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A number of experts offer advice on parenting, particularly on how to get your baby to sleep through the night. Listen to the advice, but trust your instincts. If letting your baby cry it out (the Ferber method) doesn’t work for your baby and it goes against your beliefs as a parent, don’t do it. Also, you might hear from a friend or family member that starting your baby on solid foods now will help him or her sleep through the night. But you need to wait at least one more month. The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t recommend that babies eat anything but breast milk or formula until they are between 4 months and 6 months old.

From: Baby Development: Your 3-month-old WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Moro reflex - Overview.''

Bond, AH. McFarland & Company, 2008. Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst,

Feigelman S. ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. , 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Important Milestones: By the End of Three Months.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler, J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Moro reflex - Overview.''

Bond, AH. McFarland & Company, 2008. Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst,

Feigelman S. ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. , 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Important Milestones: By the End of Three Months.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler, J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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