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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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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 often should a 6 month old baby poop per day?

How often should a 6 month old baby poop per day?

Depends on intake: If your baby is exclusively breast fed, one stool weekly may be normal. If you baby eats solids 1-4 small soft stools daily would be normal. ...Read more

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Can 6 month old baby forget his mom after general anesthesia? if so is it temp. or permenent?generally if left a week end will 6 month old forget mom?

Can 6 month old baby forget his mom after general anesthesia? if so is it temp. or permenent?generally if left a week end will 6 month old forget mom?

Anesthesia : Are you asking if your 6mo old will forget who you are if they have surgery? What do you mean they will be left a weekend? Similar to if you took a weekend vacation and your child stayed with a grandparent, they will not forget who their mom is. Also, you should be able to be with them after they return from the post-operative unit. ...Read more

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How much breastmilk should a 6 month old be getting a day? (she also eats some solids)

How much breastmilk should a 6 month old be getting a day? (she also eats some solids)

Nurse every 2 hours: You cannot really measure how much they get, but measure by time. You should nurse your child for at least 30 minutes per feeding, and every two hours. ...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 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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If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

If your baby already weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces at 36 weeks pregnant, does this mean you're going to have a big baby by the time you give birth?

Maybe...: If that weight estimate was done by sono, you need to know that sonos done near term are not very accurate at guessing weight. If it is a correct estimate, you could be looking at an 8+ lb. Baby at delivery if fetal growth continues at the same rate. ...Read more

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My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

Burp, upright: New babies, like 10 week old, spit alot. The valves that close their stomachs are not well developed, and they are also on liquid diets and eat frequently. Feed slowly, burp frequently and keep upright after feeds. There are special anti-reflux formulas that "thicken" the feeding, or alternatively, some docs like the parents to use cereal to thicken the feed. Talk to your ped! congrats on baby! ...Read more

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How I can feed my baby she is 6 months now? What would be her first meal and in which amounts I should feed her at once?

How I can feed my baby she is 6 months now? What would be her first meal and in which amounts I should feed her at once?

Feeding @ age 6 mths: At 6 months she could still breastfeed for another 6 months if you so desire but breast milk and formular are no longer adequate for her nutrition. You could start by replacing one of her milk feeds with rice cereal and then gradually increase the frequency of cereal feeds as tolerated. You may also gradually add a variety of cereals, pureed fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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I wan to start trying for a second baby next month. My baby will be 6 months old is his enough time to wait.

I wan to start trying for a second baby next month. My baby will be 6 months old is his enough time to wait.

Talk to your doctor!: I see in your history that you had an emergency c-section 5 months ago. Talk to your OB about that procedure and how long they recommend waiting between pregnancies to allow the uterus to heal well enough from the surgery to reduce your risk of serious complications. The OB who performed the C/S is in the best position to give you this advice. ...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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How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

4-7: Lots of variability here. A 7-month old should be eating some solid foods and sleeping through the night. ...Read more

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How much time should baby feed. My 2 months old baby is feeding for 5 minutes in every hour. Is it ok or something to worry.

How much time should baby feed. My 2 months old baby is feeding for 5 minutes in every hour. Is it ok or something to worry.

Volume is important: The amount of time is irrelevant how much volume are they getting. If you are breast feeding are they gaining weight? If your bottle feeding how much formula are they drinking per day and are they gaing weight, too much weight? Discuss this with your child's physician. If they are gaining normal amount of weight and staying on their growth curve ther is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

Yes, consider LLL: Continuous pumping will stimulate your breastmilk supply, however the baby is the best stimulator. You may need to increase your pumping frequency to meet her growth spurts at times. You may also want to consider consulting la leche league (lll) for help with why your baby refuses to breast feed and how to keep your supply up. Congratulations on breastfeeding for the 3 mos already! keep it up! ...Read more

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How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

How much milk should my 8 month old baby get in a day? She is breastfed.

~1 quart: If she is eating a reasonable amount of solid foods, she can have as much breast milk as she wants. Formula fed babies should get about a quart a day. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? how long do babies normally take to recover with th

My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? 

how long do babies normally take to recover with th

Hard to say: The chances that massage & manipulation would work in a given case depend on features only evident on physical exam. The more flexability, the better the chance. Only a well trained pediatric podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist would be able to predict this and only after an exam. ...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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What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up excess mucus, then use salt water nose drops in both nostrils 4 times a day. Keep the vaporizer on and elevate her mattress. ...Read more