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What should you expect in your 1-month-old's communication habits?

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Newborns communicate only one way – by crying. Your baby will cry for up to three hours a day. It’s their way of saying they’re tired, hungry, or have a wet diaper. You’ll soon learn to understand those cries so you can best soothe your child. Some babies who cry too much may have colic or a medical problem. Call your doctor if you just can’t console your newborn.

From: Baby Development: Your 1-month-old WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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