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When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

When can my 4-month-old start baby foods?

6 months: Current recommendations by the american academy of pediatrics says that 6mos is the approproate age to start solids. What we are are really concerned about is that solids may interfere with breast milk or formula, which at 4 mos provide a better balance of nutirients than solids ( we think). The question of of minimizing food allergy risk by waiting is unclear at present.Be patient. ...Read more

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My 4 month old EBF baby hasn't gained any weight or grown in length in a month. Should I be worried? What could cause this?

My 4 month old EBF baby hasn't gained any weight or grown in length in a month. Should I be worried? What could cause this?

EBF 4 month old: EBF 4month old and not growing can be concerning or could be related to not enough intake. Recommend discussing with your pediatrician and confirm appropriate amount of intake along with current pattern of growth ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 month old baby to be very active everyday?

Is it normal for a 4 month old baby to be very active everyday?

Yes!: A baby is all about gathering information about the world, using all the senses available. Baby should sleep a lot and be very active when not asleep. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of mild larangalmacia in a 4 month old baby?

What are all the symptoms of mild larangalmacia in a 4 month old baby?

Noisy breathing: Laryngomalacia typically produces stridor on inspiration. Stridor gets more pronounced when infants develop upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Should i wake my healthy 4 month old baby for feedings during the night?

Should i wake my healthy 4 month old baby for feedings during the night?

No: Generally, once an infant starts to sleep through the night (around 2 months) it is not necessary to wake the baby up to feed him/her, assuming the baby feeds well during the day, is wetting several diapers a day, appears healthy, and is growing well. It is important not to interrupt a healthy baby's sleep/wake cycle. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a.4 month old baby to be mad all the time ?

Is it normal for a.4 month old baby to be mad all the time ?

Mad?: You baby may be in discomfort, may be hungry, may have a wet diaper, may be ill. I would not assume that crying is due to anger. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

Normal Percentiles: Your baby's reported percentiles are within the normal range. Caloric restriction is neither necessary nor advisable. At this age, your baby should be feeding on demand and allowed to feed until satisfied. As long as growth continues along normal percentiles, baby is showing normal development, and is seeing the doctor at the recommended well-baby visits, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is it ok that my 4 month old baby sleeps around 19-20 hours a day?

Is it ok that my 4 month old baby sleeps around 19-20 hours a day?

Yes: It is normal for your 4 months old to sleep from 16-20 hours a day. Thanks. ...Read more

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Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

It's fine: At 4 months old I wouldn't wake the baby for any reason. When he is hungry, he'll wake up and let you know! Be sure to sleep him on his back with no fluffy stuff in the crib. ...Read more