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Your body will (except in very rare cases) produce as much milk as your baby needs. There are several ways of messing with this supply and demand system, though, and one of them is by supplementing with formula. You see, once feeding has been established, your breast will produce as much milk as you empty out of it(empty is not really the right word here, as ...


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You should be nursing 10-12 times per day in order to make sure your body produces enough milk (the more you nurse, the more it produces) and also to prevent engorgement. Aim for feeding about every 2 hours during the day and every 4 hours at night. You will know if she is taking enough in by how much is coming out the other end. By day 9, a newborn should ...


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Breast milk will separate. Just lightly swirl it back together. As long as you are following safe Breast milk storage guidelines the milk should be fine. And please stop throwing it away, your wife worked hard to make that!


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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula during the first 12 months of life. Between ages 4 - 6 months, certain solid foods may be added. Breast milk or iron-fortified formula, along with age-appropriate solid foods and juices ...


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If your child is younger than 12 months, I would refrain from giving cow's milk altogether, see What Happens If a Newborn Drinks Cow Milk? and Cow's milk: When and how to introduce it. Problems which can occur are nutritional deficiencies (most commonly iron deficiency), gastrointestinal irritation or allergic reactions. In general, babies' digestive tracts ...


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I appreciate you asked for advice on foods, but you may have more luck with environmental factors, which have more evidence behind them. The advice from our midwife and the breastfeeding helpline was to make sure you're doing at least one night feed (2am-6am). Apparently early morning feeds have more influence over milk production than the daily feeds. The ...


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Kids have all sorts of eating habits; any one particular difference isn't at all something to be concerned about. My oldest (3) drinks all the milk he can find, my younger (21 mo) doesn't drink as much of anything and relatively little milk. The one reason milk is something to think about is that milk is the primary source of calcium and vitamin D for ...


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One thing many people forget is water! You can load her up with loads of fresh vegetables and good quality meat (which is a good idea), but it she's dehydrated production goes way down. A good proportion of people are chronically dehydrated which is very easy to fix. At least 1.5 liters a day is the minimum, some doctors say 4-5 liters a day which sounds ...


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So long as it's only powder and not made up then that's fine. I can say that pretty confidently as when it is manufactured it is turned from a liquid product into powder using a process called spray drying and that even a 'cool' process will be quite a bit hotter than 40 deg! For a walkthrough of the facilities used to produce infant formula, GEA Process ...


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There are two reasons such a habit is bad for baby's teeth. I, as well as others, elaborate further on both problems in response to this question. The first is that prolonged use of a bottle can impact mouth shape and tooth position. The second has to do with the chemical contents of the milk and the propensity for tooth decay as well as gum disease. ...


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One recommendation I have seen repeated a lot is the use of Fenugreek supplements to increase breast milk supply. There is at least one study that shows evidence of reasonable increase in breast milk production from Fenugreek: The most popular herbal remedy used around the world for increasing milk synthesis is fenugreek. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum ...


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I think that in the end, it doesn't matter. As deworde states, the mother's milk supply is regulated by demand. If your baby tries to drink more, then the mother will produce more. That being said, there are certain herbs that are considered to be helpful when breastfeeding, because they change the milk's flavour in a good way: chamomile aniseed fennel ...


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Milk bought in stores undergoes a process called homogenisation which ensures that globules of different sizes, which naturally exist in milk, are split into smaller pieces, which in turn allows the fluid to not separate when left on its own. Breast milk is not homogenised, so larger fats will separate from smaller fats, all fats will separate from proteins ...


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On the keeping up with production front, it was suggested to me that I pump about 20 minutes BEFORE at least one regular feeding (like at bedtime for example) after the first month or so. It increases production to have so much demand all at once. Just an idea to try.


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It is known that the composition of breast milk changes over time, to account for different nutrition needs when the baby grows up. I think that is the reason behind different formula milk types for different ages. But: Considering that you should start supplementing milk with solid foods after a few months (ask two different doctors when to start this, ...


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I have also a two-year-old child, and before bed-time she always take a glass of water, also if she doesn't really need it. In general I think that to respect a routine during bed-time is really important. I'm not sure if my suggestion will be right, but maybe you could try to introduce only little changes. For example taking the bottle of milk with you, and ...


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She should be coming up on her 15 month visit in a few. See if she has fallen off her growth curve at that visit. You'll probably be surprised that she will not have done so. In the meantime, lots of kids show variability in their eating. Keep offering her baby foods (try some fruits), cereals, or pureed table foods (introduce with care; she's still young). ...


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It is possible to know how much milk your child is getting: Weigh her on a sufficiently-precise scale, feed her, and then weigh her again. The difference between the two weights is the amount of milk she received. Each 0.063 lbs difference equals 1 oz of milk consumed. (In practice, an accurate measurement can be difficult due to squirminess. You might ...


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I will post a different opinion. Children need calcium and Vit.D, and milk is a rich source of both (the Vit.D is added). Kids between 1 and 2 years old should have whole milk to help provide the dietary fats they need for normal growth and brain development. If a child that young stopped drinking milk, it would concern me a bit, because it's harder to get ...


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You must give her milk but in bowl or glass or mug. Just not in bottle. Try to keep away bottle from the baby as much as possible.


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Thanks for the clarifications... Well, first of all, a newborn, at this age, should be getting more or less 60ml each time, on average. Some babies will take more, some less, it'll depend a lot on her weight when she was born, etc. Producing milk is something not so consistent among mothers. My wife just produce enough milk after 5 days, some of my friends ...


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Is there something, specifically, that you're concerned about? Breastmilk and cow's milk taste about as similar as coffee and Pepsi. So baby won't be looking for cow's milk thinking it's yours. Nutrition-wise, as long as baby is getting all of the nutrition he needs and can physically chew (if necessary) and swallow, he can eat/drink just about anything. ...



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