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What Is The Best Baby Bottle Nipple
Cow milk formula: The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugars and fats in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self wean /natural : The best way is to wait until the baby is ready. Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. The most common method is " don't offer" and "don't refuse". More methods of weaning described here http://www.Kellymom.Com/bf/weaning/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About the same: Every formula will tell you why theirs is great and the other guys' stuff is poison. However, they are all remarkably close. I tend to like carnation good start with the probiotics (green can) because it has a more liquid protein that is a bit closer structurally to breast milk, and the probiotics help with digestion. However, we used enfamil most of the time for ours because it was on sale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?
Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more
All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more
Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible.City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water.A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Every 2 hours when: The sun is up, every 4 hrs after your bedtime. ...Read more
Nursing Staff: Nicu nurses are some of the best you'll find. Highly dedicated & exceptionally well trained, they also have a lot invested in your premie. Still, they have different comfort levels & different personalities, good days and bad days. Show your appreciation for the nursing staff and maintain a good rapport. They can become your best nicu advocates and they'll help you reach your breastfeed goals. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Bottle feeding: The angle should be comfortable but is not critical. Most important is whether the nipple is functioning properly. You can tell that by holding bottle upside down and seeing whether the milk drips out. It should drip out slowly one drop per second. ...Read more
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