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How will I know if i’m overfeeding my baby?

How will I know if i’m overfeeding my baby?

Overfeeding: If you baby is taking more than he/she needs, you will most likely see spitting up, irritability, and weight gain that is faster than expected. Some babies will over feed (if offered), because feeding and sucking are primary comforting methods. This is less likely to happen with breastfeeding. If you are not sure, ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 7 months baby wakes up at night couple of times. We feed him and he sleeps. Does he wake up bcoz he is hungry? Or are we overfeeding him?

My 7 months baby wakes up at night couple of times. We feed him and he sleeps. Does he wake up bcoz he is hungry? Or are we overfeeding him?

He awakens because: He's a "trained night feeder." healthy babies over 6 mos. Don't need night feeds, ; are old enough for learned behaviors. If you read to him, feed, brush his teeth or wipe off his gums, then put him to bed drowsy, but awake, he'll learn to self-calm for sleep-onset ; for night-waking. If you consistently ignore night-crying. It increases at first, then stops. See healthychildren.Org for tips. ...Read more

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My child has wind i went to a paed she adviced me to reduce the formula from 125ml to 75ml as i might be overfeeding my 1mnth old.is this gonna affect?

My child has wind i went to a paed she adviced me to reduce the formula from 125ml to 75ml as i might be overfeeding my 1mnth old.is this gonna affect?

Not unusual: Not unusual for a 1 month old to to drink 125 ml. per feed. Typically if the baby is not spitting up a lot or irritable, it is OK. Your pediatrician may have a reason for recommending feeding the baby less. ...Read more

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My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?

My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?

No, first: check if you're diluting it right , and whether you are giving the right amount for his weight/expected weight. If he is crying for more, it means that he is hungry and needs more, remember, infants in the first year of life experience a growth spurt with increasing needs fir calories. If he still cries despite adjusting the dose, see his pediatrician, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry. ...Read more

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I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

Not recommended: This medication has Diphenhydramine (benadryl), Chloral Hydrate (a strong sedative) and belladona (a poison)! none of these are recommended for parents to give to their babies! just because a medication is labeled as "natural" does not make it safe, especially for kids! many meds do not go through the fda and have never been tested on children. Do not use this without your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I'm in the dark. Please tell me how to start babies on solids?

I'm in the dark. Please tell me how to start babies on solids?

At 6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for ~6 mos. & continuing until 12 mos. Nurse a little first if she's really hungry. Then switch to small half-spoonfuls of pureed food of your choice & talk her through it. Yum, good! respect her cues for hunger/satiety. Feed her during family meals. Introduce new foods every 2-3 days. See below. ...Read more

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Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. Im only 22 do I have a chance of having babies ?

Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. Im only 22 do I have a chance of having babies ?

Yes: Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant. Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more

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