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Doctor insights on: When To Wean A Baby From Breastmilk To Cow Milk

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Is breast milk like the same as cow milk?

Is breast milk like the same as cow milk?

No: Cow milk is created with a blend of proteins, fats& carbohydrates designed to help a calf grow. It is selectively deficient in many of the nutrients in human breast milk that are important for human growth. ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more

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It's said that milk intake shdbe reduced after 1yr as it lower the iron absorption.Its for cow milk or breast milk also.Mine dsnt take water so no opt?

It's said that milk intake shdbe reduced after 1yr as it lower the iron absorption.Its for cow milk or breast milk also.Mine dsnt take water so no opt?

MILK REQUIREMENT: Goes down after 1 yr. Too much milk intake causes anemia. 12-24 months should consume 2 cups (each equals 8 ounces/300 mg calcium)/day. 2-8 years: 2-3 cups. Needs food rich in calcium to meet daily requirement (700 mg/day: 1 to 3 years, 1000 mg/day: 4 to 8 years). Variety of nutrient-dense foods from the basic food groups (milk/milk products, meat/protein, grains, fruits, vegetables) needed. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is Tetra pack long shelf life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Is Tetra pack long shelf  life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Maybe: From what I understand in the packaging of shelf-stable milk such as Tetra pack, there is no additional preservatives. The milk is ultra-pasteurized, and the packaging is sterile, allowing long-term storage without refrigeration. However, it is not recommended to start cow's milk products until your baby is at least 1 year old. ...Read more

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Should I wean slowly off of breast milk?

Should I wean slowly off of breast milk?

Mileage may vary: Depends on the child's eagerness to embrace other foods, and on your ability to continue nursing. Stopping abruptly is mainly harmless, and some children do it on their own when they are able to express preferences. For others, slow weaning may be easier. ...Read more

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I want to wean my son from breastmilk to fresh milk after he is 1yr but I live in Pakistan is that ok? Or do I have to give him formula? Advice Pls

I want to wean my son from breastmilk to fresh milk after he is 1yr but I live in Pakistan is that ok? Or do I have to give him formula? Advice Pls

Sure: It is perfectly fine to wean your child to fresh milk-babyies tolerate this fine. It is imperative that you have appropriate refrigeration to prevent the fresh milk from spoiling. The milk should have also undergone pasteurization to prevent survival of bacteria. ...Read more

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When is the best time to wean a 14 & 13 of breast milk or should I keep going as they seem to need it for comfort feeding they both feed 3 times a day?

When is the best time to wean a 14 & 13 of breast milk or should I keep going as they seem to need it for comfort feeding they both feed 3 times a day?

Confusing question: Why would you be breast feeding a 14 yo or 13 yo or how would it happen that they were 14 and 13 months? Either way they can find other ways to nurture than breast feeding. ...Read more

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Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?

Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?

No: I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here, as breast milk will usually go away after you're done breastfeeding. For it to go on 3 years after weaning is a bit unusual, but i'd be glad it did. If the pituitary is normal, then no, unless you're prone to migraines anyways you should be fine. ...Read more

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Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. Dha and ara started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were a component of breast milk. This is just one more reason why breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby. ...Read more

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If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again very soon, and you can go ahead and feed them. But if the amount is unusually large or frequent, or their urine is dark, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more

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Does an infant develop the same if they were breastfed or bottle fed with breast milk?

Does an infant develop the same if they were breastfed or bottle fed with breast milk?

Breast milk: Breast milk whether fed by nursing or in a bottle is the same. However, most babies who nurse get more milk than they would when milk is pumped because your baby is the most efficient breast pump developed ever. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness ?

Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness ?

Probably: Babies can tolerate the temperature of occasional chilled feelings. They are more susceptible to temp changes than older children so be careful. ...Read more

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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

See below: Breast milk has a lot more. Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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