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3 Month Old Baby Feeding Schedule
Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more
Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.
3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?
Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more
What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?
Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily.Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more
Tape or a dressing: It is best to use tape or a dressing to guide the tube away from the nose and out of the way of the hands. Tucking the tube into the child's clothes may prevent it from being snagged when you are moving the baby. Be sure to learn how to replace the NG tube or consult your doctor if you need help putting it back into place. ...Read more
I assume: you mean by "dirty diaper" diapers containing stool. 7 or 8 stools per day may not be unusual, but if it is a big change from previously, you should take your baby to her pediatrician. If she is making fewer urine soaked diapers, it could mean she's dehydrated and needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby girl defecates on 4-7days interval, is it normal? Wat should I do so that she wil be able to defecate daily? Im on mixed feeding.
Mixed feeding: By mixed feeding i presume you are both breast and bottle feeding. A peculiarity of breast fed babies is that they can go as long as a week without having a stool and it considered normal . Look on it as ablessing since you have fewer dirty diapers to change. ...Read more
When can we introduce our 3 month old baby to the bottle feeding? We fear that bottle feeding might bring the chances for infection. Plz suggest
Now: You can introduce a bottle as soon as breast feeding is well established- i usually recommend at about one month of age. Its helpful if someone other than mom feeds the baby the bottle and if mom leaves the house so the baby won't cry to nurse instead! to decrease chance of infection make sure you clean and sterilize (in boiling water) the bottle equipment. Clean after each use. ...Read more
Recently stopped breast feeding my 3 month old baby am experiencing severe pain and full breasts what can I do ?
Engorgement: Your breast are engorged. This can happen when you stop breast feeding. First try gentle milking either with your hand, with a pump or with the baby. Use warm compresses/shower to get milk moving. Green cabbage leaves can be helpful with engorgement. Wrapping the breast w ace bandages may help. A medicine is also available to dry up milk. If fever -possible infection-call dr. Otc meds for pain. ...Read more
3 month old baby doing green potty with mucus 4 times day after .Strickly breast feed but last week 1 time fed with formulae.
It depends!: The frequency, color and consistency of normal infant stools vary a lot. Green is not abnormal. Mucous can reflect inflammation, as in bacterial stool infection or an allergic problem. If your baby's stools became more frequent and contained mucous only after a bottle of formula, it may be a milk protein allergy. If the baby is feeding and acting well, i'd keep nursing and talk to the doctor. ...Read more
3 month old baby change in bowel movement suddenly. ...The color is yellowish and seedy. He is pooping after every feeding but just a little. Formula?
Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more
Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more
Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?
Hi is there a true way to put a time frame on when a skull fracture and healed rib fractures could have happened on an infant 3 months old?
Yes: Yes, yes there is. Be sure and tell the truth to all medical providers. ...Read more
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.
Missing information: To get the best out of Healthtap you need to provide a enough information for someone to provide an answer.You have not described why you think the baby is sick, status of temperature, feeding activity, etc.Without this info we cannot help.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked, so each must tell the full story. ...Read more
Where: Where was it measured and why were you measuring it. Regardless of the temperature, if your baby seems sick have him/her seen. To get an accurate temperature at this age, a rectal temperature is best. ...Read more
Formula amount: 6 ounces every 3-4 hours. Good rule is the average amount is the baby's age in months plus 3 ounces every 3-4 hours. ...Read more
It depends....: The amount of milk an infant should be taking at any particular age depends on several things: sex, gestational age and weight at birth, type of milk being offered (breast, standard formula, increased calorie formula), underlying medical conditions, frequency of feeding, etc. On average, a healthy term 3 month old usually takes 3-4 oz every 4 hours. ...Read more
Bronchitis : Bronchiolitis/ wheezing/asthma or reactive airway disease in a three months old are usually viral in nature.Just like a cold, children at this age usually gets them 3-5 times a year.They can be treated w a bronchodilator unless it is from reflux.Baby needs to be treated with zantac (ranitidine). Relapses should not be worse unless, she has an acute attack complicated with other viral or bacterial illnesses. ...Read more
When a baby will only turn the head to one side, it's often a condition that we call torticollis. It can have a number of different causes, and the key to helping kids is understanding that underlying cause.
Whatever the cause, it can be useful to alternate which end of the crib or changing table you place her head. This is a good idea for babies in general. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Peak effect at up to 1 hour; 1/2 life infants 4 hours; generally gone by 6 hours. Ask your physician about its use because of the baby's age and the dose related to his weight. All the best. ...Read more
Not always possible.: At only 3 months old, if your baby is wheezing, it could be viral bronchiolitis or asthma or both. Either way, he/she needs to see the doctor, as both need evaluation and treatment. To make a diagnosis of asthma, it usually requires having recurring wheezing over a long period of time. ...Read more
Interesting question: I find infants at that age travel better than they would at 1-3 years of age.I would have a few concerns though. Sun exposure is a problem, as they should be shaded not lathered up with sunscreen.They are also reaching an age where maternal placental antibody is declining and they will start picking up random viral illnesses. Breast milk antibodies help but are not fully protective. ...Read more
Bathing the baby: Typically, at this age, two or three baths per week should suffice. Additional baths or washing should be done if for whatever reason the baby is dirty or if they have urine or stool on them after a blowout diaper. Bathing should be kept to a few minutes at a time at this age. More tips: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Bathing-Your-Newborn.aspx ...Read more
No - usually: Not all babies poop every day. Constipation is defined more by stool consistency, not frequency. So a baby that has hard rabbit pellet poop but goes 2-3 times a day is constipated, but a baby that has soft, mushy poop but only goes every 3-4 days is not constipated and that's normal and not uncommon. Some babies have efficient GI tracts and just don't make that much poop, so don't need to go daily. ...Read more