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Is It Normal For My Baby To Cry 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being pregnant: Yes. Of course. There is very little room left. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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