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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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When can I feed my baby corn?

When can I feed my baby corn?

6 months: Most experts agree nowadays that the previously-held theories about limiting food exposure to babies to prevent food allergies were poppycock and actually caused more food allergies. That said, corn is a vegetable that would need to be mashed up to be given to a smaller infant, so it's not the best first food for a baby, but 6 months old should be a fine age to introduce it. ...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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