When will infant's neck stand up straight? What can be given to him? - Online Doctor Chats
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This is regarding my SON who completed his 4 months yesterday
I am very curious to know about his neck... what is the time line for his neck to stand up right?
As in when can he hold up his neck straight?
you got it!
He'll be able to hold it up straight while sitting at approximately 4 months
But this would not be perfect
btw he is now now able to turn it and lift it
It will become steady by around 6 months
Thats good then
however, he is dropping it down to the front most of the times
Thats what I said
It will not be perfect right noww
It will slowly stabilize by 6 months
OK, i am happy to hear that...
By that time, he should be able to hold it up properly
Can you also please advise me about some food that i can start with as he is stepping into his fifth month!
Only breast milk, nothing else
Not even water
Till 6 months of age
Its not required
and breast milk is actually the best food you can give him
Yes Of course
It has just the right mix of everything
So its nutritious and doesnt overload your child's kidneys
My wife has just started feeling that she is not feeding him enough
You can explain this to her
or get her to speak to me
He needs to be fed every 2 hours
even in the night time
Mylo has also started feeling hungry, i.e starts crying every 1 hour
There are several things
The child needs to be held in the right position
Then fed every 2 hours even at night
This will allow the child to get sufficient food
ok, she also feels that she is short of milk....should we try some alternative?
If she feeds him properly, enough milk would be produced
Its a normal mechanism of the body
Lets do one thing
Why dont you get her to speak with me
ok, if that is the case! should we try some good food for my wife?
She needs a very good diet
A normal diet+600 calories
So around 4-5 glasses of milk a day
Definitely I can make her speak with you! she is some what a shy type :-)
Plus in breakfast she can 2-4 slices+egg
Lunch:2-3 chapatti/1.5 bowls of rice+dal+vegetable
Same for dinner
and 2 fruits a day
It would be great if we can speak
What type of fruits?
Anything she likes
Oh ok...that's great.
How about Fish and meat?
she likes fish!
That would be great
But no red meat
Is there anything else I can help you with?
If you dont mind can you add on to the diet list for my wife...if you there are any more!
that will be of great help
Whole grain flour, no white rice
5-6 glasses of milk/curd
Then fresh fruits and vegetables
and about 10 walnuts/almonds in a day
Thats it I thing
No ghee/very heavy food/lots of sweets
THANKS a lot. I think this has been a very useful communication.
Thanks a lot again.
Thank you for consulting me
Have a good day
Same to you!
Have a great time ahead.
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