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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?

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 more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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My husband didn't wash or sterilize newborn's bottle before giving it to him, it was just one. Will he be okay??

My husband didn't wash or sterilize newborn's bottle before giving it to him, it was just one. Will he be okay??

? Sterilize ?: I thought the sterilizers were retired in the 60's. Unless the bottle had leftover crud in it before use it is unlikely it would hurt baby. It is only necessary to clean them as you would your regular dinnerware, with a bottle brush & soap and water unless your water supply is questionable. Crud on the inside of the bottle could harbor germs, but many would be destroyed by the kids stomach acid. ...Read more

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What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

Baby bottle: Any brand of bottle will suffice. No special bottle is needed although the nipple may be more important. ...Read more

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Why are you advised not to feed a newborn baby with a bottle?

Why are you advised not to feed a newborn baby with a bottle?

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 more

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What is the best type/shape of bottle nipple for newborns?

What is the best type/shape of bottle nipple for newborns?

Variable: Every baby prefers something different. You may just have to try various combos to see what works best for your baby. ...Read more

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My oldest daughter was playing with glitter for her artwork. Glitter is everywhere in my house. Will it harm my newborn? What if it gets near or on a bottle? We sterilize them in the microwave?

My oldest daughter was playing with glitter for her artwork. Glitter is everywhere in my house. Will it harm my newborn? What if it gets near or on a bottle? We sterilize them in the microwave?

Glitter problems : The potential problems with "glitter" are not with the ingestion. it is just very tiny pieces of inert plastic. The problem lies in the fact that the pieces are so light weight that the one year old may get some into her eye and get a corneal abrasion. Children's toys are age-graded. Mainly for safety! ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Yes: Absolutely safe to do.Many families use this approach.The occasional problem is intolerance to the formula , such as gas , loose stools, and spitting. Otherwise no problem. ...Read more

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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

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

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My newborn(13 days old) is always hungry, would it be ok to start bottle feeding and keep breastfeed?

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

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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.

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 more

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Is it ok to give a 3 wk newborn an ounce of bottled water to help him have a bowel movement?

Is it ok to give a 3 wk newborn an ounce of bottled water to help him have a bowel movement?

Not useful: It's OK to give some water, but it probably is not going to be helpful. A 3 week old may go several days without a BM and still has a normal BM and has no problem with it. If he does get fussy and seem to have problem, pushing out hard BM's, then contact his doctor for recommendations. Pediatricians deal with this a lot, so follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 3 wk newborn an ounce of water to help with bowel movements? And if so, nursery water or bottle water?

Is it ok to give a 3 wk newborn an ounce of water to help with bowel movements? And if so, nursery water or bottle water?

No: Never give a baby water at this age! Water intoxication can happen in even small amounts. Think of it this way, formula and breast milk have just the right amount of sodium ( or "salt") in them. When you give a tiny baby water without the proper mix of salt, it drops the relative concentration of sodium in the bloodstream, causing seizures. ...Read more

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If i ate ham that had listeria yesterday. Would it still be in my mouth today? Can i pass it to my newborn by kissing him? I drooled a little on him when he was sleeping next to me also by accident

If i ate ham that had listeria yesterday. Would it still be in my mouth today? Can i pass it to my newborn by kissing him? I drooled a little on him when he was sleeping next to me also by accident

Possibly: Possibly, but your infant also has some of your own immunity from the placenta. Rinse once an hour for 30 to 60 seconds with original bad tasting listerine for six hours and that should kill as many germs as possible. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Is it safe to give feeder bottle to a new born baby? Her mother has gone through an operation. Is it true feeder bottle can affect baby's lungs?

It's fine!: While breast feeding is best, if something has happened with mom and she can't breast feed, or chooses not to, it is perfectly fine to give breast milk or formula through a bottle. There are many types of bottles now, many that more closely mimic how a breast feeds and feels in the baby's mouth. If mom plans to go back to breast at some point, would recommend this type of bottle. Otherwise any ok. ...Read more

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My newborn constantly eating at night, is this normal?

My newborn constantly eating at night, is this normal?

Yes: When your baby was in the womb she had a constant supply of nutrients. Now that she is out, it's not there any more! She may want to eat constantly, but probably doesn't need to. Make sure she is actually sucking, and not just holding on to your breast for long periods. Keep her awake enough to get a good feeding. If she is happy with a pacifier or fingers, she probably isn't hungry yet. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be constantly eating at night?

If you teach her to: Newborns should be feed while waking, changed, entertained until tired and put to bed without re-feeding during the day. No mare than 2 hours should be allowed for day naps before feeding. At night they are only fed if they wake up,changed and put down. Any nap over 2 hrs during the day flips the day night pattern.Feeding as they fall asleep, guarantees 4X more sleep problems for the 1st 4 yrs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

It depends!: If your baby is having plenty of wet diapers and is growing well, then your baby is getting plenty of food. If you feel that he/she is not gaining weight well or is not producing enough urine, please call your baby's doctor today. ...Read more

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My 3wks newborn cries to eat every 1-1.5 hrs, how can I organize her eating?And hiw can I make her take a pacifier?Can i dip it in sth sugary?

Change pattern: Bf is both nutrition and nurturing.You can train baby to be a snacking nurturer or an efficient feeder. Feed to awaken, never as part of settling to sleep.If you insert body contact to the sleep settling process, baby uses you as a crutch when tired.Feeding to waken assures a strong efficient feed.Play with baby after feeding and put down alone to settle when tired.This brings a 2.5-3 hr feed cycl. ...Read more

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How much should a newborn be eating?

Depends: A brand newborn (1-3 days old) may eat only 1/2 ounce at a time, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 ounces per pound, per 24 hours. Divided into 8 -12 feedings. If the baby is breastfeeding it's harder to gauge, so we usually follow urine output instead -- at least 6 - 8 wet diapers / 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do I know if my newborn is eating enough?

How do I know if my newborn is eating enough?

Weight and diapers: All breastfed babies lose a little weight in the beginning. Signs your baby is getting enough milk: 1) look for the same number of wet diapers as your baby is days old (1 pee on day 1, 2 on day 2...), then by day 4 onward 5-8 wet diapers a day. 2) stool changes from black to yellow by day of life 4. 3) your pediatrician will also check baby's weight frequently the first week of life. ...Read more

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How often and how much should my newborn baby be eating?

How often and how much should my newborn baby be eating?

10 min per side: In the first month of age, if you are nursing, your baby should breastfeed about 10-15 minutes per side about every 2-3 hours. Breastfed babies typically feed about 8-12 times in a 24-hour period. If your baby is formula-fed, offer about 2-3 ounces (likely less the first few days to a week of age) every 3 hours on average. ...Read more

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Son just turned 3 months today & for the past 3 days he's been fussier then ever not eating as much as he normally does, fights naps and is drooling?

Son just turned 3 months today & for the past 3 days he's been fussier then ever not eating as much as he normally does, fights naps and is drooling?

Could be...: ...Beginning to teeth, or could be coming down with a cold, or could have gas, or any number of other things. If it persists, he needs to be examined by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

Mgt: Her drooling and hoarseness should be evaluated by pediatric pulmonology as well. If she is have difficulty breathing, please see the Emergency Room.
A virtual appointment can be booked online to follow up, and may be useful for your child and pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Definition)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...Read more