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5 Month Old Eating Less
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My five month old son is constipated. (He just started eating solid foods.) Any tips or ideas on how to get his bowel movements back to normal?
A little juice.: If your son is having stools that are soft then he is likely not constipated, even if he is only having a bowel movement every couple of days. The introduction of solid foods can change the frequency of bowel movements as the solid foods take longer to process than milk or formula. If his stools are very firm, adding a small amount of juice to his bottles may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My I phone hit my five month old will he be ok my sister's a nurse but is at work I was n urseing him?
Soda to a 5mo old: Don't worry, there won't be any lasting harm if it was just a one time thing. They'll be a little gassy and burpy, but that's it. I probably don't even have to say it, but soda is not a good idea for any baby (and the same goes for toddlers and kids). At 5mo old their endocrine systems are still developing and the effects of that much sugar and caffeine are not good. The same goes for juice! ...Read more
Is it okay for five month old to sleep in an aircon room during night time? Arircon alone is better or aircon and fan at the same time is better?
Air con: A fan improves your aircon. If it is comfortable for you, it is probably good for your baby also. Save some of your energy bills and use the fan. Your baby will spend the money you save now, later! ...Read more
Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
Sup use infant: You can use suppository for an infant daily until results and outcome i.e. constipation resolve. The OTC suppository can be used over a week trial along with diet, fluids. If abdominal pain occurs, distention develops, cal and speak to a pediatrician on staff for further advice thru virtual appt with Healthtap. Welcome, I am Dr. Ivy Fisher and available by appt if need further advice. ...Read more
Almost perfect : Timing for your precious child to begin showing deciduous teeth. Usually the lower front two "baby " teeth come first, followed closely by either two more lower front teeth immediately adjacent to the first two and/or the upper front two middle teeth. You can some times witness 6-8 teeth erupt rather quickly. Enjoy! he/she will be in college very very soon ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Five month old stooling four times a day. He is at 60% for weight and 90% for height, no apparent weight problems. Could this be malabsorption?
May be normal: If your baby is breastfeeding, four stools daily is entirely normal. If on formula, this may still be normal. If the stools are odorous and loose, it may suggest a lactose intolerance if he/she is on a dairy-based formula, however. In any case it does not sound like malabsorption as his growth is entirely appropriate at this time. Do talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
my five month old daughter all the time "downpour". Every now and then she burps with what she consumed. What can it be caused with?
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