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Babies 3 Weeks Old
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 ?
Relax. Sounds fine.: Congratulations and best wishes. I'm adding a link that might reassure you. The things you note suggest that all is well. Enjoy your new baby. Rest and eat and love. Both of you are learning how to do these new things. http://www.babycenter.com/404_how-long-is-my-baby-supposed-to-nurse-in-one-sitting_8911.bc be well! ...Read more
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
My baby is three weeks old and I am breast-feeding. I use body wash on my nipples in the shower. Could this harm the baby when she feeds by getting it in her mouth?
No: These products are non toxic but likely she will appreciate it, if you rinse off the product. All the best. ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
my baby is 3 weeks old and since born he is not feeding from my nipple, so for feeding I am using neeple shield. Is it ok or not.
It's fine!: It's more important that you keep breast feeding, and if the nipple shield is helping you be successful at that, then it's fine to use them. Sometimes you can get him started feeding and that will help pull out the nipple, and then you can take off the shield at the first burping. However, if he does lots better with it on, then by all means, use it. ...Read more
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