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Is it normal for my baby to eat more at night than during the day?

Is it normal for my baby to eat more at night than during the day?

Yes: Some babies, particularly those who were more active in the womb at night may have their circadian rhythm reversed and will be more active and hungry at night. As the baby becomes more interactive with the environment this usually changes. If this pattern is persistent i recommend the parents move to a more appropriate time zone(just kidding!). ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to have ankle clonus during sleep?

Is it normal for babies to have ankle clonus during sleep?

Yes: Babies have ankle clonus as a normal finding both asleep or awake until they are about a year of age. It is a reflection of the immaturity of their nervous system and not a sign of damage as it would be for an older kid or adult. ...Read more

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Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies?  Is it OK to eat  palm oil during pregnancy?

Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read more

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Do babies get eye boogers too when they wake up several times day and night? Is this normal?

Do babies get eye boogers too when they wake up several times day and night? Is this normal?

See eye doctor: A blocked tear duct occurs in up to 50% of newborns. This typically presents with crusting and tearing of one or both eyes after age 6-8 weeks. You can treat this with warm compresses and massaging the inner corner of the eyelid, near the nose. There are many other causes of eye discharge including infection, allergy, or eye irritation. If it persists see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Till what age should babies take 1-2 hours nap during the day?

Till what age should babies take 1-2 hours nap during the day?

It varies.: Your baby will let you know when naps are no longer needed, simply by not falling asleep then anymore. Some kids go down to 1 nap daily by 1 year old, others not until 2. Some kids stop needing naps at all by 2 years, others still need it when they're school-age. Even some adults benefit from naps! whatever time your baby wakes up on his/her own from the nap is the right # of hours. ...Read more

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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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It is healthy to give shower for babies at night around 9 :00 pm in winter? A 4 months baby

It is healthy to give shower for babies at night around 9 :00 pm in winter? A 4 months baby

Confusing question: I don't think babies care what time it is when they are bathed. I'ts enough that it gets done as needed. Timing is inconsequential. ...Read more

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Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Staccato=description: Staccato cough is a description not a diagnosis. It just refers to the pop-pop-pop nature in a series of short events.It can have whatever frequency it does, it is just the pattern involved. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they have not thrown up. If not, you can actually help your baby learn to get back to sleep by letting them cry and fuss for a short period of time. ...Read more