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What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

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 more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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

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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

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What are some tips for weaning my infant?

What are some tips for weaning my infant?

Gradual: If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful. This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age. ...Read more

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Weaning: Weaning your child is a personal choice,but the American Academy of Pediatrics that you breastfeed for at least a year ...Read more

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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 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?

See a doctor: If your baby is really fussy after feeding, see your doctor to make sure there is not a problem- infection, not digesting feedings well, allergy to some component of the formula, or other concerns. Don't change the formula without checking with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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