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Doctor insights on: Getting Enough Milk

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How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?

How do I know if my baby is 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

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How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk?

How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk?

Count diapers: If your baby is getting enough milk s/he will have at least 6 wet diapers in a 24 hour period. The urine should be clear and not foul smelling. After a feeding your baby should look satisfied. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my breasted baby is not getting enough milk?

How can I tell if my breasted baby is not getting enough milk?

If baby gets enough.: If breastfed infant gets enough milk, baby generally sleeps more than 2 hours after feeding, wets more than 5 diapers a day, and gains at least 20 gm a day ( in the first 6 months). ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

See below: If you feel your child is not getting enough milk from breast feeding alone, then you can supplement with formula. Discuss specifics with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

Happy: If teh baby appears satisfied between feedings every 2-3 hours or better, wetting 5 or more times a day and gaining weight properly, then they are getting enough. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Feeding: You can enhance your breast milk by pumping and increasing your fluid intake. If you want to give the formula, similac is a good option, sometimes the children don't like the taste, try it first thing in the morn, when the baby is really hungry. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is baby getting enough milk, detach from one breast by himself and he is sleeping or just tired?

Is baby getting enough milk, detach from one breast by himself and he is sleeping or just tired?

Breast feeding: A baby can get enough milk from one breast.Babies can sleep 16-20 hours as newborns. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 .

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

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How do you make sure your baby is getting enough breast milk?

How do you make sure your baby is getting enough breast milk?

Several signs: If the wet every 4 hours or so it must be enough to do so.If they are filling out (growing) and developing a predictable feed/sleep pattern its a good sign. If they are gaining the weight as expected during their checkups, its enough. ...Read more

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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

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

1/2 ounce per day: Usual weight gain in the first three months of life is 1/2 to one ounce per day. Also most one month olds will pee at least 3 to 4 times daily and often much more. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If you are low in vitamin d is it possible to get enough through the sun, milk and other diet or are supplements necessary?

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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Could I get some suggestions on baby milk powder brands?

Could I get some suggestions on baby milk powder brands?

Brands: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How many ounces of milk should my month old get in a day?

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

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How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

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

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Sir , i want to get fat ......As I am too thin...Just 42kg. I don't eat any milk product..Like butter, paneer, etc.

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

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What should I do to get calcium without milk?

What should I do to get calcium without milk?

Non-dairy sources...: 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

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How many ounces of milk should my 8 month old get?

How many ounces of milk should my 8 month old get?

Milk for infants: The current recommendations from the american academy of pediatrics is to limit whole milk intake at this age to 24 oz per day. ...Read more

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Can i get sick from caked on rotten milk in a cup?

Rotten milk any one?: Yes, u can get sick form it as the caking is caused by bacteria, if u get stomach cramps or vomting or diarrhea u shoudl see ur doc right away. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get your son to drink his milk?

What is the best way to get your son to drink his milk?

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

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When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more

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How do I ensure that I do not get milk or dairy products with listeriosis?

How do I ensure that I do not get milk or dairy products with listeriosis?

Pasteurization: Avoid raw milk and milk products, and avoid soft cheeses. Both of those are associated with increased risk of listeria. ...Read more

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How can you get a full day's supply of calcium from a source other than milk?

How can you get a full day's supply of calcium from a source other than milk?

Vegan resources: You might spend a bit of time on the internet searching vegan and vegetarian reference sites. Folks with these diets have exactly this quandry and have found many good ways of meeting their dietary requirements. ...Read more

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I'm 30years female..I don't like milk. How can I get calcium from other food?

I'm 30years female..I don't like milk. How can I get calcium from other food?

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

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How can I ensure that I do not get milk or dairy products if I have listeriosis?

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

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