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4 Week Old Baby Feeding
4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?
By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times!
Nasal congestion: At 4 wk the primary cause of congestion are irritants or colds. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults 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.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps.See 2 more doctor answers
I wouldn't: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to crave it in excess over a lifetime,resulting in obesity.Apple in the form of a sauce/orange as a wedge are less processed & give a blend of protein and fiber that are better for babies but after 6 months. Juices are basically like giving a kid a coke.See 1 more doctor answer
Travel: Yes you can travel with an infant. Keep in mind that we are in the middle of the RSV season and babies tend to get exposed to things on planes. Wash your hands well and try to clean up the space you're sitting in with wipe ups. Use a Binky airplane is elevating and descending. . Also check with your doctor to make sure he's okay with it to
4 week old baby slept at 1:30am woke up at 7am is that normal ? I got worried as she usually wakes at 3/4 but this time she didn't and slept through
May happen: That may happen from time to time at this age, and it will happen more consistently as the baby gets to 2 months.
Consult your doctor: Formula does not equal to milk. Different kind of formula is prepared for different condition. Please consult your pediatrician.
I have a 4 week old baby. How do you know when they have a cold as opposed to normal newborn congestion?
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline &suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.
I have 4 week old baby and am breastfeeding. Have noticed brown/blackish spots like freckles or moles on my areoles . What could these be?
Likely normal: Firstly, congratualtions on the birth of your child! it is likely that those spots are due to hormonal changes in your body affecting the pigment making cells in your skin. However, i would show them to your gyn just to be sure. One would really need to see what it looks like in order to properly explain what exactly those spots are.
My 4 week old baby is having some rash on her face, wot could be the cause? Uses Johnson products or could the colic relief medicines be responsible?
Baby rashes: The most common reason for those bumps is the use of the so called "baby products" like Baby Magic and Johnson and Johnson. While they smell nice, the give a large percentage of babies a rash. Wash the baby with dove sensitive skin soap (liquid or bar) and in between just wash with warm water. Nothing else is required. This also can be baby acne which is an effect of your hormones/no treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Should a 4 week old baby have a CT scan? She sounds stopped up she has been this way since she was born
I wouldn't advise it: Typical stuffy nose kids have an unrecognized irritant in their environment like perfume, spoke, cleaning odors, etc. & improve if all such irritants or removed & saline is used liberally to wash the nose out.A ctcould confirm underdeveloped nasal passages but this is evident on exam & the kids usually require a breathing tube from birth.See 2 more doctor answers
I'm 25 years old and have a 4 week old baby that was diagnosed with thrush. We were both treated with nystain. Would it be okay to use gentian violet?
Not a good choice: This stuff stain everything it comes in contact and is difficult if at all possible to get out of clothing,surfaces.I had one parent treated kid end up at urgent care because the throat swelled and breathing became difficult as an odd reaction to the stuff. It is effective, but I never recommend it after all the trouble I've seen it cause.See 2 more doctor answers
Newborn acne: Many newborns show this rash at this age. Do not fret as these pimples ultimately disappear. There's no need for medication unless the rash looks severe at which point your pediatrician may prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream. This is rarely the case. Though painful to see, baby is not affected nor harmed at all.See 1 more doctor answer
I have taken espom salts and I expressed loads of breast milk, if I use this can it harm my 4 week old baby?
My 4 week old baby passes gas very frequently . He seems to be in pain as he does so. Goes red in the face and has a distended belly. What do I do?
See his pediatrician: While it is normal for babies to strain a bit with gas or stools, your baby seems to be having more than expected discomfort and excess gas. I recommend you have his pediatrician check him,See 1 more doctor answer
Husband has tonsillitis and running a fever. Can this be passed to our 4 week old baby? He has had little contact with her since sore throat began.
Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more.
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