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Constipation In 9 Month Old Baby
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gum?: It's not uncommon for stools to undergo changes, from mustard, to "pudding" to thick peanut butter. I'm not sure what you mean by "gum", but stools can thicken up somewhat over this time. Sometimes there can be mucous and some temporary changes with viral illnesses or other factors. If the stools are truly irregular, bring one in to have it looked at. ...Read more
He has tears..: ...When he breast feeds, and when he doesn't breast feed too. Every time he blinks, a tear washes across his eye. If he is actually crying when he is feeding then something is bothering him (maybe throat or ear pain) and you should get him checked out. If it is just eye tearing and he is otherwise well, it might be from a little nasal congestion , so don't worry about it too much. ...Read more
Many do: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast milk of formula until 1yo. Kids may thrive if started at 9 mo if they have a diverse diet rich in iron & other nutrients from cereals & vegetables.. Whole milk is a bit irritating to the infant gut & should be limited to 16-24 oz/day or it can produce anemia. ...Read more
13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.
Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more
Keep hydrated: Continue baby's breast milk or formula, he may tolerate smaller amounts at a time if he is vomiting. Watch for at least 3 wet diapers a day. A cotton ball can be useful if he's having watery stools to distinguish stool from urine. Limit his "P fruits" like peaches, pears and prunes, as these may worsen diarrhea. Studies show the sooner babies get back to regular diet, the sooner it resolves. ...Read more
My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding.
My baby is 5 months old. Having greeny slightly watery poops. She pass poop 7 to 8 in a day. She is exclusively breast feeding. ?
Stools: this can be normal, for breast fed infants, they can have a small bowel movement after each feeding, as long as it has some solids in it & not to watery or large soon she will start sold food & that might bind her stools, if she is growing & gaining weight that a very good sign. it is always good to check with her pediatrician. good luck. ...Read more
Meconium passed?: Did your baby pass meconium after delivery? Are there some stools or none? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If your baby passed meconium after delivery, is breastfed, and is not uncomfortable then it may be ok. Breast fed babies can go days without stools. If, however, your baby is very uncomfortable and/or has not passed meconium you need to take the baby to a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant intake varies: but most 9 month old infants will drink between 28 and 35 oz of formula, using some of that to mix with dry cereal, in addition to 2-3 meals a day. Meals may be between 4-8 oz or so a serving and consist of cereal and fruit, veggie and meat dinners, and cereal and vegetables. Most babies at this age are also starting some finger foods in small quantities. Let your babyh's appetite be a guide. ...Read more
What other sx ?: Fever @ a 102 level is common in infants & toddlers with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses. I find tylenol (acetaminophen) can give comfort & take a degree off a temp, but any resolution will be the illness going thru its cycles.If baby is playing some & taking fluids well enough to wet every 6hrs, u may be able to ride this out at home. If quiet, taking poorly etc. Call in & or see the dr. ...Read more
Depends on baby: A 9 month old can usually digest regular oat meal but may reject it based on texture or taste. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on diet...Typically 1-2 a day is "normal". It can be more if the diet has a lot of fruit juices or fruits. If a 10 month old has more than 4-5 a day look at diet first. And what is quality f poop? Is it formed? Soft? Runny? If you have concerns, you will benefit form a visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?
What is constipation: In a one month breast fed baby no poop for a few days is normal as long as the poop in not hard. Babies in the first month or so have frequents pooh so this change to less frequent pooh causes much worry but is normal regardless on apparent straining. At this age babies also have periods of unexplained crying which sometimes are attributed to gas or trouble with pooh. This is not the case! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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