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My baby keeps wakening up fidgeting.Why is this? 

My baby keeps wakening up fidgeting.Why is this? 

Might not be awake: Your baby might not actually be awake- babies move a lot (and make lots of noise!) during sleep. Sometimes it may sound and seem like they are awake, but they are in fact asleep. If you hear movement or sounds from baby's bedroom don't rush in to pick them up, wait awhile and see if they settle themselves or go back into a deep sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

My baby gasp for air while sleeping?

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

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Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Why does my baby always fall asleep while feeding on my wife's breasts?

Likely tired: If you change your schedule to offer feedings when baby first wakes up, baby will less likely fall asleep feeding. If fed when tired, they often settle into a quiet period & drift off to sleep using feeding as a sleep ritual. ...Read more

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Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Maybe abnormal : This may be normal or it could be a sign your baby is working too hard to eat. See your pediatrician to review your baby's growth and overall health. If there is something else making your baby fatigued while eating, your doctor can detect what the trouble is. ...Read more

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My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

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

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Is it ok if my 1 month old falls asleep in her rocking swing at night?

Is it ok if my 1 month old falls asleep in her rocking swing at night?

I'd advise against: Infants are not aware of sleep until well into the 2nd yr.They drift into sleep like u do listening to a sermon that goes too long. They need a comfortable sleep zone;enough light to be visually recognize the setting, simple background sound and a mattress to be lain on.Reading to the tired kid from a distance helps them settle.Kids rocked to sleeep have 3-4x sleep disturbences for the first 4 yr. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Yes: All babies need to develop self-soothing skills and many babies do this with non-nutritive sucking (for example, thumb-sucking). The fact that she has learned to soothe herself with her thumb and to fall asleep with that is both normal and wonderful. Most babies will drop thumb sucking on their own in toddlerhood, though some keep it going longer. ...Read more

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Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Crib and Nap: You are probably responding to her cries too quickly. It is a learned response for the baby. She cries and you run in. The more she cries, the more you run in. I say, put her down and let her cry for a while. Let her see that she does not always get what she wants with the crying. Otherwise she is simply training you instead of the other way around. ...Read more

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Hungry 2 months old sometimes falls asleep during feedings. Are there ways to stimulate her so that she finishes her bottle?

Hungry 2 months old sometimes falls asleep during feedings. Are there ways to stimulate her so that she finishes her bottle?

Really hungry?: She may not be hungry. You can encourage staying awake by taking bottle out of the mouth and putting back in, rubbing her back/ feet - but when tired sleep will win. I recommend not ever trying to use the bottle to soothe her to sleep - instead work to change the pattern to sleep - feed - awake/play time - sleep... After a few cycles of this pattern, she won't be sleepy at feeding times.Take care. ...Read more

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Falling asleep while not tired.?

Falling asleep while  not tired.?

May be a deficiency: Of some nutrient or a symptom of something more serious, get a good physical exam and screening labs. ...Read more

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How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

Good Luck: The child is getting you on their schedule. You can try to keep them up during the day, but it is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders which occur during sleep are not psychological, so something is going on. I would visit neurologist. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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4.5 mo boy shakes his head when trying to fall asleep again when wakes up at night. ??

4.5 mo boy shakes his head when trying to fall asleep again when wakes up at night. ??

Him: Likely his way of going to sleep. Take a video and show it to his doctor to confirm that it is normal behavior. Also have his development checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Could repeatedly falling asleep at the breast have triggered "baby bottle syndrome"?

Could repeatedly falling asleep at the breast have triggered "baby bottle syndrome"?

Yes. Nursing caries: can occur from repeated exposure of the lingual, or tongue, side of the. the teeth to the sugar in breast milk, especially if the mother & baby have streptococcus mutans bacteria in their mouths. When mom & baby fall asleep, the nipple retracts, allowing breast milk to bathe the baby's emerging teeth repeatedly. At 6 months, night feeds become a habit. See healthy children.org for safe sleep. ...Read more

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Why my 1 month old baby is crying because of farting during midnight?

Why my 1 month old baby is crying because of farting during midnight?

Gas: Babies cry due to many reasons . Gas in the belly can hurt too. But normally they are happy once they pass stools or gas . ...Read more

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My daughter age 7 has trouble falling asleep at night, it takes her 1 hour lying in bed with lights off. How can I help her fall asleep easily?

My daughter age 7 has trouble falling asleep at night, it takes her 1 hour lying in bed with lights off. How can I help her fall asleep easily?

Consider: A routine with a warm bath with lavender added, or a drop of lavender essential oil on her pillow. Warm milk before bed can also help. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Motor Development (Definition)

Motor development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, walk; hold toys, pick up ...Read more