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My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

Probably OK: Breast milk is better digested than formula. At 3-4 wks of age breast fed babies may have a decrease in frequency of poops to every few days. Switching between breast and bottle can contribute to variation in frequency and character of poop. If your baby is eating well, belly is soft, and s/he is not fussy/irritable/crying more than usual it's probably fine. If you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Is it ok to take domperidone maleate 10 mg to help produce more breast milk for my newborn ?It seems i'm not getting enough milk for her .

Many people...: ....Swear it works. It is not approved in the United States for that purpose because there is insufficient evidence that it is either safe or effective. Nevertheless, many people use it. Many people also use fenugreek for that purpose. You can get it in health food stores, it's been used for centuries, it's safe, and it might help too. Stay well hydrated, rest when you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to give my newborn breast milk and formula?

Is it okay for me to give my newborn breast milk and formula?

Yes: Many physician organizations have endorsed the idea that exclusive breastfeeding is the best for baby and mom for the first year after birth. But, it is more than ok to supplement with formula when you chose to. While we encourage breastfeeding, one should never feel bad or guilty for supplementing or switching to formula feedings. ...Read more

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When can newborns start having water instead of just breast milk or formula?

When can newborns start having water instead of just breast milk or formula?

10 to 12 months: No need to give water until 10 months. Give the water in a sippy cup. If a baby is constipated then small amounts of water can be given earlier after checking with the pediatrician. Breast milk and formula provide plenty of water. Also baby foods such as fruits and vegetables have a high water content. ...Read more

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My newborn is only getting in 7 or 8 feedings a day of breast milk every 2.5-3 hours. He is gaining weight. Is this ok even though they say 8-12/day?

Breast feeding: As long as your infant is content and gaining weight 7-8 feedings are fine. Feeding8-12 times a day will only tire you out even more than 7-8 times is doing. Im sure you will hear a different opinion from those who subscribe to the la leche philosophy. ...Read more

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Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Breast milk: First i would consult with your pediatrician immediately if your newborn has never stooled as this may involve more than diet. Breast milk is digested more easily and breastfeeding babies tend to have looser stools. However, if your newborn poops but you feel he/she is constipated, i usually reassure parents that all babies have different stooling patterns. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Things in your milk: Infant allergy to cow's milk, egg, wheat, & soy present in minute amounts in breast milk is well-described. Food protein induced enterocolitis is much more common in exclusively breast than formula-fed infants. Presence of foreign proteins in breast milk is normal & not a result of our polluted age. In 1929, donnally reported that most pregnant women absorb whole egg from their digestive tracts. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed estrogen to help with bleeding after d&c. What are short term effects of estrogen to 5 week old newborn thru breast milk?

Dr prescribed estrogen to help with bleeding after d&c. What are short term effects of estrogen to 5 week old newborn thru breast milk?

If u are breast feed: Feeding should not be taking any estrogen, if u were my pt, i would give u something else or u have to throw away breast milk and not breast feed while u are taking the estrogen and if u are having bleeding must make sure u have no retained poc if the d;c was for a non viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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