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Does A Contented Demeanor Mean My Child Has Had Enough To Eat
My 3weeks baby needs breastfeed every 45 or 1hour but he still seems hungry does that mean my milk is not enough? His dirty nappies in 24hrs are 7 to
Nurture vs nutrient: Don't assume that willingness to latch & feed every hour is necessary. You can unwittingly create a snacking baby if you assume every mouthing or rooting response is a need to feed. Babies can do this for the comfort. You could gradually lengthen the time between feeds by 5min/day until you get to 2-2.5 hrs. Find entertaining activities for baby.You may both have more energy after you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has sickle cell trait., and she's a very picky eater. she does not eat well . could this make her ill?
Possibly: Poor nutrition can, over time lead to poor immunity & more illness. Try motivating the kid with simple rewards.During a stress free discussion find out what things the kid values...TV time, trip to park..collectables...and use these wishes as a reward program for consuming approved foods. Food intake is a control thing for some kids, and a choice allows an alternative to refusal as a win for them ...Read more
I have a 22 months old baby boy who still does not speak and does not like chewing food at all. I give him puried food and he hates milk. Is it normal?
My 2 1/2 year old has recently started reverting back to a baby mentality. She keeps asking to be carried and just doesn't act like a toddler. Ideas?
INFANTILE AGE: Let your child be pampered a little. This is not permanent. Once he gets secured, confident that he is being loved he will forget his infantile behavior. ...Read more
I have a problem, my baby girl is 14 days old, i till now have a little amount of breast milk that does not meet her demands, is this normal?
What does it mean when a 1 year old hates eating and when he does you have to force it and he will have a bit fit?
Feeding Problems: Feeding problems are common at this age. Solids have been introduced and breast feeding/bottle feeding is decreasing. You can not force your child to eat but should offer him the opportunity to eat a balanced diet 6 times (3 meals and 3 snacks) each day. Do not chase him around with a spoon. You should limit the time of meals to 30 minute whether he eats of does not eat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a step daughter and she is acting in a way that has me concerned. She doesn't care about anything, she takes enjoyment out of killing animals(most times very slowly) she won't speak when spoken to. She hits her younger siblings, and she has tried t
Hello : Hello these symptoms might make one wonder about sociopathy or attachement disorder. If the child is not in psychiatric care; it is essential that she be evaluated and receive appropriate care. ...Read more
My 2month year old son stares into space and he is really focusing and laughs. What does that mean? Is he seeing something i can't?
He's experiencing : The world & may be fascinated by sensations inside/outside his body, & at this point he doesn't differentiate them. Laughing is good. What's importance is interaction with you & both of you enjoying it.Your awareness of his behavior is good. Read, talk w/ other parents. Enjoy his development & let joy, not worry, emanate from you to him. Your relationship is the foundation of his development. ...Read more
My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time. I usually have to wake him to eat. He has a good appetite. Is this normal?
Is it healthy for a teenager to have a big appetite? Is it wrong for a teenager to have a big appetite? My daughter is 14 years old and she eats all the time but she doesn't gain weight. She says she loves food. Is this normal. I was young too and can eat
Most : Most girls have a growth spurt between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. This is a time of growth as well as the development that comes with puberty. Your daughter may require extra calories. If she is physically active she will be burning calories faster. You can check with your doctor to see if she is in the normal weight range for a girl of her height. What is important is that she eats healthy and well balanced meals, hydrates well with water and remains physically active. One possible drawback to eating large amounts is that it can become a habit. As she gets older or if she becomes more sedentary, her caloric needs can decrease. If that happened and she continued to have a high food intake (especially if we are talking junk food); then she could experience an unhealthy weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler won't go to sleep without being sung or hummed to . What does that do to toddlers brain? She's been that was since she was a newborn.
SEVERE DEPRESSION: YES !!!! Assist this person in seeking out help today. Bring this person to a mental health counselor or mental health intake facility for urgent evaluation. ...Read more
Is it ok for a 5yr old to see a consoler she has NOT BEEN HERSELF, acts sad and angry She comes from divorced parents, ?
Is my 2 year old adhd? I have a 2 1/2 yr old son
he has some symptoms i think may be ADHD it runs in my family
my mother has 7 kids she says he ismt normal so to speak
when we go into a store especially the freezer aisle he has to touch and open every
Symptoms of Early-: Onset adhd begin ~ 2 1/2. Adhd is highly heritable. Neurotypical toddlers & pre-schoolers can have very short attention spans, so perstently disruptive, hyperactive/impulsive behaviors usually prompt referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician. Behavioral therapy, behavioral management training for parents, & early intervention (education) can significantly alter the clinical course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to ensure my 2.5 year old son is not too skinny? My son has lost a lot of weight in the past 2 months. I try to feed him, but he fusses.
Is a space maintainer really necessary? My daughter has been losing her baby teeth normally, but she just had one knocked out. It's next to one that is already loose, so i'm thinking it might have come out soon anyway? Does she really need a space maintai
My 81 yr old, active, mother regurgitates after every meal. She says the food gets stuck in her throat. When it comes up thoug she has lost weight as a result. She won't do anything about it because i think she thinks she will die and won't be able to
My baby is 4wks4days n is always grunting and straining to where she is pur red even in her sleep what can I do to give her relief n a good sleep?
She's sleeping ok: Babies have many more sleep cycles/ night than adults & make those noises & movements in light sleep. Put her on her back to reduce risk of sids, drowsy but awake, to fall asleep in her own crib in her own room & she'll cosolidate sleep between 1-4 mos. Up to 6 hrs. Set a bedtime & routine; read, cuddle, wipe out her mouth after the last feed, even now. Get some sleep! www.Aap.Org explains why. ...Read more
Variable issue: There are some genetic implications with the various forms of epilepsy but these vary with the type. These can run as high as a 50% inheritance risk in some forms. A visit with a geneticist in your local could help you define the collective risks derived from either side of the family. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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