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How Much Milk Should A 4 Month Old Drink
Yes: I find it an acceptable substitute and well accepted by kids. ...Read more
My. 4 month old baby has ulcer in his mouth and he stop drinking milk kindly plz tel me in how many days it will heal wht should I apply m worried?
My 4 month old daughter has eczema & we went to the pediatrician in Nagoya & they gave us some ointment but after a few days usage it returns again. We are not sure if the formula is the trigger. She only drink breast milk and the formula. Please help?
Thoughts: Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is treated/managed with the goal of maintaining a good skin barrier & minimizing breakdowns/infection. It is rarely cured although many kids grow out of most of the problems by school age. Food allergies aggravates it in 1/3 of patients. You can look into the food allergy issue with blood tests, but a review of your expectations with the doc is needed. ...Read more
See below: If the child is bottle fed mostly, replace one bottle a day with a baby juice like prune, pear, etc. The increased sugar content in the juice and other components should start to soften the stool. As a last resort if the child is straining to push out a stool, a piece of a glycerin suppository placed in the rectum can help the stool to slide out. ...Read more
My kid is 4 months old and phlegm and mucus in his nose! He is snoring at night some times I feel like he is chucking other thing cuz of this he face problem while drinking milk I want to take this out but have no idea to do so I need help please?
4mon. Old baby when he is drinking his milk redness coming out on his chest and face and disappeared when finish his bottle! His doctor dosent knowwhat
Keep asking: There are a lot of questions here. Is the baby taking more than 20 minutes to finish? Is there sweating while he is drinking? Does the milk contact his skin while drinking? More data is needed to help answer your question. I'm sorry. ...Read more
My son is 4 month old and weighs 8.3kg. He drinks about 1000ml per day (half formula), is this too much milk for him?
Too much milk: He should be drinking in the vicinity of 750 ml per day. ...Read more
4-6 oz: Offer 4 to 6 ounces every four hours and adjust from there. ...Read more
Four month old boy weight's 7.8kg height 67cm Everyone says he is fat He is on combination feeding. Amount of Formula milk given to him is16oz a day.
Weight & height: Your baby's weight & height are both on the 95th percentile on the growth chart which means he is big allover. He is overweight & tall for his age but compatible with his height. 16 oz of formual a day is not much but he is on breat feeding too, try not to feed him before 4 hours, also feed him before you sleep at night until the morning, this way you both can sleep through the night. Good luck ...Read more
Feeding baby: There are different opinions for when to introduce foods to your baby. Early introduction of some foods may cause reactions. It is best to go with your doctor's recommendation. It is very common to start cereal after 3 months and fruit at 4. Veggies at 5 mos and meat at 6. Do not start more than one new food per week to see if there are any reactions. Juice would be considered a fruit. ...Read more
Is it normal to have milk coming from your breast once your pregnant again after having a four month old?
Milk: Yes it is normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Milk Only: This child is months too young for anything but milk. Please do not give this child food or anything besides their mild or formula. Your baby doctor will have the recommended schedule for when adding food is safe. Food too soon leads to a lifetime weakness in their immunities and to an elevated risk for obesity. ...Read more
What to do if I have a 4 month old baby boy, I was doing bf continually but quit for some days now he refuses my milk. I do?
Not sure: Was there a reason that you stopped breastfeeding- were you on a medication, or sick? If so, one of those factors could have changed the taste of the breast milk. Also, some babies, when they take formula in a bottle, figure out that it's easier than the breast and may prefer it. Keep trying, but don't panic. Experiment. Maybe some breast milk in the bottle first and then switch to the breast? ...Read more
I have a 4 month old who spits up a lot (reflux) but has recently started spitting up foamy milk/saliva. Is this something to be concerned about?
Not necessarily: The content of the spit up will vary with the stage of digestion that is interrupted by the reflux event. The appearance will also vary with feeding content. This does not mean things have taken a turn for the worse. I find the regular infant reflux peaks naturally as they begin to roll over (4-5m) & begins to subside when they begin sitting up (6-9m). ...Read more
My wife is diagnosed with kidney stones so after medication milk from breasts is not coming. I have a 4 month old baby. Please suggest fr breast milk?
Pump or nursing?: Check with the prescribing MD to see if medication can be the cause. At four months many women's breasts reduce in size but still produce adequate milk. PUMPS use vacuum pressure to get milk out and in some it can become less and less effective. The baby nursing works the nipples differently and they can usually work the milk down. Good urine output indicates baby is getting the milk. No? See MD ...Read more
My 5 month old baby isn't drinking much of her milk. She is really grouchey and hasn't put on any weight in 2 weeks. Is she alright?
Needs to be seen: I think you should contact your baby's primary care provider and have her examined. The combination of being grouchy and not wanting to drink her milk could be a sign of an ear infection or some other process. That she hasn't gained weight in 2 weeks is not as concerning given that she hasn't been drinking as well and babies will sometimes hit plateaus at this age. ...Read more
Whole milk.: If you are breastfeeding, you may choose to continue breastfeeding or wean your baby now. When a child is 1 year old, you can start using whole milk. Almost all toddlers need the calories of whole milk (not low-fat or skim) until they are 2 years old. Some children have harder bowel movements at first with whole milk. Limit whole milk to a maximum of 24 ounces per day. ...Read more
Soured milk: Not really, she might even spit out because of the taste. ...Read more
16-24oz: I like to limit kids in the age group to 16-24 oz/day so they will explore the other foods you will offer at this age. For cow milk specifically, excess intake can lead to intestinal bleeding & anemia or the "milk baby" syndrome of a kid who won't take anything else. I've had some years ago that needed blood transfusions. ...Read more
My child is 19 month old and she is not eating any food after 6pm, only milk is drinking, why is this?
Behavior: This is a behavior issue and as long as you cooperate with it, it will continue. It is also a possibility that the child is ready for bed and a bottle/cup milk is a bedtime association. (this is only applicable if bedtime is say- 7 pm. If the child is eating food the rest of the day and is happy and healthy...Then not eating after 6 pm is not a big concern right now. ...Read more
How much cow milk per day is OK or safe to give to a one year and 4 month old baby. She like milk a lot?
I limit to ~500cc: Cow milk is designed to feed calves, and used without special processing can irritate the human gut. Excessive intake can trigger small amounts of blood loss from the gut and result in anemia.An older kid who stays around 500cc/day (8oz)will get all the calcium they need for bone growth without triggering anemia. ...Read more
My son is 1year and 4 month old and I cannot force him to drink from sippy bottle I tried million times but non sense. What to do?
Water: If you only put water in the bottles, but put the tasty stuff in the sippy cups, he will eventually toss the bottles away from boredom. Be firm at never allowing anything else in the bottle. A month may go by while you fight it out but the kid will cave at some point. ...Read more
Too young: A 4 month old baby is too young for any kind of milk that is not breast milk or a baby formula created for babies. The combination of nutrients in cow milk or other kinds of milk is not balanced correctly for young babies. In the U.S., babies don't start drinking cow milk until reaching age 1 year. ...Read more
Milk intake toddler: 12-16 ounces of milk a day or 2-3 servings of other dairy products is just right for a toddler. Right around first birthday need for milk drops off a lot as child eats more solid foods. Replace milk with WATER, not sugar containing fluids like juice. Too much milk can actually be bad leading to anemia and obesity, so limit to the 12-16 ounces a day and lead your child to like water for hydration ...Read more