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My 7 mth old has infrequent bms, often 7-9 days and when she goes it's huge & explosive! she is a fussy baby and hates to bend to sit. Need i worry?

My 7 mth old has infrequent bms, often 7-9 days and when she goes it's huge & explosive!  she is a fussy baby and hates to bend to sit. Need i worry?

Pediatrics eval: Though this is possibly normal, it would help to find out if your baby has food intolerances, decreased innervation to the colon or intestines, a dilated colon, or another structural reason for slow transit. Check with a local osteopathic physician who specializes in pediatric manipulation if your pediatrician does not find any reason for the infrequency of bowel movements. ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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My 4 month baby isn't a fussy baby , is something wrong?

My 4 month baby isn't a fussy baby , is something wrong?

Be grateful: Nothing is wrong. Your child is content, well fed, loved and does not feel a need to fuss. Some babies (and people) in life are just laid back and content. Others like to make a fuss. If his personality is to be content and happy, REJOICE! ...Read more

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How do I manage a fussy baby?

How do I manage a fussy baby?

Check for the cause: Treatable causes should be addressed; hunger, fever, pain, overstimulation, injuries, bloody stools, excesive vomitting, refusal of feeds. If a check is normal then focus on soothing measures: carry baby, swaddling to limit movements, infant massage, pacifier, car rides etc. You should be well rested and stress free; call your pcp if there is risk of harm to baby or any of the causes mentioned above. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son seems constipated hasn't popped in over 3 days on Similac. Hes fussy. Would switching to sensitive Similac help? Or make worse?

My 1 month old son seems constipated hasn't popped in over 3 days on Similac. Hes fussy. Would switching to sensitive Similac help? Or make worse?

No: the problem is probably temporary. would first try a glycerin suppository to see if this will give him relief. if not effective would also consider 1 oz of water per day changing formulas may be necessary but would check with your pediatrician after trying the above measures ...Read more

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My 1 month old son seems constipated hasn't popped in over 3 days on the blue Similac. Hes fussy. Would switching to sensitive orange Similac help?

My 1 month old son seems constipated hasn't popped in over 3 days on the blue Similac. Hes fussy. Would switching to sensitive orange Similac help?

Prepare formula : Prepare formula with correct water amount. If infant has any vomiting or illness, must set pediatrician. Formula makes stool firmer. Your physician may recommend baby apple juice which will often help. ...Read more

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What can I do for my 1 month old that has not been able to poop for a few days? When she passes gas she will poop a little but not a lot. Really fussy

What can I do for my 1 month old that has not been able to poop for a few days? When she passes gas she will poop a little but not a lot. Really fussy

Constipation: Speak to your pediatrician about possible therapies and evaluation. Might need a basic abdominal x-ray to see if there is a lot of stool in the colon. ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more