In this course, we talk with Dr. Scott Cohen, pediatrician with Beverly Hill Pediatrics and author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year.  We discuss what new adoptive parents need to know about their infant's eating, sleeping, and pooping . 

This course covers the following topics:

  • Baby care
  • Feeding
    • The vast majority of adoptive parents will bottle feed their baby. How to choose a formula.
    • Is wet or dry formula better for the baby?
    • What type of bottle is best?
    • Does the bottle type differ if the baby is born premature or has Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?
    • Does the temperature of the formula matter?
    • Can you make the bottles up once a day or do you have to make it fresh for each feeding?
    • When should you consider a specialized formula and what options do you have?
    • How often should a baby eat?
    • Other feeding options: adoptive mother induce lactation to breastfeed; donated breast milk.
    • How do you know if your baby is getting enough food?
    • If your baby spits up a lot when should you worry that they aren’t getting enough food?
  • Sleep
    • What is a typical wake/sleep pattern for a newborn?
    • When should you expect your baby to sleep for 5-6 hours?
    • Is the wake/sleep cycle affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
    • At what point can you start trying to get your baby to not wake up many times for a feeding at night?
    • Will introducing solid food, even if watered down, help your baby sleep through the night?
    • How can you establish healthy sleeping habits for your baby?
    • When do most babies start sleeping through the night and what is “sleeping through the night”—how much sleep?
    • Sleeping on the back, no pillows, blankets, bumpers, stuffed animals
    • Sleep training
  • Poop
    • How often should babies poop? What is normal?
    • What does typical healthy newborn baby poop look like?
    • How do you know if there is a problem?
    • How can you tell if your baby is constipated? And what should you do?
    • “P fruits make you poop”
    • What type of diaper is best?
    • How to treat diaper rash?
    • How can you tell if your baby has a yeast diaper rash?
    • What is colic?
    • How do you treat colic?
  • What is the current thinking on circumcision?


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