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Babies Drooling At 2 Months
It's possible!: There is a wide variation of time before the 1st tooth presents. There are babies born with teeth. Also, in my practice, I have several 1- year olds with no teeth. The standard average time of the first tooth eruption is 6 months;however, many infants drool before then--not because of teeth but because of developing salivary glands. "teething" or fussiness can be from ear infections--so be wary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?
Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding. I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo. What are some reasons she is losing interest?
Less needy: Bf is a combination of nutrition & personal intimacy which solidifies the bond between mother & kid. Some kids are pre- wired to be less needy & more interested in exploring the world than cuddling. If baby is only feeding for 5-10 minutes/side & squirming to get off, they may be ready to wean.Get ready to check the locks & get new running shoes, this kid may keep you busy. ...Read more
Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries
See pediatrician: In a 2 month old fussy without explanation it's best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 5 mth is on 2 cereal feedings n 2 veg feedings 4 hrs apart is it ok if due 2 her sleep schdl that she might miss her night cereal due 2 her bedtime?
Yes: A 5 month old does not need so many feedings if any.This was common years ago when parents made their own formula from cow milk, and solids were needed due to deficiencies of homemaid formula. Studies have shown breast or formula is adequate nutrition for more than the first year.Simple solids starting when the kids can sit are offered to train them to transition to table food. Skip the night feed. ...Read more
My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby
Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more
12 wk old has stuffy nose and decreased feedings for 2 days. Today she projectile spit up after 2 feedings. Plenty of wet diapers and very happy.
A cold: Babies do not eat as well when they have a cold. They cannot breathe through stuffy noses so cannot eat well. They also lose their appetites when ill. When a baby has RSV they can develop reflux. As long as your baby is happy, taking in enough fluids, and is breathing well you can wait this out. A few drops saline will help nasal stuffiness. Call Pediatrician if any worsening. ...Read more
Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed .... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal ?
5 year old grandson-sleep apnea, untreated, bell's palsy, poor apetite, tires easily. 1 percentile for age. 2 weeks now outside pads of his hands are blue?
My premature baby, born at 32 weeks and now 4 weeks old, has just come home from the nicu. We notice she stops breathing while burping.
Mgt/workup: Premature infants are developing their pattern of breathing, and it is not uncommon to have short pauses. If there is a pause longer than 15 seconds or any distress/color change, an apnea test can be useful in determining the cause. If there is a pattern during sleep, observe your daughter for pauses, and discuss with your PCP. Note any upper airway noise or movement of her arms/legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.
Esophageal Reflux: Or gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Occurs when lower esophageal sphincter is loose, doesn't close, stomach content comes up as vomiting. Make sure, when feeding, head 45 degree upright, a good seal while nursing, no gap, so that baby doesn't swallow air. Burp up halfway and after feeding, keep baby upright for 1/2 hour. If not better, anytime projectile vomit, poor wt. Gain, see doc asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 1month old gets very fussy about 2 hrs after formula bottle.Acid reflux?Gas?Occasionally spits up.
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
My 2 weeks old baby sometimes sleeps more than 4 hours between feedings. Should I wake her up or let her sleep? Pumping and supplementing health reaso
Sleep: baby will certainly awake and let you know when it's time to feed. ...Read more
Most babies drool: Drooling is part of the routine for most infants & toddlers. They constantly put fingers in their mouth & drooling is normal. After they get past some of the habit of sucking on fingers they seem to stop. Kids drooling a lot after this point may have issues like cerebral palsy. ...Read more
My 12 week old is drooling a lot! My other two kids did not drool so much or at all at this age. Is something wrong?
I feel like I have excess saliva. I'm not drooling but this has gone on for two months almost. It's very annoying is this dangerous?
My daughter is 19months and is constantly drooling. I think it's just from teething as we are awaiting her two year molars. Could it be something else?
My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?
Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. They do a lot as babies but eventually decide to contain it. I see babies who never seem to "teethe" but end up with a full set. ...Read more
10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?
Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling.They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it.It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby randomly sucks when nothing is in his mouth?? And is drooling a lot, what can this mean?
Self soothing: Babies are driven to suck as a survival tool. If they didn't, they wouldn't learn to feed as a newborn when they have never experienced hunger-ever. Sucking is rewarded by pleasure sensations in the brain, and an infant with few capabilities can turn to it for pleasure at any time while awake (& partly asleep). It is why nail biting, gum chewing and smoking are difficult habits to break. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are small red bumps around my baby's eyes normal? They resemble the red bumps he gets from drooling.
Probably Ok but...: Probably irritation from something, but you check with your doctor. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby keeps drooling/ releasing spit from her mouth. worse when she's awake. should I be worried?
Not particularly : Babies have no social conscience and as such they have no personal reason not to drool if/when they feel like it. Increases may represent irritation within the mouth but it is also normal. She will decide to swallow her drool as she gets older. ...Read more
7 week old baby bubble drooling is it normal? Can a reflux cause her to drool? Or it can be because she sucks her fingers?
2mo baby, cool clammy head and torso is slightly sweaty rest of him is fine, no fever, drooling more than usual and really fussy. Should i be worried?
Good day.. I have twin prem baby girls, 3 and half months old. can they start teething so young ? signs are itchy gums, spit bubbles, drooling,chewing
Teething ???: A babies lips and oral cavity are lined with pleasure sensing nerve endings that help promote interest in feeding. It is a survival feature. I would not assume that their chewing/mouthing of objects means anything more. Little babies drool because they have no social conscience that drives them to hold it in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teething 16week old baby has teary eyes?excessive drooling which caused red rash on chin. Can red eyelids and teary eyes also be because of teething?
3 month old. Started last friday. a lot of crying but not all the time, Drooling, constant feeding, thought it was teething but has white bumps on gums. baby soothes when rubbing gums. Dad and mom have hsv2. Could it be?
Takes nexium 2.5mg
5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer. ? Normal.
Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more
My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry. ?
Warrants a visit: to the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck ...Read more
Immunity: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer