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How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

On demand: It is advisable to feed your baby on demand, on his or her schedule. Consider breast milk may be digested in an hour to two hours as opposed to formula that can take 3 to 4 hours to become digested. That is why breast fed infants feed very frequently and it is not unusual for them to feed 10 t0 12 times in 24 hours. Newborns may loose a little bit of weight the first week and then start gaining. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

Feeding: if a baby cannot breastfeed, the only other appropriate way is to feed the baby via a bottle. If the mother can pump breastmilk, that is preferred, otherwise baby formula can be used. Talk with your pediatrician for specific directions. ...Read more

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My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass . Why like this?

My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass  . Why like this?

Doctor can check: The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more

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My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

Breastfeeding: Stools can be as often as every time the child eats. They look like french's mustard- liquid and yellow. However, if mom is eating dairy or gluten and the baby is sensitive then they can be more liquid. I generally recommend mom stop all dairy first...These stools may be normal. If stopping dairy improves things then we know the child is sensitive. ...Read more

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My newborn baby doesn't want my milk. I'm so depressed. I want to breast feed him. Also, I have an inverted nipple and my milk doesn't flow quickly.

Not uncommon: Talk with gyn and see lactation specialist- they have multiple aids for you and you are right to want to breast feed, nurture your baby and reduce your breast risks as well. ...Read more

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My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

Pump and store: If the baby is not keeping up with your supply, simply empty the breasts after feeding with a manual or electric pump to relieve symptoms and to prevent mastitis. You can freeze and store all your extra milk when you are not able to breast feed or are ill and cannot breastfeed ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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