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    1. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - 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

    2. Mastitis While Breast-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

    3. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

      Caring for just one newborn is a big job. Raising more than one baby means even less sleep, more work, and less time for yourself. On some days, you may feel frustrated that you can't keep up with work at home. Do not wait for stress to become a problem before you ask for help. Your family, friends, and doctor can help you find ways to cope. Ways to copeBe a good planner. Buying supplies, getting your babies in and out of cars and strollers, and keeping track of what your babies have eaten or done can become overwhelming with more than one baby. Diapers, naps, nursing, and everything else that is part of your babies' lives can take over your life and keep you from taking care of yourself, if you let it. Charts and systems to stay organized and efficient will help you to cope. Get as much rest as you can. Do not feel guilty if you let chores go undone so that you can rest. Try to sleep when your babies are sleeping, rather than using that time to get chores done. If you are going to

    4. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).If you are breast-feeding, your baby may: Suck a few times and then stop nursing.Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.Refuse to breast-feed.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup. If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may: Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

    5. Antibiotics for Mastitis While Breast-Feeding

      Drug details for Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding.

    6. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - How Well It Works

      Surgery cures the problem. Most children need only one operation, but in some cases, the procedure may be repeated if the nasal passages close again. ...

    7. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

    8. Breast-Feeding - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

      The weaning processThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast - fed for at least a year and as long after as mother and child desire.1Weaning from breast - or bottle - feeding can be done gradually or abruptly. If you are not breast - feeding and your baby is younger than 12 months of age, use iron - fortified formula. Do not offer your baby cow's milk.1 The iron in cow's

    9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Routine Checkups

      A well baby checkup is a good time to ask questions about weaning. During this checkup, your baby's health professional will: Compare the baby's current weight, height, and head size with measurements taken at birth to see if the rate of growth is normal. Ask how well the baby is eating and sleeping and whether any problems have developed. ...

    10. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - 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 ...

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