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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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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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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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