Thursday, September 10, 2009

How your Baby Develops? (1 month)

1 month old
Your baby is starting to be a little aware of the world. They startle or widen their eyes to sound and seem to quiet down or be calm to voice especially mother's voice. Noticed to start blinking their eyes to sound. You might see a random smile from time to time but this is still not directed to anyone. Everybody finally seem to fit into a schedule around this age. Mother is a little bit rested compared to the prior weeks.. You finally would at least know the kinds of cry your baby have. The hungry cry, the sleepy cry, the wet cry and the fussy cry. They still nurse very often every 2-3 hours and if you are bottle feeding approximately 2-4 ounces every 3-4 hours. Feeding amounts vary also secondary to the size of the baby. They usually gain 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce a day during the first few months.
Limit exposure to crowded areas. When babies get a fever it is hard to say if they are just sick from a cold or from meningitis. We usually work-up the babies when they are younger than 2 months of age to look for any source of infection. Prevention is still the best.

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