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What should I do if my 6 month baby does not want to drink any form of formula?

What should I do if my 6 month baby does not want to drink any form of formula?

Transition slowly: Breast milk tastes radically different from formula, and babies get used to what they have been on. I'm assuming that you pump and feed with a bottle, and if not, start. You can start by adding 3/4 breast milk and 1/4 formula to a bottle and starting that for a week or so. Then slowly transitioning to 1/2 of each, and eventually working breast milk out of the bottle entirely. ...Read more

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What to do if my 3 week old baby can not poop?

What to do if my 3 week old baby can not poop?

Depends: This needs more information. Do you mean that he/she has never "pooped"? Are there any associated symptoms that suggest pain or discomfort. It seems to me that you should visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby will not take the bottle?

What should I do if my baby will not take the bottle?

Have dad try: To avoid a baby who will only eat from the breast start using a bottle every other day when the baby is about 1 month old. When using a bottle have dad feed him when mom's out of the house (seeing and hearing mom means the breast is an option). Try the bottle when he's hungry but not famished or when he's sleepy. Try different positions or movements to distract him. Warm the milk and the nipple. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby will not take a bottle?

What should I do if my baby will not take a bottle?

Cup: Many breast fed babies will not take a bottle. This is a challenge. For those who really will not take a bottle at all, then work with a sippie cup and practice practice practice. By nine months many children can actually drink form a straw..The small juice box size straws. It seems logical from your question that you are breastfeeding. If there is more that is a concern, discuss it with your md. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm so sick of breastfeedingi'm breastfeeding my life away. how do I get her to drink formula?

What do you advise if I'm so sick of breastfeedingi'm breastfeeding my life away. how do I get her to drink formula?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is very good for your baby, but nothing is more important for your child than your mental health. Try to wean her off the breast slowly, gradually switching a number of feeds each day for formula. ...Read more

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What do I do if my 6 month old doesn't want to eat baby food anymore?

What do I do if my 6 month old doesn't want to eat baby food anymore?

Several options: There is nothing wrong with preparing your own food. But extra acidity, fats etc are not necessary.Also waiting a few more months for dairy is still recommended. Remember that if you are patient and the baby is really hungry, he will tend to eat.Also some babies when teething have this happen.But this phase does pass. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby will not ingest fluids while she is ill?

What should I do if my baby will not ingest fluids while she is ill?

Whatever you can: There are only two ways to get in fluids. Orally and iv. So your purpose is clear. Start by trying to give a couple ounces of rehydration solution (pedialyte) by bottle, and if unsuccessful, you can spoon it in, or even use a dropper to instill small amounts in the child's mouth. By spooning in a few teaspoons frequently, you can get a lot of fluids in short period of time. Falling behind, call! ...Read more

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What to do if I do not enjoy taking care of my newborn. husband does not understand, why is this?

What to do if I do not enjoy taking care of my newborn. husband does not understand, why is this?

Speak with someone: It sounds like you may be suffering from post partum depression. You should reach out to someone whether it be another mom, a psychologist or a psychiatrist. You are not alone. A lot of women experience this after giving birth. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby will not eat cow's milk?

What should I do if my baby will not eat cow's milk?

Find an alternative: Bovine milk is a convenient but unnecessary part of the diet. If it weren't an easy calcium source it would likely not be used at all. The other benefits:sugars, fluid, protein & fat are available in other liquids. Your baby may be self selecting against the bovine milk because it figured out that it causes cramps or gas. Move on to something else. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a baby and most babies get used to the taste after a while. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby will not take the bottle?

What can I do if my baby will not take the bottle?

Have dad step in: Babies are much smarter than we give them credit! your baby has probably realized she prefers the feeling of your breast to the nipple on the bottle. Given the choice, she is likely to choose you first! you might need to have someone else (dad, a grandparent or friend) step in to introduce the bottle when you step out. She will probably protest a bit, but will eventually eat when she is hungry. ...Read more

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What i can do if my baby don't want to take hotchpotch or any solid food? My baby's age 9.11 months.

What i can do if my baby don't want to take hotchpotch or any solid food? My baby's age 9.11 months.

See your pedi: I have no idea what hotch potch is but if your baby is that age and is not eating any solid food you need to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What do you do if a baby is not breathing right after it's born?

What do you do if a baby is not breathing right after it's born?

Baby breathing: We essentially help the baby breathe, even intubate if we need to and assist with breathing. ...Read more

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My son 20 months old , start vomiting since afternoon,he doesn't want to eat or drink,he is hot,what shall I do and is there any thing can I give him ?

My son 20 months old , start vomiting since afternoon,he doesn't want to eat or drink,he is hot,what shall I do and is there any thing can I give him ?

Vomiting, hot: It sounds like you are describing a tummy infection. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositories to treat his fever, the dose based on his weight. Try small amounts of Pedialyte or similar electrolyte solution to keep fluids down. If this is not working, have him seen. Babies can get dehydrated quickly. All the best and I hope he feels better. ...Read more

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Is there anything my husband should do or not do before we start trying to have a baby?

Is there anything my husband should do or not do before we start trying to have a baby?

Eat properly: By far the most important thing that all of us need is sticking to "god made food" and avoiding "junk". It is also obvious that smoking and profligate living is to be avoided. The father needs to be as fit as the mother. ...Read more