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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

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

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The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

Every few hours: Generally every 2-4 hours. There is a lot of variability, depending on how long the child feeds and also time of day. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

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

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What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

Several: 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.

http://www. Childbirthconnection. Org/article. Asp? Ck=10530 ...Read more

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What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

Before: 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

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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?

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?

Hopefully: You are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

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

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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

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

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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?

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

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What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?

What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?

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

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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

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

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How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

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

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My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

No: Make sure to clear your baby' s nose before takeoff and landing, saline nasal wash then suction with the bulb syringe, good luck ...Read more

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How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

Not needed: The best gauge of your babies health is their activities. If playful and feeding well, there is no need for constant monitoring. If baby is less responsive, looks "puny" or otherwise sets off your momy sense, get a rectal temp. If over 100.4 it is considered elevated. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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