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Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

Should my 3 months old baby be feeding every 3 hours? She's excusively breast feed

More or less: I push for 2.5-3 hours during the day and 4-5 hr at night. If you make a gradual change this can happen and you will both do well.After the kid reaches 10 lb, she may sleep 5-7 hrs.This is often aided if she is fed as she wakens rather than as she tires and is ready for sleep. Removing feeds from the sleep ritual alows them to learn to self settle. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Should i awake my 19 days old baby boy to breast feed if he overslept 3 hours at day time?

Should i awake my 19 days old baby boy to breast feed if he overslept 3 hours at day time?

Yes: Allowing naps lasting over 2.5 hours during the day leads baby to flip the day night pattern.This results in shallow night sleep & frequent wakings. It is much better to limit day naps to about 2 hours and let sleep for longer periods at night. ...Read more

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Hair fall for a breastfeeding mother of 3 months n 3 weeks old child?

Hair fall for a breastfeeding mother of 3 months n 3 weeks old child?

Telogen effluvium: Sudden apparent hair loss without the creation of bald spots usually represents a normal periodic process called telogen effluvium. This tends to resolve spontaneously before anyone notices any thinning of the hair (you usually just see a lot in the shower drain). If others notice that your hair is thinning, however, then you may want to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Can a 3 month old eat baby food?

Only liquid food: A 3-month old baby eats only liquid food, called breast milk. If for some reason, the mother cannot produce breast milk, she can feed the baby a liquid food called baby formula. Solid foods, such as rice cereal mixed with formula or mixed with water, can be started at age 6 months... unless there is a special reason the doctor is asking for early use of rice cereal (such as in refluxing babies). ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby fell off a king sized bed about 3 feet tall. He cried for about 2-3 minutes. Is he ok?

My 8 month old baby fell off a king sized bed about 3 feet tall.  He cried for about 2-3 minutes.  Is he ok?

Quick cry, prob OK: Babies can move and fall in the most amazing ways- that is why people get so frantic about child-'proofing' things. If your baby fell, especially onto carpet or a rug, cried immediately, and then was normal in behavior, then all is probably ok. However, if you are unsure if he is acting normally, please see a dr for an exam. Ed worthy: baby very sleepy, vomiting, bruising around eyes, or worry! ...Read more

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Is Vicks baby rub safe for 3 month old who weighs 13 lbs 10 oz?

Is Vicks baby rub safe for 3 month old who weighs 13 lbs 10 oz?

I never recommend it: Any pungent odor or fume, whether rubbed on or placed in a vaporizer can cause increasing congestion in an infant. I equate vicks to cigarette smoke in young infants.It has little if any value at any age and never before age 3-6yrs. This is a throwback to the sweat lodges of the indians and should be abandoned along with leaches. ...Read more

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3 month old spits up after every bottle! gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

3 month old spits up after every bottle! gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

Thicken Feeds: You can try thickening the feeding with one teasoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula, feed the baby just a smaller feeding and more often, elevate the head of the bed, and keep him upright between feedings as much as possible. If he is gaining weight, happy and not having painful feedings, I'd try these simple measures. Be sure and make your four month appt with his pediatrician! ...Read more

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I have a 3 weeks old baby every time she tries to poop she cries?

Reassure: She should be fine, they have to get used to pooping and the colic pain that comes with it, if it continues, or the stools are bloody or abnormal, if the belly is big bloated with vomiting and bile, see dr right away. ...Read more

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How do I keep 3 month old baby from dislodging NG feeding tube?

How do I keep 3 month old baby from dislodging NG feeding tube?

Tape or a dressing: It is best to use tape or a dressing to guide the tube away from the nose and out of the way of the hands. Tucking the tube into the child's clothes may prevent it from being snagged when you are moving the baby. Be sure to learn how to replace the NG tube or consult your doctor if you need help putting it back into place. ...Read more

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2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks  about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more

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My 2 month old daughter demands milk every hour and drinks 2.5 ml of formula (less breast milk)except night she sleeps for 7 hours at a stretch. ?

My 2 month old daughter demands milk every hour and drinks 2.5 ml of formula (less breast milk)except night she sleeps for 7 hours at a stretch. ?

That's OK: Children don't starve themselves. She will take what she needs. Usually 100-120 cal/kg/day. You can find growth charts over the net and check your child's growth with time. ...Read more

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3 day old new born constipated HELP?

3 day old new born constipated HELP?

Meconium passed?: Did your baby pass meconium after delivery? Are there some stools or none? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If your baby passed meconium after delivery, is breastfed, and is not uncomfortable then it may be ok. Breast fed babies can go days without stools. If, however, your baby is very uncomfortable and/or has not passed meconium you need to take the baby to a doctor right away. ...Read more

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3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and inconsolable?

3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and  inconsolable?

See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would recommend that you first see your physician to make sure there are no other problems. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding, baby is 3 month old , when can I drink coffee?

Im breastfeeding, baby is 3 month old , when can I drink coffee?

Now: The caffeine in coffee is considered safe during lactation after the newborn period.Consumption around the time of delivery has problems because baby has not developed a way of getting rid of it easily and it can linger in the system for days, producing irritability and poor feeding.After the first week it is broken down more like adults and is seldom a cause of baby symptoms. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

My 2 month old baby cries until I lift him up in a uptight position?

See doctor: Two months old baby knows human /mother touch and feels better when mom lifts him up, so he may be crying for that. But there may be any other reason that he is uncomfortable like breathing problem, obstruction in airway, gastric reflux or having gas and needs burping. Get your baby checked by your doctor to sort out problem. ...Read more

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