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Newborn Feeding Bottles
The nany state: Breast feeding was shunned at one point in the past when docs feared baby would get terrible staph infections from skin exposures.We had an era were baby bottles/sterilizers were the norm.We have come full circle & returned to the great benefits of breast feeding &hospitals now get better ratings if more new moms breast feed.That said, moms need to survive the experience using whatever works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My newborn(13 days old) is always hungry, would it be ok to start bottle feeding and keep breastfeed?
Be patient : Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. If baby is wetting every 4-6 hrs s/he doesn't need supplements. ...Read more
Is it safe that i pump a 6oz bottle of breastmilk and feed it to my newborn at night? He wakes up like 3 times & drinks 2 oz. I leave it in the bedroom
Safe- yes: Room temp stored breast milk- for overnight use is ok. But usually recommended to keep it refrigerated for use over 2-3 days. Frozen bm is suggested if used over a week. ...Read more
My wife has been breast feeding our newborn exclusively for the past 3 weeks. How many oz from a bottle should we give her?
Two to three ounces: Two to three ounces and let her takes what she wants. You may soon have to to three to four ounces. ...Read more
My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.
Esophageal Reflux: Or gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Occurs when lower esophageal sphincter is loose, doesn't close, stomach content comes up as vomiting. Make sure, when feeding, head 45 degree upright, a good seal while nursing, no gap, so that baby doesn't swallow air. Burp up halfway and after feeding, keep baby upright for 1/2 hour. If not better, anytime projectile vomit, poor wt. Gain, see doc asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn baby is both bottle and breast fed. He has been spitting up very severely after every fed & chokes while eating, very gasy. How to cure?
Talk to your doctor: These problems happen to a lot of moms and babies. To sort out how big a problem it is and what is the best treatment, talk to your baby's doctor. It's important to figure out how best to feed wihout choking and how to have less spitting up. Both are risks for cough and pneumonia, as well as poor growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle fed by many people from birth. Not only me,My mom and aunt is also feeding her. ?
? detached ?: Newborns are very pragmatic.They will accept anyone who is nurturing in early life and become attached to all who provide dependable care.Attachment to a symptomatic degree appears more around 6 mo when a baby has decided "preference", or a pattern of separation anxiety when separated from preferred caretakers. This helps guarantee a baby can survive loss of mom in childbirth.You will do okay. ...Read more
You decide: Newborns get the majority of their feeding in the first 5-10 minutes of the feeding, and the rest of the time after that is just sucking/suckling time for pleasure and comfort. If you have time and nipples are not too sore, it's fie to let them do this a couple of times a day. If your nipples are very sore, or you are pressed for time, the 10 minutes is long enough to get the nutrition they need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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