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If Your Baby Eats Blistex
What happens if a woman decides not to breastfeed her child? Will her baby still be well nourished?
Nourished, yes: Human milk is the optimum specialty item, designed so specifically that your own milk is better for your child than any other. There are transiently alive components, immune factors that reduce risk of infection that can not be replicated in the lab. We are blessed to have dozens of nutritious alternatives to help baby grow when BF in not chosen.You must do what you must do, but baby will do okay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby vitamins: Babies get their vitamins from formula except the breast fed babies need vit d supplements.I recommend my babies to start polyvisol IG they live in an area whare thereis flouride in the tap water at age of 4 months.If they need suplements of flouride i will give them polyflor vitamins i agree with most who are opposed to supplemnting vitamins, but as long as you dont use mega doses, no harm will com. ...Read more
Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. for growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more
If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?
Maybe...: If that weight estimate was done by sono, you need to know that sonos done near term are not very accurate at guessing weight. If it is a correct estimate, you could be looking at an 8+ lb. Baby at delivery if fetal growth continues at the same rate. ...Read more
My daughter's daycare teachers are putting salt in her baby food to get her to eat it. Is that ok? She's 11 months
Not advised: It is not appropriate to salt a babies food. Period! ...Read more
If a pregnant woman eats something spoilt, will it make her sick first or can it directly harm the baby with her feeling alright. Pls answer in detail?
Spoilt, how?: If she drinks spoilt milk, it will not harm the baby. It is very unlikely that the baby will be harmed by eating spoilt food. It would certainly make her sick before it poses any risk to the baby. For good health, you and your friend, should Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
3 weeks old baby how much formula milk should I feed her? And she has a reflux giving her too much at once is okay? Or I should feed her small amounts
Feeding: Feed smaller amounts frequently but generally 3-4 oz every 4 hours is about what she needs. A more exact amount could be based on her weight. All the best. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant and cow's milk intolerant. Will the baby be allergic if she doesn't eat any such product?
My 6 month baby eats solids she doesn't like any formula i tried all if them , but she doesn't mind a sip of 2^ milk. Is ok to give her that instead?
Infant Feeding: Supplementary food usually is started at 4 -6 months age. If breast fed baby, we encourage mother to continue breast feeding. Your baby may refuse formula for sometime, but i hope, she will start drinking formula again. Prior to 1 year age, no regular milk. Vitamin-d milk is recommended from 1-2 years. After 2 years 2% milk. ...Read more
9 day old baby. Has oral thrush. So far eats fine and is not cranky. Mom breastfeeds. Want to avoid medicine. Suggestions how to treat baby and mom?
Depends: Mild thrush can be ignored.If the kid gets it to the point the linings of the mouth bleed during feeds, it is obviously going to trigger discomfort and you will know.However, the yeast that causes thrush is everywhere, including in the mouth/gut of all babies.You are unlikely ever to remove it from their body or environment.If baby's doing fine, you can ignore it until it becomes a problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned if my 18 month baby doesn't like to eat. She vomits if i feed her forcibly! can someone please help?
Please...: ...take your child to be examined by the pediatrician. She may be okay, but don't delay getting her checked for possibilities that require immediate intervention & treatment. While we can speculate as to her problem based on the limited information you provided, we cannot diagnosis nor treat her from here. ...Read more
How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies
Doubt it: Most spitters have exaggerated reflux.This usually worsens until about 4 months before starting to improve.Formula changes seldom help.True lactose intolerance affects few newborns but can occur transiently after a bad diarrhea.Acidic watery stools are a common finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 7mo is back to drinking her formula and her diarrhea is decreasing/getting better, do I need to keep re-infusing her with Pedialyte?
My 4 month old baby is formula feed he has a virus vomiting dr said to keep giving him fluids what should I do with giving him formula?
Vomiting: The first thing to do is break the cycle of vomiting. Give small, frequent amounts of pedialyte- start with 1/2 oz and increase gradually every 1/2 hour. If that works, after 3-4 hours, you can gradually offer small amounts of formula. Go slowly and don't rush it. If the vomiting persists, call your doctor again. ...Read more
My 11 month baby doesn't want to eat her bottle, her ped saw checked her and says she is good is active, no ear infection, nothing in her mouth, please help!?
Try a cup: She may be outgrowing wanting a bottle. Is she more interested in solids? Consider some yogurt, pudding, soup, or jello to get some fluids into her if she won't use a cup. ...Read more
Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?
Varies: There are babies that are intolerant to milk based formulas, either to the protein or the lactose sugar. These kids will be chronically fussy, have acidic stools or otherwise a mess. If your kid can eat, digest and act comfortable on a milk based formula it is ok to switch. You might want to review the idea with the doc, some use soy for kids with galactosemia and a change to could be harmful. ...Read more
5 week old baby gets gassy & fussy after eating so simalic sensitive. We were told to switch to nutramigem is this gonna hurt him if nonot the issue?
Depends!: There is no physiologic reason why the dad would eat as much as the pregnant mom, however some dads do gain wt during the mom's pregnancy! Some people have called this sympathy wt gain, but it probably has more to do with seeing the mom eating makes them hungry, or if she is snacking, he'll snack too to keep her company or because seeing the food makes him hungry too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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