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Feeding Baby Before Milk Comes In
What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?
Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more
Just in case breast feeding baby emergency if my 3 month old in an emergency can not nurse from mother what kind of milk would I have to buy that would not hurt her.
Any : Any infant under one year of age if not breastfeeding or drinking expressed breastmilk in a bottle should be supplemented with infant formula made for ages 0-12months. There are a variety of brands available for you to choose from. As long as it states its for infants 0-12months of age it will suffice. You can start with any milk based formula, and if baby has trouble tolerating it (diarrhea, increasing gas or fussiness) a soy based infant formula can be tried. In this case i would recommend to seek the advice of your child's pediatrician or family doctor. Remember breast milk is recommended for infants under 1, however that is not always possible, and formula is a great second choice. Keep up the good work mom! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I make time for errands while breastfeeding my baby? Feeding, burping, etc... Takes up the whole day.
Im going back to work and want to continue breast feeding baby on formula as well can i take fenugreek tablets how safe is it?
Fenugreek : Even though fenugreek is generally considered safe, there is no good evidence beyond anecdotal that it increases breast milk production (assuming that's the reason you're taking it). Would suggest discussing w/ your baby's Pediatrician. ...Read more
How much solid and liquid food does a 11 month old breast feeding baby on an average takes per day.my baby is very lean?
Calories : Most babies by one year have tripled their birth weight. That is your goal. Calorie wise a one year old of average weight is eating about 1000 calories per day. This comes as 3-4 solid meals a day and 3-4 bottles of formula. At one year babies can switch to regular milk if they are growing. If your baby is less in weight or calories continue formula. See your doctor for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common finding: Breast babies can do a little smear every feed or a onsie filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, where more debris is left over after processing. Bottle babies usually go at least daily if not more often. If it is soft when they go it is considered ok, even if delayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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