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7 week old baby weighs 13.4lbs. His birthweight was 9.2lbs. Everything else is fine. Should I be worried he is eating too much?

7 week old baby weighs 13.4lbs. His birthweight was 9.2lbs. Everything else is fine. Should I be worried he is eating too much?

Depends on length: Ask your pediatrician on the next well baby visit coming up. This should not be a problem once he weighs and measures the baby and the baby length, especially if the baby's eating and sleeping well. He may be in a rapid growth phase. ...Read more

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Should I use a vaporizer on my 7 week old baby?

Should I use a vaporizer on my 7 week old baby?

Maybe,maybe not: When the heat is on and the air in your home is dry, a vaporized and or humidifier is helpful. In cases where the infant is very congested, vaporizers can also help. However, if use increases the humidity too high, you have some risk of dust mite, mildew and mold growth. I recommend keeping the humidity between 35-45% and use saline nose wash to aid with babies congestion. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has both an ASD and VSD. VSD is 3-4mm big. Do you guys think it's safe for her to fly right now?

My 7 week old baby has both an ASD and VSD.  VSD is 3-4mm big. Do you guys think it's safe for her to fly right now?

Sounds minor: I would defer that question to your regular doc who has had a chance to review the case and examine the patient. From your description I don't think it's a problem. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema. Can we stop it from spreading further?

My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema.  Can we stop it from spreading further?

Gentle cleanser: You might not be able to prevent eczema from developing in other areas, but use of a gentle cleanser, like unscented dove and others, and use of a good moisturizer can gelp. 1% Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can help if the areas are red, inflasmed, or itchy. ...Read more

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Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux cause choking?

Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux cause choking?

Yes it can: But if too much milk comes out of the bottle.also it can cause baby to choke
make sure the nipple hole is not too large try to keep the head upright while feeding and burp after each ounce ...Read more

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Is it okay for my 7 week old baby to have tar, sticky looking poop? Is this ok?

Is it okay for my 7 week old baby to have tar, sticky looking poop? Is this ok?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "sticky looking", but if it is not bright red blood and not black and your child is feeding and growing well and gaining weight, it is probably ok. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

Viral rash?: Many viruses (even cold viruses) can have associated rashes. However, in babies under 2 months of age I wouldn't wait a long time to find out what's going on. If she has been acting fine otherwise (eating well, not fussy or excessively sleepy), you can wait a day or two and see if it just fades away. If not, have your pediatrician look at it on monday to determine its nothing more. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has coughing and a stuffed nose. What to do?

My 7 week old baby has coughing and a stuffed nose.  What to do?

Comfort care: You can use saline nose drops and suction bulb to help the stuffy nose. Otherwise, if baby is eating well, no fever and breathing ok, cold will run it's course. ...Read more

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Does my 7 week old baby have acne or is this some other rash?

Does my 7 week old baby have acne or is this some other rash?

Follow up: I would advise a visit with you M.D., but the timing fits with hormonal changes which lead to infant acne. If so, this rash clears usually with time. ...Read more

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Should i be worried my 7 week old baby is sick sneezing out yellow snot. But I suction her with the sucky ball and got dark yellow snot

Should i be worried my 7 week old baby is sick sneezing out yellow snot. But I suction her with the sucky ball and got dark yellow snot

Pretty common: Nasal mucous will color over time due to the breakdown products of germ metabolism. It does not necessarily mean baby has a problem that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne. A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones. Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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Hello, my 7 week old baby has started spitting up clear fluid between feeds. She has also started crying in the evening during feeding when I wind her?

Hello, my 7 week old baby has started spitting up clear fluid between feeds. She has also started crying in the evening during feeding when I wind her?

Babies spit up: Many babies spit up intermittently during their first couple of months. As they get out of the newborn period (first 4 weeks), they also start beign awake more often, crying more often. It is important at this age group to stablish a care provider so they can monitor the baby weight gain and make sure the baby does not have reflux that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I changed my 7 week old baby girls nappy today in the bright sunlight and noticed some very fine light hair in the pubic region, I hadn't noticed it before. Is this usual?

I changed my 7 week old baby girls nappy today in the bright sunlight and noticed some very fine light hair in the pubic region, I hadn't noticed it before. Is this usual?

Hair everywhere...: Besides the palms/soles and inside of oral/vaginal cavity, we have the fine hair everywhere from birth--normal. In certain areas of the body such as underarms and pubic region, the so called sexual-hair growth occurs in response to hormone increase during puberty which is darker and coarse in texture. Based on your description, your baby hair is normal. Congrats on new baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has a blocked nose what can I do to unblock it also she's very constipated and has a cough what can I do to fix these problems?

My 7 week old baby has a blocked nose what can I do to unblock it also she's very constipated and has a cough what can I do to fix these problems?

Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion and cough is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes and cleaning products all leave scents that irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants helps more in the long run. Air particle filters can also help. Constipation is a separate issue, no room to cover it. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby is constipated I give her lots of water& have tried colopsyl drops, prune juice, grip water, suppository & water & brownsugar please help?

My 7 week old baby is constipated I give her lots of water& have tried colopsyl drops, prune juice, grip water, suppository & water & brownsugar please help?

Evaluation: Is indicated. Is the baby a male/female? Did the baby have a meconium stool in the first 48 hrs of life? If not, the baby needs to be evaluated. Is the baby eating well and gaining weight the baby will benefit from seeing the doctor to ensure the anal opening is in the proper place, is of the proper size and may need a biopsy to r/o a disease called hirschsprung dz. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has really bad gas which is causing colic. Can I give her jello water to help her tummy or some other thing to help without trip to?

My 7 week old baby has really bad gas which is causing colic. Can I give her jello water to help her tummy or some other thing to help without trip to?

Colic not always gas: Colic is often related to a general response normal in many babies related to the stage of development. Your baby is about the right age to have it. Jello water would not be advisable and or necessarily help. They may be other things going on so a call to your health care provider might be helpful. ...Read more

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Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle-feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle-feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Reflux: This could be reflux and may be milk protein allergy. With these severe of symptoms I would see your child's healthcare worker soon, ...Read more

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What's the maximum amount of time should a 7-week-old baby be up between feedings?

What's the maximum amount of time should a 7-week-old baby be up between feedings?

Varies: A couple hours is not uncommon.
There is no defined time.
Babies sleep a lot at that age. The gap between feeds can again vary between 2-5 hours, with or without sleep. It is likely for babies to sleep between feeds, and wake up to eat. ...Read more

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I have a 7-week-old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

I have a 7-week-old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

Have it checked: Could be physiologic anisocoria (born that way), but should also have other medical conditions ruled out and the pupil formally measured to quantify size difference and to check reactivity in light and dark. ...Read more

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7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking. Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?

7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking.  Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?

No: A normal, happy, growing 7-week-old baby follows the saying, "Never wake a sleeping baby." Normal babies at this age who happen to sleep through the night will just eat more during the daytime. Normal babies at 3 months of age can sleep through the night, meaning a 6-7 hour stretch without needing a feeding. ...Read more

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I have a 7-week-old baby who wakes up sounding congested and snorts but fine throughout day. Could she be allergic to our dog? What would symptoms be?

I have a 7-week-old baby who wakes up sounding congested and snorts but fine throughout day. Could she be allergic to our dog? What would symptoms be?

Environment: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. I doubt the dog has any impact at all. ...Read more

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What injuries can a 7-week-old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

What injuries can a 7-week-old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

Usually none: Because babies are resilient and it is a short distance.
If the floor is tile or un-carpeted it is possible to sustain a broken arm or skull fracture or scratches or cuts it they hit something on the way down.
If your child fell and you are worried, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I miscarried our 7 week old baby. Now I have slight yellowish discharge. Normal...?

Discharge: It may be normal discharge as your uterus heals up. If you feel you did not pass all the miscarriage then get to a gynecologist who can follow your ultrasound and quantitative pregnancy test values to confirm you have passed all the products of conception. ...Read more

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7 week old baby with hard stool?

Infant-hard stool: Is your baby being breast fed or is the baby on formula. If on formula, contact your doctor about changing the formula to help with the problem. ...Read more

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7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more