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Doctor insights on: How To Feed Breast Milk

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How do I transfer breast fed infant to formula?

How do I transfer breast fed infant to formula?

If you must: If baby smells you he/she may resist the bottle but dad or others may be able to get a hungry baby to suck down some formula.Some substitute one feeding/day then 2, 3 etc as slowly or as fast as you both can do it. Some can do a radicle switch to total formula but i avoid that unless an urgent issue came up, the stress for both is tremendous. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read more

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How to switch babies from formula to milk?

How to switch babies from formula to milk?

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

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What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to increase my breast milk flow?

How to increase my breast milk flow?

Make sure you are: well hydrated...drink plenty of healthy fluids such as water and low fat milk.Nurse often, which will stimulate milk letdown and release, but not so much that you get sore.Also, make sure you are nursing in a quiet restful area,so that you can relax and enjoy the closeness with your baby.Stress may decrease the flow, so try to relax.If you feel your milk supply is not good, please talk to your MD. ...Read more

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Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Confusing question: Cows do not drink milk to make it and humans do not have to either.Moms need a good source of calcium which can come from many sources and milk is an easy one, but cheese, yogurt, supplements can be used instead. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do breast milk and formula change a baby's poo?

How do breast milk and formula change a baby's poo?

Br.Milk: looser poop: Breastmilk-fed babies usually have looser, more watery, poops when compared to formula-fed babies. Breastmilk has ingredients that encourage the intestines to move the poop along, so the poop leaves the baby sooner (a faster transit time means the poop doesn't stay in the baby long, so the poop doesn't get drier nor firmer). Formula-fed babies have firmer poops and more easily get constipated. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

Several things: First continue breast feeding, it is well tolerated & baby needs the energy. Second, offer things that slow the poo; apple sauce is my favorite followed by bananas & rice cereal.If over a year the breads help some as can steamed rice & plain macaroni ...Read more

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I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?

Some: Although the baby benefits from any BM you give them, diluting it with formula begins to weaken the protective benefits of BM antibodies. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

Mom can eat: Nursing mothers need to eat a balance diet with plenty of fluids, if the baby is fussy and colicky, has rash or constant congestion, than you avoid certain foods and beverages too much caffeine spices(cinnamen, garlic, curry, chilli pepper) chocolate citrus fruits broccoli cabbage cucumbers &peppers onion cherries and prunes but i must say most moms can consume all these in moderation without ill effect. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Soy milk to make breast bigger?

Soy milk to make breast bigger?

No: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. The amount of soy you eat won't effect size. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

Not advised: The first months of life determine your lifelong gut health and your proper immune function. Breast milk is best. Soy in us is genetically modified and we don't know long-term effects on health. Also soy is estrogenic and especially in males can lead to testosterone hormone problems in teens and 20's. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you! ...Read more

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How long before breast milk spoils?

10 hours at room temp: 10 hours at room temp 1 week in the refrigerator 3-4 months in freezer (not a mini fridge with freezer inside). ...Read more

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