by the womb. As the infant grows older, they may or may not need or appreciate the nurturing. A breast feeder that finishes quickly and wants to get off is ready to wean. ...Read more

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Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Not specifically: A breast pump is not as efficient as a babies latch & feeding in extracting milk. If milk is left behind, the mechanism may take it as an indication that the baby is weaning & slow production. ...Read more

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How is bottle feeding and breast feeding a baby over 1 week different?

How is bottle feeding and breast feeding a baby over 1 week different?

1 week of age?: If one week old, then breast feeding is usually every 2-3 hours for less than 15 minutes per feeding. If formula fed, then they usually take 1-2 ounces every 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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Breast milk too less , baby is 16 days old and entirely formula fed is it safe?

Breast milk too less , baby is 16 days old and entirely formula fed is it safe?

Yes: while breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition for your baby, formula contains all of the nutrition he needs to grow and thrive. ...Read more

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Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

No and Yes: They weigh more early in the first six months of life, then typically less by a year of life. More importantly, they then weigh less for the rest of their life. Breastfed babies have lower obesity rates for life, that is. ...Read more

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Portion size( minimum)for 1 yr old?Mine is fussy eater.I really struggle to feed him &how much water apart from milk(takes 4-5 breast feeds)

Portion size( minimum)for 1 yr old?Mine is fussy eater.I really struggle to feed him &how much water apart from milk(takes 4-5 breast feeds)

Normal: Water- a few ounces a day will be fine. Many toddlers are fussy eaters. I do not really worry about portion size if they are growing. Offer food three times a day. If child eats great, if not - it is his/her choice and will eat when hungry. Continue to offer and eventually will eat. Consider craniosacral therapy and chiropractic...It can help... ...Read more

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What is the difference between neocate formula & nutramigen aa formula?

What is the difference between neocate formula & nutramigen aa formula?

Formulas: Both are extensively hydrolyzed formulas which means that all of the protein antigens in food that can cause allergic reactions are already broken down. The real difference is just the taste (kid preference) and the cost. ...Read more

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What should be the ideal amount of feed for 20 days old baby boy with weight 3 kgs, being fed entirely on NESTLÉ NAN PRO1 as breast milk is too less?

What should be the ideal amount of feed for 20 days old baby boy with weight 3 kgs, being fed entirely on NESTLÉ NAN PRO1 as breast milk is too less?

Infant feeding: There is not set amount of formula to feed and infant, You should maximize your breast feeding first then offer 1-2 ounces of formula after the breast feeding. The baby should be feeding every 2-3 hours and if feeding more frequently is probably not satisfied. ...Read more

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Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?

Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?

No harm with formula: feeding for a 3 months old, if you aren't able to fully breast feed, unless the baby is allergic to the formula, he/she can get it until age 2 years without any supplement, you can also feed your baby whenever he/she needs, no need for a strict schedule, babies after sometime will time themselves for a feed every 3 - 4 hours, make sure you your baby gets enough, good luck ...Read more

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My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

Breast milk: Breast milkhas the advantage of being the natural food for human babies. It also contains antibodies from mother that will be protective for many diseases. ...Read more

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