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2 Week Old Baby Coughing
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
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 : (?
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
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
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
My phone fell on the side of the head of my 2 week old baby, she didn't cried but she moved and I just saw a small bump is she okay?
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
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
Probably: Probably yes, but why do you want to do that? ...Read more
Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?
My iPhone accidentally slipped on my 2 week old baby's head on the side, she was sleeping and didn't cried. Is she going to be okay?
Yes. If the: Impact was hard enough to do any significant damage, she would have cried. ...Read more
Is gripe water safe for 2 week old baby. Her pedia said it has some alcohol even tho it claims to be alc free and I should not use? Given neopeptine
I have a 2 week old baby he is formula fed and he hasn't had a bowl movement in 24 hours should I be worried and can I do anything to help him?
Not necessarily: Formula fed kids will usually get into a daily stooling pattern by 2 wks. Unless they are putting out rabbit pellets or harder stools I don't worry if they skip a day. Most infants will bring arms in & legs up & fuss with their diaphragm. They all look like they have a tummy ache. This is not necessarily the case. You can bring out a stool sometimes by stimulating the bottom with a vasaline q-tip. ...Read more
I'd like to start breastfeeding my 2 week old baby but am taking 40 mg of sotalol once daily. How long before that's not in my system to safely start?
DontStopWithoutDoc: "Any alteration in beta-blocker therapy must be done under the supervision of a physician." Beta-blockers should not be stopped abruptly as there is a significant risk of acute tachycardia and hypertension along with the potential of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). All recommendations about discontinuing Sotalol suggest a MINIMUM of two weeks of a slow wean. DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOC!! ...Read more
Why is not ok to kiss a 2 week old baby on her face? I also noticed she have some baby acne will that go away? Why do they get acne?
Risk/yes/natural: We encourage parents not to expose newborns to any source of illness for the first 8 wks. This is the time frame where germs passed during delivery might show up as blood poisoning & show only as mild fever. I hate doing blood tests/possible spinal tap on a baby because their aunt wants to play kissy kiss. Baby acne reflects maternal pregnancy hormones & fades by 3 mo. ...Read more
2 week old baby vomitted last night, doc today says its reflux. Gave her zantac, (ranitidine) vomitted again after next feeding. Could this be an allergy?
How long will it take for my 2 week old baby boy will start sleeping at night? I am feeling stressed and exhausted!
2 week old baby snorts when she breathes and sounds like she's snoring when she sleeps. No fever and appetite is good. Is she ok?
Yes: Nasal congestion in an otherwise normal baby is not uncommon. If acting normal and feeding well, no cause for concern. Saline (salt water) nose drops may help. Exposure to cigarette smoke aggravates the situation. If not feeding well or has a fever (100.4 or higher), seek immediate medical help. ...Read more
HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
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See below: Yes you can, and there is no problem with the baby. ...Read more
6 yr old dd has fungus on hand, using anti-fungal cream. Can I dress it to stop spreading to my 2 week old baby?
Dressing: Yes, you can you can dress the lesion but don' t be surprise if the lesion spreads anyway. ...Read more
My 2 week old baby can't seem to get full when I breast feed him, but I produce enough milk for each feed when I pump. Any suggestions?
Full?: Breast feeding is both eating and nurturing. Babies lips are filled with pleasure sensors that make it feel good to feed, so the ones that like the nurturing can stay at the breast for as long as you allow and will suck fingers to enjoy the pleasure. Sucking does not mean hunger, an empty stomach does. Please do not confuse the two. More than 15 min on a side is nurturing ; suckling is pleasure. ...Read more
Should not be..: Shouldn't be a problem, but the bigger question is a doctor prescribing it, or are you giving or considering giving the med? No Rx drug should be given without a physician's ok! ...Read more
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