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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Safety: It is always safer to keep your eyes on the road than to try dealing with a crying baby. Some mothers position stick on mirrors where they can assess the immediate needs of the child with a glance. If needed, pull off the road and tend the child safely before returning to the road. The baby needs to stay properly positioned, rear facing in the seat at all times when traveling. ...Read more

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I sleep 10 hours and my baby sleeps great but why am I so tired all the time? It feels like I haven't slept at all.

I sleep 10 hours and my baby sleeps great but why am I so tired all the time? It feels like I haven't slept at all.

Non restorative slee: There are many reasons why your sleep is not restorative. Strongly suggest you consult a sleep disorders specialist. Non restorative sleep has many bad effects on many body systems, especially increasing the risks of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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My 4 months baby have phelgm in throt. His doctor said its normal but hes making really wired noise and i can feel its really uncomfortable.what to do?

My 4 months baby have phelgm in throt. His doctor said its normal but hes making really wired noise and i can feel its really uncomfortable.what to do?

Common: Do a lifestyle audit.Make sure you eliminate any dust, fragrance,smoke, cleaning fumes, etc. from the babies environment. These all lead to upper airway noise and excess throat mucous. Use nasal saline to wash out any irritants that make it into babies nose. ...Read more

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How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?

How often should my unborn baby move. Im 6m pregnant. Sometimes I wont feel her all day. Is that normal?

Be seen: Babies should move daily at 6 months, but it is likely that he/she is moving, but you cannot feel it because of distraction. Eat something to raise your blood sugar, and lay on the couch or bed and feel for the baby to move. If you have not felt movement by the end of 30 minutes, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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I let my 4 months old cry for half an hour last night coz i was so tired of carrying her around.. I feel so bad & can't sleep of guilt.Will she hate me?

I let my 4 months old cry for half an hour last night coz i was so tired of carrying her around.. I feel so bad & can't sleep of guilt.Will she hate me?

No: No your baby will not be upset with you. You do need to have family or friend help you. Father or extended family should be asked to give you some time to catch up on your rest. When your baby sleeps, you should sleep. Talk with your pediatrician or your religious group for help. People will offer if you let them know you need help. Social service agencies can also help. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby has been really fussy the last few days and arches her back and cries during feedings. Its like she wants to eat but sonething hurts?

My 4 month baby has been really fussy the last few days and arches her back and cries during feedings. Its like she wants to eat but sonething hurts?

Acid reflux: Your baby could have acid reflux (also called gastroesophageal reflux) when stomach contents refluxes up into esophagus and can cause burning or pain. Reflux can be made worse by formula intolerance, constipation, and illness. A 4 month old with fussiness that persists for a few days should be seen by her primary care provider to rule-out more serious problems. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks and it seems like my baby never sleeps.. She is always moving.. Can't sleep at day or night.. Please help?

I am 32 weeks and it seems like my baby never sleeps.. She is always moving.. Can't sleep at day or night.. Please help?

Please discuss with: Your ob, as long as the bay looks ok on th us and monitor there is nothing u can do to stop that or that you should do. ...Read more

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Usually I can rock 4 month baby to sleep, but now he is very fussy, won't take the pacifier and only falls asleep on my nipple? Why? And what to do?!

Usually I can rock 4 month baby to sleep, but now he is very fussy, won't take the pacifier and only falls asleep on my nipple? Why? And what to do?!

Possible teething: At that age, it's possible he is starting to teeth, and is using your nipple to soothe his aching gums. You don't want to get into a routine of him using you to soothe himself at bedtime - it's a difficult habit to break. Try massaging his gums, use a cool teething ring, or try a dose of ibuprofen if he;s really fussy. Likely this will pass with the eruption of some teeth!! ...Read more

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My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

This sounds fine: This sounds fine. Its not unusual for a breastfed baby to have only once daily stool. As you increase nursing you may find that baby stools less often. Gas is normal in babies as long as he is not in persistent pain or having a distended abdomen. Enjoy your baby! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My almost 13 month old baby girl does not sleep through the night,i have tried everything,pedi says is late napping but that is not the problem.help?

My almost 13 month old baby girl does not sleep through the night,i have tried everything,pedi says is late napping but that is not the problem.help?

Feed before bed: Hi! Make sure your baby is taking 3 meals/d, usually 2 naps/d and drinking before bedtime to enhance blood sugar and while digesting before bed, will be more tired and sleep better. For further evaluation, you can make a virtual appt Thurs am 9/15 before 3pm or Wed afternoon after 1 pm-5pm. Take care, this will pass! ...Read more

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Im 4 1/2 months pregnant and im used to feeling my baby move but lately the movement has cut back... Should i be worried? I always feel the baby but lately it isnt as active as it was before my mom says its normal but im not 100% sure and i feel like som

Im  4 1/2 months pregnant and im used to feeling my baby move but lately the movement has cut back... Should i be worried? I always feel the baby but lately it isnt as active as it was before my mom says its normal but im not 100% sure and i feel like som

What : What you are feeling is normal. Your baby is still developing at this time. You may have felt your baby move and it would feel much like a fluttering movement in your lower stomach. Since you have already began feeling your baby move, let your doctor now if a day goes by that you do not feel the fluttering movement. Babies movements become more established betqeen 24 and 28 weeks. You may feel your baby hiccupping and kicking/jabbing by week 28. Once your babies movements have become established, it is prudent to make note of the movements, count them every now and then. By week 28, you should feel about 10 movements every 2 hours. If you do not feel the movements, try measuring again for another 2 hours. If movement has slowed remarkably, let your doctor know. He/she can conduct a fetal stress test to make sure baby is okay. Call your provider whenever you feel concerned about your baby. Stress and worrying is not good for the baby either. It is better to be safe than sorry, so it is always best to keep your doctor aprised. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby gets really frustrated and cries alot is this normal?

My 5 month old baby gets really frustrated and cries alot is this normal?

Implicit memory : develops at 5 months - procedural memory of what happened yesterday or before. This leads to stranger anxiety & learned behaviors - habits- by 6 months. Giving positive or negative attention to a behavior reinforces it. Ignoring it makes it escalate briefly, then extinguish. Pick him up from behind & move him to another spot, if he's not I'll, hungry, wet, etc. Buy "Little People" on Amazon. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant and, up until monday night baby would kick high but now everything i feel is extremely low around my cervix. Is that bad ?

No: Where you feel your baby kick depends on the position the baby is in, and where your placenta is. It sounds like your maybe may have changed positions. That is pretty normal at 30 weeks. ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks n 4 a week been feelin her move every so often is it normal to not feel her almost all day?

Im 21 weeks n 4 a week been feelin her move every so often is it normal to not feel her almost all day?

NORMAL: The baby is still very small at 22 weeks, and you may not feel much of the movement. I'll bet you are eating your words in 10 weeks when those kicks will keep you awake day and night! Take advantage of the relative quiet of this second trimester to get extra rest and the things you need to get done tackles, so you will have more time to lay back in third trimester. ...Read more