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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Toddlers

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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though. ...Read more

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How are breastfed children and formula fed children different?

How are breastfed children and formula fed children different?

Many: Among other things, breast fed babies have fewer respiratory infections, less obesity, less long term heart trouble and are less expensive to feed. ...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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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read more

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Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

Unfortunately NO: Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies; formula is not nearly as good. Breastfed babies have better immune function (less infections), less chance of dying in their first year, lower risk of allergies, Type 1 diabetes and obesity and better cognitive development. Moms who breast feed lose more weight, have less depression & breast cancer! PLEASE BREASTFEED! See http://tinyurl.com/o85tl7j ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Can 7mo old breastfed baby drink silk soya milk ?

Can 7mo old breastfed baby drink silk soya milk ?

Breast or formula: Infants should drink breast milk or infant formula until their first birthday. ...Read more

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Wal-phed while breastfedig?

Wal-phed while breastfedig?

No: I suspect this is pseudophedrine, a drug to decrease nasal congestion.It will be in your breast milk. Please put up with some runny nose for your baby. ...Read more

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Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Yes: Definately, although your baby may express a strong preference for which way they'll eat. It helps to have warm pumped breast milk in the bottle and have someone besides mom give it as babies "know" they are by the breast and may refuse the bottle. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Constipation: It is possible for something that causes constipation for the mother to also cause constipation in the baby. A reaction to a food, for example. Increase your hydration. ...Read more