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What Should I Do If My Baby Is Ocnstipated
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Picky Eaters: Babies taste buds are different than ours. They tend to be more sensitive to taste and texture. As you start introducing solids to your baby, it will take him a while to figure out what to actualy do with this new food in his mouth, be patient. If you have a baby that likes few things, build around what he likes, always offer a variety of colors and textures via veggies & fruits. Make meals fun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Depends: I do believe newborns can be spoiled.Thus it depends upon the baby's needs.A baby who is fed, burped, clean and otherwise comfortable enough to fall asleep is put down.Instantly they awaken only to fall asleep as soon as they are held.I generally put these rascals down and let them learn to self soothe ( fuss a bit). Why? Most parents who hold their babies" all the time " are stressed. Not good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try another approach: If a baby throws food, he may just be playing. When he is really hungry, re-approach him and eat with him, to show that food is for eating. If he throws food because he is angry, the parent can "disappear" and watch the baby from behind, and then come back to try again a few minutes later. When a baby is truly hungry, he is less likely to throw the food away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reset the clock: After the newborn period babies can slip into the habit of becoming trained nighttime feeders.One of the ways to interrupt that pattern is to offer a small amount of water to older babies. That will quench their thirst but not perpetuate the habit of eating at night.Some babies will become upset so be prepared the first several nights to "go through withdrawals" as you reset the hunger time clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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