Breast-Feeding - Common Problems
You may sometimes doubt your ability to successfully breast-feed. It's common to have questions and struggles sometimes. You may notice that your baby is having problems. Or you may have problems during feeding or problems with your breasts. Remember,most breast-feeding issues are easily resolved when you know what to expect and have support from others,including your doctor,midwife,or ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
How does my baby grow and develop in the first year?The first 12 months may be the most dynamic period of life. Dramatic changes are taking place in all areas of growth and development, which include:Physical development. Most babies double their birth weight by gaining an average of to every day for the first 6 months of life. Birth weight usually triples somewhere between 9 and 12 months of ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Routine Checkups
Babies between 1 month and 1 year of age should have routine checkups, sometimes called well baby visits, at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. During these visits, your baby's growth and development are evaluated to see whether he or she is reaching the milestones for each specific age.At every checkup, the health professional:Looks at your baby's physical growth by measuring weight, length, and .
Sensory and Motor Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Sensory and motor development is the gradual process by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles of the legs,trunk,and arms,and the smaller muscles of the hands. A baby begins to experience new awareness through sight,touch,taste,smell,and hearing. Babies' sensory and motor development generally follows a typical pattern: At 1 month of age,babies' neck muscles are ...
Separation Protests: Helping Your Child - Topic Overview
Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 6 months of age,peaks near 10 months of age,and starts to fade sometime near the first birthday. Some children's separation protests may peak at or continue through to about 18 months of age,resolving closer to the second birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament ...
Bonding With Your Baby - Topic Overview
You can help create and strengthen the emotional bond with your baby by: Making frequent eye contact,such as during feeding times. Young babies love to look at your face and eyes. Cuddling your baby in the crook of your arm is about the perfect distance for your baby to see you well. Smiling,talking,nodding,and singing to your baby. Responding promptly to crying. Your baby will learn to ...
Cognitive Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Cognitive development is the process by which the brain develops the abilities to learn and remember. Cognitive development follows a typical pattern in the first 12 months of life. Between 1 and 2 months of age,infants become interested in new objects and will turn their gaze toward them. They also gaze longer at more complex objects and seem to thrive on novelty,as though trying to learn ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Common Concerns
Between 1 and 12 months of age, it is very common for parents to have concerns about their baby's general well - being. Know that you likely do not have anything to worry about. But it is good to be aware of health, development, and safety issues to help prevent or respond to problems.Some common concerns include:Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the death of a baby who is younger than
Physical Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview
Babies grow rapidly during the first year of life. Weight,length,and head circumference measurements are plotted on growth charts to monitor your baby's growth over time. Most babies: Grow about 3 in. (7.6 cm) to 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) in length by 4 months of age. Although growth may slow slightly between 4 and 7 months of age,by 12 months of age most babies have grown a total of about 10 in. ...
Growth and Development,Ages 1 to 12 Months - When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your health professional any time you have concerns about your baby's:Physical development. It is important to talk with your health professional if your baby's growth seems to slow significantly or if he or she is not consistently eating well. Cognitive development. Cognition is the ability to learn and remember. If your baby is not becoming increasingly alert or active, talk to your ...