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Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Fussy Baby: I would love to help you with your baby but need more information. Check diaper, hunger, for fever, for pain. If all else fails take baby for a car ride in car seat of course. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

Can I feed my 6 month old baby yogurt?

8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read more

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Can my 6 months old baby girl take soyamilk?

Can my 6 months old baby girl take soyamilk?

6mo old drink soy?: Ordinarily, a 6 month old needs a baby formula milk. It can be soy based and that is fine with a lot of babies. ...Read more

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How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

14 hours: Babies need about 14 hours of sleep per day at 6 months, of course spread out over the night and naps during the day. ...Read more

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My 6 months old baby is sweating always why?

My 6 months old baby is sweating always why?

Many Possibilites: A baby wearing too many layers of clothing will sweat. Your baby only needs one extra layer of clothing compared to an adult. Also babies are very sensitive to heat and humidity. However if your child is sweating especially during feedings, not feeding well and not growing well- make sure she/he is evaluated by a pediatrician. These symptoms together may suggest a heart problem. ...Read more

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How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

Every few hours: Generally every 2-4 hours. There is a lot of variability, depending on how long the child feeds and also time of day. ...Read more

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Can the 27 days old baby sleeps while hungry?

Can the 27 days old baby sleeps while hungry?

Baby: All babies are different. While at 27 days one would expect the child to awake every 4-5 hours for feeding this is not the rule. Some babies will sleep through the night. As long as the baby is gaining weight and growing at the expected rate then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My 14 month old baby pooed wet 6 times today. Should i give med?

My 14 month old baby pooed wet 6 times today. Should i give med?

No.: Maintain hydration. Feed through diarrhea. If it persists, if it's bloody, or if it's accompanied by fever and vomiting, see your doctor. ...Read more

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6 month old baby always shouting .Is there any problem with the baby.

6 month old baby always shouting .Is there any problem with the baby.

Reason?: He could be uncomfortable from the food he is eating or the milk he is drinking. He could also be teething which is giving him pain in any case check with your doctor for cause. ...Read more

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Can I give my 6 month old teething biscuits?

Can I give my 6 month old teething biscuits?

No: Haven't seen anything good come from babies and teething biscuits. Babies are likely to bite off more than they can handle, and then choke. If parents decide to take a chance with teething biscuits, they should be sure to plan ahead (as in knowing what to do with a choking baby). ...Read more

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How often should a 6 month old baby poop per day?

How often should a 6 month old baby poop per day?

Depends on intake: If your baby is exclusively breast fed, one stool weekly may be normal. If you baby eats solids 1-4 small soft stools daily would be normal. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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Can you use vaporub on 6 month old baby ?

Can you use vaporub on 6 month old baby ?

I wouldn't: I consider this product more an airway irritant than health aid for any kid under 6 years of age. An infant has partial dependence on their nasal airway for breathing and any fragrance, pleasant or not, can plug them up. Any medicinal quality (the medicine smell) is more myth than real at any age.The indians used pine pitch to scent their sweat lodges, and this product mimics the practice. ...Read more

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My baby girl is now 3 years one month old, how do I stop breast feeding. She has been emotionally attached especially while sleeping.

My baby girl is now 3 years one month old, how do I stop breast feeding. She has been emotionally attached especially while sleeping.

Explain it to her: Three year old are able to talk with you about stopping breast feeding. Explain how you plan to cut back on giving her the breast and try to comfort her through the upset she is likely to feel at such times. Recognize that this is likely to be hard for her and to take some time. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old baby have coconut water?

Can my 6 month old baby have coconut water?

Not recommended: The main problem is that coconut water is essentially a sports drink- extra electrolytes, calories- and may not be appropriate for babies. The other downside is that she may fill up on it and not drink the milk she needs. If your baby needs additional fluids, give her water. ...Read more

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How long should I swaddle my baby for? He is 6 weeks old.

How long should I swaddle my baby for? He is 6 weeks old.

Weeks ago: Swaddling is a reasonable temporary measure right after birth.Newborns are comforted by tight surroundings and startled by their own loose random movements.(which were not possible in the womb).As soon as baby will settle without it, get rid of the blanket. We loose about 100 babies a year to suffocation in blankets or up against bumpers or soft toys. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more