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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

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 more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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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 had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?

Fussy: If you are bottle feeding the green stool can be due to the iron in the formula or he may be developing a viral gastric infection try a feeding of pedialyte to settle his stomach. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry. ...Read more

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How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

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

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How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

How often should a 6 week old baby feed?

Every few hours: Generally every 2-4 hours. There is a lot of variability, depending on how long the child feeds and also time of day. ...Read more

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What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

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

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What can i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can  i give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

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 more

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My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

My 6 week old baby will b flying with me internationally, can this affect her hearing?

No: make sure to clear your baby' s nose before takeoff and landing, saline nasal wash then suction with the bulb syringe, good luck ...Read more

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How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

Not needed: The best gauge of your babies health is their activities.If playful and feeding well, there is no need for constant monitoring.If baby is less responsive, looks "puny" or otherwise sets off your momy sense, get a rectal temp.If over 100.4 it is considered elevated. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How do I tell if my 6 week old baby is conspicated? He is very gassy and fussy.

How do I tell if my 6 week old baby is conspicated?  He is very gassy and fussy.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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6 week old baby temp of 97.3 taken with an artery thermometer... Is this too low?

6 week old baby temp of 97.3 taken with an artery thermometer... Is this too low?

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

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Should i be concerned if my 6 week old baby gets gas, belly pain, or vomits almost all the timeany suggestions?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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