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What Should I Know About Formula Feeding
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I want to stop breastfeeding my baby and start bottle feeding but she is refusing to take bottle feeds, what should I do?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All are: All commercial brand formulas are adequate for your baby, but breast milk is best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What do you advise if I'm so sick of breastfeedingi'm breastfeeding my life away. how do I get her to drink formula?
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