Development of infants aged 5 weeks
How should the baby develop 5 weeks?
In the development of a 5-week baby, your child may be able to lift his head for a while. His stomach and chest were strong enough to lie face down. Not only that, babies can also focus on seeing the faces of others, especially those of you who always care for them.
In the development of a 5-week baby, your baby may also start to hug, buzz, moan, and make other sounds to express his feelings. Some babies also start to squeal and laugh.
What should I do with my baby?
Invite children to interact regularly. Your child will like your attention at this stage. Communicate to teach it about the structure and function of language. Communicating with your baby is also a way to increase intimacy and affection between you and your baby.
Health for infants aged 5 weeks
What do I need to discuss with the doctor?
The doctor will do an examination depending on the condition of your baby. However, if you take your baby to the doctor this week, consult your doctor about the following:
- If you are worried about unusual habits, sleep patterns and breastfeeding patterns during the past week
- Measurement of baby's weight, length, and head circumference, as well as the development of the baby from birth
- Review baby's hearing and vision.
What should I know?
Some of the things you need to know to support the development of a 5-week baby are:
In the first few months, most babies occasionally vomit or spit up, even after your baby suckles. Sometimes babies vomit because they consume too much milk.
There is no cure for baby vomiting. But you can try to reduce the amount of air that enters when the baby suckles. Although vomiting is normal and harmless, some types of vomiting can be a problem. Call your doctor if your baby vomits are accompanied by choking, prolonged coughing, or brown or green vomit.
2. Milk allergy
Milk allergy is the most common food allergy in infants. Babies who experience symptoms of severe milk allergy will usually continue to vomit and runny bowel movements, which may also be mixed with blood.
Some babies who are allergic to milk may also experience eczema, itching, breath sounds, and nasal runny nose or stuffiness. There is no way to test milk allergy, except by trial and error. If you suspect milk allergies, discuss possible allergies with your doctor before taking any steps.
Babies who are breastfed usually take a soft or sometimes runny stool. However, you should be aware that baby stool is too liquid, smelly, and may contain lenders. Because, this can be a sign that your child has diarrhea. Especially if the baby has a fever or drastic weight loss.
Even so, diarrhea is rare in infants who only drink exclusive breast milk. Even if this happens, breastfed babies tend to recover faster from diarrhea than formula-fed babies.
Some babies given bottle milk may not defecate for 3-4 days, and this is normal. However, if the baby's stool does not have a specific shape or a hard grain, the baby's anus will become sick and bleed because of a crack or wound, the baby may experience constipation. If you suspect your child has constipation, consult a doctor.
What to Look For
What should I pay attention to?
In the first month of his birth, there are a number of things you should pay attention to in order to support the development of a 5-week baby. Some of them are like:
- Immediately change wet baby diapers to avoid diaper rash
- Make sure you feed your baby regularly every few hours
- Make sure the baby's urine is clear, this means that the fluid intake is well fulfilled
- Give the baby a comfortable bed
- Create a sense of calm for babies
- Make sure the baby sleeps well during the day
- The baby's bedroom must get enough light during the day
How is your baby developing the next week?