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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more


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Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my back to hurt all the time?

Is it normal for my back to hurt all the time?

Back pain: No it isn't not normal to be in constant pain. However, there are many possible causes for back pain. I would encourage you to have this medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a newborn baby to breathe at an irregualr rhythm and is it normal for their belly to move up and down drastically when they do?

Is it normal for a newborn baby to breathe at an irregualr rhythm and is it normal for their belly to move up and down drastically when they do?

Setting the system: After birth, babies system must decide how often and deep to breathe, with variation needed for changes in activity.This process produces noticeable irregularity in early breathing from fast and shallow to deep or not at all. Belly breathing is part of this transition.After the babies system sorts out the issue their breathing pattern becomes more consistent. It takes many weeks of trial and error ...Read more

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Is it normal for a.4 month old baby to be mad all the time ?

Is it normal for a.4 month old baby to be mad all the time ?

Mad?: You baby may be in discomfort, may be hungry, may have a wet diaper, may be ill. I would not assume that crying is due to anger. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 8 month old to twirl one wrist. It's not all the time and she is hitting all her milestones.

Is it normal for 8 month old 
to twirl one wrist. It's not all the time and she is hitting all her milestones.

Probably ok: If she is making all of her other social, motor, fine motor and speech milestones then this is probably fine. She should be able to transfer an object from hand to hand. What are you most worried about? Any family history of developmental delay? A friend with a baby with cerebral palsy? Concerning Birth history? Be sure and discuss with your pediatrician at the 9 month visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sad that people ask about the baby all the time and not me?

Is it normal to feel sad that people ask about the baby all the time and not me?

Yes: I don't think you should in any way feel "jealous" of the attention your baby is getting. Its just natural for people to feel excited about a new person. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Newborn hair.: Stated simply, it is normal for newborns to lose the hair they were born with. The hair loss can occur on any part of the head, or even the entire head. Any distribution can occur and still be considered normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

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 more

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What is causing my newborn to have hiccups all the time?

What is causing my newborn to have hiccups all the time?

Unknown!: The cause of hiccups is unknown. Muscular activity of the diaphragm is controlled by nerves and hiccups occur when particular stimuli trigger the nerves to send the diaphragm into spasms. We do not know why this happens. However, they are are common in babies, harmless and usually resolve by themselves after a few minutes. ...Read more

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Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Of the 5 senses that: Allow us to explore & understand the world, what touches our lips/ mouths in a pleasurable, fulfilling way is one of the first. If that's so rewarding, why not try other things to see if they're as enjoyable? Developmentally, from 6 mos.-3 yrs is typical for mouthing objects. Insuring that access is limited to safe, clean objects too large to swallow or choke on is a parent's responsibility. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old and moves a lot when sleeping, is this normal and if so when will it stop?

My baby is 4 months old and moves a lot when sleeping, is this normal and if so when will it stop?

Don't expect it: Random movement of the arms and legs in both the waking and sleeping periods are expression of a normal nervous system.The brain sends out random messages to the motor nerves to flex or extend to preserve muscle mass and tone.Without these events, the muscles would weaken like yours would if you were placed in a cast or splint. ...Read more

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My female ward is 87 years old. She's always depressed, she just want to sleep almost all the time. What is the best thing we can do for her to move?

My female ward is 87 years old. She's always depressed, she just want to sleep almost all the time. What is the best thing we can do for her to move?

Don't give up: Seek medical & psychiatric review to determine if and what conditions may be contributing and requiring intervention. . Demonstrate an interest in her and listen if she will talk. Try to determine what she likes and what motivates her and gently encourage her to engage in activities as tolerated. ...Read more

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My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time. I usually have to wake him to eat. He has a good appetite. Is this normal?

My 3 week old baby sleeps all the time.  I usually have to wake him to eat.  He has a good appetite.  Is this normal?

Yes: Baby needs a lot of sleep when growth hormone is secreted by the body. If he is otherwise healthy, i won't worry over it in a few years, you will likely wish that he will sleep a little more. ...Read more

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Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

It can be: Fetal hiccups are normal and can happen daily. Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm. It can happen if you eat too much, drink too much or swallow to much air. The fetus is swallowing amniotic fluid. The mother can feel these when it happens. ...Read more

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