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How Much Milk Does Baby Need
Milk: First, I would just try it. They might take to it, without a problem. If they reject that, then titrate. Start with 7oz formula and 1oz milk. After a few days, go to 6oz and 2oz, and so on. It's a good time to switch to a sippy, too. Also, don't forget to use whole milk (4%), from 1-2 yrs old. ...Read more
Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more
Babies' growth: Yes, babies growth may be "stunted" if they do no not receive adequate milk, (breast or formula). At first only weight is affected, but depending on duration length and brain growth and development could be affected. If unsure about your baby have your doctor check weights weekly or monthly depending on age. ...Read more
Aspiration: The swallowing and breathing tubes use the same mouth and rely on a transitional structure called the epiglottis to close over the breathing tube and allow you to swallow food/fluids. If a baby is breathing in while the fluid is trying to go down, some can sneak passed the epiglottis and be inhaled into the lung. Luckily this rarely happens. ...Read more
? can't ?: The best advise in the 40's to 60's included early infant solids to make up for deficiencies in home made bovine milk formula.(great for cows) This changed when moms went back to breast feeding and formulas were better designed for human use.No-one will jail you for early feeds, but it doesn't improve babies diet,sleep,or growth.Waiting until they sit is better for their developmental needs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I gave my two months old infant a drop of old prepared formula milk by mistake.what can happen to my infant?
Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more
Embryology: As the fertilized egg develops there's a time where the fetus is neither male or female. Then genetics kicks in and the right hormones grow the proper gender. This is why some males during teens get small breast buds - slight female tissue left over. Simplistic testicles in males - ovaries in females. It's fascinating we all turn out reasonably ok thru this complex process! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryology ...Read more
Either: Water is a healthy part of any diet. Formula or breast milk is actually balanced to provide the proper amount of water equivalent, to the baby making extra water unnecessary in most cases. It is a reasonable supplement to breast fed kids when relatives want to share the joy of a nurturing moment, & extra water for a kid with hard stools is often helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is nestle creating milk products for babies who would be better off breastfed? I wonder about their work in africa.
Somewhat: Nestle is not creating a specific mild substitute for this process. Instead they already have the substitute available. They have been criticized however for promoting these products and encouraging mothers in Africa not to breast feed. This would eliminate the known advantage of breast feeding as well as the bonding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3month premature twince babies can I give other food like serelac, fruits luiqued etc. I think not enougth milk?
No food, please!: The babies are too young for cereal or baby food. They are growing very quickly, and it can be hard for your milk supply to keep up. Try drinking more water and nursing more often; nurse both twins at once if you can, as that will increase your supply more quickly. You can have your doctor weigh the babies; if you must, supplement with infant formula, but that may not be necessary. ...Read more