sugar tits

Amanda - posted on 10/16/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )

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if you know what I'm talking about, I need to know how to make a sugar tit - what is the sugar - water ratio?

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Dorota - posted on 10/17/2010

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Kate your information is a little bit off. Exclusively breast fed babies will have lots of bowel movements in the first 6 weeks of life because breast milk has a natural laxative in it when your milk is coming in for about 6 weeks. After the 6 week mark every breast fed baby is different. At that point it could become normal for them to have 1 bowel movement/week - so as long as the baby doesn't exhibit any other symptoms of constipation (like grunting and crying etc) then there is no need to treat.

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2010

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OK, so after reading all the lovely comments left, I will explain. I have a breastfed baby who is 6 weeks old almost. He was severely constipated for over a week and only had one bowel movement. As most people know, breastfed children RARELY get constipated. My mother-in-law was giving me suggestions on what to us for soothing his poor tummy and easing his bowel in order for him to pass his stool. When her children were little they were given a sugar-water drink to help them pass their stool. Well, I tried looking for more information on it and like many have mentioned all you find is this ice-sugar pacifier. This is not what I am looking for and neither is the Mel Gibson thing. I did get the info I needed from an ER dr when my son went in to be checked and for anyone interested, they do not use the sugar-water mixture because their are too many drawbacks, however, they do say to use 1 teaspoon of Karo Syrup in a bottle of pumped breast milk or formula. This has helped my son had another bowel movement today. Thank you to all who were not judgmental .
SN - Please take into consideration the many different possibilities for the posts women put on here before you others decide to post again.

Julie - posted on 10/17/2010

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maybe...she is writing a book? Maybe she just wanted to know? maybe she read about it or was in a discusion..She never said " I NEEED TO GET ONE IN MY BABY"S MOUTH NOW!!!!" egads people.

Wendy - posted on 10/17/2010

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Just had to say most of the responses i see on this thred seem very judgmental ladies. by the looks of Amandas pic she looks young. she may have heard about this from who knows. Advice and info (dental health of child) without judgement would work better. The ladies are right in what there saying its not a good idea Amanda. Sounds like maybe you have a fussy baby and are looking for ways to sooth him or her ?

Jocelyn - posted on 10/16/2010

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Ummm yeah, sugar wrapped in cloth instead of a pacifier, why the HELL would you want to give that to an infant?!?!?!
God that's like putting a Twinky in the freezer and then giving it to a baby to teeth on...
God just scrounge up the $1.25 it costs for a proper, safe pacifier...

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Jess - posted on 10/18/2010

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wow. I was curious as to what this sugartit thing was and reading through the comments here it seems there are some people who are turning this into a competition. "Who knows best". My dad did this, my mum did that, i lived there. A mum was asking for advice and I certainly wouldnt be happy if a post of mine turned into something like this. AMANDA. I have a 17m.o son, and I dont know everything. Im still learning. But when a healthcare professional suggests something I usually go with it or if it seems totally off ill get a second opinion from another professional. Throw in a bit of gut instinct and vuala!
Personally, Ive never given my son anything with added sugar but you know what, your child, your choice. Hope it works out :)

Dana - posted on 10/18/2010

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Ladies, let's try to keep it nice in the future. I'm locking this thread since I see that it's going nowhere.

Amanda, I'm glad you got help from a doctor for your baby's troubles.

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well trust me my father didn't spend 10 years over there teaching dental health for nothing...trust me most of them know its bad for them and its not cheap either. but seriously if thats what your doctor recommends and you think its a good idea then do it? but sometimes ignorance isnt necessarily best

Loendi - posted on 10/18/2010

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That was the advise I was give when I had to move my baby for breast milk to formula and she got constipated two months ago.

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I know all countries are different im not stupid...but yeah even in south africa i hear they know sugar is bad for you....i used to live there

Loendi - posted on 10/18/2010

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Sarah, please take inconsideration not all countries have national care like America, Canada or the UK.
In South Africa the on care you have for children is your self, your parents or your health clinic that is full on nurses and one doctor that see you. There is now appointments you just have to go as early as possible and hope you get helped before they closed as you don’t make enough money to pay for a private doctor. It’s the same when you are pregnant. Country’s like South Africa give advise to parents while countries like America and the UK see as old bad idea’s of the past.

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why would any doctor anywhere recommend you give your child sugar for whatever reason? i'm no medical professional but what i do know about sugar is that babies shouldn't have it especially at 6 weeks old it'll rot their gums and cause all sorts of teeth problems later on not to mention sugar is known to be addictive. and i agree with Kate my pead told me it was perfectly normal for a breastfed baby to go a week without a bowel motion so long as they weren't crying when trying to pass one. I would always recommend you go to your child's doctor over an ED doctor (i'm not saying their bad but they only really treat emergencies hence why they're found in emergency departments)

Loendi - posted on 10/18/2010

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Ladies you have to remember this is a world wide site and not all the doctors in the world will give the same advise as all medical school don’t teach the same in the world. As my mom is a medical dr. that studies for 11 years and is still working in the area in South Africa. Her advise to me was one bottle of boiled water with one spoon of brown sugar. Medical research in all the country’s are also not the same results as all country’s has a different type of lifestyle. Some country is easy living and other is hard living.

Kate CP - posted on 10/17/2010

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Well, that's exactly the opposite of what I've read. Not saying it's wrong ('cause it makes sense); just different.

Kate CP - posted on 10/17/2010

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A new born breast fed baby shouldn't defecate every day. As long as they are getting enough hydration (you can tell by how many wet diapers he has) he should be fine. If he's acting like he's in pain from not pooping then you should talk to your regular health care provider. An ER doctor is really only for emergencies and will only give you quick fixes not a long-term care plan.

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ohh and i might add it is normal for a baby not to pass a motion in a week...some only pass motions every couple of weeks and their bowel habits change quite frequently

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I might just add I think the healthcare professional is a little wrong, this is taken from a site in australia (which is where i live and im gathering the health guidelines for infants is about the same) Things you should NOT do when a baby is constipated
There are some things you should not do to treat constipation in babies:

* Don’t give prune juice – it contains a natural bowel irritant and is not suitable for infants under nine months of age, even when diluted.
* Don’t add any form of sugar, malt extract or rice cereal to formula – it will not help the constipation.
* Don’t introduce solids before four to six months of age – it’s not recommended as a way to treat constipation.
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2...

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but most people know a sugar tit as an alternative for a dummy and i certainly cant find anything that fits what you want to use it for under a sugar tit...so in this case more information was required and we weren't being rude your lack of information misled us

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2010

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I understand that at the time the post was submitted I did not give much information, that is why I stated "If you know what I am talking about...". I had tried massages, a rectal thermometer turned clockwise, warm baths, and multiple leg exercises I was advised about. None of those worked, thats why I was curious about that sugartit thing. I just think many women on here are rude and demeaning and if people had asked for more information, like some did, I would have gladly furnished info for people to better answer my question but like I said, I did not know exactly what the sugartit was until I spoke with a healthcare professional.

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my son at 11 months still loves a tummy massage when he's having a hard time with a bowel movement

Jodi - posted on 10/17/2010

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Amanda, given most of us didn't even know what a sugar tit was, please take into consideration that sometimes a greater explanation of the help you need will actually receive the responses you are after too.



With regard to the constipation thing, have you tried the tummy massage, and also moving his legs in a circular motion like pedalling a bicycle? Those two things can really get the bowels moving.

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my son was breastfed up until 6 weeks and was constipated all the time...plain water did the trick just fine. his bowel movements were fine after i stopped and moved him onto formula

Jocelyn - posted on 10/17/2010

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Lol Kate I DID google... there was a lot about Mel Gibson and a lot of porn...

Schyla - posted on 10/17/2010

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you never know she might be making a kinky gift for her sweetheart and meant an entirely different thing then what Wiki gave as an answer! I wouldn't give my child any kind of sugar to keep them happy no matter the age. but hay she might just have wanted to make a pair of tit's made for sugar and water for her partner or a friend.

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I've never heard of it before as any kind of baby related thing. I'm on the same lines as Kate....only time I've ever heard it was when my husband called me sugar tits lol

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@Jenn it's the sugar thing...all i can say is hope you have a good dentist and orthodontist and some excellent health insurance

Jenn - posted on 10/17/2010

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Never heard of it, but if it's the sugar thing that someone mentioned it sounds like a horrible idea!

Dawn - posted on 10/17/2010

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Ok, I was a bit premature in posting that...I thought maybe it could also be a drink or something, but no only that makes sense.............but, there is a Sugartit, Kentucky if you wanted to visit, as well as a Sugartits.com website....I think I will stick with visiting Sugartit, Kentucky!!

Dawn - posted on 10/17/2010

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Ladies could this be something else??? I didn't see the article mention the adding of water, so maybe she is talking about something else???

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As early as 1802 a German physician, Christian Struve, described the sugar tit as "one of the most revolting customs". Amen brother! my goodness why would you want to ruin your baby's teeth before they got any? gosh while you're at it put some coca cola in their bottle!

Casey - posted on 10/17/2010

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I had no idea what it was until now but it doesn't sound like a good idea to me, I know a little boy who was fed way to much sugar as an infant when his little teeth were developing and as a result they all had to be removed as they were rotton his now 7 and is only just starting to get teeth again and it looks terrible, I definitley wouldn't even be considering this.

Louise - posted on 10/17/2010

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The mind boggles what you want to make one for. Like Kate I did not think it was a real thing just a derogatory remark!

Jodi - posted on 10/16/2010

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Wow, I can't understand anyone wanting to make those for a baby either..... :0

Kate CP - posted on 10/16/2010

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Based on what I now know I have to ask Amanda why on earth you would want to give that to a baby?

Kate CP - posted on 10/16/2010

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The last time I heard of this was when my husband called me sugar tits. I wasn't aware it was a real thing.

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