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My Baby Is Constipated What Can I Do
Depends: If a child is < 6 months old, not much, and don't worry. If a child is > 6 months old, make sure the food they're eating is healthy. This means no juices or "junk" food. Also, the earlier a child is introduced to "solid" foods, the more likely he/she is to be overweight. To avoid this, wait until at least 4-6 months old to introduce (soft) cereals and fruits/veggies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
6wks pregnant and extremely constipated. My stomach is hurting from it, i know i need to poop but can't? Why and what can I do
Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more
Outlet constipation?: When you say you are not constipated i presume that means the stool is not hard. Difficulty passing soft stool is what we call "outlet constipation", meaning the mechanics of passing stool are not working well. Can be narrowing of the anal canal or lower rectum, spasm of the pelvic floor muscles or conditions such as rectocele. There are several colon and rectal surgeons near you. See one. ...Read more
?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nourish & nurture : To promote your baby's development, learn her cues for hunger, satiety, fatigue, & discomfort, talk, play while she's on her tummy on the floor, read; no tv till age 2. Have a consistent bedtime & routine, wipe out her mouth before putting her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep.Personalize the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for more. ...Read more
See below: If the child is bottle fed mostly, replace one bottle a day with a baby juice like prune, pear, etc. The increased sugar content in the juice and other components should start to soften the stool. As a last resort if the child is straining to push out a stool, a piece of a glycerin suppository placed in the rectum can help the stool to slide out. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: An old computer term, "garbage in, garbage out" sort of applies. Much of the modern U.S. Diet tends to cause constipation: fried foods, cheese, white breads & pastas, white rice, red meats, sweets, bananas, excess milk, & more. Avoid or limit these foods. Instead, use fresh veggies, fruits, white meats, lots of water, whole grain cereals/breads/pastas, brown rice. Exercise/activity helps, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Re-latch: A very common reason for biting while nursing is the baby is not latched on correctly and much more obvious when baby get teeth. If a baby is properly latched, with the nipple far inside his mouth and vigorously nursing he can not bite you. It is when they stop and your nipple slides that they bite. Try to anticipate it, if he stops nursing, gently remove your nipple and have him re-latch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : It really depends on the age of your son. Young children just getting started on foods that need to be chewed will often spit out food as they are mastering the swallowing process. Children who are a liitle older may do it just for attention or to see your response. An older child is almost certainly doing it for response. The cause will help determine how you intervene. ...Read more
Accept and nurture: Babies cry to get basic needs met early & later cry in tantrums & responding to negative events.Nurturing does not create a cry baby.The kid who stubs his toe will cry loud & briefly, settle & return to play. The parent who tells him to stop crying invalidates his decision that it hurt & degrades his self worth.Try to strike a balance accepting the valid cry & rejecting the self indulgent whining. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I help my baby wih gas? I have a 10 week old baby thats breastfed and is very gassy and gas drops don't seem to help is there anything else i can do for her
Every : Every baby has gas, just some are more bothered by it than others. The good news is that over time, gassiness and fussiness improve. In the mean time, here are a few tips to help get you through the next few weeks to months: - don't change your diet. Even though many folks will tell you this or that food causes breastfed babies to be gassy, none of it has actually been proven with research. Keep a varied diet so that you and your baby can get all the nutrients you need. If your baby does have a food sensitivity (such as milk protein allergy) she will have other signs of illness such as poor weight gain, vomiting or bloody stool. - burp frequently. Many babies (especially the voracious eaters) will suck in air as they eat. Try burping her every 3-5 minutes and between breasts to avoid all that air having to travel through her gut instead. - check your letdown. Do you have a forceful milk letdown causing your baby to choke, cough, gag, or gulp air? If so, check out the website below for helpful tips. - encourage regular stooling. Babies who do not poop often can be gassy. If your baby is only having a bowel movement once a day or less, you may want to encourage more frequent stooling with 1 oz of prune or pear juice per day. - check for thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection in a newborn's mouth which looks like white plaques on the tongue, inside the cheeks and lips. Thrush can also worsen gassiness and fussiness. Call your child's doctor if you suspect a thrush infection. I hope this helps! it will get better. ...Read more
Learn babies ques: In early infancy babies love to interact with their caregivers and have a hard time letting go of the aleart state. The drift thru wake and sleep states like an adult drifting off in a boring lecture. If baby is tired, they may fuss to let you know they are tired & want you to fix it. If you reduce stimulation and let them settle in their "tired place" they will often drift off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor urine output: There are several ways you can tell if your baby is dehydrated. The most important one is if you notice that your baby's diapers are drier than normal or that he or she has fewer wet diapers. Other signs include dry lips, flat fontanelle if your baby is less than six months old, crying without tears, and decreased activity level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I make my breast stop hurting? After i feed my baby, my breasts really hurt. I want to continue with breastfeeding because i know it's best, but what is causing this pain and is there anything i can do about it?
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