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How Much Should A 6 Week Old Baby Eat
My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? How long do babies normally take to recover with th
Hard to say: The chances that massage & manipulation would work in a given case depend on features only evident on physical exam. The more flexability, the better the chance. Only a well trained pediatric podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist would be able to predict this and only after an exam. ...Read more
Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry. ...Read more
Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation.
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Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, I would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care.
Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...Read more
I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?
How rare is a retropharyngeal phlegmon in a 6 week old baby? What other tests should be done to determine immune problems?
Not common.: Ent needs to be consulted to investigate a possible anatomical anomaly. ...Read more
Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs. At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone. Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time. Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?
Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure. Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read more
I have a 6 week old baby, I am constantly worried she will get a virus and end up with brain damage or worse. Is this a common thing from a virus?
No: This would be a significant possibility if you got measles, CMV or Zeka during pregnancy but lessens after the baby is born. Most infant viral infections are minor and the nasty ones rarely cause any brain damage. If Zeka becomes prevalent in the US, I worry that that one may have an effect on the growing brain of babies but that is just me speculating. The older the kid, the less that germ is a risk ...Read more
Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
Yes it is: Safe to use cetaphil on your 6 week old. ...Read more
No meds: Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years. For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding. ...Read more
6 weeks old with possible digestive problems hello I have a 6 week old baby and he has been vomiting every night and during the day as well he sweats a lot he is very gassy and and is very hard to burp sometimes he won't even burp at all his poop is a pea
Vomiting: Vomiting in a six week old infant needs to be evaluated by a doctor promptly. It could be something common such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or it could be something more serious such as pyloric stenosis (a 6 week old boy is the prime age and gender for this). Either way, you should call his doctor and have him seen as soon as possible. Once he has been examined, your doctor will be able to give appropriate suggestions on how to treat him. Good luck! ...Read more
Clarification: Not quite sure what you're asking-are you asking about how do you end up having a miscarriage at 6 or 11 weeks along? Many reasons exist including:amount of drinking/smoking/drug use around the time of conception, chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo, being very under-or overweight, a totally malformed embryo, uterine abnormalities or other maternal diseases. The list is long. Please clarify.. ...Read more
Yes: You have to wash your hands. Is any respiratory problem, cover the nose. ...Read more
Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?
Muscle control: In the first few months a baby has selective voluntary control of few muscle groups that will increase with age. Early on, the neck extension and turning is one of the strongest. It is necessary early on for feeding and to help clear the airway. When agitated by whatever stimulus they tend to arch. When comfortable they relax. ...Read more
6 week old baby has got a cough Off of us and when he coughs it hurts him and he cries everytime. Seems viral. Anything needed to be done?
Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may make them cough. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired, have fever or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby has had a stufy nose since he was 2 weeks old. Its not a cold because their is no mucas any sugestipns as to what it could be?
Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may rattle. As the swelling increases the work of breathing increases & breathing becomes more noticeable. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read more
Costipation=dry: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my 6 week old baby gets gas, belly pain, or vomits almost all the timeany suggestions?
Be concerned: I would discuss this situation with your pediatrician as soon as possible. I owould not delay. ...Read more
Temp in infants.: At 6 weeks of age many of the devices used to take body temperatures are not that accurate. I would say that it is not to low but if your baby feel cold and feet look blue, use a rectal thermometer to get an accurate temp. Typically when young infants are cold their hands and feet will feel cold, just as when they are too warm their head will sweat, assuming they do not have a fever. ...Read more
When should I worry about by 6 week old baby not pooping? He normally goes poop daily but has not in a day.
My 6 week old baby has a umbilical hernia it is pocking out, its bright pink then it turned black and now its bleeding. What should I do? Please help
You should take him: To his pediatrician or emergency room at hospital immediately. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried? Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not
Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states. (sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless, get a 2nd opinion ...Read more
6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed, poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?
:poop:: It is okay for a baby to poop after every feed. The watery consistency does not sound normal however and the baby may have a light stomach virus. I would feed the baby two feedings with pedialyte instead of formula. If the watery poop continues after switching back to formula, I would take the baby to be evaluated or if there is associated vomiting, fever or other symptoms. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby is dribbling a lot, does this mean he's teething? He was born with a tooth but it got pulled out due to being loose.
Not necessarily: Drooling is common during early infancy because they have no social conscience. They are not concerned about the dribble. It can increase anytime there is mouth irritation. I'm not convinced that the average kid experiences any significant "teething" discomfort for most of their dental eruptions. It is a good excuse people use for random fussiness that is common to the age group. ...Read more
6 week old baby congested and coughing....can dr do anything for him? Keeping nose clear and using humidifier....anything else I can do....
Baby coughing: Best to have your baby checked by your doctor to keep baBy safe ...Read more
My 6 week old baby's belly button sticks out and swollen. When I gently push it in, it sounds and feels like it has fluid in it? Is this normal. Thanx
Follow up suggested: If it is not large and easily reduced by pushing on it, it will most likely close with time. ...Read more
6 week old baby has very sensitive stomach even to the sensitive formulas. Also has acid reflux. Is he likely to be plagued w/this later, as an adult?
Maybe/not: All babies reflux, some reaching a problem status. It is age & position related. There is no valve blocking back flow (reflux).The stomach entrance is a bend in a tube that opens frequently to allow mouth mucous/food in. Gravity helps hold food down but it can come up any time the stomach squeezes to process the meal. Laying flat increases reflux. It peaks about 4m & starts to improve with sitting. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby sometimes cries & gets frustrated while breastfeeding or drinking from a bottle. He's hungry but seems like something is bothering him?
Burp frequently: Try burping you baby frquently, like every half ounce with a bottle and 10 minutes after starting breast feeding. This eay you reiieve any gas the baby may have as well as his discomfort. Burping also gives him more room for more feeding. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby is spitting up clear liquid and sometimes milk few hours after feeding also cries like in pain and uncomfortable?
Sounds like it could: Be reflux, caused by the floppy valve between the stomach and esophagus which allows fluids and acid to come back up. This is very common in babies and is usually outgrown by the end of the first year of life, if not before. It is a benign condition as long as your baby is gaining weight. However, since your baby seems to be in pain, you should discuss it with his/her doctor for possible treatment. ...Read more
You can easily transmit the virus that causes cold sores to a child by kissing them when you have an active sore.
Although "deathly ill" is not a true medical term, and therefore I don't know exactly what you mean by this, I can tell you that kids can get pretty sick. They can get oral herpagina/stomatitis which can affect their whole mouth and lead to difficulty eating and lots of pain. ...Read more
What should she do her 6 week old baby rolled off bed bout 1.5 feet onto carpet n landed on his back, he is acting normal and has no bruises or knots?
My 6 week old baby girls hemoglobin this week has dropped to 6.9 she has been on 0.5ml of iron & 0.1ml of folic acid for 5 weeks. (Suffered possible placenta abruption) is this not dangerous?
Timing: This is the time that many young babies reach their lowest level of hemoglobin. It is a low count but if baby seems healthy. Then some watchful waiting may be called for. Would have your doctor contact a neonatologist (newborn care specialist) or a hematologist (blood specialist) for clarification ...Read more
Eye contact: She should look at you while nursing by age two weeks. ...Read more