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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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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

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My 8 week old baby has real bad constipation what can I do to help him. ?

My 8 week old baby has real bad constipation what can I do to help him. ?

Constipation: If you are breast feeding , you child may not really be constipated as breast fed babies can go along as a week without a stool. If on formula add a tablespoon of dark karo syrup to the formula to relieve constipation. ...Read more

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8 week old baby just had double injections , each leg. What can we give her to settle her down?

8 week old baby just had double injections , each leg. What can we give her to settle her down?

Acetomenophen: She may be more needy for a day or so and Acetaminophen may provide some relief. You can also make up a cool compress with an ice cube broken up in a face cloth and placed in a zip bag. The cool compress helps diminish the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

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

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Can i give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Can i give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

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

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My 8 week old baby has a red mark on the back of her head which seems to be spreading what could it be?

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

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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.

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.

Follow up suggested: Some babies need to be readmitted to the hospital. RSV infection at this age should be followed closely. Your physician will assess the baby's oxygen saturation and rate of breathing. Positive signs include normal respiratory patterns and normal feeding. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

Depends: It may help to decrease the reflux, not necessarily the acid. A medicine such a Prevacid (lansoprazole) would help witht he acid production. I would discuss these with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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

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

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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?

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

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Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

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

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

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

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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