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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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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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6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed, poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?

6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed,  poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?

:poop:: It is okay for a baby to poop after every feed. The watery consistency does not sound normal however and the baby may have a light stomach virus. I would feed the baby two feedings with pedialyte instead of formula. If the watery poop continues after switching back to formula, I would take the baby to be evaluated or if there is associated vomiting, fever or other symptoms. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby is spitting up clear liquid and sometimes milk few hours after feeding also cries like in pain and uncomfortable ?

My 6 week old baby is spitting up clear liquid and sometimes milk few hours after feeding also cries like in pain and uncomfortable ?

Sounds like it could: be reflux,caused by the floppy valve between the stomach and esophagus which allows fluids and acid to come back up.This is very common in babies and is usually outgrown by the end of the first year of life,if not before.It is a benign condition as long as your baby is gaining weight. However,since your baby seems to be in pain,you should discuss it with his/her doctor for possible treatment. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby has had 2 dark green stools in 24 hours, she is bottle and breast fed, she is also being sick after every feed, is this normal?

My 6 week old baby has had 2 dark green stools in 24 hours, she is bottle and breast fed, she is also being sick after every feed, is this normal?

Push Fluids: If vomiting feeds, substitute who approved oral rehydration like pedialyte. Green stools can also be part of gastroenteritis in infant. Continue breastfeeding attempts. Monitor for s/o dehydration and watch for wet diaper at least every 6hr. If fever, dehydration or increased irritability, see md immediately. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry. ...Read more

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How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

Clarification: Not quite sure what you're asking-are you asking about how do you end up having a miscarriage at 6 or 11 weeks along?Many reasons exist including:amount of drinking/smoking/drug use around the time of conception,chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo,being very under-or overweight,a totally malformed embryo,uterine abnormalities or other maternal diseases..the list is long..please clarify.. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

No: make sure to clear your baby' s nose before takeoff and landing, saline nasal wash then suction with the bulb syringe, good luck ...Read more

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What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

Several: Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation. http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10530 ...Read more

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What can i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can  i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

Before : Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, i would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care. Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...Read more

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