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My 9 wk wants to eat 4 oz every 2 hours he is 13 lb am.I over feeding?

My 9 wk wants to eat 4 oz every 2 hours he is 13 lb am.I over feeding?

Probably: If you can soothe your baby in any other way other than feeding, then he is not truly hungry. This includes walking, rocking, shushing, swaddling or sucking without feeding. ...Read more

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What should I know about formula feeding?

What should I know about formula feeding?

Bottle feeding: This is a huge topic: here's a good place to start: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/amount-and-schedule-of-formula-feedings.Aspx. ...Read more

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Which items will I need to conduct feedings?

Which items will I need to conduct feedings?

A breast and a baby: Easiest answer is a breast and a baby. As simple as feedings have been for thousands of years. Other than that, there are additional items you may need for breastfeeding... Breast pump, breastfeeding clothing and bras, nipple shields, pads, storage materials, bottles, cleaning materials, etc. ...Read more

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When should I do feedings?

When should I do feedings?

When baby is hungry!: Babies who are otherwise healthy are pretty good self-regulators; they'll let you know when they need to eat and when they are full. Most babies will feed every 2 to 3 hours or so, but this is quite variable - and it changes over time. Some newborns seem to do well feeding every 4 to 5 hours and some seem to need fed every 1 to 2 hours. Discuss your routine with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is feeding on demand?

What is feeding on demand?

When baby wants: On demand feeding refers to feeding the baby when baby wants as opposed to feeding on a set schedule. In the newborn period, on-demand feeding is usually the best way to feed (with, perhaps, a few caveats to make sure the baby isn't snacking and is getting other needs met - diaper changes, burping, sleep, etc.). ...Read more

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What is peg feeding?

What is peg feeding?

Peg feeding...: Peg feeding is when nutrition is given via a tube placed in the stomach through the skin. The tube is usually placed by a GI doctor during an endoscopy procedure. Many types of patients who cannot eat normally but have functioning GI tracts benefit from this type of feeding. ...Read more

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Nephew only gained 1 lb since born hes 4 months- feeding a lot but not gaining , what could be wrong?

Nephew only gained 1 lb since born hes 4 months- feeding a lot but not gaining , what could be wrong?

Failure to Thrive: Your nephew needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician asap, will definitely need testing to find out the cause e.G congenital, metabolic etc. Etc. Birth weight usually doubles at 4 months and triples in one year, a rough calculation. If he was born full term with at least 7 pound, he should have gained another 7 pounds by now. Premature babies gain weight even at a faster rate. ...Read more

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How long should I wait between feedings?

How long should I wait between feedings?

When baby asks: Simple answer really... When baby asks. Breastfeeding is supposed to be on demand. On average it should be every 2-3 hours but babies cluster feed at times, especially in the middle of the night (when you breastfeeding hormone peaks). Then it may be every 1-2 hours for a bit. Remember that sometimes baby is just looking to soothe and not feed if they are seeming hungrier more than that. ...Read more

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My 6mo has been extremely hungry the last 2 days. Usually goes 3-4 hours between feeding during day but now screams for food after 2h. What is this?

My 6mo has been extremely hungry the last 2 days. Usually goes 3-4 hours between feeding during day but now screams for food after 2h. What is this?

Growth spurt!: Increased appetite in babies is often a harbinger of an upcoming growth spurt. Sometimes, acid reflux is the culprit and they drink more for self comforting rather than true hunger. ...Read more

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As a die cutter (manual feed) i've been struggling with a strong feeling like i'm about to pass out 1 1/2 hours into my workday. Everyday now.

Passing out: This is a serious symptom and you should be discussing this with your doctor and get an examination to evaluate what is happening to you. Make sure you are eating breakfast and not taking any drugs or medication. ...Read more