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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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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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Can you tell me for mother's who only pump milk for their babies, is this okay?

Can you tell me for mother's who only pump milk for their babies, is this okay?

Yes: While there is some great bonding to be had by nursing, by pumping and giving baby breat milk you are providing great nutrition and a boost to baby's immune system as well! ...Read more

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Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. Dha and ara started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were a component of breast milk. This is just one more reason why breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby. ...Read more

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Do babies get antibodies in breast milk after mom gets a flu shot?

Do babies get antibodies in breast milk after mom gets a flu shot?

Yes: Whether these are really protective for the child is harder to prove. Breastfeeding is a personal decision looking at one's whole life situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Calming: Sucking is really the only mechanism newborn babies have to calm themselves. Its a built in reflex and helps calm babies, even when not eating. Its one step parents can use to help calm crying babies, but some babies will need us to calm them with holding, wrapping, shushing, etc... ...Read more

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more