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How Much Formula Should I Give My Baby If I Am Still Breastfeeding
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
Absolutely: Breast milk is a wonderful source of immune factors for the infant. But, the transferred immunity is far from a perfect shield against infection. Immunizations safely help boost the baby's immune system to protect against serious life threatening diseases, such as whooping cough and hib disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which formula I should use for my three weeks baby so she can gain wait quickly nd it won't cause gas I am giving similac but I am not satisfied..
Talk to ped: You really need to talk to your pediatrician before playing around with formulas. There are indeed higher calorie options or ways to mix regular formula to make them higher claorie. But i'm concerned if a 3 w/o isn't gaining weight fast enough. You ned to be sure that it's from inadequate calories and not some other cause that needs attention. So many things could be going on at just 3 weeks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually easy: Formula is usually very satisfying to an infant and the delivery system produces more volume than the breast for a given period of time. It is usually an easy transition and difficult to reverse. Breast feeding is satisfying in number of other ways including bonding with the mom and providing warmth and security. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: This med is considered relatively safe for breastfeeding mothers.We have no data on it's potential for transfer in breast bilk but we do use it in children.Some cite the need to monitor for sedative effects. Longer acting antihistamines like loratadine or fexofenadine have been studied more with less potential transfer. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I have 14 month old baby and now I am pregnant. Can i continue breastfeed my baby? And i feel very much hungry every time doctor
Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.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 older infants might feel displaced if the newborn begins to take there place either way, but if the older baby gives it up, it will be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 3 month old child to breastfeed, but I am losing to much hair.what should I do? Please help
Enough: Most babies will self regulate. They know when they are hungry and when they are satisfied. Establish a feeding routine after the newborn period and take cues from the baby. Confirmation of adequate intake will come at the check ups when the baby is weighed and measured. As far as overfeeding, two problems occur; one is sticking a bottle in the baby's mouth whenever he cries and feeding junk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Your Doctor: Your child's age is not given & this is a crucial piece of info needed to give a specific answer. By age 6 wks, infants are feeding on demand; have 6-8 wet diapers in a 24 hr period; 2-4 poopy diapers in 24 hrs. Your baby's weight gain is also important indicator & at age 3 mos should gain 4-7 oz per week. See your doctor for a weight check, complete review of baby's feeding history & guidance. ...Read more
LACTATION: Usually you have enough milk to feed the baby. Ask OB for guidance. ...Read more
I am still lactating after having my daughter I never even breast fed her how do I get it to stop?
What to do if I have 18mnrh old baby. still I breastfeed but now I want to stop feeding. how can I stop it and how can I stop my milk production?
Nursing: Well, there's cold turkey. Just stop, he might be ready, too. but it can be tough. Introduce a cup, at traditional nursing times. Like, don't nurse in the morning, just get up and give breakfast. Have dad put baby to bed, if possible. I hope you're still not nursing at night. If so, then have him go in, too. If you cut back slowly, you'll make less milk. Cold cabbage leaves, on the breast, help. ...Read more
Im 5wk pregnant.Till how much months i can continue giving my milk to 1.5year baby? She dunt sleep widout it n dun take bottle too. Pls advise.
Not much more: Most obstetricians do not want you nursing while pregnant because your new baby needs all the nutrition you can give. At 1 yr and a half your older baby is nursing for comfort not nutrition . Try to find other ways to comfort baby to sleep, like good close snuggles and a story? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Moms have done it for centuries. You can safely nurse a toddler through a pregnancy. As long as your health and the unborn baby's heath are fine, it is ok. If you are having problems or your unborn child is not growing, etc. Then you may need to stop. Your OB can assist you as your pregnancy progresses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 3 months n he is still breastfeeding he is not getting enough milk i tried similac advance but he just want take it what can I do?
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