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Does my baby have gerd?

Does my baby have gerd?

No: Likely not. Even though there is no way to tell without details, it is unlikely. Remember that all babies have reflux - they all spit up. This is why we all buy burp cloths and bibs before we have a baby. But very few have true reflux disease. This only occurs if more severe problems happen like severe pain with spitting or poor weight gain. If you have those symptoms talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficiency, it can be a intestinal bug or many other possible causes. Treating the symptoms alone wont get the answer, so, some evaluation of the stool may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Why does my baby always have the hiccups?

Mgt: It may be perfectly normal, but one cause is diaphragmatic irritation. Has the baby had any history of pneumonia? Is the baby growing normally? ...Read more

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Why does my child have baby acne?

Why does my child have baby acne?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels cause baby acne. This is not dangerous, not permanent, does not need treatment and generally does not scar. It should generally clear up by about 3 months. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have breasts?

Why does my baby have breasts?

Hormones!: The levels of circulating hormones in your baby's body after birth are really high! additionally, they might be getting an extra boost of hormones from breast-feeding as well. Never fear; those hormone levels will fall within the first few months of your baby's life, and the breast tissue will subside. ...Read more

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I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

Only if severe: Asthma can cause less oxygen for you and the fetus This is rare if the asthma is treated well and responds. Seeing a provider early in pregnancy and maintaining good control usually avoids any potential problem ...Read more

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Why does my baby have so much gas?

Why does my baby have so much gas?

Gas is mainly...: ...Swallowed air. Improved latching, a different bottle, or (most often) better burping will usually help. ...Read more

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Why does my child have diarea?

Why does my child have diarea?

See Peds Dr: Too many options: food choice; food allergy; other allergy; virus or other infectious; depending on age-could be congenital issue; stress/anxiety; etc., etc. Best to start w/child's pediatrician for good history & exam +/- basic tests. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a flat head?

Why does my baby have a flat head?

From lying on it...: Usually, whichever side is down will flatten under the weight of the rest of the head. This does not in any way affect the content of the head (brain), and the cosmetic effect is mitigated once the hair grows out. After that, the head reshapes itself into its proper shape. ...Read more

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Im 17 and pregnant... Does my mom have the right to make me not have my baby.

Im 17 and pregnant... Does my mom have the right to make me not have my baby.

It depends on legal: Matters ; what state u are in. U should first discuss your concerns with your mother, then perhaps another trusted family member, your doctor, a hospital social worker, and finally you might have to talk to a lawyer. Your rights to your body are ethically held high, but parents of minors have different powers in different states. The courts usually give many rights to the birth mom. ...Read more

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When can my baby have dairy?

When can my baby have dairy?

By 4 month?: Baby formula is essentially made from milk-protein and so it is dairy, just well-processed. By 4 months, baby can have cereal, stage1 baby-food etc..A bit of tasty ice cream to try is not a bad thing either. The reason regular milk is not used because it does not have a good balance of important substances such as faffy acid and certain vitamins etc compare to formula.. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

Not at All: It is not necessary to feel hiccups of your baby. As long as you feel the baby move that is good. I am sure you have already had a detailed ultrasound. So, there is no need to worry. Good Luck! ...Read more

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If I have herpes can I breastfeed my newborn baby?

If I have herpes can I breastfeed my newborn baby?

Yes: Those with existing herpes either in a cold sore or genital herpes can breast feed. The virus is not circulating in the blood & will not contaminate the milk. ...Read more

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Why can't I get confirmation from my doctor that my baby has asthma?

Why can't I get confirmation from my doctor that my baby has asthma?

Difficult to diagnos: The diagnosis of asthma is best established with lung function tests that are not feasible in babies. However national guidelines from the nih do give some criteria: recurrent episodes of wheezing, troublesome cough at night, cough or wheeze after exercise cough, wheeze or chest tightness after exposure to airborne allergens or pollutants colds “go to the chest” or take more than 10 days to clear. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has gerd?

How do I know if my baby has gerd?

Excessive spitting: Typically babies who have gerd tend to be"spitty babies" who regurgitate their milk right after feedings (and sometimes even an hour or two later!) ongoing regurgitation tends to cause pain, so your baby may cry excessively. Poor weight gain or frequent back arching are also potential symptoms. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my baby have hair?

Why doesn't my baby have hair?

A better...: A better question is, what does he need it for? There is wide genetic variability in how much hair a newborn has or when it begins to grow, and the elders of your family will probably remember how bald either or both parents had been back then, but all babies will have a full head of hair by 2 years at the latest. ...Read more

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My daughter and my grand daughter both have directorial dyspepsia how does it come about and how does no one else have it?

My daughter and my grand daughter both have directorial dyspepsia how does it come about and how does no one else have it?

"Directorial...": ...Is unclear. Perhaps autocorrect changed "functional"? Or perhaps a colleague will recognize this term. If it is a typo, please write back, as there are basically two types of dyspepsia. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more