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What Is The Best Way To Wean My Baby Off Of Bottles
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
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
Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?
Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to wean my daughter from formula? She's just now getting teeth and they're not fully out yet. She hates baby food wants table food. I don't know how to make sure she gets nutrition
Baby nutrition: One of the best website for children nutrition is American Academy of Pediatrics home page. You will find details what kind of food a what age. Another website is ChooseMyPlate.com of USDA which provides individual diet guidance based upon age, sex and activities. The best approach is patience and choose variety of food for your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?
My 6 wk infant has had runny seedy green poos since weaning him onto formulae. No fever or blood and isn't vomiting. Would it be safe to try soy?
Normal poop: While it is certainly fine to try soy formula, what you are describing is perfectly normal poop for a 6 week old. Their stools are very runny and seedy, and colors range from yellow to green to brown to orange. The colors we don't like are white, red and black. These sound like very healthy, normal poops, so i don't think a formula change is even needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more
Work w/your doctor: First discuss with your doctor how you are with the condition for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed. Most people dealing with major depression need to stay on this medication for 8 months - 1 year at least to avoid relapse -- and you're right at 8 months. If all is well, your doctor can help you with a tapering process. Sometimes symptoms return, and the medicine needs to he re-instated. ...Read more
What is the best way to wean my 24 month old from the pacifier? He mostly uses it at night and for naps.
Get tablets: If you are having trouble weaning off 25 mg zoloft, (sertraline) you may be a slow metabolizer. Check with your doctor. Otherwise, skip a capsule every 5 days for 2 wks, then every 4 days for 2 wks, then every 3 days, then every other day for 2 wks etc then one cap every 3days for 2 wks, every 4 days for 2 wks, then stop. ...Read more
What is the best way to wean myself off of 120mg of oxy a day? Been on pain mgmt for 1y doc wants to go methadone route, but terrified of that!
Tell your doctor: Tell your doctor you want to be weaned off. Most doctors would be happy to help you reduce the doses gradually until you are off or on a lower dose. If the pain you are suffering is so severe that when the dose is decreased your pain is not controlled, a long acting agent is always a good idea. Methadone is a great analgesic. There are many agents other than methadone. Discuss it with md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On Suboxone for 1 1/2 year down to 1/8 strip a day 8/2mg strip. What is the best way to wean off this with little with draw. Doctor is no help. ?
Good job on taper: Can taper more, for e.g., 2mg strips-1/4 (.5mg)/day, then .5mg every other day or 1/8 (.25mg, hard to do)/day & then stop. Must be physically, mentally & socially ready. Work out detailed timing & individualized plan w/ a supportive doctor.. Short-term supportive meds can be used to minimize withdrawal. 99% of the time will have some degree of withdrawal, regardless. Good luck & think good. ...Read more
Im Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg qd. I would like to know what is the best way to wean off of it to get the least or no side effects/ withdrawals?
What is the best way to wean off of 10mg of hydrocodone a day? I have been on it for about 10 months and do not want to have any withdrawal symptoms
Take fewer per day: You can wean yourself by taking fewer pills per day and see the effect. Talk to your doctor who prescribes these meds. Most doctors would like to see their patients get off these meds... There are alternatives to opioids for pain control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on Zoloft for over a year, but have been wanting to get off. Missed three doses over MLK by accident. What is the best way to wean off now
Did you have trouble: withdrawing from the Zoloft during the three days? Any symptoms? Other SSRI's are notorious for creating havoc by too quickly quitting (Paxil, Effexor and now Cymbalta). Zoloft and Prosac are not usually in this category, so you may be lucky. Consult with your prescribing MD, but generally withdrawal is better if you reduce the dose by a third, one week at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been taking 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) for 2.5 months. What is the best way to wean off it if you going to 5 mg amlodipine. Can you take both during wean off?
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