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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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