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14 Week Old Baby Milestones
I started giving my 5 week old baby infant Gaviscon two days ago. Since then, his poos have become quite solid. Is that ok? Thank you
My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? How long do babies normally take to recover with th
Hard to say: The chances that massage & manipulation would work in a given case depend on features only evident on physical exam. The more flexability, the better the chance. Only a well trained pediatric podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist would be able to predict this and only after an exam. ...Read more
Yes: It is commonly used at this age. ...Read more
Is it ok to give 2 month old enfamil newborn formula as well as enfamil infant 1 formula? When one can is done switching to another
My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more
Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.
Crawling is the most: Variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns. Org ...Read more
My 24 months son have ankle clonus in both sides since newborn. Mostly clonus occured less than 5 beats, he has a good milestone. Is it normal?
28 months boy have 4-5 beats ankle clonus in both side since newborn, without other symptoms. He have a good milestone, he can walking-running normally.
The significance of: Ankle clonus in infancy is not reliably known and relates to the number of beats (>10 seemingly important) and persistence at advancing age. The fact that your son has reached developmental milestones normally is very important. I would, however, have your son followed by a good neurologist as there are possible issues down the road. Good wishes:) ...Read more
28 months boy have 4-5 beats ankle clonus in both side since newborn, without other symptoms. He have a good milestone, he can walking-running normally. Our neuropaed confirmed he is not cerebralpalsy, is he normal? And when clonus must be totally lost?
How does a newborn infant get a pneumothorax and what's the difference between that an a tension pneumo?
Colapsed Lung: A pneumothorax occurs when air gets in the the space between the chest wall and the lung. This space should not contain anything. So when air gets in, the lungs have to become smaller. A tension-pneumothorax is when the contents of the chest (heart, lung, collapsed lung) all shift to one side. Typically this is life threatening because blood cannot flow well. We don't always know why this is. ...Read more
Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info
http://www. Aap. Org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction. Aspx ...Read more
Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more
What if newborn infant boy pees into his eyes? Does he need any medicine to prevent infection? Thanks!
I have a hh agency (new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?
See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), I fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read more
Are there any medicolegal cases, when medical staff has shown negligence in diagnosing 4 month infant testicular torsion resulting in loss of testicle. Initial Newborn screening showed both testis normal shape and size. And now after 4 month they diagnose
Testicular torsion: Usually is an acute urologic emergency. It is unlikely to be present for 4 months ...Read more
Dog has Clostridium in stool & was given antibiotics. We have a newborn & anytime we clean up we wash our hands. Before we knew dog was sick we only cleaned carpet with arm & harmer pet cleaner, not lysol. Should we be concerned? Symptoms in infant?
Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects. Lift head when on tommy, smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more
22 months Boy have ankle clonus since he 3 weeks old. He have a normal milestone&posture. Could a normal child have a clonus for the rest in his life?
Nl devel reassuring: It is very reassuring that your child's development has been very normal in spite of ankle clonus. It is not uncommon to see several beats of anke clonus in healthy children and for children to tiptoe with walking for the first few years, but continuous clonus is unusual and subtle signs of muscle tightness may show up in the future. Hopefully not. ...Read more
Because implicit: memory begins at 5 months, learned behaviors begin at 6 months. Babies who fall asleep in their own cribs without a "sleep association" settle back to sleep if they night wake. Socially, they have stranger anxiety. They lift their arms to be picked up, effective non-verbal communication. They inhibit a behavior to "no" & re-direction. They babble in "strings" (da-da-da-da) & have a raking grasp. ...Read more
Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read more
What is head bobbing means. Worried about that in my 10 m old otherwise normal healthy baby with development milestones met. Ped assured not infantile s?
Though there are: Many fairly benign causes of head-bobbing I'd be uncomfortable reassuring any parent without pediatric neurological & ophthalmological evaluations. Spasmus nutans alone, e.g., starts between 4 mos-3 yrs. & often resolves on its own. It's accompanied by nystagmus, rapid eye movements. Gastroesophageal Reflux is another possibility. I'd look into it a bit more. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs. My friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?
You baby is fine: Your baby is just fine. Your baby is doing exactly what is expected at that age. All babies develop at different rates, so I wouldn't worry at all. Most babies will say mama and Dada between 4-9 months. ...Read more
1year3month old baby boy. Jerks 2or3 times a day. Active and development milestones meti. Is this kind of jerks normal? Kindof jerk while urinating
HellCat262243. The jerking described is not typical. Infants, particularly newborns, have a startle reflex, but it passes after several months old. Any type of jerking needs assessment with thorough questioning and I recommend an evaluation by a Neurologist. Video taping the episodes can further assist the Neurologist. For consults, my direct link is
healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
9 month old baby is on time with milestones but scared of loud noises he doesn't recognise and is also afraid of strangers. Does he sound autistic?
Stranger anxiety: At age 9 months, a baby is supposed to have stranger anxiety. It is normal for babies, toddlers, and other young children to be scared of loud noises. Even adults are scared of loud noises that are unfamiliar. Such reactions are ingrained into the human brain by nature. ...Read more
My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone. Donot differentiate his name. Is it normal? Other developmental milestones are good.
I have a 9 month old baby, who never sleeps, always sweating and extremely anxious and not hitting milestones.?
You need help: Make an appointment with your pediatrician. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 14 month old child to have only 2 teeth? The baby is on target with height, weight and developmental milestones. In fact he seems fairly bright. He just doesn't have more than 2 teeth. Thank you, worried grammie
Within norma limits: Some children teeth faster than others, some slower. Probably nothing to be concerned about. That said, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist to asses dent-facial growth and development, teething pattern, Fluoride balance, diet, oral hygiene, and so much more. Don't wait until age 2-3, please go now. ...Read more
Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones
No: Sounds normal the average baby doubles their birthweight at about 5-6months which she basically has done. Check with your pediatrician, but she sounds fine. ...Read more
10m old baby boy. Development milestones met. Still does jerk few times a day for a month now and move head up down while playing. Worried if its seizure?
Query spasmus nutans: "Nodding spasms" is a rare condition that includes nystagmus, titubation, and torticollis (head tilt). Although common for infants to jerk once in a while, I consider a parental concern to be an important factor in the evaluation. The condition is benign and will self resolve. However, a complete evaluation by a pediatric neurology will put the matter to rest in order to rule out other conditions. ...Read more
My 14-week-old baby has become constipated and his poo has also turned light green. What can I do?
Constipation: There are different ways to treat constipation in an infant. Depends on if he is breastfed or formula fed. One can change to a more gentler formula that is easier on the tummy. You can also give some water with brown sugar, or prune juice small amount. There are also some laxatives and suppositories that can be used if more severe. Discuss with Ped or ask for virtual consult for more details. ...Read more
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