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Average Weight For A 9 Week Old Baby
9 week old baby poo has been smelling like tuna? Been sweating more than usual, no fever. Gaining weight normally and eating normally. Cranky.
2 month check?: How was his two month checkup? Was his weight gain adequate? Was his exam normal? Did he receive his first set of shots? What did his pediatrician think about the crankiness? Or is that new? Any fevers or exposures? Tuna smelling poo is of no concern, but the answers to the former questions are critical to decide about the sweatiness! Best of luck! I hope this helps! ...Read more
If a 9 week old baby has a staccato cough does she coughs everyday and a lot during a day or it can happen once a day? How to know if it is a staccato
Workup/mgt: Babies breathe through their noses. Sometimes there can be prolonged congestion following birth. Baby nasal saline and gently suctioning can remove mucus, but if this is interfering with their feeding, growth, sleep pattern or breathing, the baby may need an imaging study. There are conditions in which the nasal passages are anatomically narrowed. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby is formula fed on s26 original and has 120mls but constently throws up after every bottle and inbetween feeds till the point I'm changing outfits 4-6 times a day and also seems to won't to feed an hour earlier then he's due?
? Over fed: And possibly reflux, common at this age, reduce the amount initially to 60 ml, add rice cereal to thicken the feeds, use other reflux precautions, feed him at a 30 degrees, raise the head of the bed, etc, still feed him ad lib, (whenever he wants to be fed) if that doesn't work in a day or two, see his Pediatrician for evaluation, earlier if any other problem, wish you both wellness ...Read more
I've noticed that My 9 week old baby when cries a lot afterward she sleeps is it because she is tired and can't sleep easier?
See Your Doctor Now: More information regarding your infant is needed such as pre and post-natal medical history, feeding/sleeping patterns, and much more. Normal babies experience increased crying by age 2 weeks, crying reaches a peak by age 2 months. A thorough exam and correlation with history is needed to determine if crying pattern is of a benign nature. Early intervention is always best. See your doctor now. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby 2 times a day this past week has been crying&shes refusing to eat while crying can it be a gas problem? How can I know what's wrong?
Crying infant: It could be but at this age she should be examined for this. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby has had a pretty bad stuffy nose since birth. What can I do to help her breathe better, especially at night?
My 9 week old baby has got small white (flake like) dot in her right eye pupil. Can I wait for the appointment (1 month) or this is urgent.
I'd schedule appt: What you describe could be a congenital cataract and may need additional evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist as well as some special studies. I'd have your regular doc take a look and procede from there. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby likes to suck on his hand to self soothe. He will only take paci if I'm holding him to sleep. What can I do to break the habit?
Ok: At 9 weeks it is a natural instinct to suck on thumb or hand. No need to discourage this. ...Read more
Just found out mother-in-law may have tuberculosis after an x-ray. She held our 9-week old baby last week. Should we be worried?
Health department: If your mother-in-law has active tb, the health department will do an investigation and will determine which family members or other contacts are at risk, and who needs to be treated for latent infection to prevent active disease. ...Read more
My 9-week old baby has 'brick dust' in his diaper some mornings. Our doctor isn't concerned because he isn't dehydrated, but I'm still worried.
??????????????????: You might want to start over and explain what you mean by brick dust. I have never heard it used in any context and cannot discern what you mean by it. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby is throwing up after every burp now for one week is it normal, she is breast feeding and on formula?
Throwing up/vomiting: One of the common causes of vomiting/throwing up is over feeding. Try to discontinue formula or reduce the amount. If still persistent, consider acid reflux and or pyloric stenoisis. Have your pediatrician rule those out. If she's a girl. Also consider urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Feeding: A 9'week old baby should be on 5-6 feeding, taking 3-4 ox if bottle fed or breast feeding for 20-30 minutes 5/6 times daily. ...Read more
When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.
Normal: I see it strong up to 3 months awake and 4 months asleep. It begins to fade as babies nervous system begins to mature. The kids are often a bit unhappy when these involuntary movements happen, but they are normal. ...Read more
Windpipe flexible: Sounds like the noise you describe is stridor. Babies can make this noise occassionally when they breath in deep or suddenly because their traceas (windpipe) doesn't have its full rigidity yet, so it tends to collapse down, leading to that high pitched noise. Most babies outgrow this as they age. As long as not interfering with breathing or feeding, just mention it to doc at your next visit. ...Read more
Yes: It is commonly used at this age. ...Read more
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
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