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Doctor insights on: Baby Wakes Up Crying And Whole Body Twitching

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they have not thrown up. If not, you can actually help your baby learn to get back to sleep by letting them cry and fuss for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying every 20 -30 minutes during the night , what problem can they have?

Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying  every 20 -30 minutes during the night , what problem can they have?

Many things: It could be a number of things. Teething, gas, environmental causes, or more serious things like intussusception. The baby should be checked to make sure his/her physical exam is normal. ...Read more

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When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

Normal: I see it strong up to 3 months awake and 4 months asleep. It begins to fade as babies nervous system begins to mature. The kids are often a bit unhappy when these involuntary movements happen, but they are normal. ...Read more

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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Mental Health: Perhaps it is time to seek assistance outside of a normal clinic such as at a naturopath's office. Any chronic pain and stressful situation can lead to mental health issues and from your question it would appear that any healing you get will or should include some work on your spirit and mental health. ...Read more

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Can EEG test find disorders like tic/others baby infant (10months, 18lbs) experiencing twitching I'm scared give me all advice on this please?

Can EEG test find disorders like tic/others baby infant (10months, 18lbs) experiencing twitching I'm scared give me all advice on this please?

Possibilities: The "twitching" could be relatively benign, and if there is suspicion of seizure activity, an EEG would be indicated. Discuss this with your pediatrician, as he/she will be better placed to guide you regarding your concerns. But, in my perspective, epilepsy is far less likely than a benign situation. ...Read more

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What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These spells occur in response to pain or anger - always. Some kids will have some blueness around the lips (not the lips themselves) when crying and this can be normal. I would have my child seen to be sure it is a breath holding spell & nothing concerning. ...Read more

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Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Seek counselling: This could just be a symptom of unresolved sadness you have suppressed since early childhood. A few sessions with a therapist could help you understand the issue and get past the frustration. Being raised by parents who refused to acknowledge or validate normal childhood emotions can have this effect. There are other causes.The mind is complex ; life is to short to carry these burdens. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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