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What Do I Do If My Baby Is Distracted And Having Trouble Feeding
Reset the clock: After the newborn period babies can slip into the habit of becoming trained nighttime feeders.One of the ways to interrupt that pattern is to offer a small amount of water to older babies. That will quench their thirst but not perpetuate the habit of eating at night.Some babies will become upset so be prepared the first several nights to "go through withdrawals" as you reset the hunger time clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thats Normal: Baby will trap a little air every time it swallows. Thats the way the swallowing mechanism works. As baby gulps it down, you either burp it up or will deal with is exiting the other end. The digestive tract is just a long tube. Some parents swear by mylecon( gas drops) but its not magic. It may combine some bubbles but it doesn't stop the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 6 mos. or older: Give a scant half tsp. Of a single pureed food. Allow baby time to finish it before next mouthful. Respect baby's food cues, leaning forward with mouth open for more, turning away or spitting out food when full. Feed sitting up in high chair at the table during a family meal. Do not feed out of a jar of commercial baby food then put what's left in the fridge. Baby-proof your house. ...Read more
I have a 15month old baby and i'm having trouble with feeding him healthy food he will not eat, what can I do?
Toddler feeding: Toddlers can be difficult to get to eat right foods. Just be aptient and offer nothing but helathy foods and he will evetually eat as all livign beings need food! le t him go hungry if he refuses the right food and he will learn to not fus. Soemtiems at this age they try geting their way by being stubborn, if you give in they win! ...Read more
My 6 weeks baby has cold fot almost 1 week and now she seems distracted.Fuzzy and sometimes cry while feeding.What might she feel?
Curious - while breastfeeding baby, if i'm distracted or focused on tv, computer, book, etc and not baby solely, does that effect milk production/feed?
Probably not: Breast feeding is a good time for you to relax and enjoy and bond with your baby. Staying well hydrated, well nourished, and rested as well as breast feeding regularly are important for milk production. If you need to look at something else once in a while, there shouldn't be a problem.... ...Read more
Mother had trouble feeding me when i was a baby and now i notice my breasts seem to have insufficient gland tissue too. How to treat please? Not pregnant
What a coincidence!: This question was one from an encyclopedia by aboul al-faraj, a 12th century syrian physician. His answer was: "those who lack food should eat when they get it; those who have food should eat when they are hungry." babies tell you they are hungry by becoming very alert and turning their heads to the side of the cheek you stroke gently. Rarely, poor weight gain prompts scheduled feedings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Infants have variable feeding patterns/timing and if they are gaining weight appropriately they can be allowed to feed on their pattern, unless it is too frequent. In general an average of every 3-4 hours is typical. In addition waking a baby to eat is easy but keeping them awake when they want to sleep is more difficult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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