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  1. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Newborn Basics

    During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...

  2. Breast-Feeding: How to Use a Breast Pump - Topic Overview

    Using a breast pump is a good way to provide the benefits of breast-feeding when you have to be away from your baby. Pumping will help keep up your milk supply and prevent discomfort and breast engorgement. You can also use a breast pump to slowly reduce your milk supply if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly.There are different types of breast pumps to choose from. They may look confusing at first, but they are easy to use. If you have any problems with pumping, ask for help. A lactation consultant or other breast-feeding expert can help you learn how to use a breast pump. Getting ready to pumpRead all the instructions that came with your pump. Be sure you know how to put it together and how often you will need to clean and sanitize the parts.Choose a good place to pump. Find a spot that's clean, comfortable, and private so you can relax. If you're pumping at work, you may feel more at ease in a room that has a door you can lock.Using a breast pumpWash your hands before you

  3. Breast-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Sometimes a mother wants to stop breast-feeding,but her baby shows signs of wanting to continue. If possible,continue breast-feeding a while longer. If this is not possible,the following suggestions may help you: Offer breast milk pumped from your breast,formula,or cow's milk (if your baby is more than 12 months old) in a cup or bottle before you breast-feed or between breast-feedings. ...

  4. Weaning - 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

  5. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Topic Overview

    Infant formulas take two times longer for a baby to digest than breast milk. The slower digestion of infant formula can affect:Feeding frequency. Babies who take infant formula usually want to feed less often than babies who are breast-feeding.Sleeping patterns. Babies who take infant formula may sleep longer at night once they are about 2 months old. But babies who are breast-fed usually catch up shortly after, at about 3 to 5 months of age.Bowel movements. Infant formula causes formed, brown stools that have a noticeable odor. Breast milk causes loose, yellow stools that have less odor.Breast milk, unlike formula, has antibodies. Breast-feeding may lower your child's risk for many types of infections and allergies. Breast milk may also help protect your child from some health problems, such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breast-Feeding.

  6. Breast-Feeding: Waking Your Baby - Topic Overview

    Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand. But during the first few days of breast-feeding,be sure to awaken your baby for feedings about every 2 hours. This will help to get your milk supply going. To make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable,try the following: Cool your baby off by taking off his or her clothes. Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby ...

  7. Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  8. Bottle-Feeding - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    Buying formula and suppliesTry to buy your formula and supplies before the baby is born. When you buy baby bottles and nipples, make sure you have a supply of small bottles [about ] for your baby's first few weeks. You may want to buy a variety of different bottle nipples so you can experiment to see which type your baby prefers. You can buy infant formula as a liquid concentrate or a powder that

  9. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Why It Is Done

    The surgery opens nasal passages to allow the baby to breathe. A newborn can only breathe through the nose (except when crying) in the first weeks of life. ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children ...

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