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Baby not drinking expressed milk - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my baby has been breast feeding for 4 months, and we are trying to get him to take a bottle of expressed breast milk, but he will not, do you have any tips?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight, Waist Circumfrence.
Doctor :   u can start with fruit juice or clear water
Doctor :   few drops
User :   25, male, teacher, married, 6'3 210 pounds, 36 inches
User :   give the baby water in a bottle instead of milk at first?
Doctor :   nope in spoon u can feed him
Doctor :   few drops
Doctor :   not whole juice
Doctor :   ideally the baby should be breast fed until 9 months
User :   he is still going to breast fed, we are trying to feed him breast milk in a bottle for times when his mom is not around
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   gradually u can start supplementary feeds
Doctor :   but u need to take in confidence the pediatrician whom ur seeing
Doctor :   before u start feeds
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