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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 hes 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?

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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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