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What should be ideal weight of 2 weeks baby girl? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Apr-2014
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Doctor:Hello
User:Hello Doctro
User:1. What will be wight of 2 weeks baby girl? 2. My baby is sleeping most of the time even mother tries to feed her, she is taking milk once 4 or 5 hours, Is is normal? when she is born weight is 3.2 kg after 6 days it was 2.6
Doctor:how can I help you?
Doctor:Initially the weight decreases
Doctor:and by 2 weeks the weight comes back to the birth weight
User:means from 3rd week onwards ?
Doctor:No, by 15 days the weight would have returned to the birth weight
Doctor:and after that the weight should go on increasing daily
User:My baby is sleeping most of the time even mother tries to feed her, she is taking milk once 4 or 5 hours, Is is normal ?
Doctor:Babies sleep for 20 hours in a day
Doctor:that is quite normal for them]
Doctor:You should wake her up every two hours and feed
Doctor:Babies drink more milk in the night
Doctor:so your wife should wake up every 2 hours once in the night and feed your baby
User:Ok, Thank You Very Much Sir
Doctor:your baby will also cry more in the night
Doctor:it is normal, don't think she is not getting milk
Doctor:don't give her any formula
Doctor:don't give any honey or such things
Doctor:don't ever feed from a bottle
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:at any cost
User:actually my wife is not getting enough milk ?
Doctor:don't think like that
Doctor:a mother can feed 3 babies without any problem
Doctor:she will prodcue more milk if she feeds her baby more
User:even baby sucks for 40 mins, she is crying ?
Doctor:there is nothing called "no enough milk"
User:ok
Doctor:you should feed your baby from one side first for 20 minutes
Doctor:and then only change the side
Doctor:more feeding will increse the milk production
Doctor:so don't worry
Doctor:encourage your wife to feed more
Doctor:and tell her to relax and feed her baby
Doctor:tell your wife that feeding more, like every 2 hours once will increase the milk production
Doctor:and if she doesn't know how to hold the baby while feeding, then she should consult a neonatologist and ask her/him to teach her how to hold the baby while feeding
User:yes, i will do that Sir
Doctor:this is very important
Doctor:the position of the baby while feeding is very important
Doctor:so, please visit a neonatologist nearby
User:ok , sir
Doctor:which city do you live in?
User:now my baby and wife staying in a small town
User:that is Giddalur in Andhra Pradesh
Doctor:oh
Doctor:okay
Doctor:tell your wife to hold your baby close to her chest
User:ok Sir
Doctor:and she should support the neck, back and bottom of the baby with her one hand
Doctor:and baby should be turned towards her mother
Doctor:not just the face, but the whole body of the baby should be turned towards the mother
Doctor:and your wife should hold your baby like that while feeding, close to her chest
User:yes sir, now is doing in this direction only sire
Doctor:okay
Doctor:I would advise you to consult a neonatologist tomorrow or day after tomorrow
User:yes, i will plan it sir
Doctor:find out if there is a neonatologist in any city near to that village
Doctor:okay
Doctor:anything else
Doctor:?
User:That is enough for now sir, if any thing is there i will ask again. Thank You Very Much sir
Doctor:okay
Doctor:goodnight
Doctor:bye
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