Feeding a baby while sleeping is right?

@Sreekala (22720)
India
June 13, 2017 7:09am CST
Dear friends, Today morning I have seen a mother, who is giving food to her daughter while sleeping. She is One year and 4 months old. I asked why to give food on sleep. She said else she won’t eat, she vomit and cry like anything, she likes to drink milk alone in feeding bottle. I stood and watched; yes the baby is slowly having the food even though she is sleeping. Do you think, is there any danger on giving food while sleeping?
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
13 Jun 17
The question is why she need to feed the baby while sleeping. Can't she wait until the baby is awaken? There's always danger in that, the baby might be choke.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
She is feeding the baby deliberately while sleep, her justification was, the baby refused to eat and vomit the food and cry. Baby prefers to drink milk alone.
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@m_audrey6788 (13844)
• Germany
13 Jun 17
For me I can not sleep if a baby is still awake and eating because I always help the baby burp after or else it will be painful for them
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
In this case, the baby slept already and giving food while sleeping. I watched the baby is having her food in sleep. This baby hates to eat I don't know why, she always demand milk in feeding bottle.
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• Germany
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala ..As far as I know..there are babies hard to feed..That is why a great mom usually trying to be creative and smarter
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
@m_audrey6788 Yes, I know. Thankfully my children were not like that. But one of my friend always complaining her daughter does not eat. But she visit my place, she can eat happily by praising my dish.
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@Shavkat (60514)
• Philippines
13 Jun 17
I think it is not good. It might cause regurgitation. Then, it can lead to pneumonia for some infants.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
I also felt that is not the right thing to do.
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@Shavkat (60514)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala I understand that most mothers are so tired nurturing their infants. I think it is also an option to bottle feed them.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
16 Jun 17
@Shavkat This is not bottle feeding but spoon feeding with solid foods, which made in a paste form.
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@responsiveme (14738)
• India
13 Jun 17
I have seen babies drink milk from bottles while apparently asleep but not done personally
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
That is very common, drinking milk while sleeping. But giving food I never heard. The mother is so innovative
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@pitstop (5434)
• India
13 Jun 17
This is quite risky as the child could aspirate. Also keeping a feeding bottle while sleeping causes cavities and caries in the incisor teeth.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
Feeding bottle is also not good while sleeping. It creates so many issues, still most of the parents prefer to use feeding bottle for their convenience.
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@pitstop (5434)
• India
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala of the bottles are not completely clean, it can cause diarrhea. Sometimes the teat tips are not possible to clean owing to the tiny hole in them
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
@pitstop boiling bottle is the only solution to get free from germs.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jun 17
There is a lot of danger as she might get the whatever food it is go the wrong way and she would coughing and spluttering. I had to follow mine with a spoon and a dish full of food all the way around the house for months on end to get him to eat. Eventrually it all stopped and he began to eat normally but not after some long arduous intents to make him get my attention.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
This lady is also roaming around for making the baby to eat. She even comes to our home so that she eat something looking on us. But this idea, I don't know how she got.
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• Pamplona, Spain
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala I only did this in our house as he was sick a lot of the times with Asthma problems qutie severe and getting him to sit down to eat was a nightmare this lasted for months. The angst one goes through with that kind of situation is difficult to explain. When he started to smoke like his friends I lost my rag with him after all the time I spent getting him well. Men.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
That's dangerous. The baby could have choked
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
16 Jun 17
Yes dear, anyway the lady changed her habit now.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
16 Jun 17
@Sreekala Well that's good to hear. How are you doing today. Are you feeling much better
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
16 Jun 17
@Nawsheen I am surprised why I feel fever, even though slightly, I get fever most of the days now.
@thelme55 (14348)
• Germany
15 Jun 17
I have read the other day that feeding a baby while laying down or sleeping is dangerous as the food could block the airways of that baby. It should blurps too.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
16 Jun 17
There may be lot of dangers in different ways. It would be better to avoid feeding while sleeping.
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@thelme55 (14348)
• Germany
18 Jun 17
@Sreekala yes, there are. Better feed them when awake.
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@ridingbet (50338)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
when an infant bottle-fed is already asleep, the mother should remove the feeding bottle because the infant may have aspiration pneumonia, or choking.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
15 Jun 17
I think lack of knowledge is the reason for doing this way.
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@ridingbet (50338)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
@Sreekala or maybe they want the infant to just suckle even asleep.
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@SIMPLYD (78770)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
When our daughter was just a baby, she would get fidgety while sleeping. That's when we know that she's hungry so I give her my nipple and she would suck until she fell asleep and me too. ha ha ha
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
Yes, I can understand with infants and drinking milk is not at all a problem. But feeding solid foods even though it is light and made specially for a child, it is not good.
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@SIMPLYD (78770)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala Oh no, I never did that. It could choke the sleeping child.
@vsai2008 (7671)
• India
14 Jun 17
My sis-in-law used to that when her baby refused to have milk in the first 6 months. She used to hold the baby in almost sitting position and gave milk, didnt have any issues :)
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@vsai2008 (7671)
• India
14 Jun 17
@Sreekala asking a doc is best
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@ShifaLk (7484)
• India
20 Jun 17
Oh no. I think that's not safe at all :(
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
21 Jun 17
It is not safe and may harm the child in different ways.
@youless (91154)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jun 17
I think it is not a good idea. It will bring the baby more bad habits and it is also harmful for her teeth.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
I also feel concern, however I am not sure about the bad effects if there any.
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@allknowing (63637)
• India
14 Jun 17
Strange that this mother is not aware of the consequences of feeding a baby when she is sleeping.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
Then more strange is this mother herself a nurse by profession.
@jstory07 (66171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jun 17
There is a danger of the baby chocking.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Jun 17
Yes, there is danger in many ways.