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Doctor insights on: Clicking Noise When Bottle Feed

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How do I bottle feed my baby?

How do I bottle feed my baby?

Tilt the bottle: Tilt the bottle up so that formula fills the nipple. You want to be sure that your baby swallows as little air as possible. You want the formula to come out at a good rate. You can check by turning the bottle upside down and shaking it. It's coming out at a good speed if there is a little spray and then a few drops. Burp your baby midway through the bottle. ...Read more

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Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Yes: Bottle feeding at night is fine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle though, as this causes tooth decay. ...Read more

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Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Yes: Absolutely. Feeding your baby is a warm, emotional experience whether breast or bottlefeeding. Remember we dads have done it this way forever. It is the overall contact that generates the emotional ties. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Can you bottle feed an infant while he's laying down on his back?

Try not to: Feeding a baby in a slightly head up position will prevent any of the formula getting into the middle ear and causing ear infections. ...Read more

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How often should I bottle feed my baby and how much is the volume every feeding? In the middle of the night, should I wake her up to feed?

Basic guidelines: A bottle fed baby is ready for a day feed every 3-4 hours and after 10 pounds may sleep through the night without a feeding. The stomach can usually tolerate a volume equal to half their poundage:10 lb= 5 oz. I wake kids to feed during the day but not at night. ...Read more

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My son is 10 weeks old his 6 weeks check he weigh 10lbs I weigh him today and he is weigh 10lbs 5 ounces. He is both formular and bottle feed. Help?

My son is 10 weeks old his 6 weeks check he weigh 10lbs I weigh him today and he is weigh 10lbs 5 ounces. He is both formular and bottle feed. Help?

Infant weight gain: You should have him checked at your doctor's office as scales vary and if you are concerned about his weight gain you should ideally weigh him on the same scale to know if he is gaining or notat an appr. Pace. ...Read more

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Is it better to bottle feed or breastfeed?

Is it better to bottle feed or breastfeed?

Breastfeed: The american academy of pediatrics (aap) joins other organizations such as the american medical association (ama), the american dietetic association (ada), and the world health organization (who) in recommending breastfeeding as the best for babies. Breastfeeding helps defend against infections, prevent allergies, and protect against a number of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed and bottle feed at the same time?

Can I breastfeed and bottle feed at the same time?

Yes: You can do both, although it is generally recommended not to introduce a bottle in the first few weeks, until your milk supply is well established. However, if you are exhausted and just need a break, an occasional bottle should not interfere with succesful breastfeeding. ...Read more

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If I bottle feed my baby, is he more likely to have colic?

If I bottle feed my baby, is he more likely to have colic?

Yes: More likely for sure, but this behavior may still occur in breast fed babies. Many studies have demonstrated that babies may be fussy depending upon what mom eats or drinks. ...Read more

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Is it true that if I breastfeed, it will be harder to bottle feed later on or be an option?

Is it true that if I breastfeed, it will be harder to bottle feed later on or be an option?

No: A hungry baby won't reject food for long.....They may be picky or stubborn but eventually they learn. ...Read more

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Am I taking something away from my baby if I just pump and bottle feed her? Pumping is less painful for me.

Am I taking something away from my baby if I just pump and bottle feed her? Pumping is less painful for me.

Not really: Pumping although more difficult for you is okay. Your baby will get the same goodness from the breast milk. The major problem comes from being able to keep up with your babies demands. Long term pumping is not easy. ...Read more

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How many times should I bottle feed my six weeks old baby?

How many times should I bottle feed my six weeks old baby?

Infant Feeding: Every 3 hourly on an average. At night can give 4-6 hours gap.

Plan from now to breast feed your next child for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding. Why is this so?

If we stop with bottle feed, cough decreases and again increase with bottle feeding. Why is this so?

Possible Aspiration: Cough that occurs only during feeding is concerning for aspiration. Aspiration occurs when food or saliva enters the airway. Cough occurs to clean the airway and keep foreign material out of the lungs. You should see your doctor to discuss this. You may need to change nipples, feeding position, or formula thickness. Potential aspiration needs to be evaluated because it can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Keep trying: You can only try. Some babies prefer the bottle since it's easier. Some prefer the breast. You can try offering the breast in the evening and in the morning, when she's most likely to want to snuggle. It also helps if you give the breast and someone else gives the bottle. Don't worry too much. If she gets some breast milk, she will still get the benefits. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Yes: Absolutely safe to do. Many families use this approach. The occasional problem is intolerance to the formula, such as gas, loose stools, and spitting. Otherwise no problem. ...Read more

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Doc my baby is 2 weeks old and I got a cold and my baby is bottle feed?

Doc my baby is 2 weeks old and I got a cold and my baby is bottle feed?

Hand washing: Keep good hand washing and avoid coughing on your baby. If bottle fed, you can have other family members feed the baby. Do not worry, babies get over colds quickly. Call your doctor for advice if your baby shows any signs of illness ...Read more

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How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking solid food then how much bottle feed to be given?

Formula usually same: Up to around 9 months infants will generally continue taking the same amount of formula as before they started solids. ...Read more

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6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

Feeding Amounts: Approximately 8 ounces every 3-4 hours, but the baby may want more or less and that is fine. They regulate their own feedings after solids are introduced. ...Read more

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I have 4 month old active baby. He is on bottle feed. Can I give him banana n potato with formula milk?

I have 4 month old active baby. He is on bottle feed. Can I give him banana n potato with formula milk?

Infant feeding: You can introduce solids at age 4 months to 6 months. It is not to replace his breast milk or formula but to introduce him to new tastes and textures. Your baby is ready for solids if he has doubled his birth weight and his good head control and has lost the tongue thrust reflex. ...Read more

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I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my six week can't nurse properly she is born 6week earlier I use to bottle feed her (with breast milk)but.?

Should I be concerned if my six week can't nurse properly she is born 6week earlier I use to bottle feed her (with breast milk)but.?

Lactation specialist: Not sure I understood the question but it sounds like you are having trouble with your infant breast feeding as the infant was born premature. A lactation specialist which they should have in the hospital can give you a great deal of advice. There are many people in the community that the dr could refer you to that might be very glad to help. ...Read more

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Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Maybe: Drinking milk in a moving car is not a problem. But, being in a car seat for several hours, can lead to gas pains. Allowing the baby to lie on its stomach and patting its back after traveling will help it to pass the gas. ...Read more

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10 wk old bf only never had a bottle. I feel very uncomfortable feeding around moms who bottle feed as they make me feel inferior. Is breast best?

Yes: Study after study suggests benefits from breast feeding outweigh any from bottle feed. Of course, not every mom is able to breast feed, so we don't want to make anyone feel guilty, since basic calories are important for baby. But given a choice, we'd always recommend breast feeding for as long as possible. Check out http://goo. Gl/jkwdzm (webmd) & http://goo. Gl/q39ee (mayo clinic). ...Read more

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Baby refusing to bf or bottle feed since she started baby rice last week. Stopped baby rice still she bf from 1 breast for 10min then start crying?

Be patient with her: Baby actually gets almost 90% of feeding from breast within first 5 minutes of nursing, thus, I expect she is getting most of the feeding off of that breast. You are right to stop the cereal - her milk is the mainstay of her nutrition, and she needs to nurse or take the formula. You could also try sips from a cup if she refuses the bottle -maybe she's just growing up too fast! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

Breastfeeding: If you have enough milk to exclusively breast feed no bottle feeding is needed. In 15 minutes of sucking the baby will empty the breast. If he/she is satisfied with only nursing on one side you can pump the other side and freeze it for future use. Pumping does not completely empty the breast like the suction from a baby but a good pump will do ok. ...Read more