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Feeding Baby Squirrels
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
Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Your child's age is not given & this is a crucial piece of info needed to give a specific answer. By age 6 wks, infants are feeding on demand; have 6-8 wet diapers in a 24 hr period; 2-4 poopy diapers in 24 hrs. Your baby's weight gain is also important indicator & at age 3 mos should gain 4-7 oz per week. See your doctor for a weight check, complete review of baby's feeding history & guidance. ...Read more
Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more
What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?
Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more
Peanut allergies: Another good reason to delay feeding peanuts (and peanut butter) to a baby is that peanut allergy is fairly common and can be extremely serious. For that reason, it is recommended to not feed children peanuts or peanut butter until after their first birthday to allow their immune system to develop a bit more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversy: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that early introduction of highly allergenic foods such as peanuts may reduce children’s risk for developing food allergies. This is opposed to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations of waiting until 3 years for peanuts. Discuss with child's doctor. ...Read more
I have 2 month old baby.I feeding baby now.Now baby have cold can't breath.I also have cold.What medicine i hav to take and how to solve this.
Stuffy nose: Your baby has a stuffy nose making it difficult for him to feed. Before feeding take a bulb syringe and suck out as much mucus as you can. Then use salt water nose drops to clear his nostrils you might want to wear a mask while feeding and make sure you wash hands before feeding baby. ...Read more
Myself 29yrs old married woman.Suffering from chiken guniya since last 2 months.Have a feeding baby.Suggest me best treatment.Had tried all treatments?
Chikungunya: There is no specific treatment for this nasty viral infection. You can only treat it symptomatically with anti-inlammatories and analgesics and ride it out. May take up to a year to resolve entirely in some individuals. ...Read more