5Underfeeding an unfussy baby "Some babies are sedate and don't cry very much," says Mark F. Swislow, M.D., a pediatrician in Skokie, Ill.
Some parents take that as a sign that the baby
isn't hungry; he
recalls two occasions when babies were so dehydrated at their one-week checkups that they had to be hospitalized.
Feed your baby regularly and watch for signs that he's
eating enough: He
should have at least six wet diapers daily by the end of the first week.