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Doctor insights on: Why My Baby Makes Smacking Lip Sound When Bottle Feeding

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

 Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

Not sure: Check with your child's doctor. Sucking blisters on the upper lip are not uncommon, but it is unusual that it would persist. Is he using a pacifier or thumb sucking still? That might cause it to continue. ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister/calus on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for while now and still has it. Unusual?

Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister/calus on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for while now and still has it. Unusual?

Change cup: It is OK if callus is stable , I would change him to tip-over sip cup to avoid needing suction to get liquid out the bottle, this straw cup may be not much different than a bottle mechanistically, can be bad for his teeth as well ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My 8 week old makes a clicking sound when bottle feeding, seems to lose suction and I think i can hear lots of air bubbles going down?

Hi Dr. My 8 week old makes a clicking sound when bottle feeding, seems to lose suction and I think i can hear lots of air bubbles going down?

Sucking problem: You need to check the size of the hole in the nipple & see how fast it is dripping down the formula . Try a nipple with smaller hole & see if it makes a difference, if she is also breast fed does she make the same sound? If yes then you need to take her to her pediatrician or even ENT to make sure that her nose, throat & larynx are ok. Good luck & enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Babies that are on a bottle feeding aren't stronger? Aren't healthier? Im bottle feeding should I be worry or feel guilty?

Relative issue: Breast fed infants, even if breast fed for a few weeks, seem to have better life outcomes than those started on the bottle initially.There are also living immune factors that breast milk has that reduce some of babies illnesses.That said, there has been tremendous improvements in formulas in the past 3 decades and babies thrive. I think mom's have to do whatever it takes and not accept guilt for it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same: nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle. ...Read more

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When should baby stop bottle feeding?

Bottle feeding : When to stop bottle feeding is your decision.If you wish you can start weaning your child at 7-10 months. ...Read more

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How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

How can bottle feeding be harmful for baby?

Bottle feeding: Breastfeeding is best for your baby but if you cannot breastfeed, bottle feeding with an infant formula is acceptable. It can be harmful if the bottle is propped up to feed (choking/aspiration), if the milk is old or if the baby is falling asleep with the bottle in their mouth (cavaties). There are other reasons the bottle may or may not be safe but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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When is a good time to wean my baby off of nursing or bottle-feeding?

When is a good time to wean my baby off of nursing or bottle-feeding?

Depends on the child: Some kids need more nurturing than others and will seek out the cuddle time at the breast well into the 2nd yr. If your infant needs cuddle time, do as long as desired. When kids start to walk, they may loose interest in cuddle time. When you have to chase them down to bf its time to quit. Bottles are easy, when baby will take well from a hard spout sippy cup start the wean. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding a baby?

Various opinions: Some believe nipple confusion is the main problem switching back and forth in feeding method. Babies have to put a little more work into getting the milk to drop down from the breast vs suckling a bottle. I have lots of parents who use both methods and rarely have I seen true nipple confusion. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/your-babys-feeding-breast-vs-bottle ...Read more