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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why would my 9-week-old refuse to nurse from breast?

My 9-week-old has recently started to refuse to nurse from the breast. She will only eat from the bottle (pumped breastmilk). She has successfully breastfed since birth, she also uses the bottle ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to preserve the daily extracted breast milk in freezer for a long time?

Baby won't be with me for around 15 days. Is it is safe to add fresh breast milk to already frozen breast milk? If not, then how to preserve the daily extracted breast milk in freezer for a long time ...
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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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Is it safe to put the milk left after feeding in the fridge for the next feed?

We use bottle to feed the infant with formula/breast milk. Considering: https://parenting.stackexchange.com/a/8404/2221 Discard any infant formula remaining after a feeding. The mixture of ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I give my baby a bottle of breastmilk straight from the fridge?

I'm exclusively breastfeeding my baby, and occasionally give him pumped bottles. I generally try to warm them up before giving them to him, at least to room temperature. (I was once told as a tip to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...