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My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

Common finding: Hiccups is thought to represent a wave of electrical stimulus through the breathing muscle that is somehow triggered by its position next to the babies stomach. It likely happened before birth & will continue off & on until baby grows longer.At some point the stomach moves down &away & quits setting off the spasm. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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Can newborn babies breathe whilst drinking?

Can newborn babies breathe whilst drinking?

Sometimes: Sometimes infants are not coordinated and drink and breathe at the same time. This may cause coughing or in some cases as aspiration pneumonia. This situation occurs more often in premature infants or infants who were depressed at birth. It still could happen with other infants and it takes time and patience to teach them how to not do both at the same time. Aspeechtherapist may help. ...Read more

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Does holding my breath kill my unborn baby?

Does holding my breath kill my unborn baby?

It should not.: Do you want your unborn baby to die? If this is the case, i would discuss your thoughts/ feelings with your physician. ...Read more

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3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and inconsolable?

3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and  inconsolable?

See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would recommend that you first see your physician to make sure there are no other problems. ...Read more

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Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

No: Meconium ( the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity.Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract . The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more

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Does my unborn baby breath the same oxygen i do?

Does my unborn baby breath the same oxygen i do?

Indirectly, yes: The oxygen you breathe is transferred to your hemoglobin in your lungs, and then it is carried to the cells of your body, including the placenta. ...Read more

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Im new mom .. when i feeding my baby girl 17 days old she make a sound and can not breath good breath fast that normal in baby ??

Im new mom .. when i feeding my baby girl 17 days old she make a sound and can not breath good breath fast  that normal in baby ??

Not usual: Many factors may be at play judging from your description; to include the technique of feeding and possibly problem with the heart or respiratory system. It is advisable that your newborn should be evaluated as soon as possible if this pattern of breathing persists with feeding. Does your baby choke or sweat while feeding? have you noticed inappropriate weight loss? www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby girl holds her breath until she can't breath anymore than take a big breath what can it b?

My 6 month old baby girl holds her breath until she can't breath anymore than take a big breath what can it b?

Behavior usually: Many babies will hold breath when upset or startled. Some have irregular breathing with periods of not breathing when asleep. Some may hold breath during feedings or immediately following perhaps due to reflux. The condition is usually benign and will resolve with time but may become a method of getting attention. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies? My baby almost never cries!

Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies?  My baby almost never cries!

Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your baby. ...Read more

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Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath ? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing

Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath ? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing

Pediatrician: Solid foods ( pureed) should not be introduced until 6 months of age. The wheezing can be related to mucous or food allergy- I suggest a pediatric evaluation and go very slowly with solids. ...Read more

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Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

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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Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Baby's uncomfortable: A 3 month old baby may cry (around other babies) because his feelings of comfort and security got interrupted. Maybe he is no longer being held by mom/dad, as he got placed down next to another baby, or maybe mom/dad changed her/his tone of voice. Maybe the other babies are crying and being too noisy. Perhaps the other babies are making random hand/face gestures that are look too stimulating. ...Read more

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My 6months baby breath very fast wn she sleeping i can hear her breath?

My 6months baby breath very fast wn she sleeping i can hear her breath?

Normal brathing: A baby breathes faster than we do. The breathing you are hearing is due a shortened airwy present in infants. ...Read more

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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

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I'm 9 months pregnant. I feel my unborn baby has way too many hiccups.?

I'm 9 months pregnant.  I feel my unborn baby has way too many hiccups.?

Very common: Babies have hiccups a lot in utero, and then can have a lot after! i would not be worried. ...Read more

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Why does my baby projectile poop?

Why does my baby projectile poop?

Baby pushes poop out: If a baby is eating, behaving, and growing fine... But has loose poops that can hit a target 18 inches away, he may be normal, especially if breastfed. Some breastfed babies have loose stools (a bit looser than spaghetti sauce). If he likes to push his poop out, it will squirt out fast enough to hit mom or dad. If he is very gassy, has smelly poop, or is not growing well, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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How old is a child usually when he's lost all baby teeth?

How old is a child usually when he's lost all baby teeth?

Varies: Some children begin to lose baby teeth as early as five and others don't start til seven...Usually by middle school (10-12 years) most children have lost all their baby teeth. ...Read more

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My 2 months baby girl has a bad cough runny nose and she is fussy?

My 2 months baby girl has a bad cough runny nose and she is fussy?

Cold: Probably your child has cold.But you should go to doctor , because you child only 2 m. Old, to r/o more seroius infections. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath in babies?

What causes bad breath in babies?

Several conditions and food: In infants bad breath can be due to many conditions gastro esophageal reflux infections in mouth, throat, nose foreigh body in the nose or ear enlarged tonsils and adenoids thumb sucking pacifier use taking a bottle to bed sugary drinks in older infant if the bad breath is persistant the infant needs to be examined by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does bad breath in an infant indicate anything serious?

Does bad breath in an infant indicate anything serious?

Possibly: Bad breath is not typical in an infant and could have many causes, most of which are not serious but could require intervention. Your child should be examined by their pediatrician to determine the cause of their bad breath. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some reasons for atrociously bad breath in a child?

I was wondering what are some reasons for atrociously bad breath in a child?

Many options: Bad oral hygiene (not regularly brushing/flossing) can be a factor, but there are other reasons, particularly acid reflux (especially if there is also nighttime cough, lots of post nasal drip, throat clearing) or certain sinus issues can also play a role. I have had some success in kids going on a dairy free diet trial for this as well. Probably best to ask your child's dentist and doctor. ...Read more

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Can gripe water cure baby bad breath?

Can gripe water cure baby bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Gripe water may have a soothing effect in babies because of its sweetness, but research has shown it to be of no therapeutic effect. Your baby may be accumulating some food debris in his/her mouth causing bacteria to proliferate and causing bad breath. Make sure you swab your child's mouth clean after feeding. Visit your pediatrician and have your baby examined for upper respiratory and gut problm. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

Vague: That is a tough question to answer without having some sort of history. Health of child, breathing issues, formula. I would call you pediatrician or dr. Asap. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?

My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?

Could be tonsils : If you tried good dental hygiene , gargling , tongue brushing , then the tonsils could harbor bacteria. See an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Bad breath since i was a child, what to do?

Bad breath since i was a child, what to do?

Depends: It depends upon the cause. The most common is from the mouth and there are mouth rinses and tongue scrappers that work well.. Talk with you dentist 1st... And if there is no change, see your physician to rule out a systemic or GI problem. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a reason why a child can have bad breath?

Please let me know if there is a reason why a child can have bad breath?

Child's bad breath: Child's bad breath could be caused by sinusitis, post nasal drip, GI problems, inadequate oral hygiene, candidiasis and a host of other conditions. See a pedodontist and pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I know why bad breath occurs after a tonsellectomy, but is there anything that can be done to help treat it for a 9 year old child?

I know why bad breath occurs after a tonsellectomy, but is there anything that can be done to help treat it for a 9 year old child?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, cavities, acid reflux, and diet. Address all of these possibilities with your child's dentist and physician, and I'm confident that their problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

Age,hygiene,diet: Age, diet , and hygiene are major factors in some sources of bad breath. Sinus issues can cause malodor. The usual source is improper or infrequent brushing and flossing. The parent should supervise or even intervene if the child is non compliant. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Poor hygiene?: Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by plague or bacterial coating on teeth or gums, digestive problems, diet, or some systemic conditions can cause this. Have your dentist examine your child. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

Trembling: Jitterriness are normal side effects of ventolin syrup . Bad breath in a ten weeks old is not normal but the colds your baby has is a possible cause. Check back with your pediatrician if this persist ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Child's bad breath: It could be a post nasal drip or GI issue among other things. While your child may not have any cavities, his\her oral hygiene may be lacking. First check it out with your dentist, and if necessary a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infected tonsils/adenoids. Start w dentist. He may want you to see ent. ...Read more

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Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath ? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing

Pediatrician: Solid foods ( pureed) should not be introduced until 6 months of age. The wheezing can be related to mucous or food allergy- I suggest a pediatric evaluation and go very slowly with solids. ...Read more

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10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots)  and bad breath.  From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. ...Read more

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My 18 month d baby has a white coating on his tounge and bad breath he has had s viral infection with a cough and cold what could this be ?

My 18 month d baby has a white coating on his tounge and bad breath he has had s viral infection with a cough and cold what could this be ?

Thrush: He may have thrush or a yeast infection from the description of the white coating. The odor to his breath may reflect a throat infection. Have him examined to confirm a diagnosis and have him treated. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I cure bad breath?

How can I cure bad breath?

See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist rule out decay and periodontal disease. Have enhanced hygiene-- brushing at a forty five degree angle between the tooth and the gingiva, flossing correctly, using a tongue scraper and possibly a prescribed rinse. If the etiology is not determined to be dental, a MD consult may be needed. ...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


Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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