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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 ?

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

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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 , 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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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 & 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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Dear sir, 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.

Dear sir, 

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