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How can I avoid giving my baby gas while breastfeeding?

How can I avoid giving my baby gas while breastfeeding?

Good latch: Making sure your baby has a good latch so they aren't gulping air will help. That being said some babies are "gulpers" and swallow lots of air no matter how good the latch is. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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How can I avoid making my toddler feel bad while I am breastfeeding my newborn?

How can I avoid making my toddler feel bad while I am breastfeeding my newborn?

Make him take part: By including your toddler during breastfeeding, he/she can become part of the team. Your toddler can hold your baby's hand, hand you the burp towel and even help pat your little one during the burping process. Praise and positive words will bring a smile as well. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby baby food?

When can I start giving my baby baby food?

6 mo is fine: In previous years when homemade formula from cow milk was routine, early feeding was necessary to improve nutrition. Now we understand breast or formula alone is fine & allows baby to develop motor skills that improve their transition to solids.I like to start @ 6m when baby can prop sit.Making your own is a great way to avoid some of the additives & preservatives in commercial products. ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby awake while feeding?

How can I keep my baby awake while feeding?

Why?: Most babies fall asleep when they are done feeding. The rare baby who is too weak to feed properly really needs to be managed by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed. ...Read more

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How will my diet affect my baby while I am breastfeeding?

How will  my diet affect my baby while I am breastfeeding?

Depends: Some babies have been shown to react to what their moms eat. Keeping a diary or elimination diets are able to determine specifics. ...Read more

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Can my diet while breastfeeding prevent my baby's allergies?

Can my diet while breastfeeding prevent my baby's allergies?

No: The american academy of allergy asthma and immunology expert panel does not recommend restricting maternal diet during pregnancy or lactation as a strategy for preventing the development of food allergy. There is insufficient evidence that maternal diet during pregnancy or lactation affects the development or clinical course of food allergy. ...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

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When can I start giving my baby water to drink?

When can I start giving my baby water to drink?

6 months: Younger babies normally do not drink water. They just drink breast milk or formula when they get thirsty. Water is a thinner liquid than milk, so babies sometimes have trouble drinking water (but they drink milk just fine). With older babies that are already on solid foods, they can try a bit of water sometimes during mealtimes. ...Read more

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Can i feed my baby while being pregnant again? And till how long?

Can i feed my baby while being pregnant again? And till how long?

Yes: It's ok to bf during pregnancy.You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf. If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean. Some women will just feed both as if she had twins, though i don't advise it. ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby from pulling away while nursing?

How can I keep my baby from pulling away while nursing?

Watch your letdown: Sometimes when your milk comes out very quickly a baby can get too much in their mouth, they aren't the most coordinated at sucking and swallowing. Sometimes pulling away is their signal that the letdown is too fast for them. If this describes you try positioning the baby so that they nurse against gravity. If it is still a problem you can pump a little first then nurse. ...Read more

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Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Will me being a premature baby affect my baby when I try to have kids?

Shouldn't matter: There are a number of issues that can give rise to premature birth, and those effect the mother having premi babies. It is not transmitted as a genetic trait. That said, an evaluation by an OBGyn at the first sign of pregnancy, along with consistent medical care during pregnancy is the best way to get your best possible outcome. ...Read more

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Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Yes: Some foods in a mother's diet seem to be linked with increased fussiness or gas in their babies. Some culprits seem to be dairy, brussel sprouts, legumes and ither cruciferous veggies. The only way to see if this makes a difference in your baby is to try cutting one or more of these foods out of your diet and observing anh changes in your baby. ...Read more

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I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby while she is teething?

How can I help my baby while she is teething?

Let her chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

Its up to you & babe: Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool. ...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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When can I give my baby carbonated liquids?

When can I give my baby carbonated liquids?

Emphatically NOT !!: Your child will have many years to have an occasional " treat " . For something with no health benefits whatsoever, why even consider this. In addition, there may be negative heath effects such as increasing risk of cavities and intestinal distress such as gas. For a baby-- no, no , no ! ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more