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7mo is developing great with her abilities but hasnt gained much more lbs since 5 months. Birth weight was 6.11 now is 14. Eats one meal solids + bf.?

7mo is developing great with her abilities but hasnt gained much more lbs since 5 months. Birth weight was 6.11 now is 14. Eats one meal solids + bf.?

AllsWellThatEndsWell: Would that life be a straight line, devoid of problems, aberrations and strife but, lo, such logic defies Nature, the source of this beauteous life. Or something like that. In modern lang I guess that reduces to "fits and starts," sometimes smooth as silk, other times with stutters (and farts). If baby be good and all else fine then seek your pediatrician's wise wisdom at next visit's time. Chill. ...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 6 week old eats about 5 oz, 6-8 times a day. is that a lot more than average?

My 6 week old eats about 5 oz, 6-8 times a day. is that a lot more than average?

Newborn feeding: She should probably be eating about 5 oz per kg every day. At her age, this would probably amount to approximately 24 oz a day. It sounds like she is eating a little more, up to 40 oz a day. Listen to her though - she will ask for what she needs and, if it isn't making her sick, don't cut down too much. ...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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10 month old w/ diarrhea for 3 weeks (only a few times/day), irritable & only drink formula. He is active. Gained 6oz in 5 weeks, but normally more.

10 month old w/ diarrhea for 3 weeks (only a few times/day), irritable & only drink formula.  He is active. Gained 6oz in 5 weeks, but normally more.

Diarrhoea : Diarrhoea can be caused by mostly by virus, sometimes by bacteria and parasites. Rehydration is the most important thing . If diarrhoea is persisting for long or there is fever or blood in stool then stool test would be recommended. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can give a 5 day old baby for constipation? He weighs 5 lbs, 3 oz.

Is there anything I can give a 5 day old baby for constipation? He weighs 5 lbs, 3 oz.

Really constipated? : The first thing is to determine whether your baby is actually constipated. If the newborn makes rock-hard stool with discomfort, or possibly blood-streaked stool, that is constipation. In that case use 1/2 glycerin suppository and see his doc. But if he is eating and happy, making wet diapers, and has a soft belly to touch, a baby can go several days without making a BM and it's not abnormal. ...Read more

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Is 6 oz every 4 hours too much to feed a 5 month old?

Is 6 oz every 4 hours too much to feed a 5 month old?

No: Most little ones around 5 months of age take in approximately 25-35 ounces of formula/breast milk per 24 hours. Two questions: 1) are they holding it down fine? 2) are they gaining weight appropriately? If "no" to either question, discuss with your pediatrician soon. If "yes" to both, all sounds well. Discuss concerns with your doc at baby's 6 month checkup. ...Read more

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Are having frequent meltdowns/tantrums (at least 5 per week) normal for a 17 year old?

Are having frequent meltdowns/tantrums (at least 5 per week) normal for a 17 year old?

Can get help: Temper tantrums & meltdowns in your age group are common. The fact that you are aware of it and you may want to control yourself is a good start. You may seek assistance from a psychologist or you can join a meditation class which can be very helpful. Even yoga classes are not only good for your health but may help you to become a well rounded person setting you up for success in life. Try it! ...Read more

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I gave my two months old preemie one drop of formula milk prepared 5 hours ago.but she spitted up after 5 minutes (nothing unusual).will she be ok?

I gave my two months old preemie one drop of formula milk prepared 5 hours ago.but she spitted up after 5 minutes (nothing unusual).will she be ok?

Spoiled milk?: Generally speaking, if milk is left out at room temperature for over an hour, you should discard the milk. However, I do not feel that one drop of milk should cause any significant harm to your baby. Watch out for vomiting or diarrhea or fever. If your baby displays any of these symptoms, call your pediatrician for further advice. ...Read more

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5 month old baby temperature 96 degrees and sweating, not acting himself?

5 month old baby temperature 96 degrees and sweating, not acting himself?

Hyothermia: Low body temperature in infants is equally concerning as excessively high body temperatures. An evaluation for infection is warranted, urgently. ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

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

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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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My weight is very less 45 kg only(last 5 year's)?

My weight is very less 45 kg only(last 5 year's)?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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5 day old baby ate 5oz of formula and is hunger 1 hour later. Should i give her more formula?

5 day old baby ate 5oz of formula and is hunger 1 hour later. Should i give her more formula?

Read babies signals: First and foremost, do not equate sucking movements to hunger. Babies are prewired to suck 24/7. My moms find it helpful to set a day pattern: 2 hr rest period/ immediate feeding/ body maintance followed by play until tired and then place in the crib for rest. Since feed/maintain/play lasts about an hour, hunger is unlikely. I let baby wake and set the time night feeds. A good pattern works. ...Read more

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My 2 month old is fed breast milk from a bottle he drinks 5 oz. It says he should eat every 4 hours but he mostly waits 5 hours is this ok?

My 2 month old is fed breast milk from a bottle he drinks 5 oz. It says he should eat every 4 hours but he mostly waits 5 hours is this ok?

Yes!: As long as your baby is growing well, & pooping and peeing regularly, then he may not need to eat every 4 hours. Those recommendations are good guidelines but every baby is unique! kudos to you for exclusively breastfeeding him! it is a hard job & has so many health benefits for both of you. Hopefully you will be able to continue to 6 (or even 12 months). ...Read more

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How much should a 5 foot 5 inches 13 year old girl weigh?

How much should a 5 foot 5 inches 13 year old girl weigh?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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How much should 20 year old be eating food per day?

How much should 20 year old be eating food per day?

It depends: Most women will do well on ~1400-1700 calories per day. Women who are very active or have high metabolisms may require many more calories (olympic swimmers may eat 7000 calories or more a day). It is possible that some women may remain healthy with fewer calories but a bare minimum is in the ~1100-1200 calorie range. ...Read more

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I'm 47 yr. Old woman, 5'5", 135 lbs. I eat 2300 calories/day. I exercise moderately1/2 hr. 4x a week. Is this an unusual amount of calories for woman?

I'm 47 yr. Old woman, 5'5", 135 lbs. I eat 2300 calories/day. I exercise moderately1/2 hr. 4x a week. Is this an unusual amount of calories for woman?

A bit unusual: But, sounds like you are maintaining your weight, so you likely have an unusual caloric expenditure each day too. Suggest not being concerned over the actual number of calories consumed, but, try tracking amount taken in minus amount used. High positive numbers will lead to weight gain. Negative numbers lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Upto 3 months she gained 1kg per month. Now she's gaining 3 or 4 hundred gram per month.is it a prblm ( bf n solids)?

My baby is 5 months old. Upto 3 months she gained 1kg per month. Now she's gaining 3 or 4 hundred gram per month.is it a prblm ( bf n solids)?

Growth chart...: Is your daughter seeing her pediatrician for check ups? The pediatrician will plot her weight and make sure it looks good - ask to see the growth chart for reassurance. 1 kg/mo is a bit more than "expected" weight gain in the beginning (all that healthy breast milk!) and the velocity of weight gain does slow as babies get older - otherwise she would weigh 12 kg more than bw at 1 y/o :) ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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