My replies are in red. hope that helps =)Hi all!
I have a 1 month old baby and am confused about some things .. Hope someone can give me some advice...
1) Is it ok to give my baby pacifier when he cries? Sometimes he cries very loudly until his whole face turns red.. The doc says that he has wind in his stomach and has given him colic wind drops.
It is okay to give pacifier. Some parents dont want to give cause they scare baby will get used to pacifier (which is quite true), we only gave dear son pacifier when he was going to sleep. If his cries is due to colic, I think pacifier does not helps. Just feed him med regularly cause ridwind takes sometimes to show effect.
2) His FM intake is about 120ml / 6 times a day.. Is it ok? Do we have to stick closely to the recommended serving? The recommended serving indicated on the FM bottle is 5 times a day (Nestle Nan)..
Dont have to follow strictly on what is written on the tin, just follow the ratio of powder and water will do. As for the frequency and how much to give each time, depends on individual baby. Some drink more while some drink lesser. If your baby wants to drink more, no point letting him keep crying just because you think he had had enough, same thing, if he cant finish the 'recommended' amount, no point forcing him to drink. =)
3) He likes to sleep in the daytime and wakes up frequently at night. Has anyone encountered this with their babies? How do we adjust the timing whereby he will sleep more at night?
This is normal. usually they will slowly change their sleeping pattern when they are older, like 2-3 mths old. At this point of time, I think you should just leave it. When he wakes up at night, dont play with him, dont talk to him unless he cry for milk, if not just let him self entertain and as time goes by they will slowly know that night time is for sleeping.