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Baby Extremely Fussy The Day After 6 Month Shots
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
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
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)?
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
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
Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more
Is there a medical explanation for why I get irritable and easily frustrated when hungry? Is it tied to how babies get fussy?
Predictable variatin: The human system performs best as an integrated machine when it is well rested (good sleep patterns), well nourished, not sick and in a comfortable setting. It performs less well when any of these factors is less than optimal. Brain food is part of it, but the body is more like a mobile blowing in the wind. One part moving influences all the rest. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
When to give tylenol (acetaminophen) after shots for 2 month old baby. Very fussy. Armpit temp 98.3?
If my baby was really fussy after the last year’s flu shot, is it okay for him to have one this year?
Yes: General fussiness certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteria of a dangerous reaction. And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the flu. ...Read more
My 2 months baby sleeps most of the day & gets fussy & cries a lot between 12-3 am, how can I change this, and how can to train him to sleep in his bed?
Are u co-sleeping?: First of all, never co sleep. It is too risky for the baby. Additionally, it is very important for you as the parent to set the child's sleep schedule. I'm sure that your pediatrician can help you out with this. If you are unable to get adequate assistance there then I would recommend speaking to a sleep specialist who specializes in pediatric sleep medicine. You may need a referral to a psychologist who specializes in the sleep of infants. ...Read more
2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?
In the absence of: Diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) he's a very fussy sleeper day and night he will not have more than 10 min naps few times a day?
My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?
Concur: Dr schneider is absolutely correct. 2 other pieces of advice: 1) never put your child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water 2)1st dental check-up age 1. Would advise seeing a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you take your child to a pediatric medical specialist. ...Read more
My baby is 3 months and is fully breast fed. She hasn't had a bowel movement. Today would be the 4th day. She's not fussy or anything. Is it normal?
2.5 month old baby used to poop 3/4 time per day, hasn't pooped in 2 days, bottle fed breast milk only and is extremely fussy, gassy, and pulling legs?
Baby is breast fed but he is exposed to the foods you eat
many foods like nuts chocolate or sometimes even milk that you ingests exposes him to it
and it is absorbed in a complete molecule. And cause changes in the bowel pattern and gas and discomfort
try eliminating these products and reintroduce them one at a time
and keep a diary to see what is causing it ...Read more
What is wonder week? Does it occur in 6 months? What are the symptoms? How long it will last? My 6 mth baby is suddenly fussy and clingy and sleeps less
Biobehavioral shifts: Occur at 2-3, 7-9 & 18-20 mos. In neurotypical infants. Emotional, cognitive, communicative & social development leads to sleep-onset problems & night-waking in a 6-mo.-old who did not learn to self-calm to sleep in her crib by 4 mos. At a set bedtime, feed, wipe out her mouth, read to her & put her in her crib drowsy, but awake. Consistently ignore her crying; it will worsen at 1st, then stop. ...Read more
My two month gets her first shots in a few days what should I expect? Temperature? Not eating fussy? And why?
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