Breastfeeding A to Z

Three Months Old

Hands–voluntarily grasps objects, likes to wave and watch hands. (1)(2)

Eyes— shows increased interest in their surroundings (2)

Hands–voluntarily grasps objects, likes to wave and watch hands. (1)(2)

Mouth–vocalizes when spoken to and listens to the sound their voice makes, they like to bring objects to their mouth to explore them (1) (2)

Head–baby turns head as well as eyes in response to moving objects.  Will interrupt feeding to turn to look at father or other familiar person coming into room and to smile at mother (1)(2)

References:

  1. Bach, P, Growing Child, 3 Months, Lafayette, IN, Dunn & Hargitt, Inc. 1984, p 1.
  2. Walker, M, Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA, 2002 pp 445-46.