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Doctor insights on: What Happens When Baby Choked On Bottle Cap

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Is it bad that i drink from a babies bottle?

Is it bad that i drink from a babies bottle?

At 50 years old -: It is odd. But if hurts no one and makes you happy then who is to judge. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to drinking from a babies feeding bottle?

Are there any risks to drinking from a babies feeding bottle?

Hygiene: Yes.There is the risk that bacteria or virus from your mouth could be transferred to the baby, and make the baby sick. ...Read more

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What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

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 more

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Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

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 more

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When do you know to increase oz for an infant? And what is avg bottle size at 6wo?

When do you know to increase oz for an infant? And what is avg bottle size at 6wo?

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 more

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My 6 month year old infant is already holding her bottle...Is that safe and okay for her to do?

My 6 month year old infant is already holding her bottle...Is that safe and okay for her to do?

Depends on situation: If baby is sitting while holding her bottle it's probably fine. If laying down its a problem. This position for feeding is more likely to lead to ear infections and dental decay. It's a nice trick but its a bit early to let baby self feed. ...Read more

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Can I deliver bottles of hot water to babies?

Can I deliver bottles of hot water to babies?

Confusing question: First, babies can develop mouth burns from hot water so it should never be offered at any temperature above normal body temperature.Second, they have no biological need for water in the first year beyond that provided in breast milk or their formula. ...Read more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

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

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

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 more

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Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Try not to: Feeding a baby in a slightly head up position will prevent any of the formula getting into the middle ear and causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles?

Is it safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles?

Yes: Yes, it is totally safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles these days. Almost all plastic bottles are bpa free these days, so you shouldn't be worried about bpa. That being said, bpa in humans has yet to be found to cause any proven problems. ...Read more

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When is it safe to stop sterilizing your babies bottles and water?

When is it safe to stop sterilizing your babies bottles and water?

Clean versus sterile: All dishes, cups, and silverware should always be 'sterile' or at least cleaned in hot water with soap. No eating should be done, regardless of age, from unclean dishes, glasses or silverware. I do not understand the question. Hot water suffices to clean or 'sterilize' the eating utensils we use as humans whether we are babies or adults. ...Read more

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Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Relative issue: Breast fed infants, even if breast fed for a few weeks, seem to have better life outcomes than those started on the bottle initially.There are also living immune factors that breast milk has that reduce some of babies illnesses.That said, there has been tremendous improvements in formulas in the past 3 decades and babies thrive. I think mom's have to do whatever it takes and not accept guilt for it. ...Read more

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My son just started a new formula called, infant neocate, hes thrown up every bottle so far. What could be the problem? Does he have to get used to it

My son just started a new formula called, infant neocate, hes thrown up every bottle so far. What could be the problem? Does he have to get used to it

If Neocate: If the baby is on neocate, that implies his doctor suspects multiple food allergies or GI intolerance. The most important step is to be sure you're mixing the formula properly. If it's too concentrated, the baby may vomit. Please be careful mixing it. See https://www.Neocate.Com/shop/c-7-neocate-infant-dha-ara.Aspx?#directions. ...Read more

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What can I use for cradle cap in babies scalp?

What can I use for cradle cap in babies scalp?

Depends: Much of cradle cap id due to retained skin flakes that are not susceptible to the mild ingredients in "tear free" baby shampoos. Active washing with a simple dandruff shampoo will often do the trick, as well as avoiding baby oil on the scalp or other treatments.A soft cuticle brush to help scrub in the shampoo helps, but keep it away from the eyes. ...Read more

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Can milk go into the ears of an infant if you prop them up while drinking a bottle?

Can milk go into the ears of an infant if you prop them up while drinking a bottle?

No.: Babies who are propped up while feeding shouldn't get milk into the ears (gravity will pull the milk down). I would venture to say that most babies are fed at least partially propped up and do just fine! ...Read more

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Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Avoid overfeeding: Overfeeding can lead to excessive weight gain. There is a correlation between rapid early weight gain and childhood obesity. Baby cereal has iron and provides additional nutrients and is usually started at around the age of 4 months. ...Read more

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What's a safe way to get rid of "cradle cap" that's behind my infant's ears?

What's a safe way to get rid of "cradle cap" that's behind my infant's ears?

Confirm diagnosis : Sometimes I'll use a mild topical hydrocortisone. I would however see his pediatrician before using any medication on an infant. Rash could be a skin infection with bacteria or a yeast as well. Need to have the diagnosis confirmed. ...Read more

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