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Newborn Baby Bad Breath
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: And it can harm you. Please stop and seek medical care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal brathing: A baby breathes faster than we do. The breathing you are hearing is due a shortened airwy present in infants. ...Read more
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 17 months baby has bad breath all time and his stomach is a bit inflated with runny nose and slight fever and he's refusing to eat any solid food.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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