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What Happens When Baby Choked On Bottle Cap
Glass safer: The linings of baby bottles had bpa (bisphenol a) so nih & epa reviewed 700 published studies on bpa , the levels currently found in humans is higher than the levels causing adverse effects in animal studies. The U.S. Department of health and human services' center for the evaluation of risks to human reproduction has expressed "some concern for neural and behavioral effects". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately NO: Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies; formula is not nearly as good. Breastfed babies have better immune function (less infections), less chance of dying in their first year, lower risk of allergies, Type 1 diabetes and obesity and better cognitive development. Moms who breast feed lose more weight, have less depression & breast cancer! PLEASE BREASTFEED! See http://tinyurl.com/o85tl7j ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Babies know when they are full and will generally stop eating at that time. It is easier to over feed a bottle fed baby so make sure you are watching closely for signs of fullness such as turning away, acting less interested, etc. The amnt will vary and depends on how often your baby eats during the day. Many six wk olds will take 3 to 5 ounces during a feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more
Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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