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Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Why is my baby feeding less often?

Why is my baby feeding less often?

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 more

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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more


Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more

Dr. April Hartman Dr. Hartman
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Anand Dr. Anand
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Amritsar
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Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Dr,My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted.as its so soft,light,painless,guess it has dried.bt huge size differnt.wht shd do?help

Inverted nipple : Your left breast has inverted nipple ,the baby cannot make good grasp to suck milk ,breast is o.k.Either you can use nipple shield or pump milk from left breast. You can consult -breast feeding consultant .Continue feeding from rt breast as much as possible . ...Read more

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Dr. Adam King Dr. King
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
11 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Camacho Dr. Camacho
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and i have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

Breastfeeding: breastfeeding can cause some irregular vaginal bleeding as the hormonal balance triggering normal menstrual cycles is disrupted. The bleeding can be controlled with a variety of birth control options. ...Read more

Dr. Julius Sherwinter Dr. Sherwinter
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey Dr. Jassey
Pediatrics
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then i go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is there a best time of day to feed an infant? Or is just important to establish a routine?

Is there a best time of day to feed an infant? Or is just important to establish a routine?

Timing: I encourage parents to feed their infants every 3-4 days during the day. Breastfeeding will have a different pattern at times as infants will cycle through high demand days. Don't fall for the "you're not satisfying him" remarks. I like routines if parent is trying to return to work soon. http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/feednewborn.html# ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Common finding: They do what they do.Some are lazy relaxed feeders and some are aggressive barracudas.Some are bored with the process and want to do something else. You just work through it. ...Read more

Dr. Belinda Marquis Dr. Marquis
Pediatrics
40 years in practice
University of Benin College of Medical Sciences
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Are there any risks to drinking from a babies feeding bottle?

Are there any risks to drinking from a babies feeding bottle?

Hygiene: Yes.There is the risk that bacteria or virus from your mouth could be transferred to the baby, and make the baby sick. ...Read more

Dr. Sara Gonzalez Dr. Gonzalez
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

New data: We have the advantage of living in a modern age of information; we now know that babies do just as well - in fact, better - if feeding of solid foods is delayed until 6 months. Only breast milk should be given during the first six months. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously.Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Try not to: Feeding a baby in a slightly head up position will prevent any of the formula getting into the middle ear and causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it safe to feed babies with mashed veggies on their 5th month?

Is it safe to feed babies with mashed veggies on their 5th month?

Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read more