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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
INFANT WTH CONGESTIO: All you can do for nasal congestion is saline drops followed by gentle suction for nasal congestion in an infant.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
No medicine: There are no medicines for infants for congestion. You can use salt water nose drops and suction the nose from time to time. Babies are often noisy s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Steam from tap water is hyposaline, meaning it is less concentrated than saline. But for inhalation purposes it is really not that important. Your bod ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
No medication: Unfortunately there are no medications appropriate for infants when they are sick with cold and congestion. But you can relieve your baby's symptoms ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Babies who are put : In their own cribs drowsy, but awake, from birth learn to self-calm to fall asleep between 1-4 months & to fall back asleep if they night wake. Establ ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: The cough is being caused by a post nasal drip..The condition may be accompanied bya low grade fever use vaporizer and salt water nose drops for relie ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continu ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
More info: We need more information. How old is the baby?Does he/she cry during the day?How is the baby being fed? Have you talked to your pediatrician.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bottles: Using the bottle at night is usually for security and not nutrition. You will need to find a substitute such as a blanket which must smell like mom t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Teething: Any ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)generally works better than an acetaminophen based medicine. They both work on pain, but ibuprofen works better for infl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Change it: Never allow more than 2 hours of sleep in a single segment during the day,waking up the baby to feed.Change then and stimulate them until tired, then ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Normal, not typical: You have the good fortune to have a baby that has a more friendly day night rhythm. This is fine.
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
You can't, but you : can promote sleep consolidation at night between 1-4 months. Put him on his back in his crib with no loose bedding or items when he is drowsy, but aw ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: If your child is running fever over 101, he is contagious until it stays under 101 for 24 hours. If he feels fine when the fever is down, you could pr ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Slippery slope: Putting your baby in his own crib, on his back, drowsy but awake, reduces his chance of sids by 50%, & allows him to learn self-regulation for consol ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Let sleeping baby...: As long as your baby is happy and healthy, and gaining appropriate height, weight, and head circumference, there is no need to wake him. Be aware that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Advance Solid Foods: Infants this age grow rapidly & require adequate nutrition. Solid foods are routinely introduced at age 6 mos. As infants advance w/ solids, breas ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sounds like: Mother craft needs some advice locally. Your agitation will affect your infant so you may need to look at the psychosocial aspects.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Whatever suits your: Lifestyle. The timing is unimportant. Many find it useful to do as part of the evening ritual as it can relax them prior to bed time.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep routines: All adults & kids wake in the night but most learn to resettle & most don't remember the event.An infant that never learned to start sleep alone is u ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Sleep consolidation : Is promoted by a consistent bedtime & routine, reading, soothing, wiping out baby's mouth after the last feed, then putting her to bed on her back in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Common: Sleep habits often change. Try hard to allow her to settle herself back down (minimal intervention, don't pick her up if possible) and the problem sh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fatigue, anxiety: Babies at 3 months do get tired but do not understand the concept of sleep. They have enough memory to handle their wakeful periods, but really just p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gut issues: Discuss this with your pediatrician. Things that cone to mind are #1 diet...If you are breastfeeding are you drinking milk or eating dairy (it is very ... Read More
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