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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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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 artificial feeding?

What is artificial feeding?

Artificial feeding: The term artificial feeding most usually refers to feedings which are given either through a tube in the stomach or through an IV to allow someone to get nutrition when they are not able to eat on their own. Some people need these just as a temporary measure, and some need them long term. They can be life-saving. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby corn?

When can I feed my baby corn?

Depends on the form: I think the real question is, "when can my child have corn kernels? " corn can be given as a normal solid with the other solids at 8-9 months when table foods are being introduced. There is nothing special about corn. However, corn kernels with skins are a choking hazard, and should be reserved until later, usually 15 mo or so, when chewing and swallowing are better coordinated. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby nuts?

When can I feed my baby nuts?

Wait until talking: Nuts are not necessary for a balanced infant nutrition but do have valuable nutrients. I have had parents offer nuts, popcorn & similar fare as snacks, only to have the infant suck pieces into the lung. Days may go by before a terrible pneumonia starts & baby couldn't get better until the nut piece was removed in the or. Wait until they can talk well so they can tell you if they inhaled the snack. ...Read more

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How do you feed an anorectic?

How do you feed an anorectic?

Very difficult: Anorexia nervosa is a serious and potentially lethal disease. In my opinion it is a biochemical disorder, not "psychological". The urgent need is for vitamin therapy given intravenously. Find a physician registered with the american college for the advancement of medicine website and look for a physican in your geographical area. ...Read more

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When can I feed my baby yogurt?

When can I feed my baby yogurt?

6 months: There's no convincing evidence that delaying any food beyond 4 to 6 months reduces the odds of allergies. The main reasons to delay foods are if they 1) are a choking hazard (like peanuts), 2) might cause an infection (like honey or raw eggs), 3) contain questionable ingredients (such as artificial colors), or 4) aren't good foods that you want kids to learn to love (such as soda or french fries). ...Read more

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What should I be feeding my baby?

What should I be feeding my baby?

Food allergies: Babies with a strong family history of food allergies should be advanced more slowly. ...Read more

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What can I feed my 4 months baby?

What can I feed my 4 months baby?

A four month old: Should be exclusively fed breast milk or infant formula. Too soon for anything else especially if there has poor growth or poor weight gain. ...Read more

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Why is my baby feeding less often?

Why is my baby feeding less often?

Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read more

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Can a nurse provide tubal feedings?

Yes: Yes, nurses are qualified to be trained to administer tube feedings. There are many different formulations of nutrition solutions as well as routes of tube feeding -for example a tube placed in the stomach vs small intestine, vs through the nose. Some feeding regimens also require use of an "IV" type pump, which nurses can be trained to deliver. ...Read more

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Could I be feeding my baby too much?

Could I be feeding my baby too much?

Yes: Signs of overfeeding include spitting up excessively after a feeding, numerous large stools, and rapid weight gain. Cues that frequently are ignored are a disinterest in feeding and turning the head. ...Read more

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How will I know when to feed my baby?

How will I know when to feed my baby?

Facial Gestures: Hungry babies make faces. They scrunch up their noses or raise their eyebrows or move their mouths in various ways. They don't cry until they are famished. Please, don't wait until your baby is crying to offer breastmilk or formula. You will have a happier baby and fewer problems with vomiting or reflux. ...Read more

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Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Probiotics: Many children will do better by simply adding a probiotic. The good bacteria help colonize the gut and assist digestion. Use one like culturelle baby or flora baby. Fussiness after eating clues me in to a digestive issue and I like to address that issue. ...Read more

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When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

Night time feeds: Most babies can sleep through the night by the time they are 4 to 6 months of age. It also depends on other things as, when do you give him his last feed, and at what time do you actually put the infant to bed.
Try to give your baby a late last feed of the night and see what he or she does.
It also helps if your baby can self soothe and have his own space to sleep, so it will be easier to sleep. ...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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What will do if baby cough during feeding?

What will do if baby cough during feeding?

Take a break: Take a brief break, hold baby head up & be sure to let baby clear his/her throat/airway & settle back into feeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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Which is the best formula to feed my baby?

Which is the best formula to feed my baby?

Cow milk formula: The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugars and fats in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce. ...Read more

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What can I feed my baby and he is 7months?

Food introduction: By 4 months of age it is safe to introduce any food you want. Just start slowly and only introduce one new food per week. ...Read more

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Can I start feeding my 4 month old veggies?

Can I start feeding my 4 month old veggies?

Baby Nutrition: 4 month old infants should be able to begin a rice cereal addition to their formula and/or milk. I would recommend veggies around 6-8 months of age. ...Read more

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Can we feed pineapple to a 15 monthd child?

Yes: No reason not to. Rarely, children have skin sensitivity and will get a harmless rash if the juice touches the skin. It is a common food for babies living in the tropics. ...Read more

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When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. Rice cereal to start. ...Read more

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For how long will gastrostomy feeding lasts?

For how long will gastrostomy feeding lasts?

Depends: It depends on why it was placed. These tubes are usually placed for patients who are unable to swallow or eat for some reason. If the person's ability to eat and swallow returns, then the gastrostomy tube can be removed. The gastrostomy tube can also be used permanently for feeding and nutrition if needed. ...Read more

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Do I need to feed 2-year-old child at night?

Do I need to feed 2-year-old child at night?

No: Normal, healthy children do not need to eat or drink in the night time (they should just be sleeping). Babies can sleep "through the night" by 3 months of age, which means sleeping about 6 hours straight. When they get a few months older, they usually sleep 8-9 hours at night without waking up to eat. So, except for young babies, normal children need not eat or drink between bedtime and morning. ...Read more

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What to feed a 4 month old, like how often?

What to feed a 4 month old, like how often?

Breast milk if possi: Every infant should be fed breast milk. An average 4 mo old infant requires 25-30 oz of fluid (either breast milk of formula) per day. 6 oz/feeding 5 times a day. This would provide 500-600 kcal of energy which would be adequate for a normal growth. In terms of formula, one can use any brand you like as long as your infant did not develop milk allergy. ...Read more