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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say ?

Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say ?

Let me explain: Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. ...Read more

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My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?

Enough milk?: Without more information it is difficult to give you a precise answer. First consideration is whether you have enough milk. Secondly are you burping your baby frequently? Do you have her on a schedule? Write back so wecanhelp give you a ore complete answer. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding and giving my newborn similac advanc is he suppose to messing watery?

I am breast feeding and giving my newborn similac advanc is he suppose to messing watery?

Frequent BMs: Completely breast-fed babies usually have loose bowel movements despite giving supplemental formula. Provided he is gaining adequate weight, there is no reason to worry. ...Read more

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Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more

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Newborn crying during breast feeding and seems in pain. Spits up a lot too. What could this be?

Likely reflux: Most likely your newborn is experiencing gastroesophogeal reflux, a common condition in babies. Try keeping baby elevated (head up), during feedings and for 20 minutes or so after feedings. Be sure not to overfeed. There is a possibility that there may be a lactose or protein intolerance, as well. Try limiting your dairy intake. If these things don't help, please contact your pediatrician! ...Read more

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My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

See a doctor: Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops other symptoms and particularly fever she should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to get tattooed when you're still breast feeding?

No medical contraind: There is no medical contraondication for having tatto as long it is done by sterile technique. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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