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3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed,breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient,sugest if ok?

3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed,breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient,sugest if ok?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more

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Gave my 6 wk old her first formula feeding at noon (alimentum). At 3 gave her bottled breast milk, and at 4 she threw up( not spit up, vomit) help?

Gave my 6 wk old her first formula feeding at noon (alimentum). At 3 gave her bottled breast milk, and at 4 she threw up( not spit up, vomit) help?

Specialty formula: Alimentum is a specialty formula used in infants with digestive difficulties. If your doc recommended alimentum due to a problem that your daughter has, contact that doctor right away for further care & advice. If you selected alimentum on your own, it may just be that any change at all is upsetting her. For now, switch back to breast until you can discuss in detail with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.

What is the best formula for my 3week old?He is currently feeding on breastmilk all times and on enfamil newborn premium when breastmilk is not there.

Breast milk: Your own breast milk will always be the best choice for your baby. Drink plenty of fluids and let the baby have the breast frequently to increase your supply. If you must supplement then use any of the commercial formulas that he tolerates. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby had diarrhoea, I was feeding him both breastmilk and formula. Then I stopped the formula and now he is constipated. Please help.

My 2 month old baby had diarrhoea, I was feeding him both breastmilk and formula. Then I stopped the formula and now he is constipated. Please help.

Common with breast: milk to have constipation, don't worry, if you need to supplement, try a different brand of formula,introduce little amounts in the beginning then advance, if your baby is growing and passing urine fine, he/ she will be fine, keep following up with your pediatrician, good luck ...Read more

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What contraceptives you can recommend to me.. i have 2months old baby and i feed her mix. breastmilk and formula milk.

What contraceptives you can recommend to me.. i have 2months old baby and i feed her mix. breastmilk and formula milk.

Limited: With breastfeeding you should not use OCP's that contain estrogen. There are OCP's that are progestin only and they are recommended for nursing moms. Other options include condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, and IUD's. ...Read more

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10m boy rejecting formula. Substituting 1 feed with Nan as low supply. He has been on bottle since birth and breast milk only. What should I do?

10m boy rejecting formula. Substituting 1 feed with Nan as low supply. He has been on bottle since birth and breast milk only. What should I do?

Increase solids: A 10 month old child should be having more solids and with increasing solids his milk intake should decrease. That should obviate the need for formula and u can gradually wean him off breast feeding over weeks or months as per your choice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to add flavours to 5 mths olds prescription alfamino formula? Doesn't seem to like the taste, hates feeding time. Breastmilk not an option.

Is it safe to add flavours to 5 mths olds prescription alfamino formula? Doesn't seem to like the taste, hates feeding time. Breastmilk not an option.

Check with Ur doc: The fact that the kid is on a specialized formula suggests a real issue with digestive sensitivity. Any flavor you add may create new or aggravate any existing digestive issues. If your doc has something s/he considers neutral, fine, but I'd want that clearance first. ...Read more

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Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read more

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My lil one is ten days old he wets his diaper a lot but poops only once or twice a day is it normal? He feeds on breast milk and once or twice formula

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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My lil one is ten days old he wets his diaper a lot but poops only once or twice a day is it normal? He feeds on breast milk and once or twice formula

Newborn BM: it is quite normal for a newborn or infant feeding with breast milk to have from one up to multiple BMs a day. So long as the stool looks normal, has no mucous, or blood tinged, not watery and the baby is gaining weight and looks healthy and vigorous then everything is OK ...Read more

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What is the harm in feeding my baby breast milk and one formula milk at night?

Mixed feedings: I congratulate you on choosing to breastfeed your baby. There is no harm in your plan to give baby one formula feeding at night. Dad can feed him and bond with him too. Formula feeding will come in handy when the time comes that you cannot breastfeed e.g., taking off for several hours and more importantly, in the presence of infection or having to take medication that might harm the baby. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time feeding my baby to a formula milk, my baby use to drink breast milk?

What did your pediat: Pediatrician say, there are many different types and sometimes you have to try a few before u find the right one, but you should be using what your baby's doc recommends. ...Read more

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I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?

I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?

Some: Although the baby benefits from any BM you give them, diluting it with formula begins to weaken the protective benefits of BM antibodies. ...Read more

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I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?

I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?

I would: I don't have science behind this, but i don't know if mixing breast milk and formula will break down the good proteins in either liquid. I'm probably being overly cautious with this recommendation. So, if it was my baby, i wouldn't mix. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm breast feeding my problem with that is that she dosnt seem to get full with the breast milk I make, so that's when I try formula, but the thing is that I get confused on how many oz she's actually eating. How do I no when she's full and i'm not over

I'm breast feeding my problem with that is that she dosnt seem to get full with the breast milk I make, so that's when I try  formula, but the thing is that I get confused on how many oz she's actually eating. How do I no when she's full and i'm not over

Not the way to go: Your breasts and body are programmed to produce the proper amount of milk. If you supplement your baby with formula, she will not suckle as long with you and you will, as a consequence, produce less milk. There is a very intricate mechanism in your body to regulate the proper amount of milk production. Please discuss this with your pediatrician for reinforcement of this issue and for reassurance. ...Read more

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Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Mgt: Babies have different stool patterns. I would suggest discontinuation of the glycerin suppositories. Continue to keep your baby well fed with mostly breast milk. If there is no stool in 5 to 7 days, a visit to your PCP is advised. At your next visit, review the results of her newborn screening tests. ...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