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How Often Should My 3 Month Old Eat
Patience: Especially if they are in day care, it is very common for infants to "catch every bug that goes around". This will pass as their immune system becomes more developed. As long as they are growing and developing normally, i would not be concerned, but if you have concerns, bring them up at your next office visit. ...Read more
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
Happy and growing?: A happy, growing, young baby makes his own schedule, but it should be pretty regular by 4 months. Healthy babies are fed "ad lib", which means we let the baby decide when and how much to drink. However, after 3 months of age, a normal baby can be allowed to go 6-7 hours at night without feeding or other parental interaction. The pediatrician can talk about any concerns, at the 6 month check-up. ...Read more
How often 3 and half old baby poop?and if he don't poop for 2 to 3 day what should we have to do ?
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
Try organic formula: The bad breath is coming from your baby's gastrointestinal tract.Most infant formula comes from cows given hormones ; antibioitics ; contain gmo corn ; soy.I would never give them to my child.Fortunately there are organic formulas available- see http://foodbabe.Com/2013/05/28/how-to-find-the-safest-organic-infant-formula/ your baby might also benefit from taking a probiotic that contains bifidus. ...Read more
I fed my 8 month old son rice and beans (for the first time) yesterday. Since then, he's been very gassy. What can I do to treat it?
Give it time: Time will correct the problem Feed the rice, hold the beans for the near future. ...Read more
My son now weights 12lbs 4ozs how much formula should he be eating and how often? He's now eating 3ozs every 3 hours.
Sips of clear fluid: For vomiting, stop everything for at least an hour. Start with small sips (1/2 oz) of clear fluid (pedialyte). Gradually increase if she hasn't vomited after 30 minutes. Keep her on just the pedialyte for 2-3 hours, then try a cracker or piece of dry toast. If no vomiting, add other plain foods gradually- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, crackers, etc. If vomiting persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Diet: Your ten month old should be on three meals of solids with a possible fourth bottle. Milk should be limited to 16-20 ounces. Depending on the weight of your child you would want to give 2-4 tablespoons of fruit, vegetables, cereals, meats, eggs, and cheese or yogurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flower foods: Anything that grows from a flower is good. This includes traditional "fruits" as well as squashes, beans, and foods like cucumber, okra, tomatoes, and eggplant. If you can mush it he/she can eat it. You can also cook rice or quinoa. I hold off on potatoes and carrots til one year old... ...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
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
Feed longer : A nearly 3month old infant should be feeding every 3-4 hours and usually for 20-25 minutes per feeding. A feeding volume of 4-6 oz would be appropriate. Don't feed the infant every time he/she cries, console using other methods. Have your doctor check your baby's weight and plot on growth curve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I avoid feeding after my baby turned 3 months old? If he wake up at 3am should I feed him?
My 3 months old formula and breastfed does not poo sometimes for 4 days and cries of discomfort. I don't give her water. What can I do to avoid gas?
She is normal: It can be normal for an infant not to have a bowel movement for 3-4 days at a time. As long as it is soft, not hard, when it comes out. And as long as she is gaining weight normally. As long as she is not vomiting regularly. You can keep her elevated, massage her tummy down, bicycle her legs, put her in warm water...these can help. Burp her more regularly. Gas drops sometimes help. ...Read more
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