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My baby 1 week old sometimes stays awake more than 4 hours i am worried is it normal for a newborn to stay awake that much?

My baby 1 week old sometimes stays awake more than 4 hours i am worried is it normal for a newborn to stay awake that much?

It is quite normal: Your baby is transitioning and they have quiet alert periods. Self regulation is easier for the newborn though if the rhythm of the household is regular / predictable. Take care. www.healthtap.com/florence-nnebe ...Read more

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How long should baby feed from breast per feed? Baby 1 week old. I feel like i just feed her for 5, 10 minutes every 2 hrs. Want to excl. Breastfeed

How long should baby feed from breast per feed? Baby 1 week old. I feel like i just feed her for 5, 10 minutes every 2 hrs. Want to excl. Breastfeed

That's fine: In nature, babies eat whenever they are hungry. If a young baby nurses for 5-10 minutes on each breast, and then happily sleeps a couple of hours, that is fine... As long as the baby is growing. After the first week of life, a baby will grow about 1 ounce per day for a few weeks. If worried about not having enough milk, mom and baby can just see the pediatrician to check on the weight and feeding. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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Baby is 1 week old & reached birth wt of 7 lbs 14oz. Milk production established. Start on demand feeding? Should wake at all during night or day ?

Baby is 1 week old & reached birth wt of 7 lbs 14oz. Milk production established. Start on demand feeding?  Should wake at all during night or day ?

Yes: With your breast milk in and weight back up to birth weight, you have the luxury of opting for a more on demand feeding regimen if things continue to be as successful as you describe. If you become engorged, you may want to wake your infant up to let down the supply (or you could pump-express and save too). Congrats on your achievements! ...Read more

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My baby is one week old, we are not having enough breast milk and need to substitute with similac. Is it fine ? Also how much baby's intake would be ?

My baby is one week old, we are not having enough breast milk and need to substitute with similac. Is it fine ? Also how much baby's intake would be ?

breast milk : I would contact the la lache league in your area. They are super experts in the area of breast feeding. Google them and find the nearest office to call for help, or download information on your computer. Try to maintain breast feeding if possible. This is the best for your baby. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a upper respiratory infection while nursing? My baby is only 1 week old.

What meds can I take for a upper respiratory infection while nursing? My baby is only 1 week old.

NONE: Assuming you have a virus, ignore all the noise from people trying to sell you things for this. Soup and other liquids may feel good in your throat. Nose spray can open your nose if severely stuffed. Antibiotics, vitamins, and herbs are all useless for this. Do not smoke. For severe cough there is albuteral inhaler. The less they know, the louder some people crow on this subject. ...Read more