Feeding and Digestion of Newborn Babies
You don't even feel comfortable holding your baby and changing her diaper, yet. How in the world are you supposed to feed her too? You've heard that "breast is best," but you don't think you have any milk, yet. Your mom told you that you were allergic to cow's milk when you were a baby. What if your new baby is too?
Feeding Questions and Answers:
Please help me with breastfeeding!
– the BEST information about breastfeeding, from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Medical School, California
- You have decided to bottle feed your baby.
Why is he gagging?
Your new baby is making a lot of throw-up sounds.
- She's spitting up. What's wrong?
- Why is my newborn too sleepy to eat?
- Could my baby be allergic to his milk?
- Can we use a pacifier?
Why do the nurses keep checking
my baby's blood sugar?
- When is she supposed to burp?
- Why so many hiccups?
- He's so gassy!
- Did she loose weight?
- Could my baby have colic?
- What are these white spots in her mouth?
What do you mean when you say
my baby is tongue-tied?
- Do newborns really have teeth?
Thanks to Janelle Aby MD, Stanford School Of Medicine, Newborn Nursery, and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for the use of occasional photographs.