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That seems normal to me. Or rather, one of the many things that can be considered normal. Many babies do feel like they nurse for hours on end, especially ones this young. It's not because there's a problem with you or with the baby, it's just what some babies do. They aren't eating meals and they aren't nursing just for food. Being close to mama and ...


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Its normal I guess, but still to be on safe side, I would recommend you ti show your daughter to HV/ Doctor. One of my twin had a milky white discharge from vagina after two days of birth. I panicked and took her to the doctor, who said Not to worry. Only if there is a foul smell coming from the discharge, there may be risk.of infection. As you said, its ...


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As you have asked a while ago: Hope you are better now! But as maybe more parents will check your question and the answers, I'd like to add my five cents. Ida has given an excellent list of hints, most likely your answer can be found there. Practical advice: when your baby wakes up when you put her down, you might be triggering the Moro reflex: try ...


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From what you describe about the baby's feeding patterns, it sounds like the baby is not actually feeding for the whole time he is latched on. At the start, it can be difficult to tell the difference between nutritive sucking and comfort sucking. You can try feeding the baby in a quiet place and see if you can hear him swallowing. For much of the time that ...


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Maybe you've already found your answer, but it is possible that your 3 week old was trying to increase your milk supply for the days ahead? Both of my babies nursed a lot (!!) at 3 weeks. I felt like a human pacifier. Then, they went back to the usual 3-4 hour wait between feelings.


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Not necessarily, but you can fix some time table based on his sleeping habits, so that it will be even good for him and you too


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Even I have twins 11 mo old and one of them is somewhat underweight, tiny and very Fussy. She loves crying and constantly pokes and loves troubling her Twin sister. So I let her CRY. It helps in removing pent up frustration and makes her Feel better. I wait for 15 minutes to let her stop crying by herself and when she does stop, I pick her in my arms and ...


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Why do u want to wake up your baby to feed? Does the baby sleep the whole night without waking up? If so, then make sure u give a good feed just before he goes to sleep. There is no need to wake.up the child at night just for a feed. Babies will ask food themselves by Crying if they are really hungry. And just consider yourself really lucky to have a baby ...


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You actually might not have to wake to feed. Infants will sometimes be able to nurse even while they are sleeping. I would definitely ask your doctor at your 1 month checkup (make sure growth is on track). We had issues and were told to let ours drink as much as she wanted and then let her sleep as long as she wanted unless it was getting close to 5 hours. ...


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I won't wait the babies cry then feed him,because crying is the late sign of hunger. You can see lots of sign that determine if the baby is hungry, such as they keep on moving their head and mouth (although their eyes are close you can notice that they are looking of something). This probably would happen if 3 to 4 hours have passed. You don't need to ...


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Put a heating pad in the crib beforehand, let it warm up and remove it just before putting in the baby. Along with the advice about waiting for deep sleep and being gentle, this really helps. Again, do not leave the heating pad in the crib with the baby.


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I recently had a baby boy (about 3 eeks now). He cries alot between the hours of 10pm to 4.30am almost on a daily basis. I tried several activities based on the advised of Doctors and other health practitioners without any solution. I have now come to realize that if you give him a 'sleeping bath' say around 11pm, he sleeps almost immediately until around ...


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I've known people who did fly with newborns at around this age, and it's certainly possible to do; note the caveats Ida and Anongoodnurse note. I'd add one more, which is why I wouldn't do this. A seven week old still has an underdeveloped immune system. A baby doesn't have a fully functional immune system until around six months, and until three months ...


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First of, your pediatrician or visiting nurse should track babies weight gain as it is best method to rule out medical conditions with same symptoms. Also, all other conditions like acid-reflux or MSPI have some severe symptoms like excessive vomiting or blood in stool. If you like to be informed you can go through all material @justkt presented in his ...


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Pamela Druckerman in French Children Don't Throw Food believes that babies may cry between their 2-hour sleep cycles and that French mothers wait few minutes for their babies to fall back asleep or take them for a short walk around the house without feeding them. The author described a case of frequent feeding by an American mother as an extreme opposite to ...


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From the AAP The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you keep the stump clean and dry. When changing, arrange the diaper so the stump is not under the diaper, this prevents it from getting wet, and allows it to dry out naturally over time. When cleaning the infant, do not submerse the stump. A sponge bath with a damp cloth is preferred. ...


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@anongoodnurse's answer is great, but I want to add some things from personal observation: I have flown with a baby as young as 4 months, and it was not an issue. The younger the baby is the easier, since they sleep more. I think a 7 week baby will be fine (provided no health issues, not pre-mature and so forth). ask you pediatrician if there is any ...


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Please note that some airlines will not let you breastfeed on a flight, regardless of what is said when you purchase a ticket. For the first few weeks of a newborn's life, usually the baby's doctor prefers that she be kept in relative isolation (friends and family). After that, it's fine to take her out into the public provided that the baby is healthy. ...


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You probably need to accept that baby wants to be sleeping with you and learn to simplify the feeding process, such as by co-sleeping. This can last 2 years, but it does end, as @Ida says. To add to @Ida's answer, make sure that your partner is taking a fair share of the load to give you a chance to sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time. This may include ...


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So this doesn't seem too unusual to me. Many babies prefer to be held, and some more than others. A few suggestions: Have you tried swaddling? The feeling of being wrapped mimics the feeling in the womb, and my babies would not sleep without being swaddled. have you tried a swing? Some babies really like the gentle rocking motion (again, this mimics the ...



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