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Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

No: Depending on the situation at work, a breastfeeding mom may be able to have someone bring the baby in for the mom to breastfeed; or more likely, the mom will pump milk at work and bring it home at the end of each workday. ...Read more

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When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

Very few need...: Very few need swaddling in the first place. If you are doing it to keep the child from scratching herself accidentally, they should definitely be over that need by 3 months at the latest. ...Read more

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How do i keep my baby awake when i breastfeed him?

How do i keep my baby awake when i breastfeed him?

Stimulate: Keeping newborns awake during nursing can be challenging. Undressing baby to the diaper, gently stimulating by rubbing the bottoms of the feet, changing breasts, and slightly increasing feeding intervals (no more than 3 hours apart please) may help. Learn to know when your baby is nursing for comfort rather than nourishment, and discourage it at night. ...Read more

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I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

Not at All: It is not necessary to feel hiccups of your baby. As long as you feel the baby move that is good. I am sure you have already had a detailed ultrasound. So, there is no need to worry. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Must I swaddling my baby? And until when?

Must I swaddling my baby? And until when?

Not a must: Swaddling is not a must for a baby but most parents will choose to swaddle their infant for 2-4 weeks for the comfort of the infant. This close feeling can help with fussiness or sleeping. ...Read more

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When Should I Be Able To Feel My Baby Kick?

When Should I Be Able To Feel My Baby Kick?

Kick: Roughly at about 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should be able to feel the baby move. It will not feel like a kick at first - that will come later. Take care. ...Read more

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When should I get my baby vaccinated?

When should I get my baby vaccinated?

Follow the guideline: Your pediatrician should follow the America Academy of Pediatrics schedule for vaccinations. You can view the schedule and more information on which vaccines are given and why through the american academy of pediatrics website. http://www2.aap.org/immunization/ ...Read more

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Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Tummy time benefit: Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength. It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm. ...Read more

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When should I wean my baby?

When should I wean my baby?

12 months: At 12 months, it is safe for the baby to switch to cow's milk. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant and I still dont feel the baby when I will be able to feel the baby's kick?

19  weeks pregnant and  I still dont feel the baby when I will be able to feel the baby's kick?

Fluttering is normal: We usually don't recommend starting kick counts until 28 weeks. you should be feeling some kicking at this point even though not regular. Follow up with your ob for ant further recommendations and testing ...Read more

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When should I stop swaddling my baby?

When should I stop swaddling my baby?

4 months: It's a good idea to at least loosen the swaddle-- or leave one arm out-- by about 4 months. ...Read more

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I breastfeed my baby but I am starting a new job I cant pump much because my baby eats frequently what do i do i dont want to stop bf him?

I breastfeed my baby but I am starting a new job I cant pump much because my baby eats frequently what do i do i dont want to stop bf him?

Time to wean: If you are unable to pump and freeze breast milk in enough quantities to provide adequate milk during the time you are away at work, then it is time to wan the baby by substituting every other feeding with formula initially until the dependence on breast milk is minimal. ...Read more

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How will I know when to feed my baby?

How will I know when to feed my baby?

Facial Gestures: Hungry babies make faces. They scrunch up their noses or raise their eyebrows or move their mouths in various ways. They don't cry until they are famished. Please, don't wait until your baby is crying to offer breastmilk or formula. You will have a happier baby and fewer problems with vomiting or reflux. ...Read more

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What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more

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How do I burp my baby when breastfeeding?

How do I burp my baby when breastfeeding?

See below:: 1.Hold baby with chest & tummy against your shoulder and with one hand supporting his bottom while the other rhythmically pats his back. Place a burping cloth or towel on your shoulder. 2. Place infant tummy down across your lap anf pat. 3, burp baby while he is sitting up on your leg leaning forward with your hand under his chin for support while the other hand pats him on the back. ...Read more

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Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more

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My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her. How can I fix her routine?

My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her.  How can I fix her routine?

Start over: First, only feed her as she wakes up.She will be stronger and feed better.Change her afterward, play until tired and put her down when she starts to fuss with tiredness. If you feed her as she settles, you teach her to depend on you being there to fall asleep. If you want that for the next 4 yrs keep it up. ...Read more

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When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

When can I let my baby start to feed herself?

9 months: When baby begins to reach and hold things, he also puts them into his mouth. He may start finger feeding by 9 mo, using utensils by 12-15 months. The majority of feeding, however, will still be from you, as he will lack the coordination to load the spoon and get the contents to his mouth without spilling. That will occur about 2 years of age. Just because they can use utensils, doesn't mean will. ...Read more

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