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Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle-feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle-feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Reflux: This could be reflux and may be milk protein allergy. With these severe of symptoms I would see your child's healthcare worker soon, ...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


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5 week old baby gets gassy & fussy after eating so simalic sensitive. We were told to switch to nutramigem is this gonna hurt him if nonot the issue?

5 week old baby gets gassy & fussy after eating so simalic sensitive. We were told to switch to nutramigem is this gonna hurt him if nonot the issue?

Nope: Nutramigen is good choice. It can cause very loose stools so do not be upset if that happens. Also, put baby on probiotics (culturelle baby is a good example). It does sound like baby is dairy sensitive and nutramigen has no dairy. ...Read more

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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 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?

Fussy: If you are bottle feeding the green stool can be due to the iron in the formula or he may be developing a viral gastric infection try a feeding of pedialyte to settle his stomach. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Hard to say: Since babies are pooping laying down & don't have much abdominal muscle power, they may fuss just to push things out. They may be spooked by the sensation. They may cramp with the process. Until they are old enough to ask we often never know. ...Read more

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5w old fussy ALL THE TIME. She feeds well but sleeps most of the time. Crying when awake just wants to be held. Clay-like poop with soy formula.

5w old fussy ALL THE TIME. She feeds well but sleeps most of the time. Crying when awake just wants to be held. Clay-like poop with soy formula.

See pediatrician: It is very normal or 5 weeks old baby to feed and sleep Being fussy shows baby needs mother contact. Clay like poop needs to be investigated,there may be some liver disease or obstruction to bile flow and jaundice. You should discuss this with your doctor and get investigated ...Read more

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I started giving my 5 week old baby infant Gaviscon two days ago. Since then, his poos have become quite solid. Is that ok? Thank you

I started giving my 5 week old baby infant Gaviscon two days ago. Since then, his poos have become quite solid. Is that ok? Thank you

Bowel Movements: Generally speaking, as long as your baby is reasonably comfortable while having a bowel movement, we don't have to worry too much about the form. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more

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My baby crying too much she is 2 weeks old?

My baby crying too much she is 2 weeks old?

Helpful AAP website:: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/crying-colic/pages/responding-to-your-babys-cries.aspx. If your pediatrician says she's healthy. With normal head & body growth, allow her to self-calm on her back in her crib. Leave the room & go relax once you've tried feeding, burping & changing her diaper. You'll soon learn how much stimulation she can tolerate. ...Read more

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Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if I am driving? 4 months old baby

Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if I am driving? 4 months old baby

Safety: It is always safer to keep your eyes on the road than to try dealing with a crying baby. Some mothers position stick on mirrors where they can assess the immediate needs of the child with a glance. If needed, pull off the road and tend the child safely before returning to the road. The baby needs to stay properly positioned, rear facing in the seat at all times when traveling. ...Read more

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My baby is almost 3 weeks old. She was up all night screaming and crying and she's still fussy. Should we be concerned?

My baby is almost 3 weeks old. She was up all night screaming and crying and she's still fussy. Should we be concerned?

Baby is ill: Please check if the baby has a fever. If the baby is feverish this is an emergency. If there is a rash then this may be urgent. If the baby will not feed or drink then please take the baby to be seen. ...Read more

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4 weeks old baby is crying after hepatitis b vaccination, she has been fussy for 2 days after. Eats well but sleeps lesser than normal in day time. Is this a problem?

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4 weeks old baby is crying after hepatitis b vaccination, she has been fussy for 2 days after.  Eats well but sleeps lesser than normal in day time. Is this a problem?

Probably not: Low grade fever and fussiness for 48 hours are pretty common "normal reaction" to hep b vaccination. In case fussiness persists beyond 48 hours or temperature goes over 100 f, seek advice from baby's primary care physician. ...Read more

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How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

Too young for crying: A 2-month-old baby is still too young to be left crying. Parents should still do all the things they need to do to console the young baby. They should be sure the baby is not too hungry, not too full, not too cold, not too hot, not sick, not wrapped too tightly, and not too lonely. After the baby turns 3 months, parents can start stricter "bedtime" routines, as by as, most babies can be trained. ...Read more

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Dear Sir, My 35 day old Baby crying heavily. In Stools report, PUS cells is 10-15/H.P.F. also Fatty acids positive. She pass urine & stools 15+ time?

Dear Sir, My 35 day old Baby crying heavily.  In Stools report, PUS cells is 10-15/H.P.F. also Fatty acids positive. She pass urine & stools 15+ time?

Mgt: She should be seen by your pediatrician. Provide breast feeds every two to three hours, check her temperature. She may need additional work up to ensure there is no infection. Does she have a cough or vomiting? Was she born full term? ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

Concur: Dr schneider is absolutely correct. 2 other pieces of advice: 1) never put your child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water 2)1st dental check-up age 1. Would advise seeing a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you take your child to a pediatric medical specialist. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 5-week-old baby to have blue stools?

Is it normal for a 5-week-old baby to have blue stools?

No, not blue: Babies do not normally have blue stools. The stools are usually yellow or yellow-green. Blue would be odd, so a parent can take a fresh diaper with the blue stool to the doctor to look at. The doctor will want to know if the baby is happy, what the baby is eating, and whether the blue color occurs with 2 different brands of diapers. ...Read more

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On average, how many ml of formula milk does a 5-week old baby need and how often?

On average, how many ml of formula milk does a 5-week old baby need and how often?

Varies too much: If there are no medical problems to prevent breastfeeding, then breastfeeding is the goal. In nature, a mother would not and does not know how much a breastfed baby is eating. A 5-wk old eats when he wants to. That's the way it should be for normal, growing babies. Only if there is a problem do we calculate DAILY feedings (amounts vary greatly!!).... around 100-120 mL per kg of current weight. ...Read more

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My 7.5 week old baby forcefully threw her head back and hit it into my chest. She cried for a minute but was acting normal after. Is she okay?

My 7.5 week old baby forcefully threw her head back and hit it into my chest. She cried for a minute but was acting normal after. Is she okay?

Likely normal: The back of a babies head is made of thick bone and tolerates plenty of force. From the description you provide, I don't think it did any harm. It may have startled baby at the time, but if she's acting fine, just relax and enjoy. Its never easy with a baby. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby has developed a cafe au lait spot on his face. Is there anything that can be done to remove it? If so, how old does he need to be?

My 5 week old baby has developed a cafe au lait spot on his face. Is there anything that can be done to remove it? If so, how old does he need to be?

Doubt it: You can consult with a dermatologist on the emerging treatments for skin lesions but I doubt you will find a good one. They can remove blood vessel marks deep in the skin with lasers that leave the surface alone, but café au lait spots are superficial & pigment related. Keep track of the size & number of these as they emerge & share this with his doc. ...Read more

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Can u give a 5-week old baby cereal mixed in with formula night?

Can u give a 5-week old baby cereal mixed in with formula night?

Why ?: Thickened formula is occasionally used as a treatment of reflux. It does not help a baby sleep longer. In fact, any feeding just prior to sleep trains a kid to need feeding to settle to sleep any time they awaken at night and increases the risk of a long term sleep disturbance by 400%. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby is congested. What can I to help him breath better?

My 5 week old baby is congested. What can I to help him breath better?

Saline drops: Saline drops are available over the counter. Put drops in one nostril, (3-10, until you hear him swallow), wait 30-60 sec, insert bulb syringe into nostril as far as it will go, and suction. Babies don't know how to blow their noses, but this will relieve the congestion. It's especially helpful before feeding or sleep and can be repeated as needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's harmful to give my 5 week old baby herbal teas?

Can you tell me if it's harmful to give my 5 week old baby herbal teas?

Please, Don't: There is nothing in herbal tea that your baby needs. Absolutely nothing. Your baby needs nothing but breast milk or formula for the first 6 months. The herbal tea industry is not well regulated and they are often contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria or other pathogens. And there is absolutely no evidence that they help with anything. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

Is this recurrent or: A one time occurrence? If it's recurrent and he/she seems fine once awake, there probably is not anything physically wrong. Otherwise, it could be acid reflux, gas or one of several other reasons. Check and make sure there's not a hair stuck around any of his/her finger/toes....and please take him/her to his doctor to be checked if this continues. ...Read more

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My niece has a 5-week-old baby with acid reflux... She's on Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily and she cries every night every hour for hours. What can she do??

My niece has a 5-week-old baby with acid reflux... She's on Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily and she cries every night every hour for hours. What can she do??

Crying: Often it is not simply reflux but also may represent colic. Zantac (ranitidine) may protect the esophagus but does not treat colic. Babies do cry. Look at site Purple Crying for some tips. All the best. ...Read more

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Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.

Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.

He may be : Going through a growth spurt. According to kellymom. Com "common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). " I am an oncologist, but have a 6-week old too :). Keep it up! ...Read more

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5 week old baby is constantly hungry. I've been breastfeeding him all day between 2 hour interval formula feeding.

5 week old baby is constantly hungry. I've been breastfeeding him all day between 2 hour interval formula feeding.

Hungry baby: First of all do you have enough breast milk. Give your baby the breast. After20-30 minutes, if he takes more than 1-2 ounces you don't have enough breast milk. Secondly are you burping frequently, and third at five weeks he may have colic, in which case swaddle him or put him in a swing after feeding. ...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


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Crying (Definition)

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