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What do I do if my baby is still waking in the night to feed?

What do I do if my baby is still waking in the night to feed?

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 more

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Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?

Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?

Pediatrician: Touch base with your pediatrician. It's common, and reasons could include teething, increased need for food, etc. But if your baby was sleeping well, then maybe something else is going on. ...Read more

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My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding  i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

Define & use natural: If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Should be OK: May have eaten something which disagreed with them. If they are now ok, watch closely. If they develop any other symptoms, particularly changes in responsiveness, feeding, irritability, fever or anything unusual, see your doctor. If remains normal, relax. ...Read more

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At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?

At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed.  Any problem to baby's nutition?

Not if baby is fine: We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night. ...Read more

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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...Read more

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Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Yes: Vitiligo (v) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance (some worse than others).A mother can pass the gene to her kid or pass the normal gene with 50/50 chance per conception. Children acquiring the v gent would eventually show some patches as they age & the baby with the normal gene would be unaffected. Other than the skin issue, the babies are normal. ...Read more

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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read more

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Can people that donate a kidney still have babies?

Can people that donate a kidney still have babies?

Yes: Fertility should not be affected by living donor nephrectomy. If the donor is deemed otherwise healthy enough to donate a kidney, there should be no increased risk of pregnancy-related complications to either the female donor or her fetus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if babies go off feeds after immunizations?

Can you tell me if babies go off feeds after immunizations?

Some are some not: Infants can react to the stress of vaccines with increased interest in the nurturing of feeding while some are a bit confused and respond by becoming less predictable. It all usually passes within 24-36 hrs. ...Read more