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Usually easy: Formula is usually very satisfying to an infant and the delivery system produces more volume than the breast for a given period of time. It is usually an easy transition and difficult to reverse. Breast feeding is satisfying in number of other ways including bonding with the mom and providing warmth and security. ...Read more
Be Firm: Begin by staying in her room, with her in the crib. Do not take her out.Then slowly work your way out. Remember that a normal 9 mo/o should have no physiological need for a night feeding, so try to use a comfort object other than the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VACCINATE: The limited antibodies babies get in breast milk help reduce the frequency of some viral/diarrheal illnesses in the first year, but do not transfer immunity you have to major diseases. Infants are the most vulnerable patients to meningitis or whooping cough as well as other illnesses. Failure to vaccinate on time can result in death or impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime i breastfed my 3 month old baby hes tummys getting upset, yellow and jelly like. Im taking antibiotic now coz of my wisdom tooth extracted?
Baby: Could be related to the antibiotics. Call the pediatrician ...Read more
I am breastfeeding my fourth child and i keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?
I do not know: That is unfortunate for you. At times, we can never tell why things happen. We can do all in our power to try and prevent it though. Make sure your breasts and nipples stay clean as does your infants mouth, and that will decrease any issues. If you pump, make sure the pump is cleaned regularly. And don't let your breasts get too engorged so pumping may actually be required. Best wishes. ...Read more
My baby is 3wks old & breastfed. How many hrs can she go without eating? Shes a sleeper! should I wake her?Or can I let her let me know when shes ready
She'l Let you Know: I believe healthy babies are hardwired to alert parents to their need for feeding.As long as they are gaining weight and wetting 5 or more diapers a day, they are fine.Despite what some believe, there is a large variation on how often babies will need to be fed.I never wake up to feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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