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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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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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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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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 five months 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 ...
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2 week old baby has few sleeps and cries a lot

My wife gave birth to our 3.7kg, 55cm son two weeks ago. We have been using formula since birth and stopped breastfeeding on the 10th day. Things have gone well until yesterday, our son has been ...
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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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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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Automatic dripping Milk feeder

Do any device exist to automatically feed the baby milk like how a IV (glucose line) continously drips glucose water , I have infact seen a similar apparatus (not like how I want) in breast pump ...
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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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What diseases are caused by bottle feeding and how can they be prevented?

My kid who's 5 months old is being bottle fed since past 4 months. Yesterday, a doctor warned us against various diseases caused by bottle feeding. I know about the tooth decay caused by prolonged ...
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My newborn is a slow eater, is that normal?

My newborn (about 4 weeks old now) takes hours to feed - this has been the case since birth. When breastfeeding, she can feed for 3, 4 even more hours and then still be hungry when removed from the ...
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How long are sterilised bottles sterile for? And is there a way to keep them sterile for longer?

I plan to go to an all day event 10am - 8pm and won't be able to sterilise bottles during the day. If I sterilise them in the morning, how long will I be able to use them for? If I put them in the ...
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How to know whether it is the time to change the nipples?

How to know whether the bottle nipple is damaged or not? What are the indications and how frequently should it be replaced?
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For an infant, at what age should we replace the bottle with a cup, and how?

The baby is 1.5 months old. She is currently being bottle fed. At what age should we replace the bottle with a cup, and how should we go ahead introducing the change?
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What are the sterilization techniques available to sterilize bottles and nipples?

One sterilization method I know of is putting the bottles and nipples in boiling water for 15 minutes. What are other possible techniques to sterilize bottles and nipples? On the bottle package it ...
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How to maintain dental hygiene while bottle feeding?

https://parenting.stackexchange.com/a/8475/2221 Dental hygiene: Drinking from a bottle all day and/or all night can cause tooth decay even in teeth that haven't emerged yet. Both breastmilk and ...
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How to prevent baby bottle addiction?

I have decided to restore to breast pumping and feeding through bottle to the baby (1 month old). My relatives tell me that this can lead to bottle addiction to baby and then she'll want to drink only ...
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Is feeding the right time to talk and read to a kid?

The kid will be born tomorrow. I wish to know if feeding time is the right time to "talk" to him and read him stories? I am asking this because I have heard that kids fall asleep while breast feeding ...
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When should an infant stop needing milk through night?

Just curious on this one, but does anyone know when a 1yo should stop needing bottles through the night Our first child was breastfed up to 16 months and when moved to bottles only needed 1 through ...
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When I should, and should not use manual pump for breast feeding?

Just curious: - Can I start using it from the first day onwards? - Can I continue using it for a very long time? Any side effects? - Any advantages to mother and child when using breast milk stored in ...
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Is it safe to use a microwave sterilizer to sterilize BPA-free baby bottles?

There is lots of debate regarding microwaving plastics, even if they are BPA-free. Curious if there is a definitive risk of using a microwave sterilizer (steriliser) (such as the Avent) vs. using an ...
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How do you know when a baby needs to be burped?

My daughter just turned two, and over the last two years, I've learned a lot. Most parenting skills were easy to learn, but I never figured out burping when she was in the infant stage. In retrospect, ...
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Silicone bottle nipple, usually has a whitish film after washing and drying? Why is this the case?

I've notice that after we wash & air dry our silicone nipples, frequently they will have a light whitish kind of film on the inside. This film survives boiling water sterilization too. I would ...
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Giving a baby a bottle while in a car seat of a moving vehicle…should this be avoided?

My wife and I took a roadtrip and thought that we were totally prepared. We brought bottles of pumped milk (stored in a cooler). We also brought a thermos of hot/warm water so that we can warm up the ...
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When drying baby bottles, do they have to be completely dry before using them for feeding?

After washing the bottles and associated parts in warm soapy water, we leave them on a drying rack to dry. Sometimes my wife will use the bottle even when there are a few drops of water remaining in ...
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Is it required or advised to sterilize bottles?

So we've been sterilizing our bottles with a microwave steam bottle sterilizer. Is this at all required? What risks might exist if we don't bother?
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How long should a feeding be attempted?

My son has had a couple of consecutive, partial feedings (he is preemie: 5 months old, 1 month adjusted). At the hospital, one partial feeding wasn't a cause for alarm and they simply attempt to feed ...