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5 Month Old Baby Weight In Kg
Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more
My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?
Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more
My 3.5 month old baby smiles and babbles the whole time but he does not laugh yet. Should I be worried?
When do babies generally start to laugh?
Laughing and babblin: Your son is doing just fine! Babbling responsively is the beginnings of verbal communication and probably more important than laughing. The deliciousness that is a baby's laugh is not far behind. It can be hard to wait. ...Read more
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more
No: Colds are caused by viruses. Colds have no cure and are self limiting. Aim is to make the infant / child comfortable. Febrex plus syrup has paracetamol(safe) an antihistamine called chlorpheniramine( not safe) and an oral nasal decongestant phenylephrine(not safe). This combination shd be avoided in infants and children. Can cause dryness, sedation, irritability at times and high BP. ...Read more
I took my 5 month old to the Dr. today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?
Cause or not: I would suspect the kid may be sucking that hand a bit more because of an un-noticed bug bite.These also can cause a bit of painless swelling. ...Read more
What is the appropriate dose of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 5 month old for fever?
Dose by weight: The recommended dose range is 10-15 mg/ kg (2.2lb). There can be a wide range in weight at 5 mo. A 16 lb (7.3kg) kid would get 73-110 mg. You need to verify the concentration of the medicine you are using and work out the dose. It can be repeated after 4 hours. ...Read more
What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(
Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing. ...Read more
My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?
Many things help: You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again. ...Read more
Growth curve: At 5 months your baby being 8 kg is around the 95% for weight. That is more than "average", but must be taken in context. What did your baby weigh when she was born? What was her length then and now? By plotting those measurements in a growth chart your pediatrician can tell you whether your daughter is growing appropriately or not. ...Read more
Please tell me 2 month old baby girl average weight and length my baby girls weight is 4 and half kg length is 57 CM please ans me?
Trend is important: Based on american growth charts, that height and weight for a 2 month old is very close to average, and looks great. What's most important, though, is if your baby is following her usual trend of where she falls on the growth curve. Talk with her doctor to see if her growth is progressing as expected. That's more important to know rather than just the actual height or weight. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it normal for baby to gain more than 1 kg per month with breastfeeding? Or To be above 6 kg for 2 month old baby, (birth weight 3670 gr)
Healthy wt gain.: Ideally, an infant should gain a minimum of 200 grms or about 7 oz a week, but weight gain more than that is common, especially with breast feeding but can also be seen with formula feeding. An infant with BW 3.67 kg would be expected to be more vigorous with feeding and you are providing ample nourishment. Weight gain will often slow down after 9 months, so current weight over 6 kg is ok. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes 1.5 CM high platelets high WBC 19 month old baby, what could it be? Spleen ok, weight 9.9 kg WBC 40000 platelets 12 lacs, no fever
My 5 month old baby isnt drinking much of her milk. She is really grouchey and hasnt put on any weight in 2 weeks. Is she alright?
Needs to be seen: I think you should contact your baby's primary care provider and have her examined. The combination of being grouchy and not wanting to drink her milk could be a sign of an ear infection or some other process. That she hasn't gained weight in 2 weeks is not as concerning given that she hasn't been drinking as well and babies will sometimes hit plateaus at this age. ...Read more
My 1.5 month old baby has started to sleep a lot more...He only wakes up every 4-5 hour to have 90cc milk...Is everything ok? His weight is normal
Take to doctor: Take him to the doctor and have him examined if he is suddenly sleeping more. ...Read more
Is 2.5 ml once a day for 60 days of montelukast sodium levocetirizine dihydrochloride syrup dosage ok for a 5 month old baby of weight 5.8kgs?
Probably OK: Since these drugs have wide safety margin, they are likely ok ...Read more
My baby is 5 month old and he is 10.5 kg and 76 CM . So is it normal?
He is breastfeeding, but i started to feed him carrot and apple . Shld i cont?
Call Doc: You should discuss this with tour pediatrician.Diffent doctors have different opinions . Size should not really matter. ...Read more
Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).
Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more
Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. My baby is almost 5 months old . We have switched to goat milk one month ago.
Nothing: Breast feeding mothers frequently miss periods during the interim. It is nature's way to prevent a new pregnancy too close to the baby who needs your full attention. Once your breast feeding schedule lightens up, your periods will come back. Regardless, you should continue to practice safe sex to avoid pregnancy during this period. ...Read more
Hi, i'm breastfeeding my five month old baby. I have salmonela type o & h. Started ceftriaxone 1gm t?
Ok: If the question is it ok to continue breastfeeding- yes. But you need to use very good handwashing techniques and maybe consider even wearing gloves until your infection is gone. ...Read more
Five month old baby teething. Ears seem to be very sore as hands are there permanently. Is this part of teething or should I get him checked out?
Have it checked out: While some babies will have teething discomfort and even run a mild low grade fever hen teething, severe permanent ear pain is not typical. This is especially true for a 5 month old and they are not usually teething on back teeth yet. You should have him checked out by your Pediatrician to make sure he does not have an ear infection. ...Read more
What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?
Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more