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My 3 month baby is fussy after feeding only feeds for 10min per feed.does it mean I have to supplement? How long should the interval between feeds be

My 3 month baby is fussy after feeding only feeds for 10min per feed.does it mean I have to supplement? How long should the interval between feeds be

Breast feeding: Make sure your baby is getting adequate breast milk by having his weight and other growth parameters checked. If you are unable to provide enough breast milk or he is not growing well, you may need to use a supplement. I am not sure why he is unhappy after his feeding. Have him checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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Which supplement should I start for my 3 month old baby.. Will a baby be fussy after a car travel? Is travelling not good for a baby?

Which supplement should I start for my 3 month old baby..
Will a baby be fussy after a car travel? 
Is travelling not good for a baby?

Best is breast: 3 month old babies don't need supplements. If you are breast feeding, that all he needs. Supplements can be started around 5 to 6 months old. Baby's can be fussy at any time but traveling usually soothes them, unless uncomfortable, humid, too warm or too cold or hungry. Traveling in an appropriate car seat should be ok. ...Read more

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3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

Common: The list of causes for fussiness is endless, but pretty common for young infants.Stool color is defined by pigments added by the liver, which start out a dark green and change through lighter green/yellows and browns depending on how long it takes to move through digestion and how the germs act on it. The scenario is not uncommon or worrisome. ...Read more

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3 month old just isn't eating much and is fussy.

3 month old just isn't eating much and is fussy.

Sickness: Fussiness, less eating /poor sucking, excessive sleepiness, lethargy with poor muscle tone, fever or simetimes hypothermia are signs of infection. There can be associated runny nose, nasal stuffiness. Feed every 3 hours, make his nose is not blocked (b/c up to 6 mo. They are obligatory nose breather), make sure he pees at least 5-6 times/day. If any worsening, see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has been fussy for 2 days now and wants to eat all the time. Could she be hitting a growth spurt? I don't want to over feed help !

My 3 month old has been fussy for 2 days now and wants to eat all the time. Could she be hitting a growth spurt?  I don't want to over feed help !

American Academy of : Pediatrics' recommends introduction of iron- & zinc- fortified cereal at 4-6 mos., 14-16 lbs., if baby takes more than 32 oz. of formula/day or nurses more than 8-10 times/day & has enough upper body strength to lean toward a spoon when hungry & turn away when full. Follow with iron-rich meats around 6 mos., then veggies, leaving fruits for last. If she's had a cold, check for middle ear fluid. ...Read more

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What could cause my 3 month old to be fussy ever waking hour of his life? I'm going out if my mind! his reflux is under control. I just don't get it!

What could cause my 3 month old to be fussy ever waking hour of his life? I'm going out if my mind! his reflux is under control. I just don't get it!

Several Possibilitie: There may be a number of possible causes.Formula intolerance and uncontolled acid reflux are common causes. An unseen medical problem such as volvulous or malrotation may be present. These are blockages of the intestine which can be serious!discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter is gassy and gets fussy at times. What is the best OTC medication to ease her discomfort?

My 3 month old daughter is gassy and gets fussy at times.  What is the best OTC medication to ease her discomfort?

Risk of Harm: The risk of doing harm by giving an infant a medication for this far outweighs the potential benefit. I recommend f/ u with her primary doc to determine if there any dietary adjustments that should be considered (ie, formula type, lactose sensitivity, etc). Most important is that baby is feeding regularly and continuing to grow despite any flatus. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 month old is very fussy and gassy, I have tried sinilac sensitive, gerber soothe, now he is on gentlease don't work! any good formula? Not soy please

My 3 month old is very fussy and gassy, I have tried sinilac sensitive, gerber soothe, now he is on gentlease don't work! any good formula? Not soy please

Not cow's milk based: All the formulas you have tried contain cow's milk as their protein base. Since you don't want to try soy, your other options would be nutramigen or alimentum. These are both super-easily digested and no cow's milk protein. The biggest problem is they are expensive. Ask your pediatrician if they have samples you could try for 3-4 days to see if one of these two are the problem solver. Good luck! ...Read more

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more