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My daughter is 2 months and cries non stop. What should I do to help her?

My daughter is 2 months and cries non stop. What should I do to help her?

Doctor to evaluate: A young baby who cries "non-stop", meaning she is fussy, won't stop crying when eating, won't stop crying when held and rocked, won't stop crying when burped, and cries when put to bed, has a problem. Her doctor can help figure out if the baby has pain, has an infection, has too much to eat, has too little to eat, etc... If no problem is found after evaluation, then the baby is called "colicky". ...Read more

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My 7 year old son is on antibiotics for his finger and now he is constipated what can I use to help him ?

My 7 year old son is on antibiotics for his finger and now he is constipated what  can I use to help him ?

Constipated: Give lots of fluids, feed him yogurt to replenish his normal bacterial flora and add benefiber 1-2 teaspoons a day in his food for fiber; call his doctor if he doesn't have a bm for >5 days, he may need an enema. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is 13 months old and I am trying to wean him from nursing. he crys and crys when I refuse to nurse.?

What do you suggest if my son is 13 months old and I am trying to wean him from nursing. he crys and crys when I refuse to nurse.?

Weaning : At this age nutrition is not the issue. Security is! Try breast feeding for a while cuddling with a "blankie" that has mom smells left on it, including breast milk. Offer cups or bottles first holding the "blankie". If that does not work practice saying "no" or take a vacation without your child and let grandma wean your baby. ...Read more

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My 18 year old daughter still wets bed. What can I do for her. She is embarrassed and it really effects her. We have tried everything.Please help!?

My 18 year old daughter still wets bed. What can I do for her. She is embarrassed and it really effects her. We have tried everything.Please help!?

Interested urologist: Find a urologist with interest + expertise in this condition. Urologist should question possible day time voiding frequency which if more frequent than every 2 hours suggests a small functional bladder capacity. This could respond to long acting anticholinergic medication e.g. Oxybutinin er. ? Anomalous antidiuretic hormone production so more urine is produced at night can respond to desmopressin. ...Read more

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My son is 2 weeks old and he's having trouble going to the bathroom. What can I do to help him?

My son is 2 weeks old and he's having trouble going to the bathroom. What can I do to help him?

More infoneeded: Is he on breast or bottle? If hes on breast he can go as long as a week without a stool. If hes on formula how much is he drinking? Is he on soy ? Sendmor info. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years old. He still not chewing and throwing up. I consult to a gastro pediatrician and he told me to take Xray to my son. Is it safe?

My son is 2 years old. He still not chewing and throwing up. I consult to a gastro pediatrician and he told me to take Xray to my son. Is it safe?

X-ray children: As with any x-ray there is always a small dose of radiation (very small exposure). You always have to weight risks/benefits. Given your son is having difficulties with chewing the throwing up refractory to conservative treatment, an x-ray sounds like a necessary next step to make sure these doctors know more about whats going on. ...Read more

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My month old baby isn't taking his pacifier anymore and only wants to such on my breast to soothe. How can I stop this?

My month old baby isn't taking his pacifier anymore and only wants to such on my breast to soothe. How can I stop this?

Feed every 2-3 hrs: Feed the baby every 2-3 hrs but do not feed him more often than that and don't let him use your breast as a pacifier all the time. He may eventually find his hand and soothe that way. If he were to use you as a pacifier you might have breakdown of your nipples and pain which may lead to decreased milk supply and bigger problems. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is 2 months old and has his first shots tomorrow what should I expect how many what kind?

What do you suggest if my son is 2 months old and has his first shots tomorrow what should I expect how many what kind?

See below.: At the 2 month visit, there are usually 4 shots and 1 oral vaccine. They are DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPV (polio), HIB (hemophilus influenza B), Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) (pneumococcal) and Rotateq (rotavirus). See the American Academy of Pediatrics website, Healthychildren.org for the full schedule. ...Read more

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Hi my baby start teething and she is always crying. And having fever what can I do to help her?

Hi my baby start teething and she is always crying. And having fever what can I do to help her?

Teething and pain: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen in any one day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help. ...Read more

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At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

At what age will my baby understand that im upset with how shes acting and try to discipline her? Shes 2 months now

Learned behaviors : Start @ 6 mos. Discipline = teaching, not punishment. It's effective only if done without emotion. Prevent problems by learning behavioral development on the aap's healthy kids app & reading ht answers on infant & toddler behavior. Practice (1) saying "no" calmly but firmly; lowering your voice, when removing a forbidden object or redirecting a 6-18 mo. Old & (2) ignoring protests that ensue. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 years old and she can hold her poop for 4~5 days, I can't make her go.. What should I do?..please help.

My daughter is 4 years old and she can hold her poop for 4~5 days, I can't make her go.. What should I do?..please help.

Stool saver: Give her a teaspoon of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in her food at supper time. Each morning, put her on the toilet. You may have to titrate the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for maximum effect ...Read more

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I think my son is having night terrors hes 2 yrs. Is there anything a doctor or i could do to stop/prevent them ? How should I comfort him during them

I think my son is having night terrors hes 2 yrs. Is there anything a doctor or i could do to stop/prevent them ? How should I comfort him during them

Awaken before..: If his night terrors occur at a predictable time after he falls asleep, it can sometimes help to disturb his sleep about a half hour before their onset. If they usually occur 2 hours after he falls asleep, at 1 1/2 hours go in and rearrange him in bed, sit him up for a drink, gently rub back and change his sleep cycle. This can reduce night terrors by as much as 80% in some toddlers. Worth a try! ...Read more

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My daughter is scared about everything and I don't know what to do to help her been cruising for 5 months now and is to scared to walk. She's 13 month?

My daughter is scared about everything and I don't know what to do to help her been cruising for 5 months now and is to scared to walk. She's 13 month?

Walking: Walking can occur from 9-10 months to 18 months. If she crawls, then pulls to stand, then walking should occur. If not doing these things or has poor tone, cannot bear weight, she should be examined by pedi MD for further assessment. You can observe and if other issues arise, can contact pedi me thru health tap for further questions. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 years old and doesn't want eat. I have tried everything but all she wants is a bottle. What can I do to get her to eat?

My daughter is 2 years old and doesn't want eat.  I have tried everything but all she wants is a bottle. What can I do to get her to eat?

Re-examine the issue: My expectation for feeding at that age is 3-5 good feeding days a month & the rest nibbling or grazing.There interest also shifts to carbohydrates to sustain activity rather than protein to sustain growth. Feed at the table & be sure appetizing food is always available in a for they could sample. As long as the growth rate & activity level are normal, relax.Think balanced week not balanced meal. ...Read more

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My son is 6 months old and constipated is there anything that i can do to help him use the restroom until his appointment monday?

My son is 6 months old and constipated is there anything that i can do to help him use the restroom until his appointment monday?

Yes,: Give him extra water, some prune juice (3 ounces 1-2 timed/day), leafy vegetable, oatmeal cereal. If this is not enough, put one scoop of otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in 8 ounces of any drink 1-2 times daily. This will work. ...Read more

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My 2 user old daughter is sucking on bottom lip. I want her stop but I don't want her to give her a pacifier. What can I use to stop the habit?

My 2 user old daughter is sucking on bottom lip. I want her stop but I don't want her to give her a pacifier. What can I use to stop the habit?

Positive reinforceme: Positive reinforcement helps child get over bad habits such as thumb sucking, pacifiers, etc. That may sound counterintuitive but it might just work. Here's what you do-when she's NOT sucking her bottom lip comment positively on what a big girl she is and give praise. Do nothing when she's biting on her lip. After awhile, she'll will discontinue the habit ...Read more

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