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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)

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


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Am I able to take one time the plan b, and be able to feed my 2 week old baby?

Am I able to take one time the plan b, and be able to feed my 2 week old baby?

Safe: Plan b is safe to take with breastfeeding. Even though some hormone might pass through breast milk, no adverse affects are expected. Taking it one time should also not decrease or affect milk production ...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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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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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 an angle, 30 degrees at least, also sleep her / him at an 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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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

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Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?

Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?

Formula: It is normal for her to have more formed stools with a change from breast milk to formula. I would suggest keeping her well hydrated and follow up with your pediatrician. There is no need for any supplemental water at this age. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My 2 week old baby is throwing up after nursing. When should I be concerned?

My 2 week old baby is throwing up after nursing. When should I be concerned?

You should: Have your pediatrician check your baby out since your baby is only two weeks old. It may not be anything major. Could just be colds, mucus in the back of the throat, still adjusting to outside life, or possible reflux.Best to have your baby checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long will it take for my 2 week old baby boy will start sleeping at night? I am feeling stressed and exhausted!

Sleep patterns vary: Babies develop their own sleep patterns, and usually by five months most infants will sleep for most of the night. Napping while the baby naps will perhaps with feeling less tired. Congratulations on the birth of your son. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

I would not: Recommended this medicine for this child this young. I know this medicine is available worldwide and used for various allergic conditions in adults and older children. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I give my 2 week old baby Tobramycin eye drops?

Can I give my 2 week old baby Tobramycin eye drops?

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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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