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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

14 hours: Babies need about 14 hours of sleep per day at 6 months, of course spread out over the night and naps during the day. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

Was wondering how much sleep should an 8 month old infant get?

A lot: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 3 months old. How much formula should she be consuming & how much sleep should she be getting in a 24 hr period?

My baby girl  is 3 months old. How much formula should she be consuming & how much sleep should she be getting in a 24 hr period?

Depends: Your baby's weight and frequency of feeding as well as the weight percentile on the growth curve determine how much he/she should eat. A premature infant may have a more rapid rate of growth, and consequently a proportionally higher volume. Average babes should eat every 3-4 hrs, and be allowed to stop when they are full-not necessarily when bottle is empty. Sleep goal-about 13-16 hrs/day. ...Read more

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How much a 3 mounth and a half baby should eat?

How much a 3 mounth and a half baby should eat?

Depends : Depends what milk he is feeding on. Breast milk is easily digested so he may feed every 3-4 hrs. Formula 3-4 ounces every 4 hrs should be fine. ...Read more

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How long should a new born baby sleep for at a time?

How long should a new born baby sleep for at a time?

About 4 hours: Rule of thumb is that they should feed 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours for the first few weeks of life and should be awakened for feedings if they are not waking up on their own. This ensures that they are getting enough calories each day. ...Read more

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How much formula should my 7 week and 3day old baby should eat? How often? He has been eating 4ozs every 3 hours.

How much formula should my 7 week and  3day old baby should eat? How often? He has been eating 4ozs every 3 hours.

How much formula?: Babies tend to eat when hungry and will tell you. They then eat till they are full and will stop. The bigger they are the more they eat. You did not give your babies weight or height. Your Dr & team knows you and your baby best so discuss with them next visit or before if still worried. So till then feed baby till full. Repeat. ...Read more

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What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day

What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day

FEEDING: At 10 months she can eat everything including meat and some table foods. Ounces of formula depends on how full she is after eating solids usually 8-10 oz. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby does it take hormones to stabilize? How long to have regular periods after having baby. 3 Mons ago. Not breast feeding.

How long after having a baby does it take hormones to stabilize? How long to have regular periods after having baby. 3 Mons ago. Not breast feeding.

2-3 months: If you did not breastfeeding, your period usually returns within 2-3 months. Give it a little more time, but if it doesn't return, call your MD. Remember that you will ovulate before you have your first period, so you can get pregnant without having one. Use contraception if you don't want to get pregnant again so soon. ...Read more

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How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

Every few hours: Generally every 2-4 hours. There is a lot of variability, depending on how long the child feeds and also time of day. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep every night?

How long should a baby sleep every night?

Depends on age: Babies under 4 m of age usually sleep 3-4 hrs before needing a feed. Slowly increasing feed gap until they are 8-9 m of age when then can go through the night without feed. ...Read more

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How long should you keep a 3 year old awake after they bump their head?

How long should you keep a 3 year old awake after they bump their head?

No specific interval: Different from adults, we do not wake most infants hourly for a day to check for head injury effects. Infants who were not knocked out can be kept in their normal routine with occasional surveillance of their sleeping quality.Recurrent vomiting indicates need for an evaluation. If knocked out, monitor for vomiting or behavior change & seek attention if these occur. ...Read more

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Nursing 11 mo. old but I only do hookah every other 3 months. Does it affect baby if I wait hrs. to nurse him? How long should I wait to nurse after?

Nursing 11 mo. old but I only do hookah every other 3 months. Does it affect baby if I wait hrs. to nurse him? How long should I wait to nurse after?

Breastfeeding: Safest thing to do is not smoke hookah at all. Don't smoke tobacco or do any other drugs. You should avoid alcohol as well while breastfeeding. It's best to have the safest environment possible while raising a child and lead by example. ...Read more

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How can I get a 4 week old baby to sleep?

How can I get  a 4 week old baby to sleep?

By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times! ...Read more

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First month how long should babies sleep for?

First month how long should babies sleep for?

At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoon. There may be 1-3 or more shorter naps as well. ...Read more

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How many ounces should a 3 month old baby be drinking?

How many ounces should a 3 month old baby be drinking?

It depends....: The amount of milk an infant should be taking at any particular age depends on several things: sex, gestational age and weight at birth, type of milk being offered (breast, standard formula, increased calorie formula), underlying medical conditions, frequency of feeding, etc. On average, a healthy term 3 month old usually takes 3-4 oz every 4 hours. ...Read more

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Which supplement should I start for my 3 month old baby.. Will a baby be fussy after a car travel? Is travelling not good for a baby?

Which supplement should I start for my 3 month old baby..
Will a baby be fussy after a car travel? 
Is travelling not good for a baby?

Best is breast: 3 month old babies don't need supplements. If you are breast feeding, that all he needs. Supplements can be started around 5 to 6 months old. Baby's can be fussy at any time but traveling usually soothes them, unless uncomfortable, humid, too warm or too cold or hungry. Traveling in an appropriate car seat should be ok. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should a 3 yr old get?

How many hours of sleep should a 3 yr old get?

10-14 hours: Most 3 year olds need 10-14 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period depending on if they are a young 3 or old 3 and if they've given up their last nap. ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old baby girl and she tends to hyperventilate and jumps in her sleep is this something I should be worry about?

I have a 3 week old baby girl and she tends to hyperventilate and jumps in her sleep is this something I should be worry about?

M.D. follow up: Babies breathe a a more rapid rate than older children and adults. I would recommend observing her for any changes in the color of her skin, lips or nails. Sometimes babies startle and this is normal. I would let your pediatrician know as well. Virtual appts are also available. ...Read more

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My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time. I usually have to wake him to eat. He has a good appetite. Is this normal?

My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time.  I usually have to wake him to eat.  He has a good appetite.  Is this normal?

Yes: Baby needs a lot of sleep when growth hormone is secreted by the body. If he is otherwise healthy, i won't worry over it in a few years, you will likely wish that he will sleep a little more. ...Read more

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I took some aspirin today around five how long should I wait to breastfeed my 3 week old baby?

I took some aspirin today around five how long should I wait to breastfeed my 3 week old baby?

Feed when due: If you only took it once, you may breast feed when it's due. Aspirin falls into the L3 category which means "moderately safe" during lactation. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are category L1 "safest". When in need, try to stick to one of these 2. ...Read more

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Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

If your lucky: Some infants will develop a feeding pattern that follows the normal wake sleep pattern their mother had in pregnancy.If they are feeding effectively during the day and gaining appropriate weight it is fine, especially for the larger babies.If a baby is tiny, 5-6 lb, I want them wakened to feed at night. After they get close to 8 lb I worry less about their feeding cycles. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my 2 week old baby boy will start sleeping at night ? I am feeling stressed and exhausted !

Sleep patterns vary: Babies develop their own sleep patterns, and usually by five months most infants will sleep for most of the night. Napping while the baby naps will perhaps with feeling less tired. Congratulations on the birth of your son. ...Read more

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How can I make my newborn sleep well and star to sleep like us longer at night I mean? She is a lovely 42 days old baby girl

How can I make my newborn sleep well and star to sleep like us longer at night I mean? She is a lovely 42 days old baby girl

Sleep routine: Develop a great sleep routine right from the start. Try this: feeding, bath, a book (yes a book for a one month old) and a little rocking or singing. The body has wonderful built in rhythms, we just have to tap into them. Also note, that most babies do not sleep through the night until they are older than 6 months old. Most wake up at least once until then. ...Read more

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What can be done to make 3 month old baby sleep more longer and comfortable?

What can be done to make 3 month old baby sleep more longer and comfortable?

At a consistent bed-: time, feed the baby, then wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth. In low light, read to her, cuddle, the put her to bed on her back in her crib in her own room, when she is drowsy, but awake. Allow her to self-calm to sleep without bottle or pacifier to consolidate sleep by 4 -5 mos. & avoid night-waking problems at 5-6 mos., as she'll go back to sleep on her own. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give gas drops to a 3 week old baby?

Yes: Simethacone is often used for infants gas issues.I am not convinced they do much, but some parents swear by them. ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old baby, I'm constantly worried she's going to catch a cold or flu. Is it common at this age to get colds?

I have a 3 week old baby, I'm constantly worried she's going to catch a cold or flu. Is it common at this age to get colds?

No: The more common reason for nasal congestion or cough at that age is exposure to dust/fragrances/smoke /cooking or cleaning odors/etc. Babies tiny nasal passages react to things you tend to ignore. If you eliminate these from babies surroundings and use nasal saline to help wash them out, baby will be less congested. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for a 3 week old baby to get the chicken pox?

How dangerous is it for a 3 week old baby to get the chicken pox?

Dangerous: It would mean mo never had chickenpox otherwise the baby should not get chicken pox or at least only mild. But at 3 weeks it can be life threatening. Talk with your pediatrician because there are medicines. ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old baby with a cold in his eye with greenish drainage. What can I do to clear this up ?

I have a 3 week old baby with a cold in his eye with greenish drainage. What can I do to clear this up ?

Wipe it away: The normal drainage path for tears is a tear sac & tiny channel down the inside of the nose. It blocks easily when debris from allergies, viruses or other germs.Newborns often have ducts that are blocked for the first months until head growth helps them open.If simple goop & no lid redness u can tease it away with a clean cloth.Progressive lid redness may require a visit & meds. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 3 week-old baby to spit up a lot and sweats without a fever?

Is it normal for a 3 week-old baby to spit up a lot and sweats without a fever?

Yes: Infants can have mild reflux whereby their stomachs connot always accommodate the amount of breast/forumla inside their tummies. This is due to a weak muscle/sphincter & slower emptying. Smaller/shorter feeds offered more frequently and upright positioning may decrease this trend. ...Read more

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I am having a 3 week old baby boy. He is getting red dots like pimples in forhead and cheeks. Its summer here. Remedies please?

I am having a 3 week old baby boy. He is getting red dots like pimples in forhead and cheeks. Its summer here. Remedies please?

Baby Acne?: Sounds like baby acne. This is a benign skin conditions of newborns and is often self limited. No specific treatment is needed. Actually trying to make it go away with soaps and lotions can actually aggravate it and make it worse. Regular baby washing will suffice. If it becomes red, dry, and flaky it could be eczema and that can be treated. See your doctor for that. ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old baby that is very constipated we have tried everything from the brown sticky sugar to the Q-tip. Can we give him prune juice?

I have a 3 week old baby that is very constipated we have tried everything from the brown sticky sugar to the  Q-tip. Can we give him prune juice?

Diluted: What does constipated mean to you ? Normal stool output can vary from 6-8 times daily to once a week. Make sure you treat baby with help from your Peds, don’t do this alone!! Give about 1/3 to 1/2 oz prune juice half strength with nursery or distilled water daily until desired response, watch out for diarrhea if too good of a response. Once this happens, try to decrease prune juice schedule ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old baby and I breast feed and do formula , he be fuzzy and getting red from his face and he didn't poop yesterday or today is it norm?

I have a 3 week old baby and I breast feed and do formula , he be fuzzy and getting red from his face and he didn't poop yesterday or today is it norm?

Hard or pellet-like: stools are a sign of constipation. If an infant of 6wks. or younger strains to pass soft stool, it can be normal. The smooth muscle of the intestines is not yet coordinated to propel its contents, so they may draw up their legs, grunt, turn red in the face & use voluntary abdominal muscles to assist. Solely breast-fed babies hardly ever have hard stools; adding formula can make them harder. ...Read more

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My 3 week old baby hasn't pooped. It's almost been 24houea and she pushes really hard like she needs to go. She is bottle fed.

Simple measures: You can help baby go by coating a q-tip with vasaline & inserting it the length of the cotton & moving it in a circle. If there's poo to go it should come out.There are otc babylax suppositories that work the same way. For longer term an ounce of full strength apple or prune juice 1-2x/d will losten baby within 3 days. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more