Questions tagged [bottle-feeding]

Questions about feeding infants and young toddlers formula or stored breast milk from a bottle. Also consider Breastfeeding for questions related to breast milk, or formula for questions related to formula, as additional tags.

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Baby begins crying forcefully when Fed, extremely irritated when held, but calms down when put down

We've recently experienced a new phenomena with our almost-6 month old, and nothing I see online explains it. Sometimes, usually when he has just woken up from a nap, we will try to feed our baby, and ...
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5 month old has become fussy with bottle - How do we make sure he eats enough?

Our 5-month old son has recently become very fussy with his bottle - he will suck on it for a few seconds, sometimes a bit longer, but then try to push it out of his mouth or suck on his thumb. ...
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How do I wean my 16month old off formula bottles and start eating more? She will not eat any finger foods/solids except for purées,cookies and puffs

My 16 month old is reliant on her bottle more than the food. I try to offer all kinds of food, small portions, and she does know how to sip water / juice from a straw sippy cup, but barely does. How ...
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3 month old pushing bottle away from face - what to do?

My son has developed a new habit lately - when he's being fed, he'll push at my hand and at his bottle, frequently knocking it away from his face. While adorable, I'm not sure how to interpret this ...
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Can 8-months old baby understand gravity in their water bottle?

My son likes to get bottle of water next to him and then he tries to drink it. Sometimes he turns to his back and then he can drink it. But sometimes he just tries to suck it laying on his tummy, so ...
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Weaning off Tube Feeding

Sorry if this has already been asked. I'd like to research more but this is somewhat time sensitive. We're trying to get our precious newborn weaned off of syringe tube feeding. It's been the "...
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How to wean 19 month old off an early morning bottle feed?

My 19 month old is given a bottle twice a day. Once in the evening to get to sleep which is fine. The second bottle is given to her about 60/90 minutes before she finally gets up. She tends to wake up ...
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How to get a toddler off the bottle?

I’ve been trying to get my 18-month-old daughter off the bottle. I bought a few cups I think she might like: A hard top sippy cup n a soft sippy cup. She will take either one during the day, but ...
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Is it better to introduce formula while my daughter is still drinking breast milk? If so, how gradually should it be introduced?

My wife was fortunate enough to produce a lot of breast milk (enough to feed our 7-month-old daughter and also pump a significant amount, which we froze). In the first few months of our daughter's ...
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Can a breastfed 3-month-old go 12-14 hours without eating, when she refuses the bottle and I have to go to work?

My almost 3-month-old baby has been refusing the bottle since she was 3 weeks old. We've tried all the tricks that I know, she just likes to gnaw on it and roll it around in her mouth. I am ...
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Is it okay to reuse disposable bottle nipples?

We were sent home from the hospital with some small botttles and (regular sized?) nipple tops that came individually wrapped in sterile packaging that says "use once". We got a few bottles at the ...
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Giving expressed breast milk at the same time of day that it was expressed

My partner believes that it is beneficial for our baby to be given expressed breast milk at the same time of day that the milk was expressed, e.g. breastmilk expressed in the evening would ideally be ...
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Is there any harm to simply leaving hard water cloudiness?

I have a slightly preemie newborn baby, and when I sterilize her bottles and such in the Big, Boiling Pot of Bacterial Death, I notice a white film that appears on everything. From some web searches, ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

My 2 month old doesn't often cry when she is hungry, especially in the middle of the night. In the night, more often I awake, and hear her smacking her lips or trying to feed on her hand. Sometimes ...
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Bottle fed Baby suddenly refuse bottle

My 4 months old daughter suddenly refuse bottle. She has always been bottle fed with expressed milk. Two weeks ago she was very easy going - if she is hungry she would open her mouth when the bottle ...
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Is that wrong to shake a bottle with baby formula milk?

I've been told that when preparing a baby milk out of a powder it's important not to shake the bottle, but use gentle stirring to dissolve the formula. There were two reasons mentioned: air bubbles ...
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Stand or collar to hold bottle for warming in pot

Does something exists for bottle warming that is, essentially, just a collar that attached to the rim of a pot in order to hold a bottle upright while it is being warmed on the stove? The real need: ...
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5 month old not eating enough [closed]

My 5-month old daughter started taking bottles of expressed breast milk about 1 month ago, since her mother needed to go back to work. Up until 5 days ago, she takes about ~24 oz per 24 hours (3 ...
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What to do if baby chokes on bottle or pacifier?

My 6 month old daughter is breastfeeding (I'm the Dad btw) but cannot take a bottle or pacifier because they trigger a gag reflect. But she can't go to work with her mother much longer, so ...
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How long is breast milk good out of the freezer?

I was breast feeding but I moved a few hours from were we lived and I had to stop because I had to drive 7 hours back and forth for a few days and didn't have the time to breastfeed or pump, so I ...
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Looking for a Non Animal Based Formula

We are trying to avoid feeding our baby with animal based formula. Right now my wife is having trouble breastfeeding but still every day we try and it feeds the baby a bit, but he still needs more, so ...
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Toddler refuses to drink milk from cup. Phase out bottle?

My toddler is a bit over 2 and refuses to drink milk from anything but a bottle with a nipple. We have tried everything but my child just won't budge. Once we even went for a week with no milk. My ...
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How long does breastmilk last if it was in the refrigerator then left out for close to 2 hours and put back in the refrigerator?

I keep my milk in storage bags. I also put the storage bags in a tubberware in the refrigerator. I was tired and forgot the tubberware full of my breastmilk supply on the counter for an hour and a ...
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Should we let our toddler cry herself to sleep when she asks for night feeding?

Our daughter just turned 2 and it has been since 8 months since she has been weaned off breast milk. She now drinks whole milk. On some nights she sleeps through the night but on some nights she wakes ...
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Can feeding bottles harm our infant?

Here in south India, most of PDs are not suggesting the parents to take feeding bottles for their infants; the main reason is that feeding bottles are made up of plastics. Though we affirmed that we’...
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Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Our little one is 8 and a half months old, has started on solids at least twice a day, and is mostly breastfed. We are also slowing converting her to formula feeds to help my wife transition back to ...
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How can a find a bottle/nipple that our infant will accept

How can we make our newborn accept the bottle? I know this a related question but we can't afford to swapping and changing in Japan- they are expensive here. Our 5 month takes one mouthful of the ...
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What to do if baby is still sucking when the bottle is finished?

My 5-month-old daughter is normally breastfeeding. However, we are starting to bottle-feed her with milk from her mother. When breastfeeding she does fine: she eats as much as the breast can provide ...
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If an establishment allows breastfeeding, but not outside drinks (juice, etc.), is bottled breastmilk an exception? [closed]

I'm visiting an indoor kids park (trampolines, slides, etc.) with a "no outside drink" policy. I understand the reason for the policy is to up sell, and while my toddler son can drink their (cow) ...
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When should I start using my frozen stash of breastmilk?

I am not sure when I should start using my freezer stash... I am an over producer and am pumping more milk than my baby is consuming, so while I am at work I leave bottles of fresh milk for him and ...
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What to do when our 2-week-old baby sleeps little and cries a lot?

Two weeks ago, my wife gave birth to our 3.7 kg, 55 cm son. His weight dropped to 3.4 kg after the first day, because we did not feed him enough from breastfeeding. Fortunately, he gained back his ...
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When pumping breast milk, can I reuse the bottle after feeding without sterilizing?

I've read different things online about this. I pump breastmilk to feed to my little one. I'm currently boiling the pump bottle and the feeding bottle everyday at the start of the day, but if I use ...
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How can I "train" my 9-month-old to drink from a feeding bottle?

I have a 9-month-old child. I breastfed him from the very first moment, since we have a 24 weeks maternity leave in my country. The thing is he hates the feeding bottles. I can't leave him with ...
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4 week old cries for bottle feed every 30 minutes but only takes 30ml (1oz)

Currently going through a nightmare with 4 week old, for the last 5 days she's been stuck in a strange rhythm. She seems hungry and cries the house down, we make up a large bottle as we have been for ...
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8 month old won't drink anything

Our 8 month old baby girl has been exclusively breastfed until she started solids 2 months ago. Now she is happily eating pureés etc, to which we sometimes add water or juice, but she refuses all ...
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Small amounts of water mixing with breastmilk

I wash the baby bottles by hand and often let them air dry. Do I have to dry them completely before adding breast milk? I would obviously want to get all of the dish liquid out of the bottles. But I ...
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How to drop the night feeding for a 3-month-old?

I am looking for some wisdom. My little one is 3 months and feeds 6 bottles a day at 150 ml. We feed her at 10 pm, 2 am and 6 am rigidly every day and the remainder during daytime when she requires. ...
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Bottle sterilizers and their effectiveness

I have a baby on the way and I am looking into bottle sterilizers. My concern is if they are really effective at disinfecting. Some claim to disinfect in as little as 5 minutes. I am not sure that ...
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Marking silicone nipples

Our daughter has severe reflux; so much that we give her cereal in her bottle at feedings to thicken it. The thickened formula needs a slightly larger nipple opening. Nothing new there I'm sure for ...
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How long does breast milk last after taken from the fridge?

There's a lot of information available about how long pumped breast milk can be kept for, generally citing different temperature ranges. From the CDC (though the same reference is also cited by the ...
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Baby takes so long to wind, is there a solution?

Our baby was born prematurely and had to be bottle fed. The nurses joked that she was a 'windy baby' when she was being nursed. Now she's home and nearly six weeks old, she's devouring ample amounts ...
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3.5 month old wakes up from nap after 30 mins and will only go back to sleep by feeding

My little guy has never been a great sleeper but we hand him on a pretty rough schedule up until last week. He had to go to the hospital for 3 days. He is well now but his naps are completely off. He ...
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Already in growth phase?

My 3-day-old newborn constantly needs to be fed. It is affecting my girlfriend's sleep. We started pumping and bottle feeding but the baby still demands a lot. I've heard that this is common at the ...
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How to gain weight for one year infant [closed]

Are there any natural home made equivalent recipes for baby formula milk . Is it possible to make natural formula milk at home itself containing all nutrients found in breast milk? Also what other ...
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My 2-year-old doesn't want to sleep through the night and drinks 5-7 bottles per night

My 2-year-old girl has never slept through the night. She used to wake 3 times a night for a bottle and then 5 times a night for a bottle now she is so bad she wakes up 10-15 times a night and won't ...
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What is the best way to stop your newborn hiccuping?

After feeds and burping sessions, my newborn hiccups quite a lot. Are there any tried and tested positions that help alleviate the hiccups?
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What's the harm if I let my infant drink all her semi solid food through her bottle til she turns one year old?

It is really a problem for me to feed the child with the spoon. For me it is quite hectic since the child isn't very cooperative. So, I give the same semi solid diluted food to her from the bottle ...
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How can I teach my infant to start sucking bottle teats instead of chewing them?

Our 6 month old infant does not seem to understand that the breast milk feeding bottle is for sucking and not chewing or soothing. She does not suck it but chews it instead, despite having no teeth. ...
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Now that I'm working, my milk production can't keep up - What can I do to increase it?

I have returned to work after 8 weeks post-natal (I am now at 10 weeks) and although I pump with a top of the line electric pump, I am just not producing quite enough to keep up with my infant's ...
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What kind of spoon should be used to feed the infant who is used to be fed by the bottle?

The tea spoon holds quite a less amount of milk. The kid of 5 months old is used to bottle feeding for past 4 months. I was thinking of using a soup spoon instead (which is round and has depth). Will ...
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