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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 limited time and the current situation with the pandemic also a phone consultation could help. Assuming you are in the US, there's La Leche League and possibly there ...


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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 small baby should be given the benefit of having a warm bottle and not a cold icy drink. Warmth is associated with love.


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On the assumption that through the other answers you've accepted belly-sleeping to be a bad idea, you'll be looking for alternatives. My kids slept really well in "cocoonababy" sleep nests. These days "sleep nests" are everywhere, but most of them are flat with a soft surround. The ones we had were shaped so that the baby doesn't have to ...


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Research has found that babies this young being in deep sleep is actually more dangerous and may contribute to SIDS. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513387/) So its actually safer for her to not sleep too deeply. To encourage her to sleep better on her back though, you can try swaddling her. Some babies like their arms up instead of down as they'll be ...


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I'm not going to address the wider question, but you are not going to notice if your baby stops breathing unless you are actively watching their chest move, and possibly not even then. Here is one harrowing account from a father who's son died in his lap while he did email. Staring at your baby's chest for hours on end is unlikely to work either: studies ...


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Treatments using cordblood are legitimate but as @swbarnes2 has said, there are limited benefits to your child. Because if they have genetic weakness, then their own cord blood will also have that weakness. (Which is probably the case where you were reading about leukemia) That being said, you (the father or mother) may be able to use the cordblood for ...


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If you read the fine print, there are actually not a lot of conditions where your baby's cord blood has been proven to do anything, and most of the beenfits are for other people's children. Here are some professional medical opinions; they agree; public banking is fine, private banking is not recommended. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/...


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