This can be a tough spot, but the good news is that your baby has 2 parents - and one them is not your mother in law.
It is important for new parents to listen to advice, but feel empowered to make their own choices. Ultimately your baby's health is your responsibility and you are under no obligation to follow someone else's advice (as well-meaning as it may be).
Hang in there. Talk to your wife, work together and see if you can help set some clear boundaries.
Your pediatrician has likely come across this scenario many times and would be an excellent person to talk to for advice.View Thread
A chronic ear infection can have several outcomes. It can persist, it can sometimes resolve on its own, it can build up pressure and eventually rupture through the ear drum or it can spread to surroundind bone.
I would probably see if there is another ENT available to see your daughter sooner. Often times a pediatrician can pick up the phone and get their patient in to see a specialist very quickly if they speak to the specialist directly.
Keep advocating for your daughter until she gets the care she needs.View Thread
At 1 month of age, many babies are undergoing normal changes to their digestive systems and they are often more gassy and fussy. Straining is very normal at this stage and should not be alarming unless bowel movements are overly firm. At this age some babies will have 7 BM's per day while others can go once every 7 days.
Gum cysts are very common to see in infants. They are usually 1-2 mm, white, hard and not painful. There can be one or a dozen. The good news is that they are not harmful and will eventually go away on their own.
Congratulations! It sounds like you are doing an amazing job. If your baby is drinking well from a trainer cup, then I see no reason why you couldn't continue using them and phase out the bottles whenever you like. Keep up the great work!
Great question. You will ultimately want to have this discussion with your pediatrician, but when breastfeeding is established and a baby is gaining weight consistently, it should be okay to nurse on demand. There may be times where you get longer stretches and that is okay.
Things to watch for, however, would be engorgement, drop in milk supply and signs of mastitis (breast infection).
Often times, newborns will go through cluster feeding periods around 3 and 6 weeks of age, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more frequent feedings in your near future.
I often find that children focus on one large milestone at a time. In this case, he sounds like he is mastering his gross motor skills. Once he accomplishes his goals, I suspect he will turn next to fine motor of social/language skills.
I would continue to talk to him, get down with him on the floor and try to engage him in social activities while crawling or playing on the floor next to him.
I bet you'll see a huge difference in the next 4-8 weeks.
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