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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more

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My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

Sure: If she 's been on pedialyte because of gastroenteritis and been tolerating well, formula should be introduced, maybe smaller amount often to be sure she tolerates it. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Safe if not allergic: Cow milk products like yogurt are ok for infants. I encourage use of those with living lactobacillus like danactive or activia when I use oral antibiotics as they help baby repopulate their digestive tract with healthy bacteria.The cow milk issue is not a prohibition but an understanding that it is designed for calfs not kids. Bovine products are ok when part of a balanced approach to nutrition. ...Read more

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7.5 months old baby girl feeling difficult to poo. Have started semisolids for her feed as per pediatrician.she wont drink water properly. Wat to do?

7.5 months old baby girl feeling difficult to poo. Have started semisolids for her feed as per pediatrician.she wont drink water properly. Wat to do?

Constipation: If you are giving cereals, you may need to decrease the amount. Also some babies have harder time to defecate when baby foods are introduced. Other options are giving prunes or prune juice. If still no improvement then check with your pediatrician for a prescription such as lactulose. Good luck ...Read more

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Is 15 months too young to give baby pediasure?

Is 15 months too young to give baby pediasure?

Pediasure: Pediasure can be given in babies who have growth problem and need suplemental protein drink.It is safe to give to babies over the age of one year. ...Read more

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Are the pedialyte freezer pops ok for both adults and kids?

Are the pedialyte freezer pops ok for both adults and kids?

Yes: This is expensive popsicles for an adult but there is no risk to their use. It is basically balanced IV solution with flavoring. If you have it you can use it. ...Read more

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My baby is five months and formula fed. I offer him 32 max oz. of formula per day, 6 oz per feed. Could I offer him more as he is still hungry?

My baby is five months and formula fed. I offer him 32 max oz. of formula per day, 6 oz per feed. Could I offer him more as he is still hungry?

Feeding: The amount of feeding that your child needs is specific to your child. You can get a good idea of the appropriateness of your feeding amounts by your child's percentage on the growth chart. If your child seems satisfied and is maintaining there position on the growth chart your feedings are likely to be perfect. If their % has moved significantly up or down there may be cause for adjustment. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5.5 months old baby ,frequently drinking water? Pediatrician says no

Can I give my 5.5 months old baby ,frequently drinking water? Pediatrician says no

Postpone Water: Giving water "frequently" to a 5.5 month old infant is neither necessary nor recommended. Breast milk and formula provide all that is necessary for your infant in the first 6 months. Giving too much water (which is easy to do) can cause serious electrolyte disturbances, less nutritional intake, and more. Additionally, breast milk protects against diarrheal illnesses, ear infections and more. ...Read more

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How are breastfed children and formula fed children different?

How are breastfed children and formula fed children different?

Many: Among other things, breast fed babies have fewer respiratory infections, less obesity, less long term heart trouble and are less expensive to feed. ...Read more

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Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Not needed: Probably not harmful, but why take a chance, no known benefit from doing this or it would have been commercially developed already. ...Read more

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my healthy 16 month old son a 6 oz bottle of pediasure everyday? I usually give him before his nap time. He drinks cows milk too.

Is it ok to give my healthy 16 month old son a 6 oz bottle of pediasure everyday? I usually give him before his nap time. He drinks cows milk too.

It's likely ok,but..: He should not get in the habit of getting his nutrition and calories from supplements, rather than eating a healthy and varied diet. He does not NEED Pediasure if healthy and of normal weight and growth. Indeed, you run the risk of obesity with the extra calories from daily Pediasure. Finally, Pediasure is hardly cheap. Spend the money on a book for the child, and start a different nap routine. ...Read more

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Should i be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Should i be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

Infant vitamins. : Only small amounts of vitamin d are transferred in breast milk. That's why the american academy of pediatrics (aap) now recommends that you give your breastfed baby a supplement of 400 iu per day of vitamin d, starting in the first few days of life. Babies who are fully or partially formula fed but drink less than 32 ounces of formula a day also need a daily 400 iu vitamin d supplement ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician. At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...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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Vapours for babies?

Vapours for babies?

Please clarify ??: Your statement does not ask a clear question. What do you mean by vapors ? Resubmit a clear question.Questions are lot linked on the site. ...Read more

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Why are babies so cute?

Why are babies so cute?

Bonding: Babies are so cute because they need us grown ups to bond to them! The coos and smiles and unconditional emotions they share help stimulate an adults protective need to nurture an infant. ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Why do babies hump things?

Why do babies hump things?

No special reason: Toddlers hump things probably because humping things feels good to them. In the mind of a toddler, there is no reason to not hump things as long as it feels like fun. ...Read more

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Where do babies come from?

Where do babies come from?

U're kidding right ?: If you are 18 & don't know, it's time for a long talk with mom. If you're playing on the site, please find something more productive to do with your life. ...Read more

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How do I manage two babies?

How do I manage two babies?

With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

How to care an infant baby?

You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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Can babies be around cats?

Can  babies be around cats?

Yes: Babies all over the world are around cats. I had two cats when my healthy adolescent children were born. That said, never leave a child unattended with an animal. ...Read more

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Is dentinox safe for babies?

Is dentinox safe for babies?

Simethicone: This is an anti colic medication. It may or may not help. Colic usually begins at 3 weeks of age and lasts for about three months.I find that swaddling the child or putting the child in a swing is more effective than any otc medication. ...Read more

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Why do babies come out early?

Why do babies come out early?

Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more

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When do babies began to crawl?

7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more

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What to do for colicky babies?

Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable.If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected.Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more

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Why are some babies born early?

Why are some babies born early?

Million $ question: Drugs, alcohol, high blood pressure, and sometimes no good reason. The best prevention is good prenatal care, attention to diet, sleep and stress, managing any underlying illnesses beforehand. Avoid smoke, exposure to infections. Take good care of the mother! ...Read more

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Fat babies are healthier, right?

Fat babies are healthier, right?

?your kidding right?: The physique of a healthy baby is a bit different from a healthy toddler /kid/adult.They have lax muscles that allow a full saggy belly & seem a bit pudgy with soft rolls. That said, there are also fat babies & they are not healthy. You grow new fat cells in infancy/puberty and pregnancy & an overfed fat baby is likely to face a lifetime of avoidable health problems. Your dr can define the limits. ...Read more

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Are babies born from art normal?

Are babies born from art normal?

There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more

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Why do some babies end up dying?

Why do some babies end up dying?

Different reasons: There are a variety of reasons that babies pass away. Prematurity, infection, genetic causes are some of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Unsafe foods: Do not give honey to an infant under 1 yr of age due to risk of botulism. Other unsafe foods include raisins, hot dogs cut in circles that are choking hazards. Hard foods the size of a infant's finger are also choking hazards. Avoid soy, cow or goat milk in babies under 1 yr of age. Use instead breastmilk or formula for infants under one year of age. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read more

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