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Getting Enough Milk
Look for these...: Look for signs of hydration, like good urine output, most mouth and eyes, tears with crying. Also, look for adequate stools. Babies who are getting adequate milk (and who are otherwise well) usually seem satisfied after feedings, have adequate alert, awake periods, and grow normally along standard growth curves. ...Read more
Nursed 1 month old will not sleep anywhere but me holding/carrying her. I cannot break her habit and she cries and cries. She is getting enough milk?
Common complaint: Do you feel your breast get softer after she nurses? If so, you have enough milk. By one month, if you are exclusively nursing, she should be getting enough milk. But your pediatrician can confirm that by weighing her and compare with the previous weight. She should have wet diapers several times a day. If not, try a bottle, if she quiets down after, then she was hungry. See her doctor. ...Read more
My son is 3 months n he is still breastfeeding he is not getting enough milk i tried similac advance but he just want take it what can I do?
Do you have any suggestions for helping a 10.5 month old transition from breast to bottle or sippy cup? I'm fearful he isn't getting enough milk.
Now my toddler...: An infant this age is getting more and more of their nutrition from solids and does not need as much milk/formula/nur s ing. I would NOT wean to a bottle. I would work right to sippy cup at this age. Only need 16 ounces a day if eating solids, so 4 ounces each meal and at bedtime will do! Or zippy at meals and nurse at bedtime - the options are plentiful. Be patient while child learns the skill ...Read more
My baby wont stop crying. All he wants to do is eat? I am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?
Fussy baby: Is your baby crying every time you try to stop feeding him( or take him away from your breast? Or put him down?) it sounds like you know he is getting enough milk and what the baby wants is the closeness and non-nutritive sucking. You may want to try a pacifier to allow your baby to continue sucking when you put him down. That allowed me to finally be able to put my little fuss-budget down. ...Read more
Is it ok to take domperidone maleate 10 mg to help produce more breast milk for my newborn ?It seems i'm not getting enough milk for her .
Many people...: ....Swear it works. It is not approved in the United States for that purpose because there is insufficient evidence that it is either safe or effective. Nevertheless, many people use it. Many people also use fenugreek for that purpose. You can get it in health food stores, it's been used for centuries, it's safe, and it might help too. Stay well hydrated, rest when you can. Good luck. ...Read more
How much mininum weight should gain my 1 month old son to know he is getting enough breast milk? Brownish stool once a week and pee around 5 times
At what age does solid food, not milk, become more vital for a baby? When can I stop worrying that my baby is getting enough ounces of milk?
Teeth: I believe our body tells us what we need. When teeth come in it is time to start bringing food in. Breast milk is fine but i tell my new moms that when a child has teeth to chew 9 to 10 months is a good time to start bringing in rice and other vegetables. But only bring in 1 every week or 2 so she can watch for adverse reactions. Breast feeding the first 9-12 months is the best option. ...Read more
If you are low in vitamin d is it possible to get enough through the sun, milk and other diet or are supplements necessary?
Vitamin D is vital: This is not a simple question. The more we learn about vitamin d the more it appears we should all be on supplements. The sun exposure one needs also includes the need for the sun to be at a certain angle in the sky and this physics part of exposure is partly why sun in general is not the key to good vitamin d. We do not absorb vitamin d very well from food. Many adults should not be on milk. ...Read more
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24-32 ounces: A typical one month old will drink 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours. There is variability among infants but at a minimum your baby should be drinking 24 ounces of formula or breast milk a day. If you are breast feeding there is no need to measure the number of ounces just aim for 8-12 feedings in a 24 hour period. ...Read more
1-8 fl oz: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read more
Sir , i want to get fat ......As I am too thin...Just 42kg. I don't eat any milk product..Like butter, paneer, etc.
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
Many good non-dairy sources:
sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli-brazil nuts- in deswcending order. You should easily acquire the mdr of calcium eating these! also flax seed had omega-3 (best non-fish source), and the greens-vitamins galore, and the nuts-monosaturated fats and fiber! voila! ...Read more
Put it on the table: Although milk products have long been touted as a great way to "get your calcium", there are other sources of calcium as well. If junior is eating meat and green vegetables, cheese, yogurt, pudding and/or ice cream, he's probably getting adequate calcium. It's not worth arguing about. If you're still worried about his intake, give him a daily vitamin d and a calcium carbonate antacid tablet daily. ...Read more
Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more
Pasteurization: Avoid raw milk and milk products, and avoid soft cheeses. Both of those are associated with increased risk of listeria. ...Read more
Many sources!: No problem that you don't like milk -- there are many other sources of calcium. Consider leafy greens (collards, kale, turnip greens, etc); black-eyed peas and other beans; firm tofu; fortified orange juice & also oranges; soy milk; almonds; sardines; salmon; blackstrap molasses; seaweed; bok choy, etc. Enjoy! ...Read more
Are you asking how: Avoid listeria contaminated milk / dairy? Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Only drink milk or eat food w milk products that have been pasteurized. You can eat hard cheese; semi-soft cheeses; pasteurized processed cheeses, cream cheese ; cottage cheese. ...Read more