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8 Week Old Baby Feeding Schedule
My 8 week old baby goes eight hours overnight in between breast feeding sessions. The baby is healthy and gaining weight fine but I am worried because the baby doesn't feedevery 3-4 hours. Is it normal?
Hi. Is it safe for me to use a benzocaine spray on my throat, as I'm breast feeding my 8 week old baby? Thanks.
4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp, baby feeding well. Concern?
Hi my 8 week old baby has been having mucus in her poos, seems to be having more now than when first started no other symptoms what could this be from?
My 8 week old baby girl only weighed 9lbs 7 ounces at her 8 week checkup but had grown 3 inches is this normal?
Maybe, maybe not: The pediatrician can tell from the growth measurements taken at birth, discharge from the hospital, the 2-week check, the 1-month check, and the 2-month check. Young babies grow quickly, generally over an ounce a day. A parent can call to make an appointment for a recheck whenever he or she is worried about a baby's growth. ...Read more
TIme: Is usually the best answer. It also depends on how bad the acne is. A warm wet washcloth (washing face) usually works well, sometimes the acne does get bad enough to need antibiotics. Also if breast feeding a diet change for mom may help improve it in the baby...With elimination of dairy being #1. ...Read more
About 2.5-3 oz. Per: I use as a general estimate 2.5-3 oz. Per pound per day. Example:a 10 pound 8 week old should be consuming between 25, and 30 oz. Per day divided into 6-8 feedings or 3-5 ounces every 3-4 hours. Also if the baby is taking too much there might be some spitting up afterward. I recommend holding a baby in a manner that her/his head is above the stomach for 20-30 min after feeding ti minimize spitting up. ...Read more
Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
Great for goats: Just like cow milk is designed for cows, human milk for humans, goats milk is for goats. It's only value in public exchange is for those whose culture prefers it to cow milk when the kid is old enough to be off breast milk or formula.It is deficient in various nutrients required for proper human growth and development and can lead to a predictable form of megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more
My 8 week old baby has a red mark on the back of her head which seems to be spreading what could it be?
Could be eczema: Rash is very difficult to diagnose without seeing it. But from my experience as a pediatrician. It's not uncommon to have eczema or atopic dermatitis, witch can improve by applying moisturizer (unscented) However, it needn't of be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it's not infectious. ...Read more
Should my 8 week old baby be in the hospital if she has rsv? She was there for 2 days than they sent her he but she hasn't had any improvement.
8 week old baby has gastro for over a week and last 3 days won't drink formula and id in pain. Could he now be lactose intolerant?
No: Transient lactose intolerance can develop after a prolonged diarrheal illness over 2 weeks. ...Read more
My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?
I hace a 8 week old baby girl that has soundedd congested since she was born. She's not sick (or that I'm aware of) peditrician advised me to use salt water for, humidity" reasons. I found it strange, but tried it. She seemed ro choke every time I put the
Common response: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. To mouth breathe they must tilt their head back (uncomfortable) until their neck grows longer, about 6m.Nasal wash out to thin the mucous & remove irritants is the standard treatment for congestion. Effective nasal wash out will often trigger babies protective gag reflex or sneezing & that movement of the saline to & fro helps wash out irritants. ...Read more
Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?
Hip dysplasia: It is very important that your baby be seen by an orthopedic doctor to make this discussion. Hip dysplasia can be serious and if not treated or followed closely by a specialist, the possibility of surgical correction is a risk. ...Read more
What should I know about feeding my baby following cleft lip repair surgery? My newborn baby boy has a cleft lip. We are scheduled for an appointment with a surgeon to discuss cleft lip repair surgery. How will I feed my child after the surgery? .
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. ...Read more
What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If I take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?
Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more
How can I make time for errands while breastfeeding my baby? Feeding, burping, etc... Takes up the whole day.
Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read more
Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more
Dr, My2mns baby feeding only right brest since left has inverted. As its so soft, light, painless, guess it has dried. Bt huge size differnt. Wht shd do? Help
Inverted nipple: Your left breast has inverted nipple, the baby cannot make good grasp to suck milk, breast is o.k.Either you can use nipple shield or pump milk from left breast. You can consult -breast feeding consultant. Continue feeding from rt breast as much as possible. ...Read more