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As your baby grows, you may wonder when you can introduce him to a cup. Most parents start with baby training cups like sippy cups. A cup with a lid helps a baby drink and makes the transition from the bottle easier.
Avoid the food in question completely. If it's a life-threatening allergy, you'll probably carry an epi-pen to avoid any allergic reactions quickly.
The formula serving depends on how much your baby weighs. Of course, this changes greatly month to month. Watch this video for more information.
Weigh your baby using the same scale at the same time in relation to feeding. Weight varies depending on a full diaper or hungry stomach. If the baby seems irritable, they may be hungry. Talk to your pediatrician about supplementing.
A small fraction of what you ingest ends up in your breast milk. If your baby is fussy, has diarrhea or a rash, it may be because of something you ate. Watch this video for a list of possible culprits!
You should limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol while nursing. If your baby seems bothered or overly stimulated, cut out caffeine altogether. Alcohol can irritate or tire your baby, so if you drink it, consume right after breastfeeding.
A small amount of alcohol passes through to your breast milk. If you do drink, wait until after the last feeding of the day. You should also limit your caffeine intake. Watch this video for details.
While breastfeeding, you should avoid eating mercury-rich food like tuna and mackerel. Also avoid any food to which your family has had allergies, and, of course avoid food that seems to upset your baby.
If you're feeding your baby formula, they are probably getting all the important nutrients and vitamins. If you're feeding with both formula and breast milk, that might not be the case. Watch this video for more information.
As long as your baby is growing and is happy, don't worry about the amount of formula they consume. Generally though, a baby will consume about 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight.
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