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What is the best bottle to use for a preemie?

What is the best bottle to use for a preemie?

Trial and error: You need to figure this out through trial and error. Search online and read the blogs. Then bring your baby and see which bottles and nipples are closest fitting to your baby. You will need to try a few until you find one that works. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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What is the best bottle to use?

What is the best bottle to use?

Brest is best 2.0: ...But if you need a bottle, i like the ones that have a little bag inside that deflates as the baby drinks the contents. Less likely to lead to swallowed air, which is what the gas is in a gassy baby. ...Read more

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What is the best way to breastfeed a preemie?

What is the best way to breastfeed a preemie?

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 more

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What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is the best way to choose a doctor for my baby?

What is the best way to choose a doctor for my baby?

Get recommendations: Ask your friends in the area. Choose a clinic convenient to your home, since you will be going there a lot. Don't be afraid to change pediatricians if you don't click with the first one. Look at the hours of their office- do they work everyday, only mwf? What works with your schedule? ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to use?

What is the best bottle nipple to use?

Whichever works best: Use the nipple that your baby feels most comfortable feeding with regardless of age. I recommend silicone nipples. ...Read more

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What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

Baby bottle: Any brand of bottle will suffice. No special bottle is needed although the nipple may be more important. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a teething baby?

What is the best thing to do for a teething baby?

Conservative.: If you baby is under 2 DO NOT use teething gel with benzocaine. Try liquid analgesics such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and also cold teething rings from the refrigerator, not the freezer. The rubbery kind (without liquid) is best. If your child uses a pacifier you can also keep one in the fridge to use. ...Read more

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What is the best formula to use?

What is the best formula to use?

No difference: All commercially available formulas are relatively the same, and unless there is a special problem like lactose intolerance or allergy there is no real advantage of one over the others. ...Read more

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What its the best over-the-counter medicine to give a child for a cold?

What its the best over-the-counter medicine to give a child for a cold?

Depends how old: Most otc meds are not recommended for children under 6. If it is just a common cold, and your child is younger, try a humidifier and suck the mucus out. They have some great devices that are battery operated. Most colds get a bit worse between the 3rd and 5 th day, with mucus changing colors. Keep him hydrated and only give fever reducers if the temp is over 100.5 core temp. ...Read more

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What is best to use on a baby for mosquito repellent that is safe?

What is best to use on a baby for mosquito repellent that is safe?

Try not to use: Most insect repellents have the ingredient deet which when absorbed through the skin can be neuro-toxic ( hurt our nervous system. Low dose 7-10% deet can be used on children but for babies i would try to use netting. You can spray some on their clothes and stroller as this may help. There are also some organic products which do not contain deet. ...Read more

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What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

12-15 mos.: I recommend by 15 months of age to eliminate bottles (and pacifiers) to protect the teeth. But any time earlier is fine. ...Read more

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What is the best stroller to get for my baby?

What is the best stroller to get for my baby?

See below: There are lots of different opinions on the "correct" stroller for your child. Frequently sites like consumer reports can help you by looking at the ones that have the best results. You want on that is easy to manage, doesn't have things that your baby can get caught in, and yet provide a good secure seat for your child with good support. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

What is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

No real issue: Absorbed fine. If it bothers your stomach it is perfectly good to take it with food. ...Read more

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What is the best type of pillow to buy for a child who is a stomach sleeper?

What is the best type of pillow to buy for a child who is a stomach sleeper?

None!: Although most people use them, pillows really aren't good for our backs and necks, and can worsen our posture. Especially for a child who sleeps face down, i'd recommend not using any pillow at all. ...Read more

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What is the best clothing for a newborn?

What is the best clothing for a newborn?

Easy to care for.: The stores are full of adorable baby clothing and it is easy to get carried away with frilly dresses and sweater vests, and you will undoubtedly receive many of these outfits as gifts. But the most practical baby clothing is soft cotton or light wool, easy to wash, and easy to get on and off of a wiggly, wet or poopy baby. Layers work well as babies do not regulate their temperatures well. ...Read more

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What is the best schedule for feeding a newborn?

What is the best schedule for feeding a newborn?

On Demand Is Best: Most pediatricians believe in the "demand schedule", which means feeding your newborn when she is hungry. Of course, this also means you do not have to wake her at night for feedings. There are always exceptions, and if your pediatrician feels your baby needs to be fed more frequently for any reason, follow their recommendation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

Special bottles: Babies with cleft palate, with or without cleft lip, have a difficult time generated a good, long suck because of the hole in the roof of the mouth. They swallow fine, it is just difficult to get the milk into their mouth. There are 3 major brands of cleft bottles that allow squeezing of the bottle to get the milk into the baby's mouth so they don't become exhausted trying to suck. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read more

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