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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness,  crying.  Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Feeding Difficulties (Definition)

Feeding difficulties is an umbrella term where any problems in feeding occur. This could be an infant who is not able to suck and swallow appropriate or unable to developmentally move on to advanced/complex food. It can also describe and elderly person who no longer has a desire to eat leading ...Read more


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Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

No: Teething has been wrongfully blamed for the common maladies in infants of 6 to 12 months age such as fever (febrile illness), diarrhea or even rash. It would be reasonable to expect a mild elevation of temperature not above 101 degree F and some fretfullness. ...Read more

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Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more

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Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding causes diarrhea?Fast metabolism?

Is breast feeding causes diarrhea?Fast metabolism?

Hard to say: Breast feeding stools are by nature often very loose and seldom fully formed. If a bf kid has an additional issue like a stomach virus or were fed a food to which they intolerant, they can develop true watery diarrhea.Breast milk travels through the digestive system a bit faster than formulas that require more digestive work.Infants have a fast metabolism and triple their weight in the first year. ...Read more

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3 month old. Decreased urine output. No signs of dehydration. Irritable. Some abdominal discomfort at times. Breastfed, eats well. No other problems ?

3 month old. Decreased urine output. No signs of dehydration. Irritable. Some abdominal discomfort at times.  Breastfed, eats well. No other problems ?

Decrease urine: hioe your baby feels well. Make sure your baby is not running fever. Try to nurse more frequently. If your baby is vomiting or having any fever, you need to see your doctor to rule out irinary tract infection ...Read more

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I'm wondering are esophagostomy feeding tubes and esophageal feeding tubes different?

Possibly not: one meant to feed through esophagus which does not make any sense medically the other is a tube passed through the esophagus to the stomach for feeding purposes no body use that for long term now if some body had an esophageal surgery because of rupture or perforation or had complication from and esophageal surgery like a leak could end up with opening to vent the esophagus and or in stomach ...Read more

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2 week old seems unsettled after breastfeeding ( squirming, grunting, frequent BM). Can my breast milk be upsetting his stomach? Is this ok?

2 week old seems unsettled after breastfeeding ( squirming, grunting, frequent BM). Can my breast milk be upsetting his stomach?  Is this ok?

See Your Doctor Now: Determining the cause of symptoms in a newborn is beyond challenging without visual inspection. Moreover, the stated symptoms alone are non-specific which is typical for newborns therefore the risk of misdiagnosis is great. Much more info is needed such as pre-thru post-natal history, duration, feed/sleep schedule, full description of stools, and more. See your doctor now for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Digestive issue. 6 hours after eating lots acid reflux, coughing, gad, and mucus. For 33 year old nonverbal autistic adult female. Local physicians.

Digestive issue.  6 hours after eating  lots acid reflux, coughing, gad, and mucus. For 33 year old nonverbal autistic adult female. Local physicians.

Acid reflux: Sounds like your stomach empties slowly. I would advise consulting with a GI specialist. Avoid caffeine, sodas, acidic foods and overeating. An acid blocker may be helpful like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prevacid . You probably need an upper GI study or endoscopy if your symptoms do not improve. Make sure you write or type your concerns prior to your visit. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Son is 3, w/gtube (ftt, global delay, gastroparesis, hypotonia, chronic vomiting) gaining weight some, but height stopped over a year ago. Suggestions?

Son is 3, w/gtube (ftt, global delay, gastroparesis, hypotonia, chronic vomiting) gaining weight some, but height stopped over a year ago. Suggestions?

Bone age: I would get a bone age which is an x-ray of the and that gives what age the bones appear to be based on the growth plates. If he turns out to be small for his age on the bone age, then i would see an endocrinologist to find out if growth hormone therapy would be appropriate for him. ...Read more

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4month old baby with secondary lactose intolerence having scrambled egg consistency poo after an episode of diarrhea.Is it normal?

4month old baby with secondary lactose intolerence having scrambled egg consistency poo after an episode of diarrhea.Is it normal?

Probably: No blood? Baby acting fine and eating normal? No fevers? Probably a bowel movement moving back towards the normal bowel movements the child was having before the episode of diarrhea. Check a couple more and see how they are. As long as the baby is acting fine and eating well, not too much to worry about. ...Read more

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Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

Gassy digestive system. Not gluten/ lactose related. Found no pattern. Worse at night, wake up, painful digestive sys. Extreme diarrhea. Dehydration?

IBS vs other?: You could be describing irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes there are some treatable causes for ibs including bacterial overgrowth which can be treated by a course of antibiotics. Certainly a few tests will help sort out what the cause of your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Difficulty sleeping, nausea between meals, occasional headaches, generally feeling unwell. Could problems be liver or stomach related?

Difficulty sleeping, nausea between meals, occasional headaches, generally feeling unwell. Could problems be liver or stomach related?

Yes: Your symptoms could be related to liver or stomach issues, or several other things. Best to see a dr. For a full clinical evaluation and get diagnosed son the best treatment can be undertaken, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is bulimia associated with prior child abuse?

Is bulimia associated with prior child abuse?

Good question: Child abuse in many settings can lead to poor self esteem, self deprecation, diminished self worth, or post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders. All of these could manifest later in bulimia, among many other problems. ...Read more

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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more