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How Long Do Babies Feed For
Time: 15-20 min on each breast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not long: If you mean sit without support, depends on the baby's level of muscular stability, but probably a few minutes at a time if he/she has just begun to sit up without support. Make sure this is done on a soft surface so they don't bang the head badly when falling over to the side or backwards, you really should try to prevent them from falling over without you breaking the fall with your hands ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There appears to be no right answer to how many hours a child sleeps. It is really unique to that child. If they are growing, happy, behaving and developing normally , then whatever amount works for that child. Having said that, most seem to sleep 8-12 hours at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12-24 hours: It may take upto 24 hours to clear the system of gassy foods. ...Read more
Why ever?: Sterilizing of bottles is a throw back to a time when parents made formula from condensed cow milk & it needed to be boiled to make it digestible. Babies also had problems with staph germs that were resistant to available abx. Today we know that a good bottle brush & cleaning the same way as your regular dishes is all that is necessary. Ditch the sterilizer & enjoy the extra time with your kid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stages: Baby heads can get pretty pointy during birth--but generally look much better even after as little as 24 - 48 hours. Some babies develop flat spots or other deformities over time related to sleep position, and sometimes to other problems like torticollis, or sometimes rare conditions. Depending on your baby's age, it might be a good idea to discuss this with your pediatrician and have an exam. ...Read more
Varies: This varies with the type of medication and condition being treated. If you want specific advice, you need to provide more information when you submit a question.This is not a chat room.Questions are not linked. ...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
Very variable: Some toddlers train by age 18 months, others can take up to 4-years. Toddlers will be toilet trained, by day, when they want to be. Lots of normal toddlers realise that they have something in life about themselves that they can control and then use the potty when they want to. All this is within normal limits. Please be patient and don't make a fuss. Positive reinforcement works best. Good luck! ...Read more
5-7 oz every 4-5 hrs: 5-7 oz. Every 4-5 hours which is about 5 times a day (24-36 oz.) you can start introducing stage 1 baby foods also. ...Read more
Depends on weight: The average weight for a 3 week old is about 9 pounds. A baby that size will eat 400-500 calories per day. ...Read more
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