I'm so sorry for the late response and hope that the family is doing well!
Is your pediatrician suggesting you feed your LO rice cereal? Usually solids don't begin until babies are 4-6 months old, as seen in this article and slideshow . If not, I would ask your doctor about this..
Also, according to this Baby Development article , "You'll know when your baby is hungry because babies will start to root (move her head back and forth, searching for a breast) or get fussy and turn their mouth when you touch their cheek."
Maybe your LO is hungry and just have trouble eating? Please, let us know how things are going and what the doctor has said. Hope to be of some help!
I hope your LO and family are doing well. The Truth on Poop is a great reference to keep at hand and evaluate your son's amount, consistency and color of bowel movements.
It does state that, "Occasionally, green, mucus-like poop can be caused by a virus commonly seen in babies. If your child has green poop and symptoms of diarrhea, fever, or irritability, call your pediatrician." It never hurts to call your pedi if you ever have any concerns.
Welcome and congratulations on your precious newborn son!
According to our Baby's Bowels and Constipation Overview , "Since milk is such a nutritious substance, sometimes almost all of it is absorbed and there is little left to move along, and stools become infrequent." Some babies also just have "a slower (but completely normal) gut, so they also go infrequently. However, if your baby seems to be in pain or you have any concerns, call your health care provider."
As far as liquid stool, this is also common for babies before six months with a diet consisting of milk or formula. Check out The Truth About Poop to see what the difference in stool colors mean and always call your doctor if your newborn son experiences diarrhea.
Baby breast lumps are actually very common and normal due to the infant's exposure to his/her mother's hormones in the womb. Our WebMD'sBaby Breast Lumps Overvieweven states that, "If you were to pinch them, some real breast milk may be expressed."
Touching or pinching the area may cause irritation though, so it is best to leave them alone. Also, "In the rare case when the breasts look infected (swollen, red, tender, or have a discharge) and the baby has a fever , call your pediatric provider to check if an infection has set in."
Though there seems to be no concern towards baby breast lumps at all, it is never a bad idea to call your pediatrician for anything that you may have a slight concern over.
Have any baby excitement over the holidays to share? Exposure to traditions, people, or other things that your newest addition loved or went totally nuts over?
Last night, we took my 3-month-old nephew to see the Festival of Lights and the precious happy baby screamed in horror for an entire hour and half as if he was being tortured. Ahhhh, it sure brought back memories of the unexpected moments that come during life with a baby!
Can't wait to hear your fun and hilarious stories! AmeliaView Thread
First off, it never hurts to call your pediatrician's office to speak with a nurse and/or set up an earlier appointment due to any of concerns that you may have.
Many babies experience acid reflux due to their small stomachs and immature lower esophagus valve not tightening up when it should. Your baby may be a "happy spitter" who will grow into a properly functioning esophagus or he may be diagnosed with GERD and need some support from your pediatrician and yourself. Check out Spitting Up and Vomiting in Babies to find tips and evaluate where your son seems to fall. I would definitely call your pediatrician as well to see what she/he recommends to coming in and if any treatment is necessary.