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This past 2 weeks my 10week old baby coughed 2 times it was like a (dry cough then a pause & again 1more cough)can it be a symptom of serious disease?

This past 2 weeks my 10week old baby coughed 2 times it was like a (dry cough then a pause & again 1more cough)can it be a symptom of serious disease?

Air pollution: A newborn will react with cough and sneezing when any irritant triggers the response. This is commonly things as simple as a woman's perfume,fragrances from a plug in or freshly laundered linen, smoke, dust, etc.If you can smell it it can make baby sneeze.Regular rinsing of the nose with saline will help. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My 2 week old baby has diarreah 3 times a day he is formula fed is this normal?

My 2 week old baby has diarreah 3 times a day he is formula  fed is this normal?

Newborn Diarrhea: A newborn with diarrhea that is daily needs to be evaluated by a pediatrician. Could be due to lactose intolerance, metabolic issue, infectious, etc... ...Read more

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I have a 2 week old baby I also have an 8 year old how do I keep her from being jealous of the new baby?

I have a 2 week old baby I also have an 8 year old how do I keep her from being jealous of the new baby?

Be inclusive: When a new sibling enters the home, jealousy in the older sibling can occur. To minimize this from occurring, try to include the older sibling in many of the activities you do with the newborn. Additionally, you should also maintain that 1 on 1 time with your older child; take him or her to the park, on a walk, etc. Without the newborn sibling. This can be your "special time" with your older one. ...Read more

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My 2 week old baby is getting major reflux every day atleast 2-3 times a day. What can I do to hrlp her. Havnt tried changing formula already :(?

My 2 week old baby is getting major reflux every day atleast 2-3 times a day. What can I do to hrlp her. Havnt tried changing formula already :(?

Reflux precautions: Try not to overfeed, feed while at angle, 30 degrees at least, also sleep her / him at angle with head higher by also 30 degrees, can try thickening the formula by cereal, one scoop for every 2 ounces, burp often, tell your doctor on the next visit ...Read more

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How often & how much should a 2 week old baby be eating?

How often & how much should a 2 week old baby be eating?

Newborn feeding: Try not to focus on each individual feed, but what baby takes over 24 hours. Just like you and i, our appetite is different at each meal and appropriate growth really involves the big picture rather that each feed. That being said, a 2 week old should be taking about 26 ounces a day of formula or breast milk. Breast being best, this is feeding every 2-3 hours for 15 minutes on each breast. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility of knowing whether a 2 week old baby is mentally challenged? Are there any symptoms?

Neuro exam: There is a thorough neurological exam that can be done on two week old baby ( including primitive reflexes, muscle tone etc) that can predict if the baby is neurologically deficit. You need to test fine motor and vocal skills to look for mental development which can be done once baby grows a little bit. ...Read more

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Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

If your lucky: Some infants will develop a feeding pattern that follows the normal wake sleep pattern their mother had in pregnancy.If they are feeding effectively during the day and gaining appropriate weight it is fine, especially for the larger babies.If a baby is tiny, 5-6 lb, I want them wakened to feed at night. After they get close to 8 lb I worry less about their feeding cycles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's fine if my 2 week old baby bleeds from her umbilical cord just a little bit?

Can you tell me if it's fine if my 2 week old baby bleeds from her umbilical cord just a little bit?

Pretty common: These are somewhat like a simple sore that can reopen and bleed a little until it finally heals. We often see this soon after the main stump separates.Just keep it clean and dry as you would any scratch and it should heal fine. ...Read more

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Dropped cell on 2 week old baby head, small dent is seen. Baby cried for less than a sec & resumed feeding.Now week 4 baby seems normal.should I worry?

Dropped cell on 2 week old baby head, small dent is seen. Baby cried for less than a sec & resumed feeding.Now week 4 baby seems normal.should I worry?

No: A cell phone should not cause serious trauma. It is reassuring she is well. Take care and all the best. This sounds like a scalp contusion. ...Read more

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What to do for jaundice in a 2 week old baby?

Contact your doc: A light jaundiced color is not unusual in breast feeding newborns at two weeks. However, the intensity is hard to judge by sight, so many will have the bilirubin level checked to see if it is in an acceptable range. Call your doc and see if they want to examine the kid for additional possibilities, or just order the test. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more