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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

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

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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28 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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How to get rid of this angry feeling at not being breastfed?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
How to get rid of this angry feeling at not being breastfed?

If you are 45: years old and still angry about not being breastfed - you have some old baggage to get rid of. That is a waste of your time and your energy. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified
28 years in practice
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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Board Certified, Pediatrics
100K people helped
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How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Board Certified, Pediatrics
100K people helped
How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

~1 quart: If she is eating a reasonable amount of solid foods, she can have as much breast milk as she wants. Formula fed babies should get about a quart a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped
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How do I mange to get my 9 months old breastfed daughter to sleep in het own cribe?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped
How do I mange to get my 9 months old breastfed daughter to sleep in het own cribe?

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 more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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Does my breastfed baby need vaccines or get immunity from me?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
Does my breastfed baby need vaccines or get immunity from me?

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 more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Maybe: Stuffy nose is a variable label that can apply to allergies, mechanical obstruction, as well as illness.Illness can spread, but many other issues do not. ...Read more

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Dr. Padma Bala
Board Certified, Pediatrics
44 years in practice
1K people helped
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Will my 4 month old breastfed baby get VRE if she was kissed on the mouth by someone who has it? Why or why not?

Dr. Padma Bala
Board Certified, Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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Will my 4 month old breastfed baby get VRE if she was kissed on the mouth by someone who has it? Why or why not?

Definitely not: It should be fecal oral contact and your baby is breast fed and alimentary system is clean. Just by kissing no contamination ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
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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?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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Dr. Adrienne Classen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
59K people helped
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2yo 102.5 temp in ear stuffy runny nose vomit with mucus. Also have breastfed 2 mo old worried about her getting & not sure what to do for the 2yo.

Dr. Adrienne Classen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
59K people helped
2yo 102.5 temp in ear stuffy runny nose vomit with mucus.  Also have breastfed 2 mo old worried about her getting & not sure what to do for the 2yo.

See your doctor: Your 2-year-old should be seen by her doctor. For the baby, breast feeding is a great way to give her passive immunity to help keep her from getting sick. Practice good hand washing and take her to her physician if she develops a fever. ...Read more

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