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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?

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?

No worries: If gaining weight well and feeding regularly well during the day, then there is nothing to worry. If he wakes up, feed him, but if he "decided" he was ready to sleep more during the night, then great! enjoy the sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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My 8 week old infant has coughing fits mostly after feeding. No fever or congestion.

My 8 week old infant has coughing fits mostly after feeding.  No fever or congestion.

Follow up/advice: This symptom could be related to aspiration of liquid into the airway during feeding. I would advise feeding the baby at a 30 degree angle and having your pediatrician observe feedings. ...Read more

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I gave my 8 week old baby 1.5 predisone by accident what should I do?

I gave my 8 week old baby 1.5 predisone by accident what should I do?

Should be okay, but:: Need to know what the miligram dose of medicine your infant ingested. I would also give a call toll free to the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Prednisone may have effects on the temperment and blood sugar level of your baby. ...Read more

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How many ounces a day should my 8 week old baby be taking in to stay hydrated?

How many ounces a day should my 8 week old baby be taking in to stay hydrated?

Variable: Usually if your baby is wetting 5 or more diapers a day, they are well hydrated. The ounces amount does depend upon each child, but 30- 35 ounces per day is a good ballpark estimate. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby girl only weighed 9lbs 7 ounces at her 8 week checkup but had grown 3 inches is this normal?

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

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What can be done for acne on a 8 week old baby?

What can be done for acne on a 8  week old baby?

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

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How many oz should a 8 week old baby be taking?

How many oz should a 8 week old baby be taking?

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

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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