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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Not sure who is doing the crying, but there is no evidence that human crying will adversely affect an unborn baby. Hope this helps!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These sp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Leave the room: This is one step in the sleep technique developed by dr. Ferber. You can train your baby to "self-soothe" by leaving and and progressively waiting lo ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Infant Colic: Sounds like infant colic when a bay is inconsolable. You may try motion, like going for a car ride, or basket on top of a washer or secured swing. Y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: To cry you need air passing over vocal cords. This is not possible until the baby is born and breathing.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your bab ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Seek counselling: This could just be a symptom of unresolved sadness you have suppressed since early childhood. A few sessions with a therapist could help you understan ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonober Umair
17 years experience Pediatrics
Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they ha ... Read More

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