Breast milk intake for infants

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Avatar m tn HIV is not transmitted in adults by breast milk only in infants and children that doesn't have a mature immune system.
Avatar n tn Your milk is the best food for her and has the best nutrients. I wish I still had enough milk for DD to exclusively breastfeed her. Unfortunately, my milk supply has been steadily decreasing and it depresses me. I would've loved to continue to breastfeed her. What does your ped say? If he's happy with her weight gain, then I don't see a problem with b/feeding.
Avatar n tn also, any suggestions on what she should be eating if the milk intake is low?? ( i have tried limiting her solids, but she's hungry for them!!
162279 tn?1270604959 It's not a big deal to start cow's milk at 9 mos but for digestive reasons, nutrional reasons and for brain development, it is a big deal. With DD I gave her the 'next step' enfamil until 18 mos and I will with DS too. Yes, it's expensive but with the way milk is processed now a days...I'm not risking it. And when I do switch ove it will be organic and hormone free, just like DD gets. Yes, it's expensive but again....children are expensive.
660775 tn?1225077505 If you prefer to jog, use a jogging stroller designed for infants. Lay your baby next to you while you stretch on the floor. Hold him or her in your arms and dance to your favourite music. * Target your abs. Losing abdominal fat takes dietary changes and aerobic exercise, but abdominal crunches and other abdominal exercises can help tone your abdominal muscles. * Remember your Kegels. These exercises won't help you lose weight, but they will tone your pelvic floor muscles.
Avatar f tn I figured I dont like to drink a bunch before I eat it makes me sick (haha, I know bad mommy), but I also watched his milk intake and it has never decreased. If he wasnt drinking his milk then I would pull back on the feedings, but never had a problem with it. I think what ever you do is fine, just make sure the milk intake doesnt drop below 20 ozs a day....ds maintained 30oz, even with cereal, so I guess he needed it! Ethan was also in the 50th percentile and his Dr suggested it.
Avatar f tn 8. For infants over 1 month old only on breast milk or formula, add fruit juices 1 oz./month of age per day. Pear or apple juice are OK at any age. (Reason: treating a symptom) 9. For infants over 4 months old, also add baby foods with high fiber content twice a day (peas, beans, apricots, prunes, peaches, pears, plums). 10. Diet for Children Over 1 Year Old: 11. Increase fruit juice (apple, pear, cherry, grape, prune) (note: citrus fruit juices are not helpful). 12.
116879 tn?1266519849 Frozen is not good, it can actually burn their gums with the cold, similar to frostbite. Milk before solids, not solids as a replacement for milk. Babies towards the end of the first year should be getting 32 ounces. Solids during the firts year are not meant as a substantial source of nutrition, they are more for practice. Not a big fan of juice, it is bad for their teeth, loaded with empty calories, and is quite simply sugar.
Avatar n tn I am so glad (not really, because this stuff is not fun for anyone who experiences it)... I have been having these cramp/spasms under my breast for several years now... they come, usually when I bend over...first time was in the shower to pick up the soap...thought I would keel over... feels like a big snake rolling under my ribcage, leaving a large subsides when I stretch upward, basically giving it some room...
Avatar m tn researchers found that men who had 120 mg of soy a day saw the decrease. ( I said Soy wasn't good for men and woman for a number of years! Only fermented soy is OK! Soy is in everything. I have seen it listed in the ingredients on a box of tea.) Eating too many simple carbs can lead to weight gain, and increased body flab has been shown to raise a man’s estrogen levels and lower testosterone.
Avatar f tn while many drs say cereal at 4 months is OK, for babies on breast milk 6 months is generally recommended. not that cereal would hurt her, but rather because the best way to maximize benefits of breast milk is to give it exclusively. as mysty said, the digestive tract is still developing, so the less foreign things introduced the better. but whether or not you choose to introduce cereal, using it to substitute a meal is not a good idea.
Avatar f tn Asians eat a lot of soy in their diet. Soy formula is a good choice for infants, Soy-containing foods help prevent osteoporosis, Soy is a healthy food for adults, Soy helps improve libido in men. The answer to all of the above statements is false. Those who eat large amounts of soy, especially non-fermented soy, have severe hormonal imbalances that are very difficult or impossible to correct without eliminating or drastically reducing soy in the diet.
Avatar f tn Pain over my left breast started just after I told a man I love very much that I was perfectly happy we were breaking up. Doctors now diagnose something called "broken heart syndrome" where people that suffer a sudden loss can have a heart attack because the brain releases adrenaline and other chemicals that stun the heart.
Avatar f tn Supplementation with ultra - refined EPA / DHA fish oil concentrate is also important for the mother who is breast feeding her child to maintain the DHA levels in her breast milk that are crucial for the development of a young baby’s still rapidly growing brain
Avatar f tn As per your measurements, his weight is on the 25th percentile which is normal for his age. Feeding guidelines for a 0-3 month old is breast milk or infant formula (2-4oz per feeding) for 8-12 times a day. After 4months you can try infant cereal (2-4 tablespoons mixed with formula or breast milk) 1-2 times a day. If he is taking 3-4ozs per feeding while he is awake, that is a good intake for 3 months. Do not recommend feeding while he is sleeping due to risk of choking and gas build-up.
136689 tn?1419584047 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that breast milk be the only nutrient fed to infants until 4 to 6 months of age.36 For mothers who cannot breastfeed or choose not to breastfeed, a prepared infant formula can be used and is a complete source of nutrition. No additional nutrients are needed. There is no nutritional indication to feed juice to infants younger than 6 months.
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
177465 tn?1288242063 No, that shouldn't matter, as long as the bulk of his intake is breast milk. The antibodies in the breast milk combined with its high digestibility makes it the perfect thing for him when he is under the weather or otherwise dealing with bowel issues.
Avatar n tn Though breast milk is an essential source of a number of nutrients, including vitamin C, breast milk doesn't contain adequate levels of vitamin D. Consequently, infants who are exclusively or partially breastfed need to get their daily dose of vitamin D in supplement form. Mothers who choose not to breastfeed should provide their babies with vitamin D-fortified formula to ensure their nutritional needs for this nutrient are met.
2120802 tn?1334882194 My baby is 6 days old and I'm feeding both formula ansia breast milk, she doesn't seen to get full with breast milk cuz she's always looking for something to suck. I'm afraid to over feed her. Is it ok to feed her both??? Is it ok to feed formula right after bmilk since she's still hungry???
403153 tn?1297258095 I have noticed a green colored stool and I think she is hungry. I`m very worried for my milk supply. I feed her every 2 hours. What can I do to improve my milk production? Do I need to pump after feeding her?
Avatar f tn I'm very surprised that they said it was ok for you to give her cows milk. In my opinion it would be much more nutritious for you to to give only formula and water or breastmilk (you can even pump) and water.
Avatar n tn has more osteoporosis than any other country despite the higher intake of milk. Both milk and soy milk have added calcium and vitamins. Neither are the original nutrients in milk. Anyway, not to argue but rather to discuss whether these things are healthy as we consume moderate amounts of soy.
368461 tn?1291519187 I have found that when he feeds directly from the breast he tends to be more gassy than if we bottle feed him breast milk or formula. I have also heard the thing about the dairy in the diet. I cut out straight milk and have moved over to soy milk right now. I haven't cut anything else out. I think these first few months are just spent trying to figure out what combination works best. I have a feeling though that we will never know and all babies just grow out of this stage.
150937 tn?1235947480 i think that you are supposed to wait until 6 months for juice but you could probably try cereal mixed withformula or breast milk
Avatar f tn 32 weeks’ gestation have a high incidence of hypothyroidism. Repeated thyroid function tests are necessary for preterm infants, even though they may initially show normal thyroid function. The high incidence of hypothyroidism in preterm infants may be associated with excessive or insufficient iodine intake. Further studies are needed to elucidate the causal relationship between iodine balance and thyroid function in preterm infants.
432737 tn?1358553032 She say that at this stage the american association of peds recommend that your LO's greater intake should be of breastmillk or formula until they are at least 9-10 m old, she say that they worry about infants developing anemia bc poor iron intake on their meals. I explained that we do homemade food and I pick things high in iron like millet, brwon rice, etc, but she still wanted us to do our best to increase his formula intake. I guess each pediatrician says different things.
Avatar n tn Is it forceful vomiting (the kind that shoots through the air and lands a ways out) or basically just spitting up? (Spitting up is kind of normal.) How is his weight? (If he is gaining, that's good, he is obviously not throwing up everything.) What has his pediatrician said? Depending on the answers to these questions, it sounds like as much air is going in as food, and that when the air comes out so does some of the food.
Avatar f tn and thanks for including links with more information deman! Newborns need every bit of their intake to be for growing. Water fills up tiny tummies with no nutritional value whatsoever giving them less room for the breastmilk or formula they need to grow and thrive. They get plenty of liquid already. NO WATER.