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Why Is My Baby Feeding Less
Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 5 months.she is suddenly getting more hungrier. she is not satisfied after breastfeeding.she also takes more formula than before.night feed?
Milk supple is good latch is good but baby isn't interested i'm nursing, gets really fussy when nursing, why could this be? Baby is 2 months old
Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maternal and infant : Many factors may affect latching on. Mom may be engorged or her nipples flat, making it difficult to latch on. The baby must open wide enough to take in the areola. Ask your pediatrician or lactation consultant to watch you feeding, and give you specific guidance. The rewards of breast feeding are worth the initial effort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 week old baby goes eight hours overnight in between breast feeding sessions. The baby is healthy and gaining weight fine but I am worried because the baby doesn't feedevery 3-4 hours. Is it normal?
My baby is 6 weeks old. How much oz per feed she need.Currently giving 2oz per feed. But she is always hungry and crying even after feed and want more?
Infant Feeding: She should be drinking 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours as a general rule. However, every baby is different, some want a little more or a little less. Always put an ounce more in the bottle than she finishes. Babies do not overeat! :) ...Read more
Probiotics: Many children will do better by simply adding a probiotic. The good bacteria help colonize the gut and assist digestion. Use one like culturelle baby or flora baby. Fussiness after eating clues me in to a digestive issue and i like to address that issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 month old breast milk fed baby spits up a lot. How much is too much and when should I be concerned about it?
Is baby growing ?: If baby is happy more or less and ready to refeed after sptting it is likely simple reflux. As long as baby wets diapers every 6 hours and is growing, i don't get very concerned. The spitting can increase and peak around 4 mo as baby becomes more active. If baby doesn't wet but every 8hrs or more, you need to have it evaluated. ...Read more
My 13week old baby is bottle and eating more than usual, teething but still not sleeping through the night- is it s growth spurt?
Sleep consolidation : Occurs between 1-4 mos. If you have a consistent bedtime & routine: in low light, read, feed, then wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth after last feed & put him on his back in his crib in his room, drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm to fall asleep. Wait 5 min. Before going in if he night-wakes. Hope for 6 hrs. Sleep @ 4 mos. & 11 pm-6 am by 5 mos. & avoid trained night-crying @ 6 mos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 4 months. I am exclusively breast feeding but my milk seems to be getting less and less what can I do to produce more?
Are you well?: The other doctors gave sound advice, however, if you are ill (including depression) your breast milk may decrease as the body economy shifts calories to its health needs. Also, breast milk production decreases with time as the baby grows. If your depression is a problem, you may not be able to take in the calories you need. Please talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 3 weeks old , I feel my milk is not enough, is it fine to give her bottle milk as she feels hungry, also she is very thiny, is she ok.
Formula may help: At 3 weeks of age a full term baby should have gained about 12 oz over birth weight. Some mothers don't produce enough milk for a baby to grow. A lactation nurse may be able to help. Sometimes breast feeding, then giving formula will fill up the baby and give enough nutrition to gain weight. You should call your baby's doctor for an appointment. ...Read more
How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?
Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed .... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal ?
My baby is 18 months old, and she is not drinking enough milk but is eating baby food all day. Is that healthy?
Breast fed baby: Breast fed babies sometimes find comfort in latching to the breast and forget about hunger. Although most breast fed babies are well proportion to their height and weight growth. Aap ( american academy of pediatrics) guidelines clearly suggest breast milk as the best form of nourishment for babies. Upto 4 mnths exclusive breast milk and afterwards supplement with baby food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call the nursery at: Your birth hospital & ask the nurses for names of lactation consultants. They can watch your baby nurse, help you determine the cause of your reduced supply & suggest methods for increasing it. Stress, diet, hydration & illness can be factors. Because it's a feed-back system, the more you nurse, the more milk you make. Try nursing every 3-4 hours during the day & after 6 hours at night. ...Read more
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