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5w old fussy ALL THE TIME. She feeds well but sleeps most of the time. Crying when awake just wants to be held. Clay-like poop with soy formula.

5w old fussy ALL THE TIME. She feeds well but sleeps most of the time. Crying when awake just wants to be held. Clay-like poop with soy formula.

See pediatrician: It is very normal or 5 weeks old baby to feed and sleep Being fussy shows baby needs mother contact .Clay like poop needs to be investigated ,there may be some liver disease or or obstruction to bile flow and jaundice. You should discuss this with your doctor and get investigated ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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How should I deal with baby fussiness?

How should I deal with baby fussiness?

Fix what you can: Some parents find it helpful to make a list. Checking for specifics night or day reguardless of your level of fatigue.1. Basic needs: hungry, laying in pee, poo or spitup 2. Hot with fever/cold-?Need eval. Or warmer outfit. A lot of fussy babies are simply overly tired & the best you can do is create a good sleeping environment& help them settle. If all fails schedule a visit with you pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes fussiness in newborns?

What causes fussiness in newborns?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for a fussy newborn. Colic starts about a month of age, esophageal reflux can cause this, sometimes they are just fussy. However, there can be some very concerning reasons such as an infection. It is best to see your doctor about this.. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with teething last?

How long does fussiness associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Fussiness can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

Indefinite: The fussiness of intussusception lasts as long as the blockage is ongoing. Once relieved by either enema or surgery, the fussiness will subside. ...Read more

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What are the steps in the workup and evaluation of a 15 month old with excessive fussiness?

What are the steps in the workup and evaluation of a 15 month old with excessive fussiness?

A history & physical: Exam to check: 1) velocity of growth (length, weight, head circumference & wt.-for-length) 2) neurological status & development, using standardized screening tests + autism-specific screens 3) age-appropriate diet of table foods, 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products/day & juice 0-4 oz./day from an open-mouthed cup 4) antecedents & consequences of the behaviors 5) further studies as indicated. ...Read more

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Can my toddler's fussiness mean she has a food allergy or not?

Can my toddler's fussiness mean she has a food allergy or not?

Possible: Fussiness is not a very specific symptom & is associated with many complaints. When fussiness is related to something in the diet it's more likely an intolerance than an allergy. Your pediatrician or allergist can be of great help here. ...Read more

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Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more