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Children need to learn to eat and it is slow and difficult work. At 6 months or so the food they get by spoon or hand may or may not serve any nutritional purpose, but is part of that learning process for them (and for the adults trying to get it into them.) As time goes past between that first mouthful and say the one-year mark so much happens: the baby ...


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5 months old is far from "extended" use of the bottle! Now that I've seen this question, your other question also makes a lot more sense. There is evidence that indicates babies fed with breast milk are less likely to develop early childhood caries (cavities), as well as a number of other diseases. Many breast-fed babies also use bottles while mom is ...


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It is difficult to assess bottle risk as separate from formula risk, because formula is delivered by bottle, where breast milk generally is not. Therefore the results of studies on either may or may not be generalized to both. Some points to consider regarding bottles in particular: Some germs are not killed by boiling. Sterilization may not be enough ...


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Some suggestions you could explore- -Try another brand until you find one that works. A lot of people I know who breastfed and did bottle feeding had success with the Playtex bottles that have a disposable bag you put the milk in. I think the suction to the bag simulated the breast better perhaps? -There are corresponding ages for the flow speed so perhaps ...


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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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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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My baby had reflux so hiccuping was especially problematic for her as it churned things up EVEN More. So we had to work hard at getting all the gas out for her. We found the traditional burping position didn't actually do this. It was easier to burp her by placing her in a seated position on the adult's knee, with her legs dangling inward. Since I am ...


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If you take empty sterilised bottles, they will be good for the entire day given the following conditions: after sterilising bottles, teats and caps, close the bottles, and put the cap over the teat store the bottles in a clean bag after feeding, store the used bottles in a separate compartment In reality, they should be perfectly healthy for babies ...


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I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean but this is what it made me think of: While googling for that image, I came across this one which looks like the thing I think you're requesting: I didni't think such a thing really existed, but hey, you can buy anything on Amazon! $6.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. I'm surprised.


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I suggest a specific baby spoon. These are usually plastic or with a rubber coating. An adult metal spoon might hurt them if they flail, protest or bite down hard. That said, what is wrong with the bottle? Current advice is to leave weaning (onto solid foods) until after 6 months and if breast milk is not an option, the bottle seems like the best way to ...


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Here's the problem. Your doctor has recommended a particular solution. Anything we recommend would be a second opinion against their recommendation, and taking our advice over a doctor's would be... not good. The best thing to do is to overcome the fussiness. Either mix something you know your child likes into the mash, or instead of egg-yolks, make an ...


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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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Supposedly, a sudden change in temperature or just being cold can cause hiccups in children. When you move your baby away from your body you may be exposing its front side to some loss of temperature which in turn may cause hiccups. Is your baby swaddled and dressed appropriately to your home temperature?


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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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After some search I got this podee bottle feeder which seems to be something similar to what I was searching for. Also the picture I saw on in the manuals was this , and is called SNS generally used by adoptive mothers: The podee bottle feeder seems to be an interesting invention going by the reviews on amazon. Unfortunately this is not available in our ...


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To answer your question: I can't imagine for a moment that anyone sells anything like that. I'm no doctor, but from my personal experience, an automatic drip milk dispenser doesn't approximate any biological function. Bottles are old technology yes. But that doesn't mean it's outdated or can be made 'more efficient'. Millions of years of trial and error ...


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In American culture, it is unusual to wean a child from sucking at this early an age, but apparently in other cultures is is not uncommon to move to a spoon as early as 8 months as a transition to cup. Scientistst in Japan looked at three different spoon shapes which they evaluated for confusion with regard to lip position, spillage and choking. While none ...


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I know this doesn't really address the question as asked. However, due to a conversation in chat with the poster as well as other simultaneously asked questions, here is the best answer I can offer at this time. There is a bit of a debate over when to wean baby entirely - in the US at least, but the standard is about one year to one and a half years here. ...


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Extended periods of feeding is fairly normal at a newborn stage. Three-four hours of continuous feeding is not. If she is going on every 15 minutes with 15 minute breaks in between -- that's a growth spurt, it's normal, it'll pass. I imagine that even though she is sucking, she is not actually taking milk -- she might be latched incorrectly. I would highly ...



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