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Giving expressed breast milk at the same time of day that it was expressed

According to the study titled The possible role of human milk nucleotides as sleep inducers published in Nutritional Neuroscience, a link was found between certain levels of nucleotides contained in ...
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Is there any harm to simply leaving hard water cloudiness?

The deposits from hard water are just calcium carbonate, aka chalk, and magnesium carbonate. They are completely harmless. This report by the World Health Organisation gives a good overview of what ...
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Can 8-months old baby understand gravity in their water bottle?

Absolutely! This is how babies learn at this age - by testing things out and seeing what happens. They don't understand why - but they also don't understand why their feet stick to the ground when ...
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Is that wrong to shake a bottle with baby formula milk?

No, this is probably nonsense. Did the people telling you that cite any sources? As you pointed out, any air trapped in the milk will quickly bubble out. If you wait a minute before feeding, there ...
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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

If your daughter is gaining weight well, I would just let her self soothe back to sleep and consider it a blessing that she is able to do so. I would not wake her up to feed. I think that if she was ...
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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?

Sorry, but twelve hours without feeding is way too long for a baby. You also can’t (and probably shouldn’t, if you want to save your own sanity and ability to function) reverse the day/night cycle, ...
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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

Your situation reminds me a bit of something my son had to go through. Because of medical reasons, we couldn't start him on normal solid foods when most kids start them. So we went through a period ...
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Toddler refuses to drink milk from cup. Phase out bottle?

Will your child drink water from a cup? And does your child like milk-substitute products like cheese, yogurt, etc? If so, you might want to just rely on those. It's never a good idea to turn ...
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Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Waking a 8 moths old baby for feeding is definitely not necessary. At this age a healthy baby is physically capable of sleeping through the night without eating. She'll fill her belly in the morning, ...
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Should we let our toddler cry herself to sleep when she asks for night feeding?

If you should or should not let her cry it out is completely up to you (obviously). There is a lot of research on crying out loud, most of what I hear lately tells that crying out loud is harmfull ( ...
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Can feeding bottles harm our infant?

If you're using BPA and Pthalate free bottles and nipples, then what we can say is that there's no known significant concern from doing so. It's impossible to say that there are no side effects, ...
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Weaning off Tube Feeding

This is not really an answer, more of a suggestion: can you find some help from a lactation consultant or a local breastfeeding support service? Of course in person would be better but given the ...
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Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Long story short...don't wake a sleeping baby. At 8 months, you do not need to feed at night. Babies this age are transitioning to "breakfast mode" as I call it. If they don't fuss at night, they're ...
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Should we let our toddler cry herself to sleep when she asks for night feeding?

At age 2, she almost certainly doesn't need the calories to get through the night. Most babies reach that point at about 6 months. She needs to learn how to soothe herself to sleep, and you need to ...
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5 month old not eating enough

First of all, seek professional/medical attention just in case. Maybe your medic can suggest other food. Then, as asked before, check out if she is having another kind of intake. Lack of hunger is ...
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How to get a toddler off the bottle?

We had exactly the same problem, at almost the same age. The one thing that really helped us was by getting a completely different cup for bed time unlike any of her other day time cups. In our case ...
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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?

Our three-month old regularly sleeps through the night, which means he goes about 10 hours without feeding (and without asking for it). This means that a baby of that age can go that long without ...
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5 month old has become fussy with bottle - How do we make sure he eats enough?

...my biggest concern is making sure he eats enough - how can I make sure my son is getting enough formula when he's fussy like this with his bottle? The concern isn't so much about formula as it is ...
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How to wean 19 month old off an early morning bottle feed?

This may not come as a surprise, but I would just slowly increase the amount of time your little one goes without milk. When they wake up at 0600, let them cry it out for about 15 minutes, before ...
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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?

I would personally take the direction of introducing formula slowly, partly to extend the time that she is getting any breastmilk (and the antibodies, etc. that it contains) and partly just because it ...
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Is it okay to reuse disposable bottle nipples?

(we sanitized and reused some when we were in a bind....shhhh don't tell) Disclaimer: I am not a health professional so take this as being based purely on anecdotal discovery. Sanitizing and reusing ...
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Is it okay to reuse disposable bottle nipples?

I suspect the "use once" warning was meant as instruction for the hospital staff. Cleaning and sanitizing them properly should be fine, or at the very least no worse than doing the same for the store ...
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Bottle fed Baby suddenly refuse bottle

Does she burp well after feeding? When she starts pushing the bottle away after only a couple of ounces, I would try getting her to burp, and then offer the bottle again. If you think she might be ...
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Stand or collar to hold bottle for warming in pot

The comment of @catija is the answer I would accept: We heat water for two minutes in the microwave in a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup, remove it from the microwave, put the bottle in, let it sit ...
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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?

There are a number of factors that contribute to your ultimate decision to keep or dispose of the milk, but an hour or two on the counter at room temperature will not by itself spoil the milk or make ...
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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?

Actually that's not the general recommendation for breastmilk. Breastmilk has special properties that prevent it from going bad right away. It can be out for a while before going bad. However, since ...
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What to do if baby chokes on bottle or pacifier?

I had similar problem with my daughter at that age. In our case we solved it by cup feeding. She could sort of 'lick' the milk from the cup and this way I could feed her. I had to be patient - it's ...
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How long is breast milk good out of the freezer?

TLDR; Go by the bacteria spoiling times, not the milk. According to this website, You can refrigerate breast milk for three to five days and freeze it to keep it fresh even longer. Thawed breast ...
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Looking for a Non Animal Based Formula

There exist a number of non-animal-milk based options, however none of these are "better suited" than animal based formulas because humans have been giving their babies animal milk as a backup to ...
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Toddler refuses to drink milk from cup. Phase out bottle?

Drinking from a bottle on an ongoing basis can be quite bad for a child's teeth, causing tooth decay and other problems. On the other hand, cow's milk on a continuing basis is completely optional; ...
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