Breast-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview
You may choose to wait until your child is a toddler (age 1 to 2 years) or older to wean him or her from the breast. You may feel that your toddler is not ready for weaning until later or that you both are not ready. You may want to initiate it or just let your child stop breast-feeding on his or her own (self-wean). One way to let a toddler control his or her own weaning is through the "don't ...
Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview
Note: This topic discusses bottle - feeding formula. For information about bottle - feeding your baby breast milk, see the topic Breast - Feeding.When is bottle - feeding formula the right choice for my baby?Your reasons for wanting to bottle - feed your baby formula are personal. You are the only one who can make the best decision for you and your baby. If you think you will have or are having ..
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition
It is easy to get too tired and overwhelmed during the first weeks after childbirth. Take it easy on yourself. Get rest whenever you can,accept help from others,and eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Getting rest Like pregnancy,the newborn period can be a time of excitement,joy,and exhaustion. You may look at your wondrous little baby and feel happy. You may also be overwhelmed by ...
Combining Breast-Feeding and Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview
You may choose to breast-feed and give infant formula for some of your baby's feedings. Supplementing breast milk with formula may decrease your supply of breast milk. But it will not stop your breast milk production. It is best to wait until your baby has been breast-feeding well for at least 6 weeks before offering your baby formula.Some babies have problems transferring their sucking patterns back and forth between their mother's breast and a bottle. Sucking a bottle requires different tongue and jaw motions from those needed to breast-feed. Sometimes the shape of the nipple plays a part in how well your breast-fed baby adjusts to bottle feedings. Many types and shapes of nipples are available. It will probably take some experimenting before you find one that works well for your baby. For example, some babies may have trouble using a flat nipple—the kind that is usually attached to bottles that have plastic inner liners. Some babies are not able to suck on the breast nipple
Repair of Choanal Atresia - What to Think About
Surgery may be delayed until the child is 2 or 3 years old if only one nasal passage is blocked.The transnasal technique requires less operating time than the transpalatal approach, but the risk of the nasal passages closing later may be higher. ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - When to Call a Doctor
Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...
Language Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Babies begin developing language at birth. By 12 months,they may have mastered a few words and usually understand far more. Speech development is extremely variable,but language skills develop in many subtle ways. At 1 month of age,infants turn to a soft voice,especially a parent's voice. Around 3 to 6 weeks of age,babies use different cries to communicate,such as a shrill cry for pain ...
Cup-Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula - Topic Overview
Cup-feeding is a way to provide breast milk or formula to a baby who is unwilling or unable to breast-feed or drink from a bottle. If a mother wants to breast-feed,cup-feeding is also sometimes used as an alternative to bottle-feeding for a baby who needs supplementation for a few days. To cup-feed your baby,fill a medicine cup to about 1 fl oz (29.6 mL) with breast milk or formula. Make ...
Feeding Schedule for Babies - Topic Overview
Feed your baby whenever he or she seems hungry (on-demand).During the first few days or weeks, breast-feedings tend to occur every 1 to 3 hours around the clock. And formula-feedings tend to occur every 3 to 4 hours around the clock. You may have to wake your sleepy newborn to feed in the first few days after birth. A baby will usually wake up during the night for feedings for about the first 6 months. After that, babies may wait as long as 8 hours between feedings. Babies typically eat more just before and during a growth spurt.A baby is getting enough to eat if he or she: Wets at least 6 to 8 diapers a day. Gains 4 oz (0.1 kg) or more each week.Babies give cues during feeding that show how hungry they are. A hungry baby will latch on to the breast or bottle and suck continuously. A baby who is getting full during a feeding will take longer pauses between sucking. A full baby will turn away from the breast or bottle and not want to suck.Your baby may be eating too much if he or she
Burping a Baby - Topic Overview
A baby may be uncomfortable after feedings if he or she has swallowed air during the feeding. Burping helps get rid of air that the baby has swallowed. Burp a breast-feeding baby when you switch breasts during feeding. Burp a baby who is bottle-feeding after each 1 fl oz (30 mL) to 2 fl oz (60 mL) of fluid. Burp the baby after the feeding is finished. If the baby has problems with gas or ...