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How Often Should I Feed My 3 Week Old Baby
How can I avoid feeding after my baby turned 3 months old? If he wake up at 3am should I feed him?
Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more
What to do if I am breastfeeding and my son is 3 1/2 weeks old and every time I feed him he spits up and I only feed him 5 min?
Check Weight: Definitely check your babies weight soon. Breastfed babies can take up to two weeks to return to their birthweight. At that point they should gain half an ounce to an ounce a day. You should definitely schedule a one month check with your pediatrician! Good luck! ...Read more
Should I let my almost 3 month old latch on if I recently smoked marijuana for the first time? Or can I pump and dump will I feed him formula for 2wks
Bathing the baby: Typically, at this age, two or three baths per week should suffice. Additional baths or washing should be done if for whatever reason the baby is dirty or if they have urine or stool on them after a blowout diaper. Bathing should be kept to a few minutes at a time at this age. More tips: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Bathing-Your-Newborn.aspx ...Read more
Also, is he truly : constipated? Babies don't need to have a bowel movement every day, so unless the stools are very hard, and infrequent and he is uncomfortable, you don't need to do anything. You can give him extra water in between his bottles of formula. If that doesn't help, please consult with his doctor. ...Read more
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive on breast alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continue if possible: There are so many known health benefits of breast feeding, particularly in the first four to six months of life. If at all possible, pumping and storing breast milk is suggested. Your baby can be fed with a bottle containing the breast milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How realistic is it to consider breastfeeding my 17 month old right after feeding my newborn? I didn't have much milk before and now with #2 I do.
Breast feeding for 2: That is amazing, God is providing you with enough breast milk for your 2 kids. It can be done if you can keep up with it, be careful, don't over do it, you have to take care of yourself, eat very healthy with plenty of proteins & drink enough fluids, you're eating for 3!, take your vitamins, your 17 mos old should suppliment with regular milk & solid food & start weaning . Good luck. Enjoy ...Read more
Missing information: To get the best out of Healthtap you need to provide a enough information for someone to provide an answer.You have not described why you think the baby is sick, status of temperature, feeding activity, etc.Without this info we cannot help.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked, so each must tell the full story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 29 weeks pregnant and my baby weight is 3 lbs 2 oz how big would my baby be by the time i give birth?
See below : It's impossible to predict. The average birth weight is about 7 pounds 6 ounces and falling. ...Read more
How long should baby feed from breast per feed? Baby 1 week old. I feel like i just feed her for 5, 10 minutes every 2 hrs. Want to excl. Breastfeed
That's fine: In nature, babies eat whenever they are hungry. If a young baby nurses for 5-10 minutes on each breast, and then happily sleeps a couple of hours, that is fine... As long as the baby is growing. After the first week of life, a baby will grow about 1 ounce per day for a few weeks. If worried about not having enough milk, mom and baby can just see the pediatrician to check on the weight and feeding. ...Read more
I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should i worry ?
I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?
Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean.The older baby is less likely to feel displaced/lost if he has moved on to a big boy feeding.Consult with your local la leche league chapter. ...Read more
Safety: It is always safer to keep your eyes on the road than to try dealing with a crying baby. Some mothers position stick on mirrors where they can assess the immediate needs of the child with a glance. If needed, pull off the road and tend the child safely before returning to the road. The baby needs to stay properly positioned, rear facing in the seat at all times when traveling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulb suction: And lots of it! hopefully you already have one of those large blue suction bulbs for baby. There is no medication you can use on a baby this age. Baby can only breathe through the nose, so make sure you keep it clear of mucous. If baby aspirates the mucous, it could cause pneumonia. ...Read more
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