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Hungry Baby Nipple Confusion
2 week old seems unsettled after breastfeeding ( squirming, grunting, frequent BM). Can my breast milk be upsetting his stomach? Is this ok?
See Your Doctor Now: Determining the cause of symptoms in a newborn is beyond challenging without visual inspection. Moreover, the stated symptoms alone are non-specific which is typical for newborns therefore the risk of misdiagnosis is great. Much more info is needed such as pre-thru post-natal history, duration, feed/sleep schedule, full description of stools, and more. See your doctor now for proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more
Stomach fullness/bloating/sensitivity, breast leaking, mood swings, heart burn, weight gain, feeling like baby kicks but still having normal periods??
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to run some labes that could explain some of your symptoms Are you under any kind of stress some f your symptoms could be related to stress Your doctor cam check your hormone level your gland function like thyroid Meanwhile stay on light /liquid diet hydrate well and avoid food that bother you ...Read more
Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.
Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 y/o twins are very fussy, "fight" during feeding&sleeping, get angry when hears "no", my 8 m/o baby can be "spoiled" while playing/watching them?
No, educated!: Younger siblings have been shown to learn much of what they need from older sibs. Twin behaviors are often kind of exaggerated versions of singleton behaviors, and younger sibs have no problem understanding how they are different. Besides, keeping a younger sib away from olders would deprive them of more than half the fun!! ...Read more
This is my first pregnancy &' I'm having trouble deciding on how I wanna feed her. Can you breast feed &' formula feed?
Breast feed first: There actually is no decision to make. Women have breasts because their babies need to breast feed. If not successful with breastfeeding, or if there is a medical reason not to breast feed (such as if a woman is taking certain medications that are not good for newborns to be exposed to), then any standard baby formula will do fine. The normal thing to do is always try to breast feed. ...Read more
Does nipple confusion exist? pediatrician's recommended bottle and paci @3 days old due to bloody nipples. I want to BF but baby doesn't frustrated
For some babies: It does exist for some babies. The problem is there is no way to tell which babies will have trouble and which ones won't. There is definitely a group of infants who, once they get fed from a bottle, refuse breast because it is more work. The majority of infants don't care - as long as food comes out the end, they will feed. I know you're sore, but try to get through a few more days- it will clear ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?
Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 month old baby not feeding milk throigh bottle where as feeding through breast.is it worrisome? other wise eating solids well.
Wheezy: If your daughter wheezes when crawling she may allergic to the rug, in w hich case keep her off the floor until you get rid of the carpet. ...Read more
My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding. I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo. What are some reasons she is losing interest?
Less needy: Bf is a combination of nutrition & personal intimacy which solidifies the bond between mother & kid. Some kids are pre- wired to be less needy & more interested in exploring the world than cuddling. If baby is only feeding for 5-10 minutes/side & squirming to get off, they may be ready to wean.Get ready to check the locks & get new running shoes, this kid may keep you busy. ...Read more
My 5 mo old fusses, becomes agitated five minutes into breastfeeding. She is formula fed when i'm at work, is this due to nipple confusion?What can I do?
Unlikely confusion: Nipple confusion is more likely if a kid refuses a bottle because they want the breast or vise versa. Your baby may be noticing the change in flow rate that comes naturally during bf.After 5 min the flow rate can slow (80% empties in the first 5min) .The flow rate with a bottle varies only with babies suck. Try switching sides after 5min & let her go back if willing after another 5/side. ...Read more
Son 3mnth 21day old.His birth wght&hgt was 6pnd&50cm.Now wght 12.98pnd.On breast feed, refusing to feed wel.No visible sign of sickness.Is his wght ok?
My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?
My 9 month old baby doesn't drink adequate amount of milk and is too fussy upon eating too . I breast feed him?
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