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How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

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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How to get rid of this angry feeling at not being breastfed?

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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How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

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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How do I mange to get my 9 months old breastfed daughter to sleep in het own cribe?

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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Does my breastfed baby need vaccines or get immunity from me?

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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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 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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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.

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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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

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 more

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Is it normal that my 11 month baby is thin because he is breastfed ?

Is it normal that my 11 month baby is thin because he is  breastfed ?

Breast fed baby: Breast fed babies sometimes find comfort in latching to the breast and forget about hunger. Although most breast fed babies are well proportion to their height and weight growth. Aap ( american academy of pediatrics) guidelines clearly suggest breast milk as the best form of nourishment for babies. Upto 4 mnths exclusive breast milk and afterwards supplement with baby food. ...Read more

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