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  1. Making the Change From Breast to Bottle-Feeding

    All nursing moms wean their babies sooner or later, whether it's when they add solid food to babies' diets, replace some breast milk with formula (for infants), or switch completely from breast to bottle or sippy cup. Everyone reacts differently to weaning. If you or your baby find it hard to adjust

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  2. Making the Transition From Breast to Bottle Feeding

    All nursing moms wean their babies sooner or later, whether it's when they add solid food to babies' diets, replace some breast milk with formula (for infants), or switch completely from breast to bottle or sippy cup. Everyone reacts differently to weaning. If you or your baby find it hard to adjust

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  3. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night.  Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might hel

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  4. Bottle Feeding and Formula: Expert Q&A

    From how to hold the bottle to how much to feed, new parents havemany questions about feeding. Here are some answers from board-certified pediatrician Renee A. Alli, MD, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in practice in metro Atlanta. What's the best way to choose a formula? Your pediatr

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  5. Breastfeeding: 11 Things That May Help

    Have you decided to try breastfeeding, at least part of the time? Some items can make the process easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Here are 11 supplies that may help: Many hospitals give new moms lanolin samples to help soothe sore, cracked nipples. It's safe for babies to ingest, too,

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  6. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

    As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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  7. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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  8. Measuring and Mixing Formula

    No matter which type of formula you choose, it's important to measure and mix it properly so your baby safely gets the nutrition he needs. "Measuring and reconstituting infant formula is particularly important when it concerns low-birth-weight and premature babies," says David Saltzman, MD, a Chicag

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  9. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  10. Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms

    The closeness and comfort of nursing your baby can be the most wonderful and unique experience. But for most nursing moms, the time comes when you need to be away from your little one -- for work, because of illness, or just for a night out to reconnect with your partner. At times like these, a brea

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