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2002-05-27
Name: Neeta My son is 8 weeks old and he doesn't sleep peacefully at night. He keeps on waking up.I am a breastfeeding mom.Everybody is advising me to give him a bottlefeed at night (introducing formula ) or use a breastpump. Since I have good milk I am in a dilemma whether I should use formula milk or not. I am also worried about bottleinfections.Because of sleepless nights I am suffering from backproblem. Can anybody help me by giving some suggestions?
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2002-08-11
#1
Name: vani
Subject:  hi !
hey ! hi ! neeta ! just read your message. well, about babies rolling on the sides, i am not worried about arushi not doing that as i have heard from many people that babies do that by the end of the 5 mnth somtimes. and as it is u know arushi started responding and smiling before the second month started so u also take it easy. one can do nothing about this. so is your little one eating the cereal. what else do u plan to give to him besides this ? keep in touch !
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2002-08-06
#2
Name: vani
Subject:  hi ! neeta ! vani here !
hi ! neeta !!
sorry ! i didn't read your message until yesterday. well, thanks ! ya ! arushi's name had been on my mind since a long time. it means - the first rays of sun ! which is exactly what she means for us !!! anyways, arushi will turn 5 months on the 19th of aug. what about your baby ?? have u started solids yet ? i am giving arushi only cereal at the moment. and also try giving her some apple juice and daal ka paani. i will start new foods when she turns 5 months. i am in northern california - USA ! basically from Delhi ! have been her since the past 3 yrs. got married and came here. i am planning to go to india this coming oct. haven't been home since i came here. so.... am pretty excited but scared also about travelling with arushi. any tips on this ? do keep in touch ! if u like we can exchange e-mail id's ! do write back soon ! will be looking forward to your reply ! all the best ! what's your baby's name ? rgds,vani
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2002-08-21
#3
Name: Neeta
Subject:  Hi Vani! Neeta here
Dear Vani,
How are you and how is Arushi? Thanks for your reply.Well, my son is doing fine now. He takes bottle when he is really hungry but doesn't take full feed I have to breastfeed him after the bottlefeed. I introduced him solids as well. He takes 1 or half teaspoon of rice cereal which I mix with him formula. How is your routine? Keep in touch.
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2002-08-10
#4
Name: Neeta
Subject:  hi Vani,
Hi, it is good that your little one is doing fine. My son's birth date is 6th of April. It is really surprising that your little one is also not rolling. I know each baby is different, but you know most of the babies start rolling at 4mths age. Advait also did the same thing like rolling from tummy to back when I kept him on his tummy. Regaring bottle Advait doesn't like bottle at all but he takes some of milk when he is really hungry. Thanks for replying. Keep in touch.

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2002-08-10
#5
Name: vani
Subject:  hi ! neeta !
hi ! just read your message. well, arushi is doing fine. how is your son ? keep trying the bottle. i feel it's really essential to breastfeed and bottlefeed the baby. arushi does take the bottle but after a little bit of crying and only when she is hungry. what's your son's birth date ? arushi i guess is a little elder to your son. oh ! by the way, i guess u posted another message about your baby not rolling. well, arushi also doesn't roll. once she was on tummy and rolled back straight. so that was the only time she did roll. but i am not worried. children r so different. about arushi's weight - she weighs around 14 pounds. so, i guess that is fine. keep in touch ! regards, vani
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2002-08-08
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Name: Neeta
Subject:  Hi vani,
Hi Neeta,
You are right I am experienced mom. Although I have an experience my first one was easygoing baby and more than that I was in India when she was born. With this one I am experiencing everything new. as I told you I tried him formula but he didn't take it but I am going to try it more let's see otherwise I am going to start him cereals. How is arushi? Is she gaining weight now? Keep on replying.
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2002-08-08
#7
Name: vani
Subject:  hi ! neeta !
hey !

hi ! read your message. well, you r an experienced mom then ! with your second child isn't it easier. i mean - then u know a lot of things. plus all your first time makes get corrected with the second child. my only regret is not giving arushi bottle from the very beginning. i never thought this could become such a problem. she gets up at night several times even though i have heard that children start sleeping thru the night by 3 months. so..... she doesn't take the bottle unless she is really really hungry. so she is basically brestfed. and plus i give her cereal also. arushi's weight was 7 pounds and 13 ounces when she was born. and since then her weight gain has been 55% as compared to the US baby weight gain reports. and american babies r very healthy ones so.... that way she is doing fine. i give her cereal when she gets up in the morning and is hungry. and then give her a bath and feed her formula. i give her cereal again in the evening around 7:30 and around 8:30 - 9, i put her off to sleep. so this is basically her routine. i breastfeed her at night and otherwise during the day. i guess u should start with solids. even my doctor said to start with solids at 6 month of age but my milk is also getting less and arushi will loose weight and will be hungry if just breastfed so i started cereal. nothing else. this is what i think ! keep in touch ! and good luck !! regards, vani
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2002-08-07
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Name: Neeta
Subject:  Reply to vani
Dear Vani,
Nice to hear from you. My little one's name is Advait. This is my second child. I have 6 yrs old daughter her name is Abhishree means towards glory and Advait the new ones name means The One and Only one ( God ). I liked your little ones name because it is much similar to my daughter's name and it has a good meaning too. Advait is now 4 mths old. I am going to try him formula since he is not getting enough breastmilk. Let's cross our fingures and hope he will take it. May be next month just I might try solids for him. My dr. told me to continue brestfeed till 6mths but I think he is not getting enough milk because he doesn't sleep peacefully and aks for feed after every 2 and half or 3 hrs.I heard 4 mths old baby should ask for feed after every 4 hrs .He has gained only half a kilo over 1 mth period. What is your experience in this matter? Do let me know and give my love to Arushi.
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2002-07-20
#9
Name: Neeta
Subject:  Thanks to all
Dear Bindu, Renee and Kirthi,
Thanks for your suggestions. Luckily my son has started sleeping at night. I am still brestfeeding him. He is going to be 4 mths old soon.But still he wakes up at night once but according to me that is fine.Earlier he used to wake up after every two hrs. I am thinking to start solids according to Dr's suggesions . Otherwise he is fine now. How are your little onces. Give my love to them. Keep in touch.
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2002-07-16
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Name: bindu
Subject:  i have gone thru this sleep problem for a year
i have had a sleepless year. but then someone suggested me to take rest when the baby sleeps.but somehow my baby had little sleep
so i use to finish of all my work then give him shower, and give 2 bottles on 24hrs.first after bath and 2nd before bed. it did help me to catch up on my sleep which i missed during the night. i am a strong believer that your kid sh. be both bottle and breast fed. what if you catch infection and you are antibiotics. most of the antibiotics are secreted in the breast milk and you have to pump and discard that milk. then what will you do. breast feed as much as you can BUT let the baby get hang of bottle too ,esp. for those rainy days when you are not well and someone else needs to take care of the baby
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2002-07-13
#11
Name: Renee
Subject:  night feeding
Neeta, I would definately suggest bottlefeeding at night. I did the same as you with my first and suffered as much as you are. My second is 3 days old and I have started bottle feeding at night and he has slept 4-5 hours straight!
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2002-07-13
#12
Name: Renee
Subject:  night feeding
Neeta, I would definately suggest bottlefeeding at night. I did the same as you with my first and suffered as much as you are. My second is 3 days old and I have started bottle feeding at night and he has slept 4-5 hours straight!
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2002-06-26
#13
Name: sachin
Subject:  sachin
Hi Vani,
I was glad that I didn't have to search any far to find the right link.

http://www.indiaparenting.com/diet/data/diet02_01.shtml

- sachin
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2002-06-26
#14
Name: sachin
Subject:  say no to formula for first 6 months
Hi Vani,
Happy to hear that your son has made progress. I will advice you against giving any bottled formula before first 6 months.
- Sachin
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2002-06-24
#15
Name: Krithi
Subject:  it will get better
i am a mother of 9 mo.old twin boys. This is what I used to do. I used to pump and feed breastmilk and then formula if they are still hungry. I started this as I was going back to work full-time. This worked great for me. Because my babies liked the formula and the idea of bottle. They now can drink from any bottle, any nipple, any size
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2002-06-22
#16
Name: vani
Subject:  don't worry !!
hi !

i also have a 3 mnth old baby and i try to feed her while sitting on a chair with a cushion in the back. it really really helps. and u must also have a stool to keep your feet high or a pillow below your legs if your legs r on the bed for elevation. yes ! it's tiring for me also to breastfeed my baby but what can u do. this will really help ! and about bottlefeeding your baby at night is a really really good idea. becoz formula is heavier than breastfeed and so that will help your baby to sleep thru out the night which is good for u. one bottle at night won't interfere with breastfeeding. if u wish u can pump your milk and give it to your baby or freeze it for later feedings. i really wanted my baby to take the bottle but she didn't. i think u're really lucky if your baby is taking the bottle. grab the oppertunity !! good luck !!
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2002-07-20
#17
Name: Neeta
Subject:  reply to Vani
dear Vani,
thanks for your reply. My son will soon be going to be 4 mths. old. I am still breastfeeding him and my supply is stillgood so I am planning to feed him till 5 mths but meanwhile I am going to go to Dr. when he will be 4 ths old and then according to Dr'sa suggestions I am going to start solids. How are you otherwise? I am in Australia. How is arushi? I liked her name very much. Where are your from? Do keep in touch.Love to Arushi.
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2002-07-18
#18
Name: vani
Subject:  reply !!
Hi ! neeta !!

Well, my daughter is now 4 mnths old and i am still trying to bottlefeed her. I plan to brestfeed her till she is 1 yr old but bottlefeed is also very important. It's really important. I mean if u got out it comes in handy. And plus if u fall sick or something your husband can feed the baby. so i am still trying. Arushi doesn't like the bottle nipple at all. About starting solids my doct says to start cereals when arushi is 5 mnths old but i feel i should start early as my flow is getting less now and arushi is growing. Her weight gain is normal. When do u plan to start ? Are u - in US or in India ? How old is your baby now ? When do u plan to start solids ? Keep in touch !!
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2002-06-23
#19
Name: Neeta
Subject:  Thanks Vani
Dear Vani,
Thanx for your suggestions.I haven't tried bottle to my baby but I am planning to do it. I have heard that somebabies don't take bottle if they are on breastfeed for a long time. So how long are you planning to brestfeed your baby? When are you going to start solids? According to my doctor if you are baby is gaining sufficient weight you don't have to start solids untill they get 6 mths old . So what is your plan? Do write to me. Once againg thank you very much.
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2002-06-14
#20
Name: dhwani
Subject:  re-sleeping problem
dear neeta,
i am a mother of 4 month old baby, my problem was similar as my baby use to wake whole night for first 3 months. there is something called sleep cycles which get adjusted within a span of 3 months in some children. so dont get panic. consult your pediatrisian.he may prescribe u some medicine fr colic pain which children often suffer this time.fr yr backpain best is to sleep when yr child is sleeping.can put a pillow under yr under yr child's head while breastfeeding that will give u bit relif in yr backpain. u must be getting tired to feed him often at nightas he dosen't sleep. u can mix milk with half praportion of water and can give it to yr child.but consult yr doctor first. share yr resposibilities with yr husband. dont worry yr child will start sleeping at night soon.
luv -dhwani
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