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When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

Both.: In the beginning, you should feed on demand - and more often - to help establish milk production. Once you and your baby have your technical skills down, it is a good idea to start to spread out your feeding to every 2-3 hours, gradually if needed, or you may find yourself with a baby who sips...very frequently. Feeding on demand is another model that works - find which fits best for you. ...Read more

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My 9mo's schedule changes during the weekend as she tends to sleep in. This changes her naps/feeding schedule too. She's on track but I'm worried.

My 9mo's schedule changes during the weekend as she tends to sleep in. This changes her naps/feeding schedule too. She's on track but I'm worried.

No need to worry: Babies are resilient and adjust to work/weekend schedule quite well. As long as your baby is growing as expected, with sleep and feeding, there is nothing to worry. Just make sure to keep up with regular pediatric appointments and recommended vaccinations. ...Read more

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When can we introduce our 3 month old baby to the bottle feeding? We fear that bottle feeding might bring the chances for infection. Plz suggest

When can we introduce our 3 month old baby to the bottle feeding? We fear that bottle feeding might bring the chances for infection. Plz suggest

Now: You can introduce a bottle as soon as breast feeding is well established- i usually recommend at about one month of age. Its helpful if someone other than mom feeds the baby the bottle and if mom leaves the house so the baby won't cry to nurse instead! to decrease chance of infection make sure you clean and sterilize (in boiling water) the bottle equipment. Clean after each use. ...Read more

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When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?

See below: There is no difference in the calories provided by formula and breast milk. 3 week old babies should be feeding around every 3 hours. And they should be waking at night for feeding. There is no reason to switch to formula. ...Read more

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When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

When is it too late during the day to feed solids/table foods for a baby? With changing work schedule sometimes we manage at 8:30 p.m.

That sounds fine: Normal healthy babies 6 months or older can eat baby food at any time of day. During the first 2-3 months of starting solid foods, consider the baby food "just for fun", meaning it is ok if a baby wants it one day and doesn't want it the next day. Soon, a baby will settle into a schedule, such breakfast - lunch - afternoon snack - dinner - evening snack (no need for middle-of-the-night eating). ...Read more

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4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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Help with adjusting baby sleep schedule is all off balance!?

Help with adjusting baby sleep schedule is all off balance!?

Pattern/ consistancy: Newborns are not aware they sleep & don't until into yr2. If you wake the babe with feeding after 2hr rest during the day, then change/clean, play till tired & put dn awake.Feed to wake after 2hr rest & repeat as above. At night let babe wake you, feed/clean/put dn. (u may get 4-6hr rest this way)avoid letting baby sleep > 2hrs straight during the day or they flip day/night cycle. ...Read more

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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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We are switching our baby to a new formula as recommended by our pead,baby is gassy on new formula.Will it take time for baby to adjust or do we stop?

We are switching our baby to a new formula as recommended by our pead,baby is gassy on new formula.Will it take time for baby to adjust or do we stop?

Hard to say: The timing of the gassiness is unclear. If it arrived with the start of the new formula, you must decide if the kid is better gassy than before you changed it.If not, a switch back or to something new may be needed.It can take from 3-5 days to flush residual formula out of a kids system and see how well a new feed will work. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby girl is breastfed but not feeding well on solids. Any tips on best solid food that can be given to her and the quantity required?

My 9 month old baby girl is breastfed but not feeding well on solids. Any tips on best solid food that can be given to her and the quantity required?

Real foods: Some babies at this age are just not interested in purees; try very small pieces of soft, whole foods (banana, avocado, other fruits and veggies) to see if she's more interested in those. There's no quantity "required" at all - if the issue continues, consider having her checked for oral texture defensiveness by a speech/feeding specialist. ...Read more

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Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again. Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again.  Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Not enought details: Is your baby growing well? If so, it's possible that you have an extremely rapid letdown, and baby is 'flooded' with milk in the first few minutes of nursing. If that's the case, baby doesn't want to latch on because he's full. If not growing, let down may be slow; pump a few minutes to get flow going, then put baby on. Have lactation spec. Or pediatrician watch you nurse-getting areola in? ...Read more

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Baby is gtube fed. Who on my medical team determines the diet and feeding schedule? Pediatrician, GI doctor or do we see a dietician/nutritionist?

Gtube feeding: If you are seeing a GI doctor, they should primarily be responsible for their feedings. However, your Pediatrician can also manage this in between your visits to the GI doctor as well. I would talk with your Pediatric GI Specialist to learn what the plan is for the feedings. ...Read more

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My 14 months daughter can sleep through the night without waking to be feed. Is it advisable to leave her to sleep till morning and feed her.

My 14 months daughter can sleep through the night without waking to be feed. Is it advisable to leave her to sleep till morning and feed her.

Congratulations: At 14 months, kids can do this and thrive. Actually, some of my patients do it by 4 months. The stomach is just a loading dock for the bodies food processing center. There is always 10-12 hours worth of digesting material available to sustain baby for a generous sleep period. If they eat well during the day this is what we want for infants to achieve. ...Read more

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10 month old having cold n fever fussy at feeding time refuses to take milk or any food. How to help him feed?

10 month old having cold n fever fussy at feeding time refuses to take milk or any food. How to help him feed?

Evaluate.: Look for the cause of fussyness. Ear infection, upper respiratory infections can cause this. As long as there is no fever, you can wait till tomorrow. Dehydraton is a concern, so make sure the baby is wettiing diapers well. Do attempt feeding frequently, but there is not special way to force it, if bay refuses. Hence should be seen. ...Read more

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7 month baby suddenly fussy generally especially during feeding ...what can be causes. .shes on cerelac and formula feed...wants to be held?

7 month baby suddenly fussy  generally especially during feeding ...what can be causes. .shes on cerelac and formula feed...wants to be held?

Shd see doctor : Sudden fussiness in a 7 month old may suggest an infection somewhere and the fact that she is more fussy during feedings suggests that it may be an ear infection. Fever is not a reliable sign in this age group and so have the baby checked. ...Read more

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Can I nurse my baby when she gets hungry in between feedings, in addition to bottle feeding her pumped breast milk? Or is that feeding her too much?

Can I nurse my baby when she gets hungry in between feedings, in addition to bottle feeding her pumped breast milk? Or is that feeding her too much?

Nurture vs nutrient: Don't assume that willingness to latch & feed every hour is necessary hunger. You can unwittingly create a snacking baby if you assume every mouthing or rooting response is a need to feed. Babies can do this for the comfort. Hunger is an empty stomach. ...Read more

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New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more

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Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more

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Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Inverted nipple : Your left breast has inverted nipple ,the baby cannot make good grasp to suck milk ,breast is o.k.Either you can use nipple shield or pump milk from left breast. You can consult -breast feeding consultant .Continue feeding from rt breast as much as possible . ...Read more

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Why is my baby feeding less often?

Why is my baby feeding less often?

Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read more

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

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3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

Breastfeeding: breastfeeding can cause some irregular vaginal bleeding as the hormonal balance triggering normal menstrual cycles is disrupted. The bleeding can be controlled with a variety of birth control options. ...Read more

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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

See pediatrician: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I find blood in my infant's diaper when she has not made a bowel movement?

Why do I find blood in my infant's diaper when she has not made a bowel movement?

Is it blood?: First, is it blood? Newborns especially can pass dark urine that when dried in a diaper can look like blood. Sometimes genuine blood can come from bloody vaginal discharge (normal in a newborn), or from a crack or fissure near the anus. Not sure what's going on? Go see the pediatrician for an exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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What do I do w my babies diaper rash? Its been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!

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What do I do w my babies diaper rash? Its been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!

Has to be seen: The rash you described seems more than simple "diaper rash." there are number of skin conditions looking similar to "diaper rash.". ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.

Baby skin: Their skin is just much more sensitive to the irritation from the stools. It is a challenge when they have diarrhea to keep them from having the irritation. The only answer is to put a barrier on the skin - ointments with zinc are usually the best. Good luck ...Read more

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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more

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Daughter 8 weeks & ultrasound told babies are not living so DNC is scheduled for Tuesday. Devastated What happens now? Could ultrasound be wrong?

Daughter 8 weeks & ultrasound told babies are not living so DNC is scheduled for Tuesday. Devastated What happens now? Could ultrasound be wrong?

Confirm: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Make sure to confirm that there is no heartbeat by another ultrasound, especially before you have the D&C performed. Just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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