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My 9 Wk Wants To Eat 4 Oz Every 2 Hours He Is 13 Lb Ami Over Feeding
Not healthy!: During cooking yolk is exposed to high temperatures which converts all the cholesterol to cholesterol oxide,high risk for atherosclerosis & blocking of arteries. Boiled or poached would be preferable. Eggs are a good source of high quality protein,lutein, choline & other micro nutrients. Egg got a bad wrap by the ignorant Press! ...Read more
Can't get my 6 week old to eat more than 2-3 oz of formula at a feeding. He therefore feeds every 2-3 hours. How can I change the pattern?
Don't: He's six weeks old and telling you what he needs. If he's growing well, then this is a good schedule for him. ...Read more
My baby is 3 months old I still feed her 3 ounces every two hours she fight to take 4 ounces she has a lot of gas.she has gas relief but doesn't help?
Gassy Baby: 28 yo lady with 3 month old infant feeding well but with a lot of gas. Studies show that when your baby is gassy, she may be intolerant to something in the formula or in the diet of the breastfeeding mother. Does your baby get good sleep? If your baby is fussy, inconsolable, or draws its knees into its chest while crying it may be a sign of pain. Please bring your baby for full exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours
Sounds normal: Studies show that breast milk or formula alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more
Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr
A TestofYour Breasts: Well, if it's a baby boy, it needs no explanation. But overall, this is not a worrisome event. Probably means that the baby is taking in small amounts intermittently either due to low milk flow or small swallows or both. Best not to worry and use it as a time to "bond" with him (or her). Usually ends my 1-3 months. If it doesn't or if there are obvious problems feeding, check with your doctor ...Read more
My 2 month old is fed breast milk from a bottle he drinks 5 oz. It says he should eat every 4 hours but he mostly waits 5 hours is this ok?
Yes!: As long as your baby is growing well, & pooping and peeing regularly, then he may not need to eat every 4 hours. Those recommendations are good guidelines but every baby is unique! kudos to you for exclusively breastfeeding him! it is a hard job & has so many health benefits for both of you. Hopefully you will be able to continue to 6 (or even 12 months). ...Read more
"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months.. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lost my appetite. I never feel hungry. I've lost 12 pounds in two months. I eat maybe half a sandwich during the day because i force feed myself.
This is not good: You should have a medical evaluation first . You may need to see an eating disorder specialist if nothing is found. ...Read more