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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

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Breasts Engorged (Definition)

Breasts engorged is a condition in which a woman's breast are full of milk. Engorgement usually means there is plenty of milk for the baby, and that it's ...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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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?

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?

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

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My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me ?

My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me
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If your daughter: won't drink from the bottle and your breast milk supply has decreased compared to her need,you can try giving her a cup of whole milk or formula (either a sippy cup or a regular cup).She is old enough to introduce this. She probably won't drink as much from the cup at the beginning, but once she gets used to it,she will probably do well. If she still won't drink enough, please speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass . Why like this?

My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass  . Why like this?

Doctor can check: The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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3 month baby have a little cough, sneezes sometimes & runny nose. Breast & bottle feed. What should I do?

3 month baby have a little cough, sneezes sometimes & runny nose. Breast & bottle  feed. What should I do?

Not much you can : Do for this age group. More of supportive treatment. Saline solution, bulb suctioning, hydration. If cough is worst, your baby is not eating , or develop fever, you need to go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged milk ducts are a condition where the milk ducts of the breast become blocked, possibly resulting in tenderness, swelling, and fever (called ...Read more