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Questions tagged [feeding]

Similar to the tags [eating] and [food] but focused on infants that don't eat on their own yet.

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How to get rid of the night feed (dream feed)? Baby won't sleep through the night without it

The baby is almost 12 months old. She has 2 naps a day (sometimes 3), can usually sleep through the night and her evening schedule is approximately: 04:00 PM wake up from nap, and have fruit or baby ...
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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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What Can I do to get An Adult Child with Special Needs to Start eating and Drinking Again?

This individual is a twenty-five-year-old man with no verbal communication skills, totally deaf and blind. He was born with a genetic condition that made him this way--Norries. We hired somebody who ...
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Make a newborn baby (less than one month) sleep at night

My son was born on 26th January this year. My wife currently cannot breastfeed, so during his time in hospital he was fed every 3 hours: 0:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 with Nestle ...
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8-month-old wants to eat in the night but won't take milk

Our 8-month-old girl eats lots - she's almost completely weaned because she has no interest in breast or formula milk during the day. She has breast milk once a night at the moment but my supply is ...
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1 month old, worried about overfeeding and sleep association

The baby is one month old. She is bottle fed with mostly breast milk. We feed on demand and keep a log. While the timing is somewhat predictable - every 1.5 to 2 hours during the day and 3-4 hours ...
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am i burping my baby too hard?

My new born daughter is 1 week old and in the past 3 days, I was responsible to burp her at home. I saw in the hospital that the nurses burp babies very hard and i kinda learned that I should do so. ...
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From bottle refusal to spoon refusal: what can I do to encourage feeding?

She's 10.5 months now. At around 3 months of age, she started bottle refusal, refusing milk from any bottle shapes whatsoever, unless she's half a sleep. So we started her primarily on solids at 5 ...
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6.5 month old weight growth stalled

She has been gaining roughly only 1 oz per week for the last 5 weeks. And obviously dropping in the percentile chart. Her total intake of milk (expressed breast milk in bottle) is about 20 oz per 24 ...
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6.5 month old still not feeding enough

Here's her feeding schedule, all expressed milk in bottle: 7:00AM: 3 Oz 11:00AM: 3 Oz 12:00 Noon: ~ 2Oz of solids (cereal or avacado or prune mixed with milk) 3:00PM: 6 Oz (really hungry) 7:00PM: ...
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Why does my 5.5 nap so little during the day?

She used to do 3 naps during the day, for a total of 4 hrs. Now, her total nap time during the day on average is 1-2 hours per day. She sleeps great at night, for 8-10 straight hours with only 1 to ...
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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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Our 10 month old baby spits food in our faces to entertain us

We've had no problems feeding our 10 months old baby, and in general she eats (almost) all her meals without complaining. However, she figured out a few weeks back that spitting out the food is fun, ...
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Disadvantages of feeding infants oranges [duplicate]

My mother is feeding my 4 month year old baby sister oranges (because she likes and cries for oranges). We think this could have a disadvantage on her. What should we do?
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What are the vegetables we can feed a two years old baby?

My daughter is two years old. So for we feed her only smashed rice, Dhal, Biscuits and milk. There after we decided to give all vegetables doctors gave us green light also. What are the vegetable we ...
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Trying to eliminate night time feeding, end up waking hungry very early

We got a 9-month old son that's been rocked to sleep and given many night time feedings to help him sleep. So those are two sleep associations that we are trying to eliminate. We have been working to ...
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Our 4-month-old child is allergic to milk products. Can we start giving him solid foods?

My 4-month-old son is allergic to milk products and as per pediatrician's advice we're giving him formula milk Zerolac – and no breastmilk. Can someone advise whether we can start giving him the ...
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How to start a new feeding/sleep schedule for a 6 month old?

My 6 month old grandson has no feeding / sleep schedule. He was born 3 weeks early, weighing 5 lbs. My daughter in law, Liz, is breastfeeding. The Dr. told her to feed as often as possible to get his ...
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What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible “Silent Reflux” condition?

After doing some research online (which admittedly is always a bit prone to error) I feel pretty confident that my newborn son has Silent Reflux (or laryngopharyngeal reflux). In short, it seems like ...
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Teaching kiddo to swallow semi-solids

Kiddo is a little over seven-months old. We've been trying to get him on semi-solid foods for about a month now, trying once a day or every couple of days. We've tried the standard stuff: baby oatmeal,...
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14 month old won't eat solids

My daughter is 14 months old and I feel like she's the world fussiest eater!! It's really getting to me now as I'm imagining a 2 year old still eating baby food :( Basically she'll eat crisps, ...
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Baby choke when drinking too fast

My new born is too fast in drinking milk from breast and even feeder. The nipple size of feeder is 1, don't know if they make 0. What should I do? He chokes a lot and scares me. He is 2 weeks old.
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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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1 year old refusing to eat or drink

We've got a 1 year old daughter and she is generally refusing to eat or drink. She started off not eating anything by mouth (and gags at textured purees), but eventually managed to get her eating ...
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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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Hungry Child? How do I tell?

I just became a parent recently, so pardon me if I my question seems surprising to some of you, but how do I exactly know if my child is hungry, he is only 6 months?
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How important is “at night time” as part of a newborn's feeding schedule?

Now that we have conquered jaundice, our doctor has shifted our breast-fed two-week-old daughter's feeding schedule from "every two hours; wake her; no exceptions" to "every two hours; wake her; you ...
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How to handle baby waking up while sleep training

I've read that at 3 months you can start to try and train your child to sleep through the night. My child starts squirming and making little sounds (not crying) in the middle of the night still. I've ...
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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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can I give my 2 month old baby alternative milk from market [closed]

My 2 months old baby does not get enough breast milk. He loses weight consecutively. Can I give her alternative milk from market?
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Should I wake a newborn to feed? [duplicate]

My baby boy is 9 weeks old, he always drinks every 2 or 3 hours at day times. At night time he's always asleep more then 4 hours. I am afraid he is hungry. Should I wake him up to feed at night if he ...
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2-and-a-half-year-old child refuses to take her food [duplicate]

My 2-and-a-half-year-old child refuses to take her food. We have to force her to eat. I even tried changing her food to suit her tastes but still need to force her. Please help.
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Non-nutritive sucking during feeding?

We're new parents, so a lot of "simple" questions. Our boy does a lot of non-nutritive sucking during feedings. His pattern is usually 10 minute feed (or occasionally 10 minute non-nutritive ...
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Infant of 10 months refuses milk and water

So my daughter sometimes refuses milk, but she also refuses water. I usually replace milk with yogurt or some cheese, but how do I make sure she gets enough water ? Last time she refused milk, she ...
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My twin Daughters are very different in size! [closed]

I have two beautiful 11-month-old girls who were born in November, last year. I formula feed them the same amount. Also, they eat the same quantity of finger food, soups, vegetables and even chicken ...
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Is my 7mo ready for solids?

We've had my 7mo old on pureed foods for about a month now (she had a week off while she was sick). Prior to this she was exclusively breastfed and continues to be breastfed for at least a year. She ...
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Should we wake our baby if she seems distressed?

We swaddle our 3 month old, and she struggles to wake herself if she has been asleep for several hours. She rocks from side to side in her cot as if she is searching for food (she sometimes does the ...
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Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?

The overwhelming consensus online is that microwaving a babies bottle can be "dangerous" because microwaving formula can produce hot spots. However, if you simply swirl the bottle you can even out the ...
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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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Should I let a newborn sleep when it's time for feeding? [duplicate]

I have taken up the habit of feeding my newborn every 4 hours during the day, since we left the maternity. However, sometimes when the time to feed her comes, she's sleeping. Should I wait until she ...
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Need help with snacking/catnapping 5 month old!

My son will be 5 months old next week and since about 3 months old (when he entered the ‘wakeful’ period) has gotten into the bad habit of snacking and catnapping, as well as feeding to sleep. He’ll ...
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food feeders can be used for baby lead weaning?

Can food feeders be used as first steps to baby lead weaning (6-7 m.o baby)? Or there is really no connection? If not, is there any benefit in food feeders over puréed foods? I mean food feeders ...
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9 week old started fussing during evening nursing

Two days ago our 9 - almost 10 - week old breastfeeding daughter started fussing during evening nursing. Yesterday it was better, there was little screaming (though there was some), but today we're ...
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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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How to successfully start the infant on semi solid foods?

The kid turned 6 months old on 17th Decemeber 2013. I have failed to make her eat any solid foods properly. She doesn't want to eat with spoon. She doesn't like plain lentils. She doesn't like ...
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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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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 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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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 ...