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How often do 5 month old baby poop?

How often do 5 month old baby poop?

Infant stool: If the stool is soft then even once a week is fine, especially breast fed babies as breast milk is easily digested with little left for stool. ...Read more

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My 6 month old breast fed baby only drinks 5 ounces per bottle. She bottle feeds twice while I work for 8 hours. She is 18 pounds. She was born 8.5 oz?

My 6 month old breast fed baby only drinks 5 ounces per bottle. She bottle feeds twice while I work for 8 hours. She is 18 pounds. She was born 8.5 oz?

By weight is fine: She is likely getting much more when nursing directly from the breast. While you might expect her take more from the bottle at this size, she may prefer the breast and baby foods (presuming she's being fed some). As long as she's wetting aces diapers in that 8 hrs, is happy after feeds , don't worry. Offer a cup with water, too- it's time to start learning. ...Read more

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My niece is on formula milk & solids. When should I stop feed her formula milk? She is 5 going 6 years old

My niece is on formula milk & solids. When should I stop feed her formula milk? She is 5 going 6 years old

Off formula.: Hi Janice, If she is indeed 5 years old, you can stop the formula milk and change to whole cow's milk. I'm surprised she is still on formula at kindergarten age. ...Read more

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Can a 5 month old baby break his nose?

Can a 5 month old baby break his nose?

Unlikely to happen: The cartilaginous (plastic like ) nature of the facial bones at that age makes a true fracture unlikely. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

4-7: Lots of variability here. A 7-month old should be eating some solid foods and sleeping through the night. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

My baby is 5 months old.  Having greeny slightly  watery poops.  She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day.  She is exclusively breast feeding. 
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Sounds normal: Breast fed babies can have a smear every feeding or a loose stool once a week.Color is derived from bile added during digestion that starts out dark green and gradually changes over time. This all sounds pretty normal. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

My baby is 5 months old.  Having greeny slightly  watery poops.  She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day.  She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

Stools: this can be normal, for breast fed infants, they can have a small bowel movement after each feeding, as long as it has some solids in it & not to watery or large soon she will start sold food & that might bind her stools, if she is growing & gaining weight that a very good sign. it is always good to check with her pediatrician. good luck. ...Read more

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1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

From breast, bottle?: Is she not drinking from breast or bottle or both? If breast and latching problem see a lactation nurse. If the bottle, then make sure she is feeling healthy otherwise. Is the stuffed up, have stomach issues? ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 month old is eating formula 4-5x daily with 5 ounces during each feeding. Is he getting enough formula? He weighs about 12 lbs.

My 3 1/2 month old is eating formula 4-5x daily with 5 ounces during each feeding. Is he getting enough formula? He weighs about 12 lbs.

Probably fine: Most 12 lb babies could fit as much as 6 oz/feed, but if he is wetting diapers every 4-6 hours and thriving this is fine. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and eating baby food, how often should he poop?

My baby is 5 months old and eating baby food, how often should he poop?

Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more

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5 week old baby is constantly hungry. I've been breastfeeding him all day between 2 hour interval formula feeding.

5 week old baby is constantly hungry. I've been breastfeeding him all day between 2 hour interval  formula feeding.

Hungry baby: First of all do you have enough breast milk. Give your baby the breast. After20-30 minutes, if he takes more than 1-2 ounces you dont have enough breast milk. Secondly are you burping frequently, and third at five weeks he may have colic, in which case swaddle him or put him in a swing after feeding. ...Read more

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5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

"reflux": Inadequately functioning sphincter at lower gullet allows spitting ups in infants. Attention should be paid on infant's weight gain and respiratory complication, e.g., wheezing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over feed my 3 week old baby? He's breastfeeding, not bottle feeding.

Is it possible to over feed my 3 week old baby?  He's breastfeeding, not bottle feeding.

Possible: Breast fed babies usually stop sucking when they feel full. If your baby is spitting up a lot, that could mean he is taking more than he needs, but at this age, don't worry about overfeeding. The baby needs lots of calories for growth. ...Read more

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Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?

Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?

Possible: Depending on how motivated u are u can still make an attempt to breast feed. There may be nipple confusion but if u breast feed when the baby is hungry then you may be able to persuade baby. Initially u may even offer expressed milk to make the baby familiar with the new taste of breast milk. Best wld be to discuss this with pediatrician and monitor weight gain to make sure baby is getting enough. ...Read more

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Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours

Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours

Sounds normal: Studies show that breast milk or formula alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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Is feeding my 5 1/2 month old baby food with cereal before bed to heavy for her?

Is feeding my 5 1/2 month old baby food with cereal before bed to heavy for her?

No , but: It is not likely to make her sleep longer if that is why you are doing it. Solids are today used to transition a baby to table foods. They are not a sleep aid, regardless of what some say. ...Read more