Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Newborn Feeding Problems Treatment

Treatment for infant feeding problems depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for infant feeding problems may include more frequent, smaller feedings, or switching from breast-feeding to bottle feeding. Additional treatment for infant feeding problems include changing the feeding schedule, formula changes, and switching to soy-based formulas.

Treatment options for infant feeding problems may include:

  • More frequent, smaller feedings
  • Breast-feeding for difficult bottle-feeding
  • Bottle-feeding for difficult breast-feeding
  • Changing the feeding schedule
  • Soy formula

Newborn Feeding Problems Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat infant feeding problems:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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