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Average Weight Of 7 Week Old Baby Girl
My baby girl is 7 week old she is on formula feed (nan pro 1).How much oz she needs? She is taking 120 ml every 3 to 4 hours
About right: Most babies under 2 months old will drink about 4 oz per feeding (120ml). After 2 months old, they may increase the feeding amount gradually, while also sleeping a bit longer. I recommend increasing by 1/2 oz (15ml) per feeding if your child still seems hungry after a feeding. Don't rush to increase to 8 oz (240ml), but go up a little at a time to prevent overfeeding. ...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 more
Probably normal: If your baby's poop is hard, that may be the cause of her crying. If so, giving 1-2 oz fruit juice, such as prune juice or apple juice, once a day can help. If the poop is soft, it is actually normal for babies to grunt, strain, and cry to have a bowel movement. Their muscles are not well-developed yet, so they must really work to do what comes so naturally to grown people - poop! ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Babies need to get enough restorative sleep/24hrs to support normal growth & developmental progress. If she sleeps well at night & gathers brief cat naps off & on during the day, enjoy the process. Infants do not understand or look forward to sleep. They enjoy the alert times & try to hang on. ...Read more
I have a 3 week old baby girl and she tends to hyperventilate and jumps in her sleep is this something I should be worry about?
M.D. follow up:
Babies breathe a a more rapid rate than older children and adults. I would recommend observing her for any changes in the color of her skin, lips or nails.
Sometimes babies startle and this is normal. I would let your pediatrician know as well.
Virtual appts are also available. ...Read more
I noticed that my 5 week old baby girl doesn't have the flap of skin under the tongue that holds it in place, should I be concerned?
Absolutely not: This lingual attachment really serves no purpose and varies from individual to individual. You can have the pediatrician take a look just to be sure (as we cannot actually examine her) and have her first dental appointment with a pedodontist when she is either one year old, or her first teeth erupt. Congratulations! ...Read more
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
You can easily transmit the virus that causes cold sores to a child by kissing them when you have an active sore.
Although "deathly ill" is not a true medical term, and therefore I don't know exactly what you mean by this, I can tell you that kids can get pretty sick. They can get oral herpagina/stomatitis which can affect their whole mouth and lead to difficulty eating and lots of pain. ...Read more
My 1 week old baby girl skin looks dry n looks like peeling skin can I use baby lotion or not? If not what should I need 2 do?
Be patient: Baby was floating in the water for 9m & that extracted skin oils, so they often peal for a week or two. Lotions attract dust & sour over many hours leading to frequent cleaning & removal of natural oils. Ignore this for another week & spot clean as needed. If there are cracking areas near the wrists or ankles use a little petroleum jelly. ...Read more
I have a 5 week old baby girl. Someone with a coldsore touched her cheek today. Will she get the cold sore and get infected? I'm so worried : (Help...
Hopefully not: But it is possible. She is quite little. Watch her for any sign of rash or fever. If she develops either, she needs to be seen within 24 hours.. If she has poor feeding, is not as alert as her normal self, or her diapers are not as wet as usual, then she needs to be seen that same day. ...Read more
12 week old baby girl sucks on fingers and moves a lot when sleeping but doesn't wake. Is she hungry or just self soothing? Is it teething?
She is fascinated:
At 12 weeks of age, your baby will become fascinated with her hands. She will examine her fingers and thumbs closely, put them in her mouth and try to suck on them. She also dreams and recognize your voice. It is very common for this age. All babies are different individuals, and they develop at different ages.
Is it ok using baby diaper all the time for my 2-week old baby girl? My local doctor said it could cause infection to her vagina. What should I do? Tq
Hi. I have a 3 week old baby girl who is on breast milk and on Nan perlahon. She has ppoped since 2 dats agi. She farts a. lot but no poop please help?
May be normal: Breastfed babies usually poop once a day, but they sometimes go for 1- 2 days without a poop. If there is no poop after the 3rd day, or if she seems to be uncomfortable or crying, do a rectal stimulation. Get a rectal thermometer and gently move it around rubbing it on the rectal wall. The stimulation should prompt her to poop. See your Pediatrician if she does not poop ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: When the heat is on and the air in your home is dry, a vaporized and or humidifier is helpful. In cases where the infant is very congested, vaporizers can also help. However, if use increases the humidity too high, you have some risk of dust mite, mildew and mold growth. I recommend keeping the humidity between 35-45% and use saline nose wash to aid with babies congestion. ...Read more
My 7 week old baby has both an ASD and VSD. VSD is 3-4mm big. Do you guys think it's safe for her to fly right now?
Sounds minor: I would defer that question to your regular doc who has had a chance to review the case and examine the patient. From your description I don't think its a problem. ...Read more
7 week old baby weighs 13.4lbs. His birthweight was 9.2lbs. Everything else is fine. Should I be worried he is eating too much?
Depends on length: Ask your pediatrician on the next well baby visit coming up. This should not be a problem once he weighs and measures the baby and the baby length, especially if the baby's eating and sleeping well. He may be in a rapid growth phase. ...Read more