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Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough?

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough?

Why Is Baby Not Drinking Enough? It’s obvious when a bottle-fed baby is not drinking as much milk as expected. But does this mean she’s not drinking enough? Maybe ‘yes’. Maybe ‘no’. This article explains how to tell if your baby is underfeeding and the various reasons...

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Feeding Aversion

Feeding Aversion Feeding a baby should be an enjoyable experience for all involved, however when baby repeatedly refuses to feed despite being hungry this makes feeding a frustrating and stressful experience for all involved. Identifying the cause is essential if the...

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Bottle-feeding Problems

Bottle-feeding Problems

Bottle-feeding Problems When your baby squirms, appears uncomfortable during feed, fusses, cries or refuses to eat, it can be challenge to figure out the cause. The timing and type of behavior she exhibits provides vital clues. This article discusses potential reasons...

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Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible?

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible?

Feeding refusal – Is reflux responsible? As a child health nurse and feeding therapist who specializes in the area of infant feeding aversions, I don’t get to see babies with where reflux was the only cause of their avoidant and distressed feeding behavior.  Once...

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Conflicted Feeding Behavior

Conflicted Feeding Behavior

Conflicted Feeding Behaviour Most babies will at times display what I call ‘conflicted’ feeding behavior. ‘Conflicted’ is a state of emotional confusion. In the case of conflicted feeding behavior, Baby gives the appearance that he’s swinging between wanting to eat...

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Feeding Baby In Front Of TV

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV

Feeding Baby In Front Of TV Behavior that is reinforced will continue. With any type of infant or child behavior – whether this is desirable or undesirable behavior – the parent will either encourage (reward and reinforce) or discourage their child’s behavior...

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