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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...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 to 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?

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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Why does 5 week old baby stomach make a lot of loud noises every time she eats a bottle no other time has a lot of gas during feeding had to put on soy?

Why does 5 week old baby stomach make a lot of loud noises every time she eats a bottle no other time has a lot of gas during feeding had to put on soy?

Swallowing gas: Sometimes infants swallow a lot of gas. Sometimes there are better nipples that decrease the amount of gas swallowed. Not sure soy is the answer. Sometimes infnats need liquid simethecone to absorb gas. While noise are not harmful, burping the infant enough may decrease gas coming out of the other end! ...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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I have a 5 week old baby that coughs about 4 times a day sporadically no congestion/ runny nose. She does have white boogers that i suction.Is normal?

I have a 5 week old baby that coughs about 4 times a day sporadically no congestion/ runny nose. She does have white boogers that i suction.Is normal?

Yes: Some cough and a little nasal congestion is the trial of having a small nose. As long as you baby is feeding well, happy and comfortable, just clean out the nose when needed and enjoy your baby. ...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