People tell me to wait an hour after feeding to put baby on tummy time, so that he won't spit up while he's on his tummy. But it can be 2-3 hours after feeding, and he still spits up multiple times. All that wasted milk, all that cleaning up. All the frustration. He's only awake and alert for about 1-2 hours between naps and night sleep, and awake for only 4 out of 24 hours in tota... More
Our daughter is underweight and our doctors are hoping we can find ways to add calories to her diet. She is 16 months and has been on the bottle via breast pumped milk from day 3 on. We are trying to transition to a soy free version of pediasure. The problem is she doesn’t like the formula. We were also told we could do carnation instant breakfast. A cup of this a day with whole milk would add... More
Both of my child’s grandmas watches my baby. One of them said last Friday my 8mo old had 1 more bottle than her usually 3 bottles (4oz each of BM) between the hours of 8am to 1pm then napped from 1:30-6pm. So she had 16 ounces in 5 hours.. then napped for a decade?? This grandma also dips into my frozen stash way more often than the other one. She claims she is still paced feeding but then s... More
What’s everyones bottle, food and nap schedule like for their 8 month olds? How many ounces of milk are you giving? Are they waking during the night? Our schedule is as follows; - 7am 7oz bottle - 8am 30-45min nap - 9am 2-3oz baby food - 11am 7oz bottle - 1230/1pm 1-2hr nap - 130pm 2-3oz baby food (if she sleeps pst 130 we skip the baby food) - 3pm 7oz bottle - 430pm 30-45min nap - 5pm 2-3oz... More
I’m 33 weeks pregnant and I’m still torn between the idea of breastfeeding v formula feeding. I know I want to TRY to breastfeed but I’m not going to be heartbroken if it doesn’t work out. With that being said, do I buy a pump or just wait and see how everything goes?
When baby sleeps/naps through a feed which takes precedence? The formula or the solids? We are just over 9 mo and I’m getting confused what to give her...our doctor (Kaiser) does not have a checkup between 6 and 12 months if your baby has been on track, gaining steadily, and meeting milestones. I hate to bother the doctor (and wait the requisite 48 hour turnaround time) with a question I’m s... More
Hi parents, hoping to get some advice for my 1 year old. He refused the bottle starting at around 9 mos and will only take the breast. At daycare, he’s moved to solids and takes milk/water occasionally by spoon. Recently, when he’s home and not at daycare, he only eats a few bites before screaming to get out of the chair. I tried feeding him in multiple places thinking it might be the high cha... More
I recently purchased 4 Infant formula cans from amazon. Three of them came dented. I assume they were dented during shipment as there was no packing materials inside. Amazon sent me replacements cans and NOW THESE ARE DENTED TOO! I now have a collection or dented formula cans they are the 28+ oz size. I hate to see so much formula go to waste. Is there any harm is giving this to my baby? This f... More
My lo is 9 months and she sleeps in her crib every night but struggles. She has a routine that we follow, it’s quiet and peaceful but she cries when I place her in the crib. As soon as she is done her last bottle of milk she wants to play and she rolls around. A couple minutes after that she falls asleep. But around 2-4am she wakes up for a bottle again. Last night she woke up crying with her a... More
My LO has been eating baby food for the last month or so and is starting to eat more now (2-3oz per meal) I usually give it to her in between her bottle feedings. So she’ll has a bottle at 7, baby food at 9 and a bottle at 11. She’ll have baby food 2-3 times a day. And this has been working for us very well. However, I am wondering if I should start giving her the baby food directly after the ... More
Background- when baby was having light therapy for jaundice at 3 days old, I emptied out my engorged boobs with hospital grade pump because we had only 20 minutes outside the box per 2 hours including diaper change.. and it seems pumping that early on affects supply. At home on leave, I used the Haaka every time since baby only took 1 boob at a time. I built a great frozen stash. Now I’m re... More
Help!!! My 16 month old won’t drink milk unless it is from a bottle. I’ve tried everything! Different types of sippy cups, cups with straws, the 360 cups, plain cups, her bottle but with a sippy cup nipple. NOTHING works. I’m getting concerned because she isn’t getting her milk. I give her yogurt and cheese to help with the lack of calcium. I also have tried almond milk. She just won’t take any... More
My LO is 8.5 months and I can barely get her to have 21 oz of formula during the day. Sometimes I can get more in her if I add it to her puree, but she mostly eats finger foods so that may only add an ounce for the day. She isn't waking at night and seems happy/not hungry during the day. I know everything says I should try to get her to eat 28-32 oz until age 1, but could she be self-weanin... More
How am I supposed to wean baby from bottles if daddy won’t listen?!
Any advice on night weaning? My son sometimes can self sooth during the night, but most of the time he needs a bottle to get back to sleep. He is up more now at 10 months compared to when he was 2 months! I know there’s a strong bottle to sleep association going on. I gave him a bottle of water last night (or else he would’ve drank a days worth of milk if I let him). Seems to be more of a bottl... More
She refuses it, she will only drink juice or water from sippy cup but not her milk. I want to get her off the bottle already. Also i should mention she still drinks milk before bed and sometimes wakes up once at night for milk, would it be okay if it’s in a sippy cup?
After we ran out of our Enfamil gentlease we wanted to try the generic gentle formula that is comparable to the gentlease. We asked our doctor if it was okay to go back and forth with the generic and brand name and he said it was fine because it’s basically the same factory. But just wanted to see if anyone had any personal experience with using name brand and off brand at times? Did it seem to... More