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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Should I use a vaporizer on my 7 week old baby?

Should I use a vaporizer on my 7 week old baby?

Maybe, maybe not: When the heat is on and the air in your home is dry, a vaporized and or humidifier is helpful. In cases where the infant is very congested, vaporizers can also help. However, if use increases the humidity too high, you have some risk of dust mite, mildew and mold growth. I recommend keeping the humidity between 35-45% and use saline nose wash to aid with babies congestion.

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My 7 week old baby has both an ASD and VSD. VSD is 3-4mm big. Do you guys think it's safe for her to fly right now?

My 7 week old baby has both an ASD and VSD. VSD is 3-4mm big. Do you guys think it's safe for her to fly right now?

Sounds minor: I would defer that question to your regular doc who has had a chance to review the case and examine the patient. From your description I don't think its a problem.

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What's the maximum amount of time should a 7 week old baby be up between feedings?

What's the maximum amount of time should a 7 week old baby be up between feedings?

Varies: A couple hours is not uncommon. There is no defined time. Babies sleep a lot at that age. The gap between feeds can again vary between 2-5 hours, with or without sleep. It is likely for babies to sleep between feeds, and wake up to eat.

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My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema. Can we stop it from spreading further?

My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema. Can we stop it from spreading further?

Gentle cleanser: You might not be able to prevent eczema from developing in other areas, but use of a gentle cleanser, like unscented dove and others, and use of a good moisturizer can gelp. 1% Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can help if the areas are red, inflasmed, or itchy.

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I have a 7 week old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

I have a 7 week old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

Have it checked: Could be physiologic anisocoria (born that way), but should also have other medical conditions ruled out and the pupil formally measured to quantify size difference and to check reactivity in light and dark.

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7 week old baby weighs 13.4lbs. His birthweight was 9.2lbs. Everything else is fine. Should I be worried he is eating too much?

7 week old baby weighs 13.4lbs. His birthweight was 9.2lbs. Everything else is fine. Should I be worried he is eating too much?

No: A rise of 4 lbs in 7 weeks is fine, as weight can fluctuate at that age. Try and stick with about 24 ounces in 24 hours and you should be fine. Make sure to keep regular dr. Appointments with regular height and weight checks. Best wishes.

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7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking. Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?

7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking. Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?

No: A normal, happy, growing 7-week-old baby follows the saying, "Never wake a sleeping baby." Normal babies at this age who happen to sleep through the night will just eat more during the daytime. Normal babies at 3 months of age can sleep through the night, meaning a 6-7 hour stretch without needing a feeding.

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I have a 7 week old baby who wakes up sounding congested and snorts but fine throughout day. Could she be allergic to our dog? What would symptoms be?

I have a 7 week old baby who wakes up sounding congested and snorts but fine throughout day. Could she be allergic to our dog? What would symptoms be?

Environment: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. I doubt the dog has any impact at all.

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What injuries can a 7 week old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

What injuries can a 7 week old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

Usually none: Because babies are resilient and it is a short distance. If the floor is tile or un-carpeted it is possible to sustain a broken arm or skull fracture or scratches or cuts it they hit something on the way down. If your child fell and you are worried, call your pediatrician.

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3 weeks ago I miscarried our 7 week old baby. Now I have slight yellowish discharge. Normal...?

Discharge: It may be normal discharge as your uterus heals up. If you feel you did not pass all of the miscarriage then get to a gynecologist who can follow your ultrasound and quantitative pregnancy test values to confirm you have passed all the products of conception.

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Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Yes it can: But if too much milk comes out of the bottle. Also it can cause baby to choke make sure the nipple hole is not too large try to keep the head upright while feeding and burp after each ounce

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7 week old baby with hard stool?

Infant-hard stool: Is your baby being breast fed or is the baby on formula. If on formula, contact your doctor about changing the formula to help with the problem.

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Is it okay for my 7 week old baby to have tar, sticky looking poop? Is this ok?

Is it okay for my 7 week old baby to have tar, sticky looking poop? Is this ok?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "sticky looking", but if it is not bright red blood and not black and your child is feeding and growing well and gaining weight, it is probably ok.

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7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?

7 week old baby eats two ounces with added rice every three hours born at 36 weeks 7lbs now 9lbs 3 oz also severe reflux!?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

Viral rash?: Many viruses (even cold viruses) can have associated rashes. However, in babies under 2 months of age I wouldn't wait a long time to find out what's going on. If she has been acting fine otherwise (eating well, not fussy or excessively sleepy), you can wait a day or two and see if it just fades away. If not, have your pediatrician look at it on monday to determine it's nothing more.

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Drooling (Definition)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...Read more