Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Newborn Feeding Problems Underlying Cause

Causes of infant feeding problems include:

Additional causes of infant feeding problems include:
  • Breast-fed infants:
    • Alcohol used by mother
    • Breast irritation or infection
    • Food allergies
    • Inadequate breast milk supply
    • Medications or supplements used by mother
    • Stimulants used by mother: caffeine, nicotine
    • Underfeeding
  • Formula-fed infants:
  • Early introduction of solid food, before 5-6 months

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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