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Is It Normal For A Baby Not To Poop
Yes: Babies don't know the difference between bath water and drinking water. Since bath water is usually not that dirty, a baby taking a couple gulps of it shouldn't run into any problems (especially since it's his own germs in his bathwater). A toddler could be coordinated enough to drink a larger amount of bath water, in which case his parents would be better off giving him showers instead of baths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
Yes: Hiccuping is very normal for newborns and you can expect the frequency to decrease by the time they are a couple months old. Generally the hiccups do not bother your baby and they are not dangerous or causing any damage to your baby. Sometimes feeding or burping your baby can help them go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If a baby is eagerly and happily breastfeeding each day, if he has no tummy aches nor bloating, and if his poops are quite soft, then it is ok for him to poop only once every few days. He is digesting all the breastmilk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water in the milk is absorbed and later urinated out as pee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It has no particular meaning.It is normal. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how far along you are. Most women feel movment first at 18-20 weeks. From there until about 30 weeks fetal movements may not be regular and you may not feel them every day. After 30 weeks, you should feel your baby move every day. If you are ever worried it is easier and safer to get checked then to stay at home wondering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 23 week old fetus to constantly have hiccups? If so what causes it? And is it harmful to the fetus?
Yes: Some babies sweat a lot more than others. Younger babies are often overdressed, so they work up a sweat during feedings. Young babies also can't kick their blankets off, so sometimes they sweat a lot during sleep. If a baby seems to change colors (turn bluish, dusky, or pale), has trouble breathing (breathing very fast when not doing much), or has other odd symptoms, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Your toddler may not actually be scared of a bath. Toddler hood is all about striving for independence. It may be that your toddler is simply protesting that he or she does not want to take a bath at a particular time. Make bath time fun, make sure water temperature is fine, and do not make it into a battle. ...Read more
Yes: Due to neruvous system immaturity...But if your baby is younger than 6 months and there is the possibility that you may be overbundling her at bedtime now that the weather is chill -- overheating is a definite sids risk. Experts say the ideal room temperature should be between 68 and 72° f. In addition, using blankets, comforters, or quilts can impair your baby's ability to breathe. ...Read more
BABY SNORING: Anyone who snores may have a larger problem looming. Snoring in babies may be a sign of a breathing disorder and it is best to have you child examined sooner rather then later. Contact your pediatrician who may refer you to a pediatric ENT or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snoring in an infant: Or child may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Ask your pediatrician about a sleep study or monitoring your child's oxygen saturation during sleep, as even mild drops can cause developmental delays. If you took Lamictal during pregnancy, there is a slight chance of a small, heretofore unrecognized cleft of the palate or a submucous cleft, so referral to a pediatric ENT may be warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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