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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

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 more

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Is it normal for a 9 month old baby to have hiccups?

Is it normal for a 9 month old baby to have hiccups?

Yes usually: Many children and infants have hiccups and they usually resolve within 24 hours. Ensure that the baby is breathing normally and that he has no fever. At nine months, many offices will offer a well child check and you can follow up then. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to vimit while belching?

Is it normal for my baby to vimit while belching?

Yes: It is considered a wet burp and often increases in frequency with time peaking at about 4 mo before declining. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to burp and vomit simultaneously?

Is it normal for my baby to burp and vomit simultaneously?

Yes: Young babies may have "wet burps", where there some milk comes up with the burp. If this happens more than once a day, or is happening every day, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if something needs to be done. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Yes: This is normal, especially with breastfed babies. It is also normal for breastfed babies to go 10 days to 2weeks without pooping. As long as they have soft stools and their belly does not seem to be getting bigger or hard or painful this is fine. If your baby's suddenly begins to have watery more frequent stools they may have an infection and should see a doctor to make sure they are hydrated. ...Read more

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My two months old baby is vomiting lot. Even when burped also some vomit is there. What can I do to prevent this ? Is this a normal thing?

My two months old baby is vomiting lot.  Even when burped also some vomit is there. What can I do to prevent this ? Is this a normal thing?

Depends: Your baby may not be tolerating formula or breast milk and also may have smaller stomach. Would recommend trying soy or elemental formula and feeding half the amount given but feed on a more frequent basis. If this persists see your doctor. ...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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Is it normal for my baby to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Is it normal for my baby  to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Yes: Breastfed newborns typically have looser stools than formula fed. Nonetheless, there are distinguishing features that separate the abnormal from the normal. The newborn stool before solid foods rarely has an offensive odor; a seedy yellow character is common; the baby is generally not fussy. True diarrhea is oftentimes more green, possibly streaked with blood, and smells distinctively sour. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Yes: Yes, it is normal. Every baby is different. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby. However, it does not always occur as naturally as we hope. It is normal for latching difficulties to occur initially. It is always a good idea to have a lactation consult to discuss the specific needs of each mother-baby connection. Correcting latching issues will result in a happier baby. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to not have bowel movement for 2 days?

Is it normal for my newborn to not have bowel movement for 2 days?

Varies with feed: Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs.This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up.After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily.If the kid is quiet & seems ok i wouldn't be concerned.If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?

Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?

Pain isn't normal: It is common for some breast fed babies to have a bowel movement with each feeding (sometimes, just small squirts). As long as it is soft, not hard balls, it is usually normal. But, if your baby really seems uncomfortable and cries excessively, he should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have swollen genitals?

Is it normal for my baby to have swollen genitals?

Yes: Newborns often have swollen genitals from mom's hormones and sometimes related to the trauma of coming through the birth canal. Older babies should not have swollen genitals. Suddenly swollen genitals in combination with fussiness or definite pain should be considered a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Me and my bf have been trying to consieve a baby for quite a while but nothing is happening why not?

Me and my bf have been trying to consieve a baby for quite a while but nothing is happening why not?

Depends: How long to you try... And if your cycles are regular. Record your temperature during several cycles as during ovulation the temperature is higher. If you past 6-8-10 cycles and no pregnancy ur bf needs to be examined: his sperm count/activity. If it is all ok with him y need to be going to some tests. However, u r young and i would not rush to mds. Meantime enjoy each other! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have no teeth at 6 months?

Is it normal for a baby to have no teeth at 6 months?

Tooth Eruption- Norm: Average age of first tooth eruption is 7 months, but it may be early or late. First comes 2 lower central incisors at 6 1/2 mo, then 2 lateral incisors 7 mo, then upper 2 central incisors 7 1/2 mo, then upper 2 lateral incisors 8 mo. Premolars- 12-16 mo. And so on. Ref: nelson textbook of pediatrics. There can be overlap. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to be drinking bathwater?

Is it normal for my baby to be drinking bathwater?

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 more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be constantly eating at night?

Is it normal for my newborn to be constantly eating at night?

If you teach her to: Newborns should be feed while waking, changed, entertained until tired and put to bed without re-feeding during the day. No mare than 2 hours should be allowed for day naps before feeding. At night they are only fed if they wake up,changed and put down. Any nap over 2 hrs during the day flips the day night pattern.Feeding as they fall asleep, guarantees 4X more sleep problems for the 1st 4 yrs. ...Read more

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Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Yes: It can be painful, if severe, but mostly it is just discomfort. When babies suck, they do so vigorously, and if they suck in air while feeding, that air must be burped out, or else travel the bowel till it passes as gas on the other end, which can cause cramping. When feeding, keep the head higher than the stomach, burp often, get a good seal, and keep bottles upright to stop air/fluid levels. ...Read more

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