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Breastfed Vs Pump
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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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