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Could I feed the baby with spoon? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Nov-2013
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hi sir plz to XXXXXXX u again
User:My son is 14 months old, our phycian told us not to feed the baby with bottle.
User:but at night he was sleeping & get hungry it is not possible to feed him with spoons
User:even he takes mother milk but it is not sufficient
User:then how we feed him while he has slep
User:is bottle is not safe
User:plz suggest
Doctor:If you are taking proper measures to clean the bottle - use a steamer to clean the bottle thoroughly along with the nipple and others
Doctor:I don't find any serious harm in using feeding bottles.
Doctor:You can talk to your pediatrician and discuss with him
Doctor:the situation you are in.
Doctor:I am sure he will understand.
User:we dip the bottle with nipple in hot boiled by 5 min
Doctor:He/she will put his views why he suggested against bottle feed
User:earlier is was suffered with stomach infection so dr suggest not to feed with bottle and avoid always
Doctor:Bottle, feeding nipple and the cover should be either steam cleaned seperately or dipped in boiling water seperately.
User:ok we did this every time before feeding.
Doctor:If he is not satisfied with breast milk and he is unable to feed with other means
Doctor:you can explain your situation to the doctor.
User:ok sir
Doctor:I am sure the doctor would agree for bottle feeds during those emergency situation.
Doctor:But make sure you clean and sterilize the bottle thoroughly every time.
User:ok sir we did this every time before feeding
User:ok sir thanks for ur suggestion
Doctor:You may purchase a steamer that sterilizes feeding bottles
Doctor:if needed.
Doctor:I am sure your pediatrician will agree with me.
User:k sir sure
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:nos sir thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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