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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

Yes: Bottle feeding at night is fine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle though, as this causes tooth decay. ...Read more

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My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her milk?

My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her  milk?

Not necesarily: Look into how much you r feeding him first. Try to make feeds of lesser amount and more frequent. Also use "reflux precautions" in which u keep babies head elevated above stomach for half an hour after each feeding, and lay him with head of crib elevated. If this doesn't work talk with your doctor to see if thickening or changing formula is the next best thing. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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How do I bottle feed my baby?

How do I bottle feed my baby?

Tilt the bottle: Tilt the bottle up so that formula fills the nipple. You want to be sure that your baby swallows as little air as possible. You want the formula to come out at a good rate. You can check by turning the bottle upside down and shaking it. It's coming out at a good speed if there is a little spray and then a few drops. Burp your baby midway through the bottle. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Yes: You are already putting a medication into his mouth so he will swallow a little bit of it anyway. Also, after a couple of minutes the numbing effect should have already occurred. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

Should I feed my baby rice cereal?

No: Yes, if the doctor recommended adding rice cereal to breastmilk or formula as a thickener to decrease reflux/spitting symptoms. Otherwise, babies under 4 months of age do not eat baby food. They only drink breastmilk and/or formula. Baby food is started at 6 months. Some parents try giving rice cereal at 4-5 months, but that usually is not necessary. It's best to wait until 6 months. ...Read more

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Can my baby choke on my breast milk while breastfeeding?

Can my baby choke on my breast milk while breastfeeding?

Sometimes: I've seen, on occasion, moms who produce a lot of milk very quickly, and the flow is too much for the baby. We once asked a mom of a choking baby to pump her breast in order to see how much was coming out, and she pumped 10oz from one breast in about 10 minutes. If your flow is like that, pump some off first to decrease the flow/amount. If not, see you pediatrician about swallowing problems. ...Read more

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Can i feed my 1month old baby by bottle?..Is it good?

Can i feed my 1month old baby by bottle?..Is it good?

Bottle feeding: Bottle feeding is a reasonable alternative to breast feeding. Check with your pediatrician for schedule suggestions. ...Read more

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Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Probiotics: Many children will do better by simply adding a probiotic. The good bacteria help colonize the gut and assist digestion. Use one like culturelle baby or flora baby. Fussiness after eating clues me in to a digestive issue and i like to address that issue. ...Read more

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9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read more

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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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Is it ok to feed my baby cow's milk?

Is it ok to feed my baby cow's milk?

No: The aap recommends not introducing cow's milk to your infant until his/her 1st birthday. For the first year of life, the ideal liquid is breast milk. If your infant is not breast-feeding, using formula is recommended. Formula is iron and vitamin fortified, where cow's milk has no iron. The milk protein load in cow's milk is too high for infants and can upset their belly. ...Read more

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Should I give my baby formula after breastfeeding?

Should I give my baby formula after breastfeeding?

No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over feed my 3 week old baby? He's breastfeeding, not bottle feeding.

Is it possible to over feed my 3 week old baby?  He's breastfeeding, not bottle feeding.

Possible: Breast fed babies usually stop sucking when they feel full. If your baby is spitting up a lot, that could mean he is taking more than he needs, but at this age, don't worry about overfeeding. The baby needs lots of calories for growth. ...Read more

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Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Maybe: Drinking milk in a moving car is not a problem. But, being in a car seat for several hours, can lead to gas pains. Allowing the baby to lie on its stomach and patting its back after traveling will help it to pass the gas. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Can i feed my baby a bottle i made from 7:30 dis morning right now it is 11:21?

Can i feed my baby a bottle i made from 7:30 dis morning right now it is 11:21?

Feeding: Yes, as long as it hasn't been subjected to high temperatures. ...Read more

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My 7 month bottle feeding baby is suffering from allergic conjunctivitis.does not breastfeeding increase the risk of allergic disease?

Breast feeding: Breast feeding actually protects a young infant from many acquired diseases, since a newborn does not immediately produce immune protection in the immediate post delivery time frame, and maternal immunity in breast milk is passively transferred to the infant. See your pediatrician for advice on "allergic conjunctivitis" for your child. ...Read more

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My bottle feeding baby is seven month old .started using bottle at 2 month old because of low weight at 6 weeks.can i get back him to breast again?

My bottle feeding baby is seven month old .started using bottle at 2 month old because of low weight at 6 weeks.can i get back him to breast again?

Maybe: With some hormonal meds from your OBGYN & a lot of effort you can re-start breast feeding successfully. It would be hard if you are 4 months from last BF efforts, but possible. I would discuss this with a breastfeeding coach & your doc. ...Read more

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2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks  about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Baby bottle syndrome?

Dental Caries: Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes spread to adult teeth. ...Read more

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Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Not sure question: Melissa- Are you yourself using these items, or are you using them on your baby? If it's you, it's just years of having these things as your way of calming. Some people eat, some smoke, some drink. You use sucking to calm. Try starting a new habit as you gradually break the old - for instance, while sucking the pacifier, have gum in your mouth as well. Brain will start to replace the old with new. ...Read more

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more

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Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read more

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Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Brown spors: May be simple stains from improper oral hygiene. May be decay (infection) from baby bottle syndrome. May be genetic defect. Child needs to see Dentist, preferably a specialist pediatric dentist, a Pedodontist, as soon as possible. 1st Dental Examination at eruption of 1st baby tooth, but not later than 1st b'day. And NEVER put baby to bed w a bottle containing anything but water. ...Read more

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How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

Boil: All items that are going to be used for a baby's feeding should be sterilized (including pacifiers) by placing is boiling water after hand washing. Items should be in the water while boiling for at least 5 minutes. After you have done this once the dishwasher should suffice. It would be good to also sterilize after the baby has been sick. ...Read more

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Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Tell me about baby bottle syndrome treatment and cost?

Severe early decay: Of the primary (baby) teeth caused by exposure to any liquid in a bottle (other then water). It can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Unless caught early it can completely destroy a young child's teeth. Treatment could include fillings, baby root canals, stainless steel crowns and extractions. Treatment can be very expensive and may require general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

How typical is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle decay: I see it about 1 in 100 children. Parents need to brush and floss the child's teeth as soon as they come in! the diet is very important! refined carborhydrates like crackers, chips, juice boxes (which are full of sugar) are a no no. If your child needs the bottle at night - make sure it is only water- milk has sugar in and can cause decay sitting on the teeth overnight. ...Read more

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Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Is baby bottle tooth decay a real thing?

Yes : Baby bottle decay is real, and is rampant in some communities. By allowing the child to sleep with sweetened water, milk or juice for hours can cause a rapid onset of cavities. ...Read more

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Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Describe the features of baby bottle tooth decay.?

Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read more

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How does a dentist treat baby bottle caries?

How does a dentist treat baby bottle caries?

Depends: Hopefully this is caught before the situation is too serious ... Fillings are the most conservative solution. If it is not caught it may require root canals and even extractions. ...Read more

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My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.

My two year old has a crown over front tooth. He had baby bottle decay, we immediately took care of. Front tooth now looks black? It's been a month.

Go Back: See the Pedodontist who did the crown and ask. Your child might need to be checked to be sure all is well. Good for you to take care of this right away. Good Luck. ...Read more

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