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Baby Jittery Makes Movements
My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?
Yes: This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant). Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor description: Babies have a lot of random movements that are designed to preserve muscle mass & function until the nervous system matures enough to use them in more refined ways.Maturity progresses top down &from the middle outward.Stiff reflex movement in the legs lessens to allow getting to standing by 9-10mo.`the refined movements needed to cut with scissors doesn't come in until age 6-8. ...Read more
I am 17, but since a year ago, I have been acting like a infant.(movements)What is wrong with me? I knew everything when I was 15.I was normal then.
Behavior: I'm not exactly sure what you mean, here I see that you have some psychiatric history. I would see a doctor about these complaints. They may be part of your diagnosis. ...Read more
When my baby (4 months) plays, she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much movement is safe for babies at this age?
Bouncing a baby on : one's knee usually doesn't cause Shaken Baby Syndrome. How vigorous is vigorous? Be sure her neck strength & control keeps her head aligned, not flopping or snapping back & forth. "Tummy time" on the floor promotes raising the head, neck & upper trunk. By 5 months, she should shift her weight to one forearm, reach for & attain a toy with the other arm & hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies : Every infant has different routine for passing stool, some may poop daily some every other day. Usually breast fed babies poop more often, after every feed. But regardless of the routine if baby is making normal texture stools and feeding well with normal weight gain, no need to worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Baby stool (poop) can be light colored, usually a blend of yellow with some brown or green. However, if the poop gets lighter and lighter in color, becoming a grey/white color, then there is a problem (not enough bile is mixing into the stool). A doctor will then need to evaluate the baby, to look for a liver or gall bladder problem causing the very light colored stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am feeling a lot of movement in my abdomen. It feels exactly like the movements if a baby. I have had four babies, but I don't believe I am preg.
My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?
Bowel Movements: She will go on her own when she is ready to go. The biggest mistake we as parents make is thinking our babies have to go everyday. If you keep stimulating her with the thermometer, she will get to the point she will only go when she has that stimulus. So stop doing that. Some babies go multiple times a day, some go everyday, some go once a week. Adults do that too. Be patient. ...Read more
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