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Average Length Of A 3 Month Old Baby
Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more
Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.
Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more
3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?
Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more
Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?
Hi is there a true way to put a time frame on when a skull fracture and healed rib fractures could have happened on an infant 3 months old?
Yes: Yes, yes there is. Be sure and tell the truth to all medical providers. ...Read more
What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?
Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more
School today, many flu cases, had 3 mo. Old infant in car seat covered with a blanket. Teacher picked up blanket to peak at her. No touch. Flu risk?
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.
Depends!: This of course depends on the size of your baby and his growth percentiles. BUT anywhere from 24 to 30 ounces is in the rough ballpark. Be sure and check his growth percentiles at the four month checkup. As long as he is gaining well and satisfied with feedings you are just right! ...Read more
Temperature: Temp is normal, you can push fluids and be observant for any symptoms that might crop up. ...Read more
What should I do if I live with smokers and I have a 3 month old baby and I can't move anywhere else?
It depends....: The amount of milk an infant should be taking at any particular age depends on several things: sex, gestational age and weight at birth, type of milk being offered (breast, standard formula, increased calorie formula), underlying medical conditions, frequency of feeding, etc. On average, a healthy term 3 month old usually takes 3-4 oz every 4 hours. ...Read more
Bronchitis: Bronchiolitis/ wheezing/asthma or reactive airway disease in a three months old are usually viral in nature. Just like a cold, children at this age usually gets them 3-5 times a year. They can be treated w a bronchodilator unless it is from reflux.Baby needs to be treated with zantac (ranitidine). Relapses should not be worse unless, she has an acute attack complicated with other viral or bacterial illnesses. ...Read more
Formula amount: 6 ounces every 3-4 hours. Good rule is the average amount is the baby's age in months plus 3 ounces every 3-4 hours. ...Read more
Not always possible.: At only 3 months old, if your baby is wheezing, it could be viral bronchiolitis or asthma or both. Either way, he/she needs to see the doctor, as both need evaluation and treatment. To make a diagnosis of asthma, it usually requires having recurring wheezing over a long period of time. ...Read more
Interesting question: I find infants at that age travel better than they would at 1-3 years of age. I would have a few concerns though. Sun exposure is a problem, as they should be shaded not lathered up with sunscreen. They are also reaching an age where maternal placental antibody is declining and they will start picking up random viral illnesses. Breast milk antibodies help but are not fully protective. ...Read more
Yes: I encourage their use when the heat is on in the house because it drys out the air. During the summers, the house is already humid and its use adds little and may create problems. Humidity above 50% supports dust mite growth and above 70% supports mold. Staying at 30-40% is ideal and you can get a button battery powered humidity gauge to monitor the need. ...Read more
I have a 3 month old baby. 4th month had just started. Can I give food like cerelac or something else along breastfeedin as im concerned with supply?
Drink water: If you are concerned about supply consider using breast milk promoting tea and drinking lots of water ...Read more
Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes. Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help. Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...Read more
I assume: You mean by "dirty diaper" diapers containing stool. 7 or 8 stools per day may not be unusual, but if it is a big change from previously, you should take your baby to her pediatrician. If she is making fewer urine soaked diapers, it could mean she's dehydrated and needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Rare: General mortality is low, less than 1/1000, so I would imagine it's not that higher for infants, have not seen any incidence reports on this virus in the USA. If you have more data we can use, please let me know if any research is there... Thank you! If you live outside the U.S., suggest you talk to local doctors and ask ...Read more
No: A three month old needs milk or formula, nothing else. That said, a fruit is a beautiful package; it's relatively low calorie, packed with nutrients, and lots of fiber. The perfect way to ruin this beautiful, tasty, compactly nutritious package is to juice it. When you juice a fruit, you remove most of the fiber, most of the vitamins and nutrients, and you leave water and sugar. ...Read more
Is it okay to give a 3 month old baby water if he's exclusive breastfeeding? Or should I not even bother
Ok but not necessary: It is not necessary, if he is exclusively breast feeding. If you would like to, u can give him 4 ounces per day. ...Read more
Can a 3 month old baby that had convulsions and is on keppra (levetiracetam) and phenobarbital travel by plane?
Typically yes: There isn't anything about flying itself that makes seizures more likely to happen ...Read more
I have a 3 month old baby boy and he has bronchitis he is on breathing treatments after 4 days and not getting any better?
But is he stable?: Lower airway inflammation like you have with bronchitis is unlikely to resolve within days on any form of treatment. The breathing treatments help wet the airways and decrease the thickness of debris and mucous. Most kids with bronchitis will gradually improve over a week to 2 wks. Some may cough for a month. If the kid is wetting diapers every 6h and resting some, he is stable, if not get re-ck. ...Read more
Could u please sugest how much quantity of formula milk (in ml) is adequate for a 3 month old baby who have just started drinking from bottle.?
It depends approach: Feed enough so that he is satisfied for 2-3 hrs but not too much that he spits up repeatedly (spitting up once might be normal in most babies). Check with you doctor to make sure baby is growing well (not too little or too much). ...Read more
What is expected?: There is little scientific basis for homeopathic treatments. It would be better to consult your pediatrician to determine why the baby has a stuffy nose and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Mosquito viruses: I would love to reassure you but with any viral infection there are always a certain number of people that are overwhelmed by the infection. This virus comes from Africa and some in the Caribbean. Hosted by mosquitoes it causes fever and joint pain. There is no treatment. If you are in an area with this disease do what you can to prevent mosquito bites. Netting would be a good start. ...Read more