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How should a three week-old newborn baby act?

How should a three week-old newborn baby act?

Sleep: most of the time. Wake to eat and then sleep more. Be awake about 3-4 hours a day at the most and regard your face, follow to the midline, grasp when palm is touched, move arms and legs, cry when hungry, wet, tired. Have 5-6 wet diapers a day. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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I have a newborn who is throwing up a lot. How much is too much? When should I consider going to hospital? She is a female and is three weeks old

I have a newborn who  is throwing up a lot.  How much is too much? When should I consider going to hospital? She is a female and is three weeks old

You : You should contact you pediatrician as soon as possible, first to make sure she is not dehydrated and second to make sure she does not have a GI problem that needs addressing. This may only be a case of "spitting up" after a feeding but it requires immediate evaluation by her physician. ...Read more

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Green snotty newborn. 4 weeks old.

Nasal wash: At 4 weeks the primary cause of nasal color is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more

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Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

Yes: The baby will travel quite well at this age. The obvious issues involve more than just travel. It is important to limit babies contact with sources of infection/flu/colds & the like. Traveling with the baby on the inside, telling the curious that babies trying to nap, etc. Can help limit chance of illness. Try to maintain a feed/sleep pattern similar to the one you have at home. ...Read more

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My dog is loud. I measured his barks to over 100 dcb. He barked close to our newborn, two weeks old a couple times. Can this damage her hearing?

My dog is loud. I measured his barks to over 100 dcb. He barked close to our newborn, two weeks old a couple times. Can this damage her hearing?

No effect: Hearing can be damaged in the long run by continuous exposure to high db sound. A few dog barks will not cause any harm. Hopefully the dog had something important to bark at. ...Read more

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My newborn only eats 6 times a day but he eats a lot. He is breastfed by the way... And he is 2 weeks old?

My newborn only eats 6 times a day but he eats a lot. He is breastfed by the way... And he is 2 weeks old?

Good for him!: Every baby is different, in terms of appetite and growth. As long as his doctor is happy with his growth and development, then what your baby's doing is working for him. My son nursed for 90 minutes each feeding and gained 1 lb. Per week for the first 8 weeks! so it sounds like your son is a very good breastfeeder-keep up the good work! ...Read more

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My newborn is always asleep and i have to wake him up to feed him, he barely eat, he's not sick and he is 11 days old now. is this normal for his age?

My newborn is always asleep and i have to wake him up to feed him, he barely eat, he's not sick and he is 11 days old now. is this normal for his age?

Weight gain: Please check the baby's weight. His weight should not be less than what he weighed at birth. Monitor the weight weekly to ensure that he is gaining weight. You should consult your doctor if he does not gain weight. In any case he should be checked in the well baby clinic at regular intervals. ...Read more

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My newborn is 2 weeks old and severely constipated. What can I do?

My newborn is 2 weeks old and severely constipated. What can I do?

Depends: Straining or irregular stooling doen not mean constipation.The 2 wo breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. If the kid is putting out dry rabbit pellets or stool bigger than your finger you can sometimes tease a stool out using vasaline on a q-tip inserted to the length of the cotton & worked around. ...Read more