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How Long Can Newborns Go Without Feeding
Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go at least 90 minutes between feedings so his/her stomach can empty before filling it up again. This will help with digestion and having your baby on a schedule is better for you and your child. . ...Read more
You decide: Newborns get the majority of their feeding in the first 5-10 minutes of the feeding, and the rest of the time after that is just sucking/suckling time for pleasure and comfort. If you have time and nipples are not too sore, it's fie to let them do this a couple of times a day. If your nipples are very sore, or you are pressed for time, the 10 minutes is long enough to get the nutrition they need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should a newborn be awake afrer feeding and diaper chsnge? My month old only sleeps approx 2-3 hours during the day. Thanks!
How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?
My new born has jaundice, she is normal feeding well how long will her eyes remain yellowish she is 22 days now?
Newborn lost weight. Hes 8.6lbs from 8.15 in 10 days. Dr says feed every 3 hrs. Why so often?Should i just go straight formula
Being a mom: No. You are doing just fine. Your doctor is right. This recommendation is not extreme, abnormal, or 'too often'. ...Read more
Sometimes after feeding my newborn, i kind of struggle to get him to burp. I can go up to 15 min but nothing. What can I do to help him burp? Normal?
Different position: Not all babies' stomachs anatomically same. Moat babies have air go to highest part of stomach by placing in sitting position, holding baby steady and patting on back. If this doesn't work place child with head elevated on right side (again air rises to highest point), and pat child's back. ...Read more
Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say ?
Let me explain: Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. ...Read more
Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Demand Is Best: Most pediatricians believe in the "demand schedule", which means feeding your newborn when she is hungry. Of course, this also means you do not have to wake her at night for feedings. There are always exceptions, and if your pediatrician feels your baby needs to be fed more frequently for any reason, follow their recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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