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How Can I Get My Baby To Take Amoxicillin Without Fussing
Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Set routine: Napping is still routine in > 75% of children at 11 months. Want to set up good patterns so children know when nap time will occur and always try to put the child to bed awake after the routine so they can begin to self-soothe and put themselves to sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep problems: First, the baby should be sleeping in another room. If baby wakes up, have dad go in and sooth baby. They know you, and if you go, they will expect nursing. Baby needs to learn to fall asleep without something in their mouth. Make sure, at bedtime, baby is put to bed sleepy, to learn to self console. ...Read more
Be patient: Many infants will begin to have more regular and longer naps once they are able to crawl or walk. As your baby gets older and more active i suspect that you will find this to be true. I would also add that you should plan on scheduled naps. Most infants are ready for the morning nap 2-3 hours after awakenings. The pm nap usually is after lunch. Note that "sneaky sleep" in the car can ruin a nap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask dad to help: If baby wants the real thing & knows its nearby s/he may not accept the bottle. Enlist the aid of another and get out of the room. Dad or an assistant is more likely to be successful if your not visible. Once baby has begun to accept the bottle & enjoy it, you may begin to use it yourself. ...Read more
Persistence Works: "How can I get newborn to take breast? Initiating newborn feeding can be challenging. Newborns must learn to coordinate sucking with swallowing which takes practice and time. Continue to offer your breast at regular intervals every 2-3 hrs for 15- 20 min. Sleep when your baby sleeps so that you are rested which also improves your patience. Baby's appetite will progress daily which will also help. ...Read more
Rocking, walking: There is no magic solution unfortunately. Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?
Improves with age: The muscles at the end of the esophagus are weaker in babies, and they start to tone up and prevent reflux by 12-18 months of age. Each baby is different in terms of how long they may need to be on a medication. Sometimes, we keep the dosage the same throughout infancy, and as the baby grows, he weans himself off the med. Talk with your baby's doctor regarding the progress. Wish you the best! ...Read more
Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.
Techniques vary: You can do it as you suggest, giving it to her at only specific times, but I have found that parents who do that are too tempted to use it at other times, for instance, she bumps her head and is crying and you run and get the paci. If you really want to get rid of it , get rid of it. It just doesn't exist anymore.It will be a tough one week, but then the deed is done. It is much better in long run. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to breastfeed my baby, if i'm drinking cold medication? My baby is 5 month old, and I have a really bad cold. I want to drink cold medication, and giving him formula, but don't know how long do I have to wait before, breastfeed
Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what
To do so my baby doesn't get sick?
Colds+breastfeeding: Avoid taking decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (the D component in combo antihistamine-decongestant) as that will decrease breast milk production. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra or claritin are fine. Your body is creating antibodies against the cold which will be excreted into the breastmilk. Your baby may end up with a cold but no need to stop breastfeeding. ...Read more
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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