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Doctor insights on: 1 Month Old Feeding Schedule

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Dr. Eddie Chang Dr. Chang
Pediatrics - Neonatology
years in practice
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How many feeds should a 1 month old baby take daily..?

How many feeds should a 1 month old baby take daily..?

Between 6-8 feeds: Infants at this age typically feed anywhere between 6 and 8 feeds per day. Number of feeds can vary for any number of reasons such as type of feed (breast or formula), size of each feed, etc. Ultimately, feeding should be sufficient at this age to result in appropriate weight gain.

Dr. Melissa Gowans Dr. Gowans
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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For 4 days my 1 month old has gone 5-6 hours between feedings at night. Should I be letting her sleep so long? During the day she eats every 1-3 hours.

For 4 days my 1 month old has gone 5-6 hours between feedings at night. Should I be letting her sleep so long? During the day she eats every 1-3 hours.

Growth: If she is gaining weight well then absolutely! She's feeding well during the day and getting good rest at night. Congrats - you get to get a bit more sleep at night too ;)

Dr. Marianne Finerman Dr. Finerman
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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When can I expect my 1 month old daughter to sleep through the night? She still feeds pretty much every 3 hours which interrupts night time sleep

When can I expect my 1 month old daughter to sleep through the night? She still feeds pretty much every 3 hours which interrupts night time sleep

Baby Feedings: Sleeping through the night is a developmental milestone we don't expect until closer to 2 months. Feeding on demand (not on a schedule) is key to achieving a long sleep. Babies need to "cluster feed" (a meal marathon) before and after a long sleep (until their tummies get bigger). Once she's sleeping through, try putting her in her crib to learn to fall asleep on her own (on her back).

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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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My 1 month old son who is formula feed is constipated, extra water isn't helping. Can I put karo syrup in his bottle to help?

My 1 month old son who is formula feed is constipated, extra water isn't helping. Can I put karo syrup in his bottle to help?

Karo syrup: Adding karo syrup is very unhealthy as this is like pure sugar. Call your doctor about changing the baby's formula to get help with constipation.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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My 1 month old precious baby boy will only sleep if he's being held. If I rock him for 30mins & slowly put him down he'll wake up & cry till I hold him again. Then he cries every 2 hours for feeding. What should I do?

My 1 month old precious baby boy will only sleep if he's being held. If I rock him for 30mins & slowly put him down he'll wake up & cry till I hold him again. Then he cries every 2 hours for feeding. What should I do?

Deep breaths: Have a consistent bedtime & routine: read (yes, now) in low light, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth, then put him on his back in his crib in his own room, drowsy but awake. It won't hurt him to cry before he learns to self-calm for sleep. See www. Halosleep. Com/ for safe swaddling. This will? Risk of sids, consolidate night-time sleep by 4 mos. & prevent "trained night crying" @ 5-6 mos.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?

Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?

No harm with formula: feeding for a 3 months old, if you aren't able to fully breast feed, unless the baby is allergic to the formula, he/she can get it until age 2 years without any supplement, you can also feed your baby whenever he/she needs, no need for a strict schedule, babies after sometime will time themselves for a feed every 3 - 4 hours, make sure you your baby gets enough, good luck

Dr. Archana Kayastha Dr. Kayastha
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
Calcutta University, N.R.S. Medical College
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There are times when my nursed 1 month old spits up for hours after her feeding. She spits up a lot and can't sleep. Doesn't seem right..

There are times when my nursed 1 month old spits up for hours after her feeding. She spits up a lot and can't sleep. Doesn't seem right..

Spitting up: IS she gaining weight?? Does she seem to be uncomfortable when she is spitting up? If yes then she may be having reflux, which is common in newborn babies. You may discuss about medication options with you regular doctor, usually it gets better once the child is 4-6 months. Overfeeding results in spitting up as well. Please make sure she feeding well, gaining weight.

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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What can I do for my 1 month old that's hard to make a bowl movement he's formula fed he eat similac advance 4 to 6 onces every feeding please help me?

What can I do for my 1 month old that's hard to make a bowl movement he's formula fed he eat similac advance 4 to 6 onces every feeding please help me?

Constipation: Babies at this age have variable 'poop' pattern. Anywhere from 15 times a day to every 5 th day is normal as long as baby has soft abdomen, is not fussy and is eating right. Apple prune juice concentrate helps!

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Nudrat Nauman Dr. Nauman
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College
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What can I do for my 1 month old baby, she is crying a lot and can't poop? It hurts seeing her like this. Plus she throws up when I feed her.

What can I do for my 1 month old baby, she is crying a lot and can't poop? It hurts seeing her like this. Plus she throws up when I feed her.

See pediatrician: The baby needs to be properly evaluated by her pediatrician. Vomiting and crying can be from anything in a baby her age. .. From a little acid reflux, to sepsis. She needs immediate attention by her Doc or a visit to ER.

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Dr. Krishna Anand Dr. Anand
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Amritsar
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My 1 month old spits up clear loquid after feedings and she will cry atleast 15 to 20 minutes after and right before spitting up. Is this normal?

My 1 month old spits up clear loquid after feedings and she will cry atleast 15 to 20 minutes after and right before spitting up. Is this normal?

Normal: Babies do spit up a bit, it may be due to over feeding as they have small stomach or need burping after feed. Feed your baby every 2 hrs 2-3 oz at a time and burp for 15 minutes or so. This may help, if not then talk to your doctor and get the baby checked up.

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Dr. Christopher Abel Dr. Abel
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck.

Dr. Hetal Shah Dr. Shah
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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My daughter is 1 month old I am breast feeding and formula feeding her. She hasn't pooped in 5 days. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Some breast fed babies have bowel movements every feeding, once or twice a day, or every 5 days. Formula can be somewhat more constipating, causing firmer stools. As long as the stool is soft and your baby is not uncomfortable, it's not a problem. If the stools are hard, or your baby is really fussy, see your doctor.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Mgt: Babies have different stool patterns. I would suggest discontinuation of the glycerin suppositories. Continue to keep your baby well fed with mostly breast milk. If there is no stool in 5 to 7 days, a visit to your PCP is advised. At your next visit, review the results of her newborn screening tests.

Dr. Hushang Haghighat Dr. Haghighat
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
years in practice
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Can I give a 1 month old rice cereal in her bottle? I am breast feeding and she gets hungry about every hour and drinking about 4oz when I pump and st

Can I give a 1 month old rice cereal in her bottle? I am breast feeding and she gets hungry about every hour and drinking about 4oz when I pump and st

NO: You should feed her with your milk and if is not enough then give baby milk, the rice cereal is OK to add when she is 6 mouth old.

Dr. Carla L. King Dr. King
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

Awhile: Breast milk jaundice which begins days after the infant is born can last 3 - 12 weeks. Continue to follow up with your doctor.

Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

Check: Have his eyes checked. His ability to respond to light may be a problem. Some people have different sized pupils but have him checked. All the best.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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My son is 1 year and 1 month old and eats very bad its taking hours to finish one meal. Wat should I do? And how many times should child it in this age

My son is 1 year and 1 month old and eats very bad its taking hours to finish one meal. Wat should I do? And how many times should child it in this age

Look at your son's: Growth curve with his pediatrician. Expect a 4-6 lb. Weight gain from age 1-2. To increase appetite for solids, wean off the bottle. Limit milk to 16-21 oz./day from an open-mouth cup ; juice to 0-4 oz./day. Put a tbsp. Of each food/year of age on a plate. Allow self-feeding first, then offer more, if wanted. Have family meals during which you model eating behaviors that you want him to learn.

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Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Is this okay for a 1 month old to do? My baby was born 6lbs 2oz and 19in long. He's now one month and since like two weeks back he's been eating 4oz of formula milk every 2hours and a half-3hours during the day. At night time it weird, like yeaterday I fini

Is this okay for a 1 month old to do? My baby was born 6lbs 2oz and 19in long. He's now one month and since like two weeks back he's been eating 4oz of formula milk every 2hours and a half-3hours during the day. At night time it weird, like yeaterday I fini

Don't: Don't wake him up! Thank your lucky stars that he's a good sleeper and let him sleep through the night! Unless he has a genetic disorder that requires him to eat every few hours (and you would know this because it is part of the newborn screen), it is fine to let him sleep throughout the night - even 8 hours if he'll do it. He may want to eat more during the day if he's sleeping more at night, so if he's draining that 4 oz bottle, you may want to offer 5 or 6 oz. He'll let you know when he's hungry. Congratulations on your baby!