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How Long Is Baby Fussy After Vaccines
My 3 month baby is fussy after feeding only feeds for 10min per feed.does it mean I have to supplement? How long should the interval between feeds be
Breast feeding: Make sure your baby is getting adequate breast milk by having his weight and other growth parameters checked. If you are unable to provide enough breast milk or he is not growing well, you may need to use a supplement. I am not sure why he is unhappy after his feeding. Have him checked. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Until no longer ill: I hope your baby is at least 12 mos. Old as children should not get MMR before this. It is advised to not get it if currently ill so hopefully he/she is fully recovered before getting this. For detailed info on the MMR vaccine see http://www.Nvic.Org/vaccines-and-diseases/measles.Aspx don't get other vaccines at the same time. To read my essay on vaccination pros and cons: http://bit.Ly/16rdegh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby have lactose intolerance after rotavirus vaccine. Passed already month, how long it should take recovery?
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance most commonly runs in families, and symptoms usually develop during the teen or adult years, although babies can also get this. It is due to deficiency in the enzyme lactase which degrades lactose, the sugar in milk. Most people with this type of lactose intolerance can eat some milk or dairy products without problems. ...Read more
What is wonder week? Does it occur in 6 months?What are the symptoms? How long it will last?my 6 mth baby is suddenly fussy and clingy and sleeps less
Biobehavioral shifts: occur at 2-3, 7-9 & 18-20 mos. in neurotypical infants. Emotional, cognitive, communicative & social development leads to sleep-onset problems & night-waking in a 6-mo.-old who did not learn to self-calm to sleep in her crib by 4 mos. At a set bedtime, feed, wipe out her mouth, read to her & put her in her crib drowsy, but awake. Consistently ignore her crying; it will worsen at 1st, then stop. ...Read more
If your child have taken the rotovirus vaccine as a baby, will she still be protect by the vaccine as long as she is a child?
Vaccines: Decreases the risk of infection but does not protect 100%. If they do get the infection, it tends to be a much less severe infection. ...Read more
2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?
In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I thought diphtheria had been wiped out a long time ago, but my mother says that the vaccinations are still being given. Is it necessary for babies to be vaccinated?
Yes: As we all emphasize, the only truly eradicated vaccine preventable disease appears to be smallpox. Although some are rare, there are pockets of disease thruout the world. All it takes is one infected traveler interacting with a susceptible population to trigger a serious outbreak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8month baby has an ear infection. Fever@102f for last two days and she is fussy.how long can i wait before i must give her antibiotics?
Ear infection: I suggest you have her evaluated by a pediatric provider. With the persistent fever, the infection may be bacterial and will respond to antibiotic therapy. Most ear infections are viral or caused by organisms that will resolve without treatment. However, because of the persistent fever and fussiness, you should have her checked. ...Read more
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
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