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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption.

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What can cause a 4-week-old baby to die?

What can cause a 4-week-old baby to die?

Many possibilities: Birth defects/infections/injury/suffocation etc. A common and poorly understood cause is SIDS or crib death.

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How can I get a 4 week old baby to sleep?

How can I get  a 4 week old baby to sleep?

By soothing it: Most 4 week old babies have not learned the skill of putting himself to sleep yet and needs to be soothed. It might be by rocking, swaddling, sucking, feeding, humming or singing or soft music or a sound machine. You will know what soothes your baby. Don't be surprised if it is a ride in the car at times!

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I have a 4 week old baby, and she is very congested. Is it something dangerous?

I have a 4 week old baby, and she is very congested. Is it something dangerous?

Nasal congestion: At 4 wk the primary cause of congestion are irritants or colds. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps.

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Can 4 week old baby have juice?

Can 4 week old baby have juice?

I wouldn't: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to crave it in excess over a lifetime,resulting in obesity.Apple in the form of a sauce/orange as a wedge are less processed & give a blend of protein and fiber that are better for babies but after 6 months. Juices are basically like giving a kid a coke.

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Can you travel with a 4 week old baby from west coast to east coast?

Can you travel with a 4 week old baby from west coast to east coast?

Travel: Yes you can travel with an infant. Keep in mind that we are in the middle of the RSV season and babies tend to get exposed to things on planes. Wash your hands well and try to clean up the space you're sitting in with wipe ups. Use a Binky airplane is elevating and descending. . Also check with your doctor to make sure he's okay with it to

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I have a 4 week old baby can I switch his formula from similac sensitive to similac alimentum?

I have a 4 week old baby can I switch his formula from similac sensitive to similac alimentum?

Consult your doctor: Formula does not equal to milk. Different kind of formula is prepared for different condition. Please consult your pediatrician.

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I have a 4 week old baby. How do you know when they have a cold as opposed to normal newborn congestion?

I have a 4 week old baby. How do you know when they have a cold as opposed to normal newborn congestion?

?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline &suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.

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How many days without pooping is concerning for a 4 week old baby?

How many days without pooping is concerning for a 4 week old baby?

Depends: Breast fed babies can poo a little every feed or a big blow out once a week.If soft, it is normal. Most formula fed kids will get into a several daily or every other day pattern.

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My 4 week old baby has been spitting up a lot and when i try to hold her or touch her she screams like something is hurting her what could be wrong?

Many possibilities: Heartburn (reflux), formula intolerance or allergy, air swallowing, colic, various neurologic conditions. Start writing down what you are doing & what symptoms baby has & take her in for a visit.

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I have 4 week old baby and am breastfeeding. Have noticed brown/blackish spots like freckles or moles on my areoles . What could these be?

I have 4 week old baby and am breastfeeding.  Have noticed brown/blackish spots like freckles or moles on my areoles .  What could these be?

Likely normal: Firstly, congratualtions on the birth of your child! it is likely that those spots are due to hormonal changes in your body affecting the pigment making cells in your skin. However, i would show them to your gyn just to be sure. One would really need to see what it looks like in order to properly explain what exactly those spots are.

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My 4 week old baby is having some rash on her face, wot could be the cause? Uses Johnson products or could the colic relief medicines be responsible?

My 4 week old baby is having some rash on her face, wot could be the cause? Uses Johnson products or could the colic relief medicines be responsible?

Baby rashes: The most common reason for those bumps is the use of the so called "baby products" like Baby Magic and Johnson and Johnson. While they smell nice, the give a large percentage of babies a rash. Wash the baby with dove sensitive skin soap (liquid or bar) and in between just wash with warm water. Nothing else is required. This also can be baby acne which is an effect of your hormones/no treatment.

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Should a 4 week old baby have a CT scan? She sounds stopped up she has been this way since she was born

Should a 4 week old baby have a CT scan? She sounds stopped up she has been this way since she was born

I wouldn't advise it: Typical stuffy nose kids have an unrecognized irritant in their environment like perfume, spoke, cleaning odors, etc. & improve if all such irritants or removed & saline is used liberally to wash the nose out.A ctcould confirm underdeveloped nasal passages but this is evident on exam & the kids usually require a breathing tube from birth.

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I'm 25 years old and have a 4 week old baby that was diagnosed with thrush. We were both treated with nystain. Would it be okay to use gentian violet?

I'm 25 years old and have a 4 week old baby that was diagnosed with thrush. We were both treated with nystain. Would it be okay to use gentian violet?

Not a good choice: This stuff stain everything it comes in contact and is difficult if at all possible to get out of clothing,surfaces.I had one parent treated kid end up at urgent care because the throat swelled and breathing became difficult as an odd reaction to the stuff. It is effective, but I never recommend it after all the trouble I've seen it cause.

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4 week old baby has pimples on the face. Is this due to heat? Please advice a mediation.

4 week old baby has pimples on the face.  Is this due to heat? Please advice a mediation.

Newborn acne: Many newborns show this rash at this age. Do not fret as these pimples ultimately disappear. There's no need for medication unless the rash looks severe at which point your pediatrician may prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream. This is rarely the case. Though painful to see, baby is not affected nor harmed at all.

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My 4 week old baby passes gas very frequently . He seems to be in pain as he does so. Goes red in the face and has a distended belly. What do I do?

My 4 week old baby  passes  gas very frequently . He seems to be in pain as he does so. Goes red in the face and has a distended belly. What do I do?

See his pediatrician: While it is normal for babies to strain a bit with gas or stools, your baby seems to be having more than expected discomfort and excess gas. I recommend you have his pediatrician check him,

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Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Baby feeding should be how many once and how much?

Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more.

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