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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby?  Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more

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3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

Common: The list of causes for fussiness is endless, but pretty common for young infants.Stool color is defined by pigments added by the liver, which start out a dark green and change through lighter green/yellows and browns depending on how long it takes to move through digestion and how the germs act on it. The scenario is not uncommon or worrisome. ...Read more

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2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

Green is normal: The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poo.It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as agents make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly. ...Read more

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My 2 month old breastfed baby is pooping olive green liquid. It is the consitency of water and he poops 6-10 times a day. What could be wrong?

My 2 month old breastfed baby is pooping olive green liquid. It is the consitency of water and he poops 6-10 times a day. What could be wrong?

Diarrhea: A 2-mo-old baby who is having diarrhea 6-10 times/day should be seen by a qualified physician to ensure that the baby is not getting dehydrated and then evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach bug my poop is green and I'm pooping a lot can that change the color/texture of my 4month old breastfed baby poop?

I think I have a stomach bug my poop is green and I'm pooping a lot can that change the color/texture of my 4month old breastfed baby poop?

Stomach virus: Is your stool watery? The color is not very important, your 4 mos old baby can get diarrhea if he catches the virus from you, so make sure you wash your hands before taking care of your baby & use hand sanitizer, lysol surfaces particularly in the bathroom. Feel & enjoy your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I feed my six-month-old breastfed baby?

What can I feed my six-month-old breastfed baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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When can you start giving a breastfed baby gerber?

When can you start giving a breastfed baby gerber?

?????: It would be nice if you supply both the age of the kid and what Gerber product you have in mind.The Nestle corporation bought out Gerber years ago to so they could re-brand a Nestle formula for sale in the US. It is a big part of their infant nutrition lineup. ...Read more

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Can i safely diet without harming my breastfed baby?

Can i safely diet without harming my breastfed baby?

Dieting: You can diet while breastfeeding if you have the help of a knowlegeable nutritionist. ...Read more