Q:

Hi. My baby boy is 5 months old . he is on BM. from last one week he is not taking feed properly even when he is hungry. taking full feed only once a day. then he starts playing and showing that he is not interested.. sometimes he spit milk . pls help me to solve this situation



asha chaudhry

Sheeba Vijesh Sweta Nagubandi Dhara Popat pls advise

Dhara Popat

hey dear.  feed on demand.  go for a regular checkup to keep a check on his weight.  if the weight chart is proper than dont worry.  babies tend to behave like this as because of heat they dont feed much.  feed on demand.  My babies also use to have eight feeds previously but now they nly have three to four proper feeds in long intervals..  n i asked my doctor for the same.  he said weight is proper so dont worry.  nly feed on demand. 
so dont worry.  take care :)

Sindhu Gandhimathi

Thank u both for ur response

Sheeba Vijesh

hi sindhu, as months have gone by, baby has become better at drinking more milk in a feed and faster too. so he will now finish feeding quickly and because taking more milk, will not be hungry for a while. check if pee is at least 6-7 times, and keep a tab on weight. don't worry, this is common.. 😊

Sweta Nagubandi

I would say, so not excess feed the baby. Demand feed is always suggested . if the baby is active, non cranky, perfect weight, meeting milestones just don't have to sorry.

Ashika Imthiyaz

Yea..  @sheeba vijesh  is right..  now ur baby become smart enough to suck the needed within quick moment so u may thinking of he s hungry.. 

Sindhu Gandhimathi

and he is sleeping for about 5 hours at nights and 2 naps each 2 hrs at day time.. is it enough for him

Sheeba Vijesh

ruqaiya is our sleep specialist 😊

ruqaiya khan

dear Sidhu , the naps hours are good . But baby can sleep 12 to 10 hours at night . 5 is too less . he cud be cranky due to lack.of sleep .try to increase his night sleep hours

Sindhu Gandhimathi

Thanks ruqaiya. I'll try to increase his sleep hours

SHALU RANI

hey Sindhu..AP baby ki properly massage Kiya kro in evening ....or baby Ko daily bath kraya kro....uske gas to Ni hui check kr Liya kro....okkkkk dear

Ashika Imthiyaz

if baby is cranky..  a warm bath will help in this summer.. 

Sindhu Gandhimathi

thank u shalu.. I'm doing massage before noon while bathing daily. is it essential to do that again in evening

Sindhu Gandhimathi

Thanks Ashika. Do u mean a warm bath in evening r night ?. is it safe to take bath twice at this age

Sheeba Vijesh

hi sindhu, its good to give bath twice. but use soap only once..

Ashika Imthiyaz

Sindhu Gandhimathi Yea it's safe..  to take bath twice..  as sheeba said t use oly once in a day.. S enough.. u can add drop of ucalyptas oil into warm water to avoid getting cold.. 

Sheeba Vijesh

Ashika Imthiyaz can we use eucalyptus water on the head too? Would the smell be tol strong? I have never tried it....

Ashika Imthiyaz

Yea sheeba u can use t..  a drop of one bucketful water will dilutes well.. I ve used t.. 

Sheeba Vijesh

ok, thanks Ashika Imthiyaz ☺

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