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My 6 Week Old Baby Won T Sleep
My 6 week old baby tends to gasp/lose breath while sleeping, what could it be should I be worried?Her provider said it's just baby noises but it's not
Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states.(sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless,get a 2nd opinion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?
My 6 week old baby grunts and squirms while she's sleep and she spits up threw both her mouth and nose causing her to choke. Does she have acid reflux?
GERD?: See peds. To DX baby. Put her on a sitting position to see if still vomits. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work?
how long do babies normally take to recover with th
Hard to say: The chances that massage & manipulation would work in a given case depend on features only evident on physical exam. The more flexability, the better the chance. Only a well trained pediatric podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist would be able to predict this and only after an exam. ...Read more
I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?
Hopefully: you are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more
Clarification: Not quite sure what you're asking-are you asking about how do you end up having a miscarriage at 6 or 11 weeks along?Many reasons exist including:amount of drinking/smoking/drug use around the time of conception,chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo,being very under-or overweight,a totally malformed embryo,uterine abnormalities or other maternal diseases..the list is long..please clarify.. ...Read more
Yes: You have to wash your hands. Is any respiratory problem, cover the nose. ...Read more
Several: Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation. http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10530 ...Read more
Before : Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, i would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care. Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?
Muscle control: In the first few months a baby has selective voluntary control of few muscle groups that will increase with age.Early on, the neck extension and turning is one of the strongest. It is necessary early on for feeding and to help clear the airway. When agitated by whatever stimulus they tend to arch. When comfortable they relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 week old baby has got a cough Off of us and when he coughs it hurts him and he cries everytime. Seems viral. Anything needed to be done?
Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may make them cough. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired,have fever or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Costipation=dry: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How rare is a retropharyngeal phlegmon in a 6 week old baby? What other tests should be done to determine immune problems?
Not common. : Ent needs to be consulted to investigate a possible anatomical anomaly. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby has had a stufy nose since he was 2 weeks old. Its not a cold because their is no mucas any sugestipns as to what it could be?
Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may rattle. As the swelling increases the work of breathing increases & breathing becomes more noticeable. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temp in infants.: At 6 weeks of age many of the devices used to take body temperatures are not that accurate. I would say that it is not to low but if your baby feel cold and feet look blue, use a rectal thermometer to get an accurate temp. Typically when young infants are cold their hands and feet will feel cold, just as when they are too warm their head will sweat, assuming they do not have a fever. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 6 week old baby gets gas, belly pain, or vomits almost all the timeany suggestions?
Pyloric stenosis: You have a 6 week old infant. He/she has gas and vomits almost all the time. Pyloric stenosis could be a problem and should be considered. It usually has projectile vomiting. A much less concern would be a milk allergy. Call or see your pediatrician. Make sure baby is still having wet diapers, if not see pediatrician today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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