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Baby 3 weeks old mucus in poo for a few days and bringing her milk back up help ???

Baby 3 weeks old mucus in poo for a few days and bringing her milk back up help ???

Reflux: As long as the baby holds down most of the feedings, you simply need to sit him/her up in a carseat after feeds for 20 minutes to allow better emptying. If that is not helpful, see a Peds GI doc and get this looked at. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks old. Breastfed. Lots of wet diapers and poohs. Has gained birth weight. Sometimes only feeds for 5 mins. Is that long enough ?

Baby 3 weeks old. Breastfed. Lots of wet diapers and poohs. Has gained birth weight. Sometimes only feeds for 5 mins. Is that long enough ?

Efficiency: The breast has the ability to push milk in like the gas pumps at a Nascar race.In 5 min they get about 80% of what is there. Some babies look at feeds as just feeds and act this way.Some linger to enjoy the closeness and need the additional nurturing.If baby is filling out okay I would just enjoy the extra free time. ...Read more

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My baby 3 week old baby has not pooped in 2 days, he is breastfed. ?

My baby 3 week old baby has not pooped in 2 days, he is breastfed.
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Breast feeding: Breast fed babies may have a stool with each feeding, hve one once a day or go a, s long as a week without having one. This is normal for breast fed babies. The stool may also be on the watery side. Again, all normal. Enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?

To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?

Old wives tales: The wind blowing by an infant has nothing to do with their pattern of fussiness. Some would have you believe that it causes them to swallow more air & get bloated. In fact, crying itself often leads to air swallowing so a fussy baby requires no extra wind to do the deed. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old and has a lot of colic at night. What can I do or give him?

My baby is 3 weeks old and has a lot of colic at night. What can I do or give him?

Colic: Colic presents itself in infants fro 3 weeks to 3 months. There are all kinds of therapies that have been offered.A time tested treatment is swaddling or putting the baby in a swing. The motion helps to lull a baby to sleep. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old & she has rashes all over her body. Is this normal? Please help!

My baby is 3 weeks old & she has rashes all over her body. Is this normal? Please help!

Yes: Baby acne is felt to be triggered by high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy & prepaired for breast feeding. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants and germs. The process accelerates for a while before peaking & the intensity varies. Eventually the hormones & acne are gone. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old and her skin's color looks like yellowish. What could be the reason?

My baby is 3 weeks old and her skin's color looks like yellowish. What could be the reason?

Jaundice: Take her to her doctor. They might need to do some tests. There are different kinds of jaundice but you can't tell what kind without some tests. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old , I feel my milk is not enough, is it fine to give her bottle milk as she feels hungry, also she is very thiny, is she ok. ?

My baby is 3 weeks old , I feel my milk is not enough, is it fine to give her bottle milk as she feels hungry, also she is very thiny, is she ok.
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Formula may help: At 3 weeks of age a full term baby should have gained about 12 oz over birth weight. Some mothers don't produce enough milk for a baby to grow. A lactation nurse may be able to help. Sometimes breast feeding, then giving formula will fill up the baby and give enough nutrition to gain weight. You should call your baby's doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child) why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child)  why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Newborn: You have the post partum blues. You should seek immediate help, first from your ostetrician and then from a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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