Your one-month-old baby: Understanding Normal Development and When to Seek Help

Today we will talk about understanding normal development and recognizing when to seek help for your one-month-old baby.

At one month, your baby will be focusing on bonding with you through eye contact, responding to your voice, and attempting to lift their head while on their tummy. They'll start to show more control over their arm and leg movements.

Feeding and sleeping patterns can vary at this age. Babies generally feed every 2-3 hours and sleep for around 16 hours a day. Remember, each baby is unique, so flexibility in routines is key.

While most developments are normal, there are signs that might indicate a need for medical attention. If your baby isn't gaining weight, lacks eye contact, shows extreme fussiness, or has trouble feeding, these could be red flags.

If you're ever unsure or concerned about your baby's development, don't hesitate to consult your pediatrician. Regular check-ups are crucial to track your baby's growth and address any potential issues.

Remember, every baby develops at their own pace, and minor variations are perfectly normal. Enjoy this precious time with your little one, and stay informed about their growth and well-being.

I hope I’ve helped you better understand your one-month-old's development and when to seek assistance. Your pediatrician is always here to support you on this incredible journey of parenthood.

Good luck!

Dr. Melanie Suaris is a board certified pediatrician serving Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Care Center at Galloway (Kendall).

Published on: 9/25/2023

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