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Doctor insights on: Feeding One Month Old Baby

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My One day old baby has no fontanelle?

My One day old baby has no fontanelle?

Molding initially: As babies make their way through the birth canal, their skull plates overlap to a degree to pass through. It is not unusual for this to result in a small fontanelle at birth. Your hospital physician will verify that the plates are " mobile" by exam. The overlap resolves within the first week or two of life. ...Read more

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Is it okay if my five day old baby poops six times per day? She is breast feeding.

Is it okay if my five day old baby poops six times per day? She is breast feeding.

Yes: Breast babies can do a little smear every feed or a cradle filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, where more debris is left over after processing. ...Read more

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1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

From breast, bottle?: Is she not drinking from breast or bottle or both? If breast and latching problem see a lactation nurse. If the bottle, then make sure she is feeling healthy otherwise. Is the stuffed up, have stomach issues? ...Read more

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Is impetigo for a two month old baby normal?

Is impetigo for a two month old baby normal?

No, never normal: Impetigo is not normal for a baby or for anyone else. A 2 month baby is very young, so the doctor needs to check him to see if it really is impetigo. Rashes are hard to describe in words, so an exam is needed. If it is impetigo (a bacterial infection of the skin), the doctor can prescribe some antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

Yes: A young baby usually poops after every feeding or after every-other feeding (averaging 3-4 poops a day). As the weeks go by, babies tend to poop less often, some twice a day while others once every-other day. As long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have constipation, bloating, or tummy aches; the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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Feeding my one year old - first time, what is healthy?

Feeding my one year old - first time, what is healthy?

Feeding: You want to give a well balanced diet with whole grain carbs, fruits and vegetables just like you eat. Since all the teeth are not in yet you do need to make sure you are giving him/her food that is soft but you can establish good eating habits by avoiding junk foods and teaching your child to like foods that are healthy. ...Read more

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What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

Breast milk, formula: Breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs at this age. Intake ranging from 16 to 24 oz are common as new foods are added. Four to eight tablespoons per meal is a common intake, progressing to 1/2 to 3/4 cup over time. Your baby will signal you to give more or stop as time passes. Your baby is a good judge of how much is enough. ...Read more

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What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

What should I feed my four to six month old baby?

Formula/Breast Milk: Dr ferguson' s comment that they only require breast milk or formula is correct. The american academy of pediatrics recommends beginning cereal at 4-6 mos of age if the milk intake seems excessive and to teach the infant how to take from a spoon.Each pediatrician is different in this regard, so consult with yours. ...Read more

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How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

4-7: Lots of variability here. A 7-month old should be eating some solid foods and sleeping through the night. ...Read more

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Is bathing safe for four to six month old babies?

Is bathing safe for four to six month old babies?

Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away. ...Read more

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What should I feed my nine to twelve month old baby?

What should I feed my nine to twelve month old baby?

Finger foods: Your nine month old may be interested in finger foods at this point. Foods that you eat are often more interesting than jar foods. Avoid chocolate and egg white until a year. Appetite will vary day to day as growth slows a little. Continue massaging the gums with a soft cloth or brush as teeth erupt. Don't let baby fall asleep with a bottle or tooth decay will soon follow. ...Read more

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Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

Is bathing safe for six to nine month old babies?

Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away. ...Read more

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Is baby Vicks okay for my four month old?

Is baby Vicks okay for my four month old?

Please don't: I consider vick's a fragrant air pollutant that causes many infants to get more congested.I discourage it under the age of six and have never actually recommended it for any kid. Mom used it on me & that is fine but hopefully decades later we learn to avoid some of the things they used without evidence to prove that it would help. ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months.. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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My seven week old baby poops once every other day, is this normal?

My seven week old baby poops once every other day, is this normal?

Yes: As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom;s milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so dont stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. ...Read more

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Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old

See your doctor: There can be many reasons why young infants develop feeding problems, varying from the mild to the very serious. Please see your baby's doctor as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a four month baby old drink juice?

Can a four month baby old drink juice?

Yes,but: I seldom recommend juice in infancy unless i'm using it to loosen an infant's stools. Many use them in diluted form, but i personally consider them like feeding an infant a coke. If the kid is to experience an apple it should be in the form of apple sauce, not processed juices. The same goes for the other juices. We need to avoid creating sugar addicts in the cradle. ...Read more