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5 Week Old Baby Likes To Be Held While Sleeping
Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.
He may be : Going through a growth spurt. According to kellymom.Com "common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). " I am an oncologist, but have a 6 week old too :). Keep it up! ...Read more
My wife spoon feeds milk to our 15 months baby during night when he is asleep. Is it safe? Also she feeds him every 4 hours be its day or night, safe?
Potentially harmful: Potential harms are development of dental caries with night feeds and obesity from overfeeding. A neurotypical child that age can both finger-feed himself & use a spoon, spilling little. Not allowing him to do so hampers development of independent self-help skills. First you & your wife together need to hear what his pede has to say. Try to state the problem without shame or blame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If your 5 month old has some abdominal strength and ability to sit up a little then it would be a great idea to start using the exersaucer. ...Read more
How much time should baby feed. My 2 months old baby is feeding for 5 minutes in every hour. Is it ok or something to worry.
Volume is important: The amount of time is irrelevant how much volume are they getting. If you are breast feeding are they gaining weight? If your bottle feeding how much formula are they drinking per day and are they gaing weight, too much weight? Discuss this with your child's physician. If they are gaining normal amount of weight and staying on their growth curve ther is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My 2 month old chokes often. When she breastfeeds, bottle feeds and even while she's sleeping. What is the safest way to help her catch her breath?
If choking...: Babies who choke during breastfeeding, bottle feeding and sleep may have some kind of problem with their upper airway. This is especially true for newborns who had been intubated. If your baby is having blue spells along with choking, this is a medical emergency, get care immediately. Otherwise followup with your child's doc to assess for need for further evaluation by a pediatric ent. ...Read more
My 7 month old baby has fever.she wants to be held always and is refusing to be put down.is that normal?She also is crying mostly.she takes her feed.
Shd be seen: 7 month old baby who is crying all the time shd be seen by a doctor to ascertain the source of infection. Particular attention be paid to presence of ear infection and urinary tract infection. U can use paracetamol (acetaminophen ) to make her comfortable but see a doctor as soon as possible. Avoid giving the medicine for 3-4 hours before u see the doctor so as not to mask the infection. ...Read more
Can a 5 month old baby have nightmares? My baby sometimes suddenly cries as if in pain while sleeping.
Is it normal that 8.5 month baby boy eats formula during night time? At 00:00, 04:00. Eats 6 time in 24 hours. Can not be cheated with water or tea.
I have 2 month old baby, i've noticed that she slept well while lying in prone position, is that good or safe for her age?
Deadly possibility: In 1992 dramatic data from the scandinavian countries changed the american preference for belly sleeping to back sleeping do to changes in crib death rates. The crib death rate in the us has fallen 40% since this change. We can only speculate why, but the results are real. I encourage back sleeping for babies safety until at least 6 months but don't fret if the baby begins to turn over earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter is 12 weeks old. Day time will breastfeed 2 hours once. By night she wont wake and ll be 5 to 6 hours gap from bfore breast feed. Is it ok?
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok to have 5to6 hours gap at night. ...Read more
My son is 6 months old and likes to fall asleep with something soft. When is he able to sleep with something to sooth him? He can roll, sit up, crawl
When he can stand: We lose about 100 kids a year in the US to suffocation in bed linen, bumpers,soft toys when they fall asleep on/in them. When a baby has the physical capability of getting away from these things with ease they can have them in their bed.Until then, it is a deadly choice.Don't offer it and he will adapt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for 5 weeks old baby to sleep through the day 9-12 hours without breast feeding her ? As I couldn't wake her up . Thank you
Hi,my 4 mo. old sometimes has a 5 to 10 sec. episode where her head/hands shake while nursing to sleep. Stops w/touch. Pedi says not to worry.
Shaking episodes : Hard to answe accurately without more information. ...Read more
When can babies move to fformula as 3 week grandaughter is hungry baby and wakes regularly for feeds?
When my baby (4 months) plays, she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much movement is safe for babies at this age?
Bouncing a baby on : one's knee usually doesn't cause Shaken Baby Syndrome. How vigorous is vigorous? Be sure her neck strength & control keeps her head aligned, not flopping or snapping back & forth. "Tummy time" on the floor promotes raising the head, neck & upper trunk. By 5 months, she should shift her weight to one forearm, reach for & attain a toy with the other arm & hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 19 week old baby keeps being sick after every feed, she's not even keeping water down, and she has diarrhea, how can I keep her hydrated?
Seek help: See a doctor before things get totally out of hand. ...Read more
My daughter is premature born at 31 weeks. She is 5 weeks old and she is straining during feeds and doesn't finish her bottle. How can we help her?
My 6 week old son grunts and strains through the night.... Should i be worried? He is exclusively breast fed, swaddled and sleeping n a swing
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