Infant Behavior

infant_behavior500x500Burping an infant half way through a feeding and at the end of a feeding is helpful. A lot of breastfed babies will not burp, but we like to give them the opportunity!

After the two-­‐week checkup, we suggest not waking a baby to feed at night. During the day, wake an infant to feed if he has not asked to feed after four hours. In the beginning, babies need to eat to fall asleep. By four months of age, however, we suggest putting your baby down sleepy but awake.  This way he learns to fall asleep on his own.  Then if he wakes and is not truly hungry, he can put himself back to sleep without your help.

Around two months of age, a lot of babies are getting into a good routine. Letting him cry at night for up to ten minutes is okay if you have just fed and changed him.

Pacifiers are very comforting to some babies.

A newborn sees well up to a distance of two feet. A one month old can see well across a room. Babies like to look at mobiles, mirrors and your face during feeds. They need to be talked to and enjoy soft music as well.

Prenatal Packet