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2 Week Old Baby Green Poop
My 2 week old baby sweats from the forehead feedings or as he lays down for naps and wen he tries to poop even though no poop comes out. Is this norm?
Possibly: But sweating during feelings can sometimes be a sign of problems with the heart. Your pediatrician should be able to sort this out. Prompt evaluation is important. ...Read more
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?
Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?
My week old baby has been sleeping so much the last two days, and not eating as much per feeding. He hasn't been fussy but grunting a lot. Pooping n urinating just fine too. Is he ok? What's wrong?
Depends: Not sure what you mean by grunting but that word bothers me a bit. The sleep, eating and pooping sounds ok. Does his breathing sound ok? If concerned I would not hesitate to take your baby to the pediatrician. Grunting is not a normal baby sound but it might be just your description for a normal sound. ...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
Depends: This needs more information. Do you mean that he/she has never "pooped"? Are there any associated symptoms that suggest pain or discomfort. It seems to me that you should visit your pediatrician. ...Read more
When should I worry about by 6 week old baby not pooping? He normally goes poop daily but has not in a day.
6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed, poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?
:poop:: It is okay for a baby to poop after every feed. The watery consistency does not sound normal however and the baby may have a light stomach virus. I would feed the baby two feedings with pedialyte instead of formula. If the watery poop continues after switching back to formula, I would take the baby to be evaluated or if there is associated vomiting, fever or other symptoms. ...Read more
Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
My 1 week old baby has plenty of wet diapers through the day but just one poop/day. Is this a cause for worry?
Normal...: No need to worry - this is normal. It is even normal to stool just once every few days... ...Read more
7 week old breastfed babies poop is bright green and has a unusual smell? Is this normal or should it be cause of concern?
Infants: This is totally normal and you should stop worrying. ...Read more
I have a 7-week-old baby. She'd been pooping at least 1x day, but it has been 3 days since she pooped. She does pass gas & has wet diapers. Is it ok?
Depends on situation: If baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo to form. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. Your babies pattern sounds pretty normal. ...Read more
Yes: As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom;s milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so don't stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. ...Read more
My 7 week old baby has constipation problems, and I gave her a suppositorie but she acts like there's still more poop, can I use another one?
I have a 3 week old baby and I breast feed and do formula, he be fuzzy and getting red from his face and he didn't poop yesterday or today is it norm?
Hard or pellet-like: Stools are a sign of constipation. If an infant of 6wks. Or younger strains to pass soft stool, it can be normal. The smooth muscle of the intestines is not yet coordinated to propel its contents, so they may draw up their legs, grunt, turn red in the face & use voluntary abdominal muscles to assist. Solely breast-fed babies hardly ever have hard stools; adding formula can make them harder. ...Read more
Hi. I have a 3 week old baby girl who is on breast milk and on Nan perlahon. She has ppoped since 2 dats agi. She farts a. lot but no poop please help?
May be normal: Breastfed babies usually poop once a day, but they sometimes go for 1- 2 days without a poop. If there is no poop after the 3rd day, or if she seems to be uncomfortable or crying, do a rectal stimulation. Get a rectal thermometer and gently move it around rubbing it on the rectal wall. The stimulation should prompt her to poop. See your Pediatrician if she does not poop ...Read more
6 weeks old with possible digestive problems hello I have a 6 week old baby and he has been vomiting every night and during the day as well he sweats a lot he is very gassy and and is very hard to burp sometimes he won't even burp at all his poop is a pea
Vomiting: Vomiting in a six week old infant needs to be evaluated by a doctor promptly. It could be something common such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or it could be something more serious such as pyloric stenosis (a 6 week old boy is the prime age and gender for this). Either way, you should call his doctor and have him seen as soon as possible. Once he has been examined, your doctor will be able to give appropriate suggestions on how to treat him. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Probably: Probably yes, but why do you want to do that? ...Read more