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My baby is 5 months old, isn't it time that he stops waking up at night for a feed? Any suggestions how if yes? Thanks

My baby is 5 months old, isn't it time that he stops waking up at night for a feed? Any suggestions how if yes? Thanks

# of calories: Baby's brains and bodies can sense how many calories are delivered to it in 24 hour cycles. If the body is not getting enough calories during the daytime, the brain will wake a baby at night to request more food. You can try gradually increasing the feeding amounts during the day or try and get one extra feed worked in during the day, so body won't want or need those calories at night. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old is it ok to switch formulas every few weeks to see what suits him as i'm having trouble finding a formula?

My baby is  5 months old is it ok to switch formulas every few weeks to see what suits him as i'm having trouble finding a formula?

Many do: Babies who fuss use their diaphragm muscle to cry and that pushes out the belly. They swallow air when fussing and the combination of gas and a bloated tummy makes many think tummy pain is their problem.Although there are dozens of formulas, the basic 3 are:cow milk based, soy and lactose free.There are some expensive hydrolyzed forms for allergic babies. The fussing may decrease with age with any. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Upto 3 months she gained 1kg per month. Now she's gaining 3 or 4 hundred gram per month.is it a prblm ( bf n solids)?

My baby is 5 months old. Upto 3 months she gained 1kg per month. Now she's gaining 3 or 4 hundred gram per month.is it a prblm ( bf n solids)?

Growth chart...: Is your daughter seeing her pediatrician for check ups? The pediatrician will plot her weight and make sure it looks good - ask to see the growth chart for reassurance. 1 kg/mo is a bit more than "expected" weight gain in the beginning (all that healthy breast milk!) and the velocity of weight gain does slow as babies get older - otherwise she would weigh 12 kg more than bw at 1 y/o :) ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old, and I still have urinary leaks when I exercise; what can I do?

My baby is 5 months old, and I still have urinary leaks when I exercise; what can I do?

Options: See your doctor. Meds can help, surgery can help, certain specific exercises can help, weight loss can help. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old 4 weeks early etc, she constantly rolls over on her stomach to sleep i put her on her back, but she wont stay should I worry?

My baby is 5 months old 4 weeks early etc, she constantly rolls over on her stomach to sleep i put her on her back, but she wont stay should I worry?

Sleeping: By five months she has become mature enough so that you dont have to worrr about sids also there is less of a problem of sids during the summer months. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and eating baby food, how often should he poop?

My baby is 5 months old and eating baby food, how often should he poop?

Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and she's g6pd...is it ok for her to take multivitamins and ascorbic acid?

My baby is 5 months old and she's g6pd...is it ok for her to take multivitamins and ascorbic acid?

Supplements: I would suggest you always discuss with your child's doctor any supplements you may want to give. A pharmacist can be helpful also. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 Months old and have loose motion. I Checked her stool and the result is RBC in stool is 0-2/ hpf; pus cells in stool is 1-2/hpf?

My baby is 5 Months old and have loose motion. I Checked her stool and the result is RBC in stool is 0-2/ hpf; pus cells in stool is 1-2/hpf?

Send culture: Red and white blood cells in the stool is not considered normal. Evaluation for inflammatory or infectious / parasitic causes should take place. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

My baby is 5 months old.  Having greeny slightly  watery poops.  She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day.  She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

Stools: this can be normal, for breast fed infants, they can have a small bowel movement after each feeding, as long as it has some solids in it & not to watery or large soon she will start sold food & that might bind her stools, if she is growing & gaining weight that a very good sign. it is always good to check with her pediatrician. good luck. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?

My baby is 5 months old.  Having greeny slightly  watery poops.  She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day.  She is exclusively breast feeding. 
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Sounds normal: Breast fed babies can have a smear every feeding or a loose stool once a week.Color is derived from bile added during digestion that starts out dark green and gradually changes over time. This all sounds pretty normal. ...Read more