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I'd say as long as she's not having an excess amount of gas pains then she's fine. There will always be some bouts of gas pain to deal with (at those times we found that moving my wee girl's legs around in a slow bicycle motion and tummy rubs tended to help). As babies age their digestive systems change. Her little stomach will grow and strengthen, ...


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I had the same problem and corrected it. Let me give you the insights I learned during this process and some things I tried to get the biting to stop, which it eventually did: The gums rise significantly before the teeth come out and affect the way a baby latches (to a bottle or breast). At 6 months the baby starts eating more solids, which means they need ...


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My son was born at 24 weeks and he would only burp after every second or third bottle. The NICU doctors and feeding specialists all said it is normal and that some babies just do not burp like people expect since burps are just air in the stomach. If you are really worried that she is swallowing too much air and for some reason is not able to burp then I ...


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Have you tried to look up some baby massage techniques? I used to have trouble with my little girl not winding properly and found baby massage helped. There are certain exercises like the ones listed in this site http://irelandsbabyshow.com/anti-colic-massage-technique-baby/ that help. I always used to do the cycling legs and the "I Love U" one. One ...


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Although it's nothing to worry about having to wait 2 hours for your baby to burp is inconvenient to say the least, especially at 3am! I don't think dentinox helps much, it didn't with my kids, but it won't hurt to keep trying. For windy babies the best bottles out there are apparently the Dr Brown's, however the avent ones are also very good. It may be ...


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Babies eat. Babies eat a lot. Newborn babies eat a lot more than older babies. These are just the simple truths of raising children. Right now, your child has a very small stomach. They can't store as much food as we can and thus need to eat more often. Also, breast milk digests quickly, thus contributing to the need for more food, more often. This has ...


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You should be able to score a few notches in a non-critical part of the nipple (not entirely through - just lightly score the top) with a razor blade or similar. Three in a row about 5mm apart or less should be fairly easy to identify by feel, especially if you do it twice on 180° opposite sides. Do that for one size and not the other, and presto, easily ...


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For completeness, our baby was scheduled for a Continuous feed NGT tube, the tube from her nose to her stomach. Then was to be a slow drip feed, the equivalent of her normal feeding oz/per bottle feed now oz/hour. The advantage to this, for her, was no big bump of food at any given time, so no chance of a big dose of reflux. The bad news, you have a tube ...


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I had this problem as my little one had poor suction anyway, especially when he was teething. Chewing is soothing to sore gums. Rather than putting the bottle in baby's mouth, I put it to his lips so he had to suck it in. I would also stroke his chin at the same time. However, this only works if baby is hungry. As he was feeding, if he began to chew, I ...


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This is my first time commenting on a place like this. I'm a new mother at 21 with an 8 week old son. I am also a stay at home mother. He still sleeps about 4 times a day and when i put him down at midnight with a 5 to 6 oz bottle, he's out till 6:30-7. He just started this, but he will get hiccups and I know to stop between every 2 oz to burp. He dosent ...


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Have you changed perfumes/soaps/other scented personal products? Soap leaves a residue. My wife accidentally washed her breasts with soap and our son had a similar reaction. She washed with water a few more times and it seemed to resolve the problem. We found that this la leche league book helped immensely in diagnosing those sorts of problems: "The ...


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Could it be that he just doesn't want to sleep anymore? If he has "naps", I imagine it is more than one and half an hour each time sounds already good enough for me. If he sleeps well at night, if he is happy and you too when he wakes up after his nap, why would you want to put him back to bed? And also: there is no problem with feeding your baby to ...


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I think you may be overlooking the possibility of her beginning the teething stage. The most obvious way to get them sucking is to help them learn to enjoy a dummy. My almost 6 month old son has finally taken to the dummy after ~5 months of spitting it out. As a result I think he complains less and has gained stronger suckling power, making feeds quicker in ...



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