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How do I know if my baby needs to burp?

How do I know if my baby needs to burp?

Assume the need: All infants swallow air of variable amounts during feeding. An infant may slow the feed or squirm as they feel bloated, if so gently place them in a burp position & let them. Some burp easily & some never seem to burp. I only work hard on burping if they tend to wet burp a lot. If they feed well enough to grow normally, i wouldn't worry about the burpless infants. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if my baby is starting to teeth?

How do I know if my baby is starting to teeth?

See below.: As dr. Hossain said, drool, fussing, and biting may be signs of teething (although babies can start chewing and drooling months before the teeth start coming). The gum overlying the tooth can get red and swollen, and you may feel something very sharp just under the gum there. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen helps, as does cold teething toys. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is hungry?

How do I know if my baby is hungry?

Hunger Cues: You'll learn your baby's various cries and cues over time. In the meantime, some hunger cues are fairly universal. While babies cry for all kinds of reasons, if it's been awhile since her last feed, and she begins fussing, puts her hand to her mouth, sucks a lot, or roots her face toward anything that it touches, she's hungry. Feeding at the onset of fussing can prevent the "frantic baby" later. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

How do I know if my baby is dehydrated?

Poor urine output: There are several ways you can tell if your baby is dehydrated. The most important one is if you notice that your baby's diapers are drier than normal or that he or she has fewer wet diapers. Other signs include dry lips, flat fontanelle if your baby is less than six months old, crying without tears, and decreased activity level. ...Read more

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If im breastfeeding what food I have to avoid so my baby wont get colics?

If im breastfeeding what food I have to avoid so my baby wont get colics?

Colic: There are no particular foods that cause colic. If there were foods that gave you trouble during pregnancy- acidic foods, caffeine, spicy foods- you may want to avoid them in the first few months after the baby is born. If you eat a particular food and notice the baby is very fussy, you may want to avoid that one for a while until she is a bit older. Eat healthy foods and see how it goes. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is latching improperly?

How do I know if my baby is latching improperly?

Comfort: Improper latching is uncomfortable. It hurts. Proper latching should not hurt. Also, you should hear your infant swallowing milk, which indicates good milk flow from the breast, as well as good transfer from the front of the mouth to the back of the throat. ...Read more

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How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

How do I know that my baby is getting enough formula to eat?

Your baby knows best: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read more

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How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

Set a good pattern: One of the best ways to establish an efficient breasting pattern is to do it first. As you get baby up from a nap, start baby at the breast and let him/her use their energy to to their job first. Diaper changes and other maintainance can wait and don't require their assistance. ...Read more

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My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more

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How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

Spitty babies: The bottom line here is in the numbers. The newborn and young infant should gain about an ounce a day (some more, some less based on birth factors). If your baby is meeting those weight gain goals, you can rest assured that enough is staying down despite the spit up. If your baby is not, or if s/he is experiencing pain associated with feeding or spit up, be sure to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has colic?

How do I know if my baby has colic?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to rule out other diseases first. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=i_wmnnjkmt0 to learn more about colic. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

Poor urine output: If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated. Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more

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How much should I be giving my baby to eat?

How much should I be giving my baby to eat?

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 more

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How will I know when to feed my baby?

How will I know when to feed my baby?

Facial Gestures: Hungry babies make faces. They scrunch up their noses or raise their eyebrows or move their mouths in various ways. They don't cry until they are famished. Please, don't wait until your baby is crying to offer breastmilk or formula. You will have a happier baby and fewer problems with vomiting or reflux. ...Read more

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How will I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

How will I know that my baby is getting enough to eat?

Weight: Your doctor should be checking the weight at each visit, and tracking it to make sure the child is growing adequately. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby doesn't want to breastfeed?

What can I do if my baby doesn't want to breastfeed?

Lactation consult: There are many breast feeding problems that a lactation consultant can fix if if you baby doesn't want to breastfeed. This can include a nipple shield or help latching. If a baby really doesn't want to breastfeed and you have gotten help, you can go to a bottle with pumped breast milk. Lastly you can use formula. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is eating enough?

Poop, pee and weight: Two ways really... Is baby pooping and peeing often? Most babies will have some urine with each feeding, or close to it. If that is the case and stooling is frequent, then intake should be fine. Also, babies should gain about an ounce per day, or a pound every two weeks for the first 4-6 months. If that is occurring, then intake is very solid. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?

Look for these...: Look for signs of hydration, like good urine output, most mouth and eyes, tears with crying. Also, look for adequate stools. Babies who are getting adequate milk (and who are otherwise well) usually seem satisfied after feedings, have adequate alert, awake periods, and grow normally along standard growth curves. ...Read more

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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 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 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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Good day, I have a 2week old baby who seems to be overfeeding. also she's been pooing a lot in a day and her poo is very liquidy too liquidy?

Good day, I have a 2week old baby who seems to be overfeeding. also she's been pooing a lot in a day and her poo is very liquidy too liquidy?

Feeding: Children don't usually over feed . Try increasing solid content in comparison to the amount of liquid she is receiving ...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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Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Allergies: I would talk to your doctor about specific symptoms that make you think your child is allergic to everything. Sometimes there are intolerances or other confusing symptoms that may not actually be allergies. If they really are allergies you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have cysts on my ovaries can I still have babies i'm 29 and what age is is that you can't have kids?

I have cysts on my ovaries can I still have babies i'm 29 and what age is is that you can't have kids?

Cysts: Ovarian cysts are very common...It shouldn't prevent you from getting pregnant... You are very young... Your age related risks for chromosome abnormalities don't increase until 35. ...Read more

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Vapours for babies?

Please clarify ??: Your statement does not ask a clear question. What do you mean by vapors ? Resubmit a clear question.Questions are lot linked on the site. ...Read more

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Why are babies so cute?

Why are babies so cute?

Bonding: Babies are so cute because they need us grown ups to bond to them! The coos and smiles and unconditional emotions they share help stimulate an adults protective need to nurture an infant. ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Why do babies hump things?

Why do babies hump things?

No special reason: Toddlers hump things probably because humping things feels good to them. In the mind of a toddler, there is no reason to not hump things as long as it feels like fun. ...Read more

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Where do babies come from?

Where do babies come from?

U're kidding right ?: If you are 18 & don't know, it's time for a long talk with mom. If you're playing on the site, please find something more productive to do with your life. ...Read more

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How do I manage two babies?

How do I manage two babies?

With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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