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Baby Head Shaking While Nursing
Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?
Probably: The common latex paints have few if any issues which would exclude breastfeeding after exposure to fumes or from skin contact. Some suggest that oil based paints have too many volatile organic compounds for infant exposure to fumes and inhalation of these fumes may alter the taste of milk. I have not seen evidence that the exposure you describe should be a problem. ...Read more
Sandifer's: Sandifer's syndrome is a reaction to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and the gastrointestinal symptoms -- a burning sensation from the reflux of acidic contents of the stomach -- associated with neurological symptoms such as head positioning, arching, etc. It occurs in less than 1% of children with reflux. ...Read more
My stepmom was rocking my 8 month old baby in her car seat kind of vigorously. Baby was laughing. It worries me.Could that cause shaken baby syndrome?
She should be fine: but you are right to be careful with a baby. It does not take too much to hurt a baby's brain but it would be obvious. Given that she was laughing and I assume she is fine now.....she will be OK. ...Read more
Will 8 months baby jump and jerk back( some time she jerk back and hit my chest while holding her) when she's up set hurt or harm her brain?
Normal play: It is normal activity that you are describing. As far as the baby is not crying in pain with the bumping and if she seems ok, don't worry about it. But if she is persisting with head banging for prolonged periods of time, get her to be seen by her pediatrician for a review. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more
My 6mo old baby head and arms start to shake when breastfeeding and falling to sleep, is that normal? It stops when I touch him or deattach of breast
See Your Doctor Now: Reassurance that this is normal behavior cannot be given at this time. More information is needed. It is very important to know how long this behavior has been going on. Additionally your child's medical history, pre-natal, natal, and postnatal history are crucial to know as well. Recommend video recording your child during episodes and have doctor review now. Early intervention is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 weeks old baby does not drink milk while awake. He will drink fine while sleeping. Please help.
Get it checked out!: Take a video (with your phone) and the baby to your Pediatric Health Professional and get it checked out (although it sounds normal (called "startle" reaction) Hope this helps Good Luck DrZ ...Read more
2 months old baby falls off bed. Baby seems fine but i'm worried. No bleeding, vomiting, or anything. Baby breastfed and is sleeping. Please advise.?
Should be fine!: Undress and check out all parts of your infant's body for any bumps, bruises or abrasions/deformities. Gently touch all areas to check for tenderness. Likely, you were lucky with this incident and all should be well. Persistent fussy behavior, vomiting, sleeping, or changes in his/her behavior/affect would be halmarks of getting an evaluation sooner than later. ...Read more
Pretty common: Some babies sweat a lot on their heads and usually doesn't indicate any problem. Are there any other symptoms? Is the child eating well, growing normally, meeting developmental milestones? Ask your pediatrician to check the child and make sure no testing needs to be done, but again, it is usually not a cause for concern. ...Read more
My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?
Normal reflex: The startle or Moro reflex is active in infants for up to 4 months asleep and 3 months awake. If you can limit the environmental sounds or movements nearby, she should not do this as much. ...Read more
Loud music or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly..Does it affects baby ears or what?
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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