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Breastfeeding but periods have started after 2 months. What's going on inside the body?

First, menstruation doesn’t necessarily influence breast milk production. Some women notice a slight drop in supply in the second half of their cycle and an increased sensitivity or discomfort, others ...
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Is organic whole cow's milk better than "toddler milk" powder for a 1 year old?

For most children, cow's milk (organic or not at your preference) will be the superior choice. Whole milk is usually recommended from 1-2 years old, although there is starting to be some preference ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

There is no scientific basis to the idea that cold milk would upset a baby's stomach more than warmed milk. Per the CDC: Breast milk does not need to be warmed. It can be served room temperature ...
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2 year old rarely eats food, needs bottle and milk and drinks a lot of water

Ok, not from a professional, but from a parent's perspective: It seems you have built yourselves a nice battlefield with your son - I sense a power play and a lot of unnecessary tension. A vicious ...
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Toddler does not like to drink milk

Kids have all sorts of eating habits; any one particular difference isn't at all something to be concerned about. My oldest (3) drinks all the milk he can find, my younger (21 mo) doesn't drink as ...
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Is milk powder left in a hot car going to go bad?

So long as it's only powder and not made up then that's fine. I can say that pretty confidently as when it is manufactured it is turned from a liquid product into powder using a process called spray ...
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Is it ok to cool down artificial milk in the fridge?

Formula can be stored in the fridge for a short period of time, just as any other milk product; the general recommendation is to store it no longer than 24 hours, so that seems longer than the ...
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2 year old rarely eats food, needs bottle and milk and drinks a lot of water

It's hard to tell from the info in your question whether this is a medical issue or a behavioral one, or a combination of the two. It's clear that force-feeding is backfiring and not getting the ...
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Toddler does not like to drink milk

It's not uncommon, especially if your heritage includes anything other northwestern European. If you have any lineage from any of the cultures of the world that weren't historically herders, then ...
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If I take frozen breast milk and thaw in the fridge, then take it out to warm up on the counter, how long will it last?

The CDC has some useful guidelines on this. If you thaw breast milk in the fridge, you can use it within the next 24 hours. Once it is warmed or brought up to room temperature (no matter the method), ...
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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

Obviously very hard to pinpoint the problem without being there to run some tests, but I had a thought. If you're using tap water to make the bottle and his grandparents live in a different ...
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2 year old demands milk midnight

At first glance this seems to be about the milk. I believe this is a red herring, and given the very small range of expression available to your very young child, demanding milk is the only way he has ...
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Why does my formula suggest mixing it in only a portion of the water?

That's only helpful if your bottle is too full with the full amount of water, making it hard to dissolve the formula by shaking. If that's not the case (i.e., there's enough air above the water+...
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My 1 year old daughter suddenly stopped eating food

She should be coming up on her 15 month visit in a few. See if she has fallen off her growth curve at that visit. You'll probably be surprised that she will not have done so. In the meantime, lots of ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

There is nothing to worry about when feeding cold milk to your child. My daughter is three months four on the 7th of Sept. As soon as she started drinking cold milk I actually took every chance I ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

As far as cold milk I wouldn't recommend that, especially for young babies. Their tummies are sensitive, plus their body does use energy to bring that fluid to body temperature to be used. Room ...
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What is the best milk fat content for a toddler aged 2?

Dr David Ludwig and Dr Walter Willet published a 2013 opinion column in JAMA Pediatrics that questioned the value of recommending low-fat or skim milk for children. While much of the article is behind ...
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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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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

The World Health Organization has created a handy pamphlet with fairly detailed instructions for preparing, storing and re-warming formula in care settings. There is no upper limit to the temperature ...
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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

It seems like a change of environment, kids' diet and habits are impacted by surrounding. It could be temperature, number of people, other food options, noise, or lights. You need to simulate his ...
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How to get 16 months baby to drink milk again

I would not worry. Most cultures don't stress drinking milk once the baby has weaned. If you're not concerned about weight and your baby eats a nutrient dense and diverse diet, then I don't think you ...
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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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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

I am an old fashioned mother. Do you like your food cold? We learn from the time we are born. When I was a baby my milk was always warm. As I matured all meals were warm. Warming was a sign of love. A ...
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Toddler does not like to drink milk

I will post a different opinion. Children need calcium and Vit.D, and milk is a rich source of both (the Vit.D is added). Kids between 1 and 2 years old should have whole milk to help provide the ...
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