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The First Month of Your Baby


First MonthDuring the first two or three days after they are born, most babies seem fairly sleepy and do not need frequent feeds. But after the first week they'll settle into a pattern of feeds every 2-3 hours and may sleep 3-4 hours between nighttime feedings. During this time feeding is the only thing that sooths the baby if she is irritant or crying. She will suck her fingers if not the nipple if her hand comes in contact with her mouth. 

Usually sleeps from 17-20 hours per day. Naps about 8 times in 24 hour period. There is usually no regular pattern of eating or sleeping yet. Mostly lies curled up, fists tightly clenched especially in the first weeks just like he/she was in the womb. 

May develop fussy crying at 2-3 weeks old for a few hours in the evening. During this time feeding is the only thing that sooths the baby if she is irritant or crying.

Physical Changes of your Baby  

 Make sure your child sees, hears and listens

Focuses eyes 
During the first months of life, babies can focus on objects 8 to 12 inches away. At the end of the first month, most will be able to briefly focus their attention on objects as far away as three feet.

If you watch your baby closely you can recognize that she reacts to sound. You can determine if she reacts to sound if she turns her head toward the sound of a voice or reacts when there is sudden noise in the room. A few babies may also begin early squeals and laughter. If you have things to do, she'll still enjoy hearing. And by the end of the first month, most babies will recognize the sound of a familiar voice.

 You can see that your baby smile while he is sleeping. But by the end of the first month, you will likely find yourself rewarded with smiles specifically directed at you.

The baby has little control over her movements now. He/She is wobbly all over, cannot keep her head straight and it keeps rolling to one side when she lies on her back and arms and legs keeps moving here and there.

Weight and Height 
After losing some of their birth weight during the first few days of life, most babies will be back to birth weight at three weeks and then continue to grow steadily. By the middle of the first month, weight gain should be about 14-28gm per day. This increases and they will gain weight at a rate of approximately 19 gm  per day and grow about 2.5 - 4cm (1 - 1 inches) during the first month.

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 1.  Posted on : 6.7.2015  By  :  H B Nagle , Nagpur View Answer (0) Post Answer

My son akshay has been suffering from hydocele for last one year. His one testis is increasing. one more thing is that he is suffering from hemangioma by birth and after two years of his birth hydrocele and tonsils are the new diseases arises

 2.  Posted on : 20.5.2014  By  :  Arav Gagan , Ranchi View Answer (1) Post Answer

I want to 01 Years old baby Vaccine chart ex. Pneumonia, Hepatitis A, Chicken Pocks, Flu. 1.Pneumonia Patient Baby 2. DOB-02/04/2013


These are the reccommendations for immunization by Indian peadiatric associations 1. Hepatitis A - 1 dose (12 Months) , 2 Dose (24 Months) Pnumococcus Vaccination - 1 Dose (1 1/2 Months) 2 Dose (2 1/2 months) 3 Dose - (3 1/2 months) Chickenpox Vaccination 1 Dose - 15 months 2 Dose - 4- 6 years Influence Vaccination - Every Year Check the link for more details Please consult your peadiatrician for further Advise

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 26.5.2014
 3.  Posted on : 27.1.2014  By  :  Vaishnavi , Chennai View Answer (1) Post Answer

Hi thanks for the above information and I am having two more question first one is we can use citric acid regularly for new born baby second my son body over heat what I want to do become normal


You should not use citric acid on a new born baby. Your son probably is a normal active one year old, if you are concerned, please consult a pediatrician.

  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
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