5 common questions parents ask their pediatrician about infant feeding
It is important for your baby to regain birth weight while being a newborn. You should wake up your baby every couple of hours in the night to ensure proper weight gain. Since babies can’t talk yet you need to listen for verbal cues for hunger. Crying is a popular sign that a baby is hungry. Different color poop is also normal. It can be a variety of colors based on what the baby is eating.
- These tiny humans can turn your life upside down, and it is only natural for new parents to have several questions for their pediatricians
- In general, we do not want them to go more than 4 hours without eating. If you have a premature baby or a baby with other medical problems, please consult with your pediatrician about timing of feeds.
- Crying is usually a late sign of hunger so picking up on hunger cues early can make for a more calm and peaceful feeding experience.
“The first few months of parenthood can be a roller coaster of emotions and sleepless nights.”