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A 27-year-old member asked:

my baby wont stop crying. all he wants to do is eat? i am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Fussy baby: I'm assuming your baby is young. Babies can cry alot and if your breast feeding and you see milk and gulping and he is having many stools and urine, he's probably fed well . There are some things that can cause fussy baby , immaturity, reflux, infection and more i think you should call your pediatrician and have him seen now.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Tired baby/sick baby: Bf provides both nutrition & nurturing, so the fussy baby that's wetting plenty of diapers & filling out is doing it more for comfort.Babies do not understand the concept of rest/sleep as a solution to tired & fight sleep, wanting u to fix everything.I like to have babies feed as they waken & plan a rest period as they tire.Avoid feeds < 2hr. If baby doesn't settle well at feeds have an exam.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Fussy baby: Is your baby crying every time you try to stop feeding him( or take him away from your breast? Or put him down?) it sounds like you know he is getting enough milk and what the baby wants is the closeness and non-nutritive sucking. You may want to try a pacifier to allow your baby to continue sucking when you put him down. That allowed me to finally be able to put my little fuss-budget down.

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Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?

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Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

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Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

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Dr. Sabina Ben-Zion
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Can be normal: Babies often have a congested sound because they breathe through their nose and can't blow their noses. Your baby may also have some milk/formula in back of throat that she is not clearing or coughing like adults would. As long as your baby is not having labored breathing, and it is not interferring with her eating or sleeping, treat it as just a noise.
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Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves.

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