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My baby is not moving as much at 39wk as earlier. Is that normal?

My baby is not moving as much at 39wk as earlier. Is that normal?

Call OB doc ASAP: As pregnancy progresses and nearing the end of pregnancy, there is less room for a baby to move, but if the decrease in activities is sudden, this is concerning. So, i would call your OB doc asap for instruction or go to er if you cannot get in touch with the doc... Best of luck. ...Read more

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My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?

My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?

Yes: This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant). Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 17, but since a year ago, I have been acting like a infant.(movements)What is wrong with me? I knew everything when I was 15.I was normal then.

I am 17, but since a year ago, I have been   acting like a infant.(movements)What is wrong with me? I knew everything when I was 15.I was normal then.

Behavior: I'm not exactly sure what you mean, here I see that you have some psychiatric history. I would see a doctor about these complaints. They may be part of your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Yes: Some babies from day1 poop 5-6 times per day and some poop once every 5-6 days. As long as the babydoes not have severe abdominal distension and a happy, thriving child, do not worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Yes: Baby stool (poop) can be light colored, usually a blend of yellow with some brown or green. However, if the poop gets lighter and lighter in color, becoming a grey/white color, then there is a problem (not enough bile is mixing into the stool). A doctor will then need to evaluate the baby, to look for a liver or gall bladder problem causing the very light colored stool. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?

Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?

Pain isn't normal: It is common for some breast fed babies to have a bowel movement with each feeding (sometimes, just small squirts). As long as it is soft, not hard balls, it is usually normal. But, if your baby really seems uncomfortable and cries excessively, he should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about how forceful and sporadic my babies moves are as long as she is moving 10x an hour or more? Im 28 weeks

No: Babies move differently at different times when in utero. You may notice more movement at night or when you lay down. They can even get hiccups. Don't worry, as long as she is moving everything is fine. ...Read more

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Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Possibly not easily: Ask your pediatrician/pediatric opthalmologist to recommend a specialist in infant chorioretinitis in the area to which you are moving. In large, more rural states, it may require driving some distance to see the specialist. ...Read more

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I had surgery for pyloric stenosis as an infant. I'm 40 now and can feel food moving through that part of my stomach. Do I need surgery again?

I had surgery for pyloric stenosis as an infant. I'm 40 now and can feel food moving through that part of my stomach. Do I need surgery again?

Unlikely: By age 40 if there were serious obstruction or malfunction with your pylorus it would have been manifest a long time ago. That is assuming that you can eat and not vomit and have no symptoms of indigestion, reflux or other symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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