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Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


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Which antihistamine is safe for a 2 week old infant for Allergy ?

Which antihistamine is safe for a 2 week old infant for Allergy ?

None: None that I am aware of. I am not sure he has an allergy either at 2 weeks of age. He may instead just have a cold. I would just use a gentle nasal saline spray and use a suction device like Nosefrida. My wife uses it on our 3 year-old. Use a cool mist humidifier too. And, have him see his pediatrician if no improvement. Most drugs used in infants starts at 2 years of age. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course , is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more

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2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries. ?

2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries. ?

Most of these issues: do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more

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My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

Acid reflux vs other: This could be acid reflux which is common in infants. Reflux usually causes vomiting through the mouth or nose after feedings, with abrupt position change, or when pressure is placed on the abdomen. The severity of reflux varies. Projectile vomiting, green vomit, weight loss and lethargy are concerning for more serious GI issues and should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??

My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward.  Worried I did damage..how do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm  he has been able to sleep he has  been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature. If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more

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What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily.  Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cereal is very constipating! for reflux elevate the head of the crib. In addition to constipation, rice cereal before age 6 months is related to obesity in later life. You may also try a glycerine suppository (found in the baby section). After 7 days call md. ...Read more

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Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read more

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient. The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy. ...Read more

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Baby is 2 weeks old, fussy after feeding, and is gassy. what can i do to help relieve gas pain?

Baby is 2 weeks old, fussy after feeding, and is gassy. what can i do to help relieve gas pain?

See your Peds Doc: It's common and often no treatment needed. But be sure that your baby didn't catch any infection first. It also might be a first sign of it. Be sure you didn't change a formula recently and continue breastfeeding. See a Pediatrician for a further advise. ...Read more

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Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

If your lucky: Some infants will develop a feeding pattern that follows the normal wake sleep pattern their mother had in pregnancy.If they are feeding effectively during the day and gaining appropriate weight it is fine, especially for the larger babies.If a baby is tiny, 5-6 lb, I want them wakened to feed at night. After they get close to 8 lb I worry less about their feeding cycles. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my 2 week old baby boy will start sleeping at night ? I am feeling stressed and exhausted !

Sleep patterns vary: Babies develop their own sleep patterns, and usually by five months most infants will sleep for most of the night. Napping while the baby naps will perhaps with feeling less tired. Congratulations on the birth of your son. ...Read more

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How often & how much should a 2 week old baby be eating?

How often & how much should a 2 week old baby be eating?

Newborn feeding: Try not to focus on each individual feed, but what baby takes over 24 hours. Just like you and i, our appetite is different at each meal and appropriate growth really involves the big picture rather that each feed. That being said, a 2 week old should be taking about 26 ounces a day of formula or breast milk. Breast being best, this is feeding every 2-3 hours for 15 minutes on each breast. ...Read more

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I hadn't smoke in 10 months, I have a 2 week old and I smoked 2 cigarettes and I breastfeed what impact will it have on my baby?

I hadn't smoke in 10 months, I have a 2 week old and I smoked 2 cigarettes and I breastfeed what impact will it have on my baby?

Smoking: Smoking has very negative effects on a child. It is best to eliminate it altogether rather then trying to determine the risk. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility of knowing whether a 2 week old baby is mentally challenged? Are there any symptoms?

Is there any possibility of knowing whether a 2 week old baby is mentally challenged? Are there any symptoms?

Neuro exam: There is a thorough neurological exam that can be done on two week old baby ( including primitive reflexes, muscle tone etc) that can predict if the baby is neurologically deficit. You need to test fine motor and vocal skills to look for mental development which can be done once baby grows a little bit. ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more