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What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

Get baby checked: Constipation at this age is either diet related, i.e excessive dairy intake or some reason for them to hold stools like an anal fissure, for which a proper exam will be helpful. In the meantime, u can add more vegetables to his diet and give him Karo syrup or prune juice. ...Read more

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I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?

I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?

Fine to use: As long as the proper dosage per weight is given, it doesn't matter what preparation you use. The infant drop preparation is more concentrated & helps moms who struggle with kids to get the medicine down. Verify the concentration of the product you bought. Most have 160mg/5ml. The average 9m girl @ ~19lb would get 1/2 tsp every 6-8h. ...Read more

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Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...Read more

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Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

About 16-18hours: Bed at 6:30pm, up 1 or 2 times to eat, up at about 6:30am. Then 2 naps, 1-2 hours long. Remember, early bedtime helps babies sleep better. ...Read more

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Is snoring in 9 month old infant normal?

Is snoring in 9 month old infant normal?

Snoring can: Be normal unless your baby is having sleep apnea from enlarged tonsils and adenoids, then they would need to be taken out by ent. We all do snore to a certain degree. It can be very annoying, unhealthy, disrupting. A lot of people suffer from it but, without any respiratory issues. If concerned, please consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can a 9 month old infant eat tuna?

Can a 9 month old infant eat tuna?

Yes, but...: In a healthy 9-month-old no food, including tuna, needs to be delayed to reduce allergies (in fact, feeding may reduce allergies). Great omega-3s in tuna, but watch out for accumulating mercury, especially during first 3 years. Wild salmon is a better first fish. If choose tuna: small, infrequent portions. And 'light' tuna better than 'white'. Some brands have lower mercury (smaller fish) options. ...Read more

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My breastfed infant is a month old and for the last few days she has been having 1-2 bowel movements a day. Is she constipated if so what to give her?

My breastfed infant is a month old and for the last few days she has been having 1-2 bowel movements a day. Is she constipated if so what to give her?

Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow.. Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. ...Read more

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What should I do about constipation in a 1 week old infant?

What should I do about constipation in a 1 week old infant?

Constipation in baby: I would start by asking if the baby is actually constipated. Often babies (especially breast fed infants) don't stool as often. Many people think this means they are constipated. Some breast fed infants poop once a week! If the baby is gaining weight well and the stool is soft when it comes out then the baby is fine. If the stool is hard (like rabbit pellets) then you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.

Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as "too much" water should not be given either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

Yes, but...: Keep in mind the symptoms of constipation are by definition hard and painful to pass stools. Remember a little pushing and uncomfortableness is ok as long as the stools are soft. Also an every other day stool for some bottle fed babies is fine. Keep in mind the position babies are in as they stool, FLAT ON THEIR BACK. Can you imagine? One oz water and one oz apple juice once will help. ...Read more

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A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more

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What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness. I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain. Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit. I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play. A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more

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Why is my 9month old so active? Ever since she was an infant, she has been very active. Moving all the time, won't hold still at all. Dr says she's fine.

Why is my 9month old so active? Ever since she was an infant, she has been very active. Moving all the time, won't hold still at all. Dr says she's fine.

Maybe normal: An extremely active 9 month old may be normal, or the hyperactivity might be an early sign of a neurodevelopmental problem. If it persists, discuss with pediatrician at every visit. ...Read more

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What food to eat for 9month old infant?

What food to eat for 9month old infant?

Baby food: A nine month old can have an egg, yogurt, wheat too. He can have 3 meals day and 2 snacks, a balanced meal. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

What should I feed my six to nine month old baby?

Breast milk, formula: Breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition your baby needs at this age. Intake ranging from 16 to 24 oz are common as new foods are added. Four to eight tablespoons per meal is a common intake, progressing to 1/2 to 3/4 cup over time. Your baby will signal you to give more or stop as time passes. Your baby is a good judge of how much is enough. ...Read more

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My nine month old baby has a rectal temp of 103.1. He vomited once and just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep.

My nine month old baby has a rectal temp of 103.1. He vomited once and just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep.

Sounds sick: To get the most out of this site, you need to ask a clear question supported by whatever background info you can provide. ...Read more

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My cousin's nine month old baby's eye whites have turned silver. Should we be worried?

My cousin's nine month old baby's eye whites have turned silver. Should we be worried?

See eye MD: The baby needs to be evaluated by a pediatric ophthamologist ASAP. It is important to find out exactly what changed the color of the sclerae. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more