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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

What should I feed my two to four month old baby?

"fruits": A two month old does not need anything other than formula or breast milk. The exception being a child with significant reflux needing cereal. Other than that consider starting solids at/after 4 months. From four months to a year a child will benefit from "fruits" which is any food that starts as a flower. This includes beans and other "vegetables". It has to do with digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

What should I feed my eighteen to twenty-four month old baby?

Variety: Offering a full rainbow of colors and much variety helps continue to shape your child's palate. If your toddler doesn't like a food the first time try again a few days later. Research shows it may take as many as 16-20 tries before a child will consistently take a food. Offer a green, and orange veggie as well as fruit with every meal. Start to involve your child in grocery shopping/cooking. ...Read more

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Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed?

Is it already ok for me to start with solid foods for my four month old baby? And what r the best food to feed?

Wait: Breast milk is the only complete food. It is important for newborns to be breast fed for at least 1yr or longer. Baby has all life to eat solids, don't rush - lot of allergies & food sensitivities. ...Read more

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My four month old baby is on combination feeding. Formula feeds (enfamil) 4 ounces three or four times a day plus breast feed is it too much?

My four month old baby is on combination feeding. Formula feeds (enfamil) 4 ounces three or four times a day plus breast feed is it too much?

Formula &breast fed: The amount of formula your baby is getting is not too much, I can't judge how much he gets from breast feeding, if the baby is gaining weight within the expected range, being content & happy then you're on the right track. Your pediatrician will discuss the baby's growth during every well visit. You can discuss your concerns with him. Good luck, enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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When is the best time of day to feed a 4-month-old baby?

When is the best time of day to feed a 4-month-old baby?

Confusing: The best time to feed an infant is when they are waking up. They are then rested and likely to get a solid feeding in before tiring. It is poor timing to feed them as they tire, then they may feed poorly and will incorporate feeding int5o the sleep ritual, making good sleep habits unlikely for years. ...Read more

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Should I wake my healthy 4 month old baby for feedings during the night?

No: Generally, once an infant starts to sleep through the night (around 2 months) it is not necessary to wake the baby up to feed him/her, assuming the baby feeds well during the day, is wetting several diapers a day, appears healthy, and is growing well. It is important not to interrupt a healthy baby's sleep/wake cycle. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

My 4 month old baby is in 65th percentile for length and 95th percentile for weight. Is he considered very fat? How can I help him? He's bottle fed.

Normal Percentiles: Your baby's reported percentiles are within the normal range. Caloric restriction is neither necessary nor advisable. At this age, your baby should be feeding on demand and allowed to feed until satisfied. As long as growth continues along normal percentiles, baby is showing normal development, and is seeing the doctor at the recommended well-baby visits, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and I want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and I want to start him off with solids soon what type of veggies should I not feed him?

SOLID FOOD: Introduced at 4-6 months. Your child has mild gastro-esophageal reflux. Thickened/solid food will help him. Start with cereals, then jar food with fruits and vegetables. One new item in 1 week. Vegetables should be freshly cooked and strained or commercial jar food. Common are, potato, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, etc. There is no reflux related contraindication of any vegetable. ...Read more

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Can I mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Can I mix rice cereal and forumla & feed it to my 4 month old baby?

Rice cereal: The purists will tell you to wait until your child is six months old. However, if he weighs 13-16 pounds you can give him cereal especially if he's hungry. ...Read more

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Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants until their esophageal sphincter develops, and are prone to increased symptoms after feeds, while laying flat, with pressure on the abdomen and with rapid position changes. Common symptoms include spitting up, nasal congestion, fussiness, gagging/coughing and more. GER usually diminishes around 6 months. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is no longer being satisfied by breastmilk; what solid food are okay to feed him?

My 4 month old baby is no longer being satisfied by breastmilk; what solid food are okay to feed him?

Real food, baby-fied: Whole grains, fresh veggies, fruits - blended smooth. See drgreene. Com & his “whiteout campaign“ for great advice on starting babies off right to a life of healthier eating. ...Read more

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I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May I give any solid food to him?

I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May I give any solid food to him?

Define hungry: You don't need permission to feed your baby. We don't recommend solids before 6m but this varies with the doc. If your kid consumes > 32 oz formula/day, solids may be needed. Some misread a kids finger or pacifier use as indication of hunger, it is not. The pleasure of chewing, sucking, nail biting, etc. Is a self soothing skill. If your kid is fluffy you may want to slow the feeds. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is formula feed he has a virus vomiting dr said to keep giving him fluids what should I do with giving him formula?

My 4 month old baby is formula feed he has a virus vomiting dr said to keep giving him fluids what should I do with giving him formula?

Vomiting: The first thing to do is break the cycle of vomiting. Give small, frequent amounts of pedialyte- start with 1/2 oz and increase gradually every 1/2 hour. If that works, after 3-4 hours, you can gradually offer small amounts of formula. Go slowly and don't rush it. If the vomiting persists, call your doctor again. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

It is common: It is normal and very common for parents to complain about it. Keep breast feeding. Normal range for stooling varies. It is normal to have one bowel movement once every 2-3 days and also every time when you feed her, especially if you breast feed as long as there is no vomiting and baby eats well. You can try putting her on her tummy; remember though only when she is awake and you watching her. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism. These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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