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Why is my baby having so much difficulty latching?

Why is my baby having so much difficulty latching?

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 more

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Why is my baby having so much trouble latching when I try to nurse her?

Why is my baby having so much trouble latching when I try to nurse her?

Nipples shape,baby: Your pediatrician or obstetrician can tell you if your nipples have problems e.g. Flat, inverted, etc this can prevent your baby from latching on to your breast.That is your nipple is drawn to the back of the baby's mouth and your baby's gums and tongue are compressing on the dark part of your breast(areola). Also if your baby has tongue-tie, (short frenulum, that can prevent a good latch. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry so much more now that she's teething?

Why does my baby cry so much more now that she's teething?

Because it hurts: Try cold teething ring. Children's Tylenol/Motrin may help take edge off...follow pkg directions to the letter. Schedule appt w Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) now for more help. ...Read more

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Why is my baby nursing less?

Why is my baby nursing less?

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 more

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Why is my baby so gassy?

Why is my baby so gassy?

Depends: Babies pass gas that they swallowed during feeding or fussing or because they make it. We all have germs in our digestive tract, and they live off what we don't absorb during digestion. Some kids pass more because they fuss more, or eat more air when they feed. Some don't digest some of what they eat, like lactose in milk, which can lead to more gas.Eliminating lactose feeds helps some. ...Read more

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Why is my baby crying so much?

Why is my baby crying so much?

Many reasons: Without knowing a whole lot more about your situation, i can't guess why your baby is crying. Sometimes there is a genuine medical problem, sometimes it's more a matter of an anxious personality, and sometimes it's just blowing off steam. Visit your pediatrician to go over the situation in depth so you can get a good answer to your question. ...Read more

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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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Why does my baby squirm so much?

Why does my baby squirm so much?

Squirm: Maybe you are gripping too tight? Or maybe the baby is just learning to gain dexterity and simply is discovering its own body and how it works so it does it by squirming. Unless it is really abnormal and dangerous, then it is nothing to worry about. They do this until they can crawl. Just like they cry and scream until they can talk. ...Read more

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Why does my baby sweat so much while sleeping?

Why does my baby sweat so much while sleeping?

Some sweat...: ...And some don't. Sometimes that's genetic. But first, i would make sure he's not over wrapped. If you would be comfortable in a room wearing a t-shirt, your baby is not going to be comfortable in flannel jammies and three blankets. ...Read more

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How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

Set a good pattern: One of the best ways to establish an efficient breasting pattern is to do it first. As you get baby up from a nap, start baby at the breast and let him/her use their energy to to their job first. Diaper changes and other maintainance can wait and don't require their assistance. ...Read more

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Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

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 more

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Why is my 5-week-old so fussy about breastmilk?

Why is my 5-week-old so fussy about breastmilk?

It depends: I am not sure what you mean by "fussy"- some children with true lactose intolerance will become fussy if the mother is consuming large amounts of lactose in her diet. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Yes: Yes, it is normal. Every baby is different. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby. However, it does not always occur as naturally as we hope. It is normal for latching difficulties to occur initially. It is always a good idea to have a lactation consult to discuss the specific needs of each mother-baby connection. Correcting latching issues will result in a happier baby. ...Read more

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How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

Estimated feed: The estimated feeding of an infant is about half their pound weight as ounces.For example, an 8lb infant will generally take 4 ounces & a 10 lb kid would take 5 ounces. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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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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Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

May be a latch issue: If feeding is working for the two of you it may just be a noisy baby. Clicking, is sometimes heard when a latch is not quite complete. A lactation consultant can observe your technique and offer suggestions for modifications if needed. ...Read more

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How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

She may just have: A quiet temperament. She should be able to laugh out loud, blow "raspberries" (" bronx cheer"), fake a cough, & babble strings of consonant-vowel sounds. Look for reciprocal social communication (mimicking your sounds while you're looking at each other), raising her arms to be picked up, the ability to learn behaviors, & stranger anxiety.See the healthy child section at aap.Org. Or firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Reflux: Make sure to burp the baby and do not overfeed another way to prevent is t keep your baby sirloin for a few minutes after is fed. ...Read more

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