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My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not

Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...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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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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What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

Several: Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation. http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10530 ...Read more

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How do I tell if my 6 week old baby is conspicated? He is very gassy and fussy.

How do I tell if my 6 week old baby is conspicated?  He is very gassy and fussy.

Costipation=dry: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more

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What can i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can  i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

Before : Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, i would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care. Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...Read more

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How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

Not needed: The best gauge of your babies health is their activities.If playful and feeding well, there is no need for constant monitoring.If baby is less responsive, looks "puny" or otherwise sets off your momy sense, get a rectal temp.If over 100.4 it is considered elevated. ...Read more

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Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?

Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?

Muscle control: In the first few months a baby has selective voluntary control of few muscle groups that will increase with age.Early on, the neck extension and turning is one of the strongest. It is necessary early on for feeding and to help clear the airway. When agitated by whatever stimulus they tend to arch. When comfortable they relax. ...Read more

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6 week old baby has got a cough Off of us and when he coughs it hurts him and he cries everytime. Seems viral. Anything needed to be done?

6 week old baby has got a cough Off of us and when he coughs it hurts him and he cries everytime. Seems viral. Anything needed to be done?

Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may make them cough. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired,have fever or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read more

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I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

Hopefully: you are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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