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What should I know about formula feeding?

What should I know about formula feeding?

Bottle feeding: This is a huge topic: here's a good place to start: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/amount-and-schedule-of-formula-feedings.Aspx. ...Read more

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What should I know about breast milk storage?

What should I know about breast milk storage?

Follow CDC guideline: The CDC puts out breastfeeding recommendations with guidelines on storage. Follow these. Always store milk in the back of the fridge or freezer where it is coolest. Store in sterilized bottles or bags. Never refreeze milk after it has been frozen and never thaw in microwave. Briefly on countertop milk is good for 6 hours, fridge for 5 days and freezer for 3-6months. ...Read more

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What are some questions I should ask my doctor about breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

What are some questions I should ask my doctor about breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Breast vs formula: I don't know if you are talking about a doctor you currently are using or a doctor you are interviewing, and I'm not sure if you are thinking of asking the baby's doctor, or your doctor. But, from my perspective as a pediatrician, I would ask how supportive the doctor is for either choice. I would also ask if the doctor is a parent, and what personal experience he/she has with feeding either way ...Read more

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What do I need to know about feeding tubes?

What do I need to know about feeding tubes?

Many things..: You need to know about procedures to place the tube, diet and how to include medications. Local support groups may help. Hospice is also a great resource as they deal with feeding tubes a lot and may have an educator to help you. ...Read more

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Actually i want to ask my daughter she is about 3 month n her body size n waight are low what should I do for her m worried about her please tell me..

Actually i want to ask my daughter she is about 3 month n her body size n waight are low what should I do for her m worried about her please tell me..

Difficult question: Smaller body weight and size may be appropriate for your baby depending on many factors. There is a wide range of normal over the first year and the pattern of growth rather than the size is used to decide if this is healthy.Your doc can use a standard growth chart to position weight/length and head size at various points since birth. If normal, relax, if not find out why and work to fix it. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?

What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?

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 more

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What should I be feeding my baby?

What should I be feeding my baby?

Food allergies: Babies with a strong family history of food allergies should be advanced more slowly. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read more

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I want to stop breastfeeding my baby and start bottle feeding but she is refusing to take bottle feeds, what should I do?

I want to stop breastfeeding my baby and start bottle feeding but she is refusing to take bottle feeds, what should I do?

Different feeder: Baby will often refuse a bottle if she can smell you. If you enlist dad or another helper to start the process baby may accept the feed if hungry enough.After a few feeds by the other helper, baby may be willing to make the change. ...Read more

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What should I do about a menopausal mother?

GET HER HELP: Many women suffer with severe physical and emotional symptoms as a result of hormonal changes occuring in this period. Apparently, your mom is one of them. Having her meet with a qualified specialist in this area will be most helpful to her in getting her to feel better and be like her "old self". ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding exclusively my baby is two months, i want to know if i get sick what would be the best formula to give her temporally?

I am breastfeeding exclusively my baby is two months, i want to know if i get sick what would be the best formula  to give her temporally?

Keep breastfeeding!: Your baby is already exposed to your environment. By continuing to breastfeed she benefits from your stronger immune system and gets the antibodies needed for her to fight off your infection. ...Read more

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What should you do about infant acne?

What should you do about infant acne?

NO treat infant acne: Infant acne is self-limiting (resolves on its own) and does not bother the child so no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What should I know about amblyopia?

What should I know about amblyopia?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby bites me? Just stop breastfeeding him?

What should I do if my baby bites me? Just stop breastfeeding him?

Teach him...: ...Not to bite the breast that feeds him! in all seriousness, most babies don't realize that their teeth can hurt mom. Calmly taking baby off the breast after biting can break this habit. See http://kellymom.Com/ages/older-infant/biting/ for some additional ideas. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about pacifier safety?

What do I need to know about pacifier safety?

Pacifier safety tips: Pacifiers deteriorate over time. Inspect them periodically and replace them if the rubber is discolored or torn. Never tie a pacifier to your child’s crib or around your child’s neck or hand. This could cause serious injury or even death. Prolonged pacifier use might lead to dental and speech problems. ...Read more

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Birth control for i 15 year old what should I do about it let her talk to doctor or what?

Birth control for i 15 year old what should I do about it let her talk to doctor or what?

Yes,: She may be more comfortable giving details to doctor, and the doctor will hopefuly explain the pros/conse/side effects and risks of birth control. And determine whehter or not is is appropriate for her. If she is having pelvic pain, it is likely a safe treatment option that may help her. ...Read more

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My baby waight n size r too small please tell me about her she is 3 month what should I do for her?

My baby waight n size r too small please tell me about her she is 3 month what should I do for her?

Start w/ ur peds dr.: If your pediatrician agrees with your after measuring her height and weight for her age, then you may need a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist. However, 3 months is rather young to make that determination, since she may need to be older for that consideration. Follow the lead with her doctor, and you can always get a second opinion as well. Without specifics, an exam would be best to do. ...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