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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 baby is getting enough vitamins?

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

Very difficult: There are very few signs for mild vitamin deficiencies. Severe vitamin deficiencies are rare in babies in the u. S. Except in the most impoverished areas and under extreme conditions. ...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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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 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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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 that my baby is getting enough to eat?

How can I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

Baby knows: Unlike most adults, babies eat when they are hungry. Often baby will spit the breast or bottle out, or arch her back away from the source or just close her lips. Try burping first to see if it's just a gas bubble that's filled up the stomach. A good idea is to put an extra ounce in the bottle so there's some left at the end. If the breasts feel full before & less so after & baby gains weight-good! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

Poor urine output: If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated. Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How will I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

How will I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

Weight: Your doctor should be checking the weight at each visit, and tracking it to make sure the child is growing adequately. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated?

How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated?

Close watch: Generally, if a child has decreased urination, dry mouth or tacky tongue, fatigue, it's best to have the child evaluated asap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is tired?

How can I tell if my baby is tired?

Learn babies ques: In early infancy babies love to interact with their caregivers and have a hard time letting go of the aleart state. The drift thru wake and sleep states like an adult drifting off in a boring lecture. If baby is tired, they may fuss to let you know they are tired & want you to fix it. If you reduce stimulation and let them settle in their "tired place" they will often drift off. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

SYMPTOMS: You can suspect your baby is allergic to breast milk if having symptoms of allergy like skin rashes and nasal congestion.And confirm it by stopping the brest feeding and see if symptoms go away but breast milk allergy is rare as compared to allergy to cows milk discuss your concerns if you have with the babys pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

Your baby knows best: 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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Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Helo how can i know if my breast milk is enough for my baby? because she always keep crying and her age is 17 days. Thank you

Crying: Babies cry and it doesn't always mean that they are hungry - it is how they communicate. Did you take her to her 2 week checkup? At this visit the pediatrician would check her weight and make sure she was back up to her birth weight. If she is gaining weight as expected, you can rest assured your breast milk is enough. BF babies want to eat often (sometimes every hour), this is also normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my baby is ready for cereal?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my baby is ready for cereal?

Depends...: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest cereal should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is cold?

How can I tell if my baby is cold?

Chill bumps: Babies do some unique and some common things when cold. The common thing is chill bumps, the bump representing a hair that would be raised in a furry animal. The unique thing is shifting blood flow away from the skin in areas we know are lost to frost bite.The pale hands, feet, ears, nose &lips (that pink up in a warm bath) show the process. Mild palor is common in a room at normal ac temperatures. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is latching improperly?

Comfort: Improper latching is uncomfortable. It hurts. Proper latching should not hurt. Also, you should hear your infant swallowing milk, which indicates good milk flow from the breast, as well as good transfer from the front of the mouth to the back of the throat. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is eating enough?

How do I know if my baby is eating enough?

Poop, pee and weight: Two ways really... Is baby pooping and peeing often? Most babies will have some urine with each feeding, or close to it. If that is the case and stooling is frequent, then intake should be fine. Also, babies should gain about an ounce per day, or a pound every two weeks for the first 4-6 months. If that is occurring, then intake is very solid. ...Read more

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What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

Answer to second par: The best gauge of the baby getting enough is the weight gain. Brest fed babiers are fed on demand and usually if you are only breast feedig the baby, the baby will let you know when he or she is hungry again. As the baby gets older, he or she will suck on the breasts longer. The most nutritious milk is the first 5-7 minutes of the feeding on each side. So be sdure to feed on each side each feedin. ...Read more

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