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Why are recommended newborn feed volumes much bigger than typical stomach size for the same age?

Many sources will tell you the following supposed facts about a newborn baby's biology, or very similar ones: A newborn's stomach is tiny and it remains quite small for a while. For instance, one ...
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Why do toddlers eat grass and not broccoli?

This is more of a curiosity question than trying to answer a problem, but it is something I am sure that many parents have wondered in the past. I notice that my kid (almost 2) will, without fail, ...
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What kind of meats are safe to feed to a 13-month old?

My 13-month old boy is transitioning from jars of Gerber Baby Food to table food. He does very well on toast and cheerios and other similar things, but he doesn't much like eggs, and we want to make ...
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How do I adjust the 5-point harness on my high chair so my baby is comfortable?

I have a fairly standard 5-point harness setup for my high chair (Graco Slim Snacker), and I've noticed that as my baby gets bigger, his hips start to slide forward in the chair, and the strap that ...
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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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3 Month Old Baby Falls Asleep After Crying At Night - Should We Wake Them Again To Feed?

This just happened to me and I've been trying to find an answer online to no avail. My son started crying a little bit ago, so we started to heat up a bottle. Both my wife and I had to use the master ...
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Best mealtime for babies to eat protein

The CDC write By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups. These foods include infant cereals, meat or other proteins, fruits, ...
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My 9-week old son keeps falling asleep during feeding - how can I prevent this? [duplicate]

Whenever we try to feed our son a bottle, he drinks about 1 or 2 ounces, then slowly drifts to sleep, and slows down to such a gradual pace that he's not actually taking in anything at all. This seems ...
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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

Every week we stay over at my parents' place for three nights and for some reason my one-year-old son's food and milk intake drops to 1/3 of his usual. We use the same bottles, same milk powder, same ...
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2 year old sensitive gag reflex

My 2 year old daughter recently got diagnosed with a developmental delay and being on the autism spectrum. Since a few months old when I began trying to feed her solids, she would always gag and throw ...
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How can I get our baby awake enough to feed and nurse?

We've been told a few times that our situation is ideal, that we shouldn't be worried about it, but our newborn (going on two weeks Wednesday) seems content to sleep for hours at a time, only really ...
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Unwanted behavior at table, our usual approach is failing so far

Our 11 month old has gotten fairly good at knowing what she may and may not touch around the flat (e.g. a dangerous table, curtains etc.). When she approaches or actually gets her hand on such stuff, ...
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Should extra milk be given to 2-year-old at bedtime if not eating solids well during the day

Our little boy is 2 years old, and we are still giving him a large amount of formula milk at bed time. He is not a good eater, and we don't want him to get hungry in the night. Is it recommended to ...
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How much soup is a baby expected to eat?

My baby is 7 months old and tends to resist eating soup and she rarely finishes the whole plate that I prepared for her. I am not sure whether I should insist more than I already do in order to give ...
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Best practices for supplementing with formula for a tired mom

Before I get into the question I'll mention that I fully understand the benefits of breastfeeding, and my wife and I do intend to attempt to breastfeed, hopefully as much as we can. However, with the ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

My wife and I have a newborn on the way in a few months, and I was wondering about one aspect of night-feedings. Popular wisdom is that we shouldn't let the baby get to the point that they're crying ...
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How to get baby feeding to the next level?

My baby is 11 months old now. My wife and I feed him with a spoon. He sits in his chair all well and opens his mouth when the spoon arrives. He starts to grab at the spoon and I think he may be ready ...
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Why do my 14-month-old twins cry whenever they drink milk or water?

Whenever we try to feed any liquid to (both of) our 14-month-old twin girls, they cry. This includes milk, water or any kind of liquid. They don't use a bottle anymore, so we are using a spoon to feed ...
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Is it ok to let my 3-month-old sleep through the night? [duplicate]

I have a 3-month-old child. My pediatrician told me that you shouldn't let a baby sleep through the night until she/he is at least 4 months old. Even if they are gaining weight. But my little one ...
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What to do about my 4-month-old's messy feeding schedule?

I have a 4-month-old baby. No matter how much I try, I just can't have a schedule for feeding her. She can be not willing to take a feed for 4 hours to asking for feed every hour. I tried to do eat ...
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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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If you can't spoil a newborn, when "can" you spoil a baby?

So I heard you cannot spoil a newborn. While I don't take it 100% at face value I do believe attending her needs is more important than worrying about spoiling her. Now the question is, when can a ...
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Are there automatic dripping milk feeders?

Does any device exist to automatically feed the baby milk, like how a IV (glucose line) continously drips glucose water? I have in fact seen a similar apparatus (not like how I want) in breast pump ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How do you warm the milk in a-drop in liner style bottle?

We're using Playtex drop-in bottles, and they say not to microwave. I don't know much about bottle warmers because our daughter would drink room-temperature milk until just recently (she's 1 y.o. now ...
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Is my infant not feeding enough and sleeping too much? [closed]

Our baby boy is 11 days old and the last 2 days has been feeding 5-6 hours apart and sleeping between. He feeds for about 10-15 min on each breast and sometimes takes up to an hour to get back to ...
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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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11-month old daughter suddenly refusing to eat lunch/dinner

My 11-month old daughter has, in the past week, become extremely fussy and at some meal times is refusing to eat. For breakfast, we usually give her weetbix/rice cereal with milk (warmed in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?

My 10 month old has developed a liking for chocolate. Her grandparents are responsible. I asked my parents to stop giving her chocolate but they still do it when I am absent. She can now recognize ...
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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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Why is my daughter pulling at her ear when she is eating?

I've read that this can happen during teething, and she is now 4 months. Thing is, she doesn't have any teeth and isn't really showing the signs in full force yet. She's not in any discomfort than I ...
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How to improve the introduction of solid food?

My wife and I have six month old twin daughters whom we have just begun to feed solid foods. Per our doctor's instructions we have begun feeding the girls Beech-Nut Rice Cereal. In an effort to ...
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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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Is one big burp enough after feeding my infant?

I've read in many places that I should burp my baby for 5-10 minutes after feeding What I'm wondering is if it's ok to stop once the baby gives a nice loud burp, even if that was only a few seconds? ...
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5.5. month old not eating as well anymore

I have triplets and my bigger one has slowly been taking less and less and now the other two have surpassed him. His weight curve has also slowed down but nothing to be concerned about according to ...
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How big should solid food for the infant be when doing baby-led weaning?

Our son has been supplementing his formula with solid food for several months now. We started him on simple cereals (rice cereal, oatmeal, etc.), then added basic jarred baby food. Now he's eating ...
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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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Do I really need to wake my newborn to feed him?

We have a two week old child. He's eating well during the day, eating at least 8 times a day, and is breast feeding. His weight gain has been 'normal' so far, and he regained his original birth weight ...