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1 Month Old Feeding Schedule
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. ...Read more
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.
Define constipation: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. Bottle fed go daily. If soft, I don't consider it constipation. Wetting every 6 hours or more & feeding vigorously are signs of good basic health. All babies pull legs arms in when fussing as a reflex. Grunting is normal, they have no social graces. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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..
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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.
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?
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. ...Read more
My baby is 1 month old & I have been pumping my breast milk to feed her but y haven't I produced any all day? Will it come back or did it dry up?
Try reglan (metoclopramide): Let the baby use you as a pacifier, that might help, ask your doctor to prescribe reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
4 month old had peas size lymph nodes when he was 1 month old now their seem to be more and they are large and the pea size ones have growin?
1 month old bottle fed and eats about four ounces and burps after every 2 oz. When she burps she spits up about half of what she ate. What can I do?
Maybe nothing...: Did you have a baby shower? Did people buy you burp cloths and bibs? Why? Answer... Because babies spit up. All babies spit up. If I handed u my baby to burp, you would put a burp cloth down. Now, everyone thinks spitting up is horrible and reflux is one of the most over diagnosed pediatric problems. Unless baby is in pain every spit up or not gaining weight well, or very projectile it's normal. ...Read more
My 1 month old, formula fed baby is having formed, solid stools. What do I do to make his stools softer;change formula to a lower iron, give him water?
Formula change: Constipation can be a common occurrence with formulas, especially soy. You may want to discuss alternatives with the pediatrician, but in the meantime infant glycerin suppositories may help. Low iron formulas are never recommended for infants other than those on iron supplementation. ...Read more
Yes, very safe: The radiologist will make every effort to minimize the radiation used and make your baby as comfortable as possible. These exams are routine and safe. ...Read more
Our breast-fed 1 month old appears to be in so much pain. .. Can what mom eats affect him so negatively?
My 1 month old baby grunts when she's poops and it seem like its hard for to push but its yellow and water and she is breast fed normal?
Yes.: Normal babies grunt, turn red, and sometimes cry when they poop. They have to learn to use their stomach muscles to push the poop out, just like they have to learn to use their arms and legs. As long as it comes out soft, she's ok. ...Read more