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Breastfeeding How Often
10 min per side: In the first month of age, if you are nursing, your baby should breastfeed about 10-15 minutes per side about every 2-3 hours. Breastfed babies typically feed about 8-12 times in a 24-hour period. If your baby is formula-fed, offer about 2-3 ounces (likely less the first few days to a week of age) every 3 hours on average. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more
Varies: The first week or so after delivery weight loss is rapid- of course you have the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid from the actual delivery, but there is also a natural diuresis which happens during this time. After this initial loss it is healthy to aim to lose 1-2 pounds per month. Eat a well balanced diet, but don't skip meals or diet as this can negatively affect breastmilk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: First continue breast feeding, it is well tolerated & baby needs the energy. Second, offer things that slow the poo; apple sauce is my favorite followed by bananas & rice cereal.If over a year the breads help some as can steamed rice & plain macaroni ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12-24 hours: It may take upto 24 hours to clear the system of gassy foods. ...Read more
Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr
A TestofYour Breasts: Well, if it's a baby boy, it needs no explanation. But overall, this is not a worrisome event. Probably means that the baby is taking in small amounts intermittently either due to low milk flow or small swallows or both. Best not to worry and use it as a time to "bond" with him (or her). Usually ends my 1-3 months. If it doesn't or if there are obvious problems feeding, check with your doctor ...Read more
Never/never: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Echinacea will have no beneficial effects for bv. ...Read more
Many reasons: For example, babies born prematurely (< 34 weeks) can be neurologically immature and have trouble with suck and swallow. Various neurologic problems can cause trouble with all motor activities, not just breastfeeding. An anatomical problem such as cleft lip or palate or tongue-tie can also interfere with proper suck and swallow. These are just a few examples. ...Read more
Poorly: It can suppress ovulation in some women for an unpredictable length of time. Your body can and will ovulate at some point about two weeks before your first period, and you can become pregnant if exposed with that first ovulation.That can lead you to believe you are not pregnant when you are. ...Read more
OTC medications: Unisom is basically a sedating antihistamine marketed over the counter for sleep just like tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. These can have lasting hangover effects and should be used per fda recommendations listed on the box. They do cause tolerance to build so as per bottle, nightly use is not recommended. ...Read more
How long does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) stay in breastmilk? Would it be safe to take occasionally while nursing my 16 month old?
Yes: The 1/2 life, or time for half to be gone is 4 hours, but baby gets only 2% of your dose. Some concerns about reducing milk volume are raised but have not been proven. Alternatives like loratadine or cetirizine may have less impact. The main effect on baby might be some sedation, but at normal doses that would be unlikely to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are a multitude of formulas, and the differences between them are not always evident. Patients often change formulas, without guidance, and later learn that they have switched brands. Like changing heinz for hunt's ketchup. Discuss formula changes with pediatrician, to reap the greatest benefit and solve what ever led you to want to change the formula. ...Read more
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