Doctor insights on:
Newborn Crying Arching Back
Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?
My 5 year old squezed my newborn hard and it started crying hard for 3-4 minutes. Can there be damaged done? The baby is ok..
Possibly: Really can't tell over the internet. If it seems tender or swollen, or if the baby is fussy, I would have him seen for sure. May want to call the baby's pediatrician and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
No: Crying is normal. Excessive crying is not normal. If the baby is less than 24 hours old and you are still in the hospital, please seek care from the nurses and doctors there since it's rare to discharge a baby before 24 hours of age. Ensure the baby is well fed and is warm. Have the baby examined by a qualified professional. ...Read more
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
My newborn keep on crying, wiggling up her body as though she's in pain she does this when she's sleeping and nursing im very concern about why?
Lots of reasons: There are a number of reasons why newborns cry--mostly benign--but you should have her evaluated by her pediatrician to make sure ...Read more
My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more
Newborn strains to poo but not constipated, normal poo. To a point where he starts crying. Also grunts alot at night bedtime. Is this normal? Thank you
Normal: Newborns can make a lot of funny noises, including grunting, especially with gas. Having a BM can be a lot of work for a little one-- weak abdominal muscles, lying flat...so you can help him--put him in a sitting position (gravity), pull his legs up (imagine yourself trying to poo lying flat with very weak abs!) Rub his tummy, and a warm bath might help. If not better, see your pediatrician! ...Read more
Hard to say: Since babies are pooping laying down & don't have much abdominal muscle power, they may fuss just to push things out. They may be spooked by the sensation. They may cramp with the process. Until they are old enough to ask we often never know. ...Read more
My 4w newborn HATES tummy time. She can't go beyond 5 minutes without crying uncontrollably. I don't know what to do. I think she torticollis.
Many newborns don't like tummy time until they're able to
move around and even turn over. It's not critically important now
Torticollis is a neck muscle stiffness that responds to physical therapy. If you feel your child has a head tilt or can't move the neck freely, see your doctor soon. The sooner it's recognized the faster it responds ...Read more
It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more
My newborn (almost 1 MO) hasn't pooped in two days and seems to be in pain. Crying and drawing his legs up. Eating and peeing fine. What to do?
Normal in some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days.Formula babies go more often and daily. If soft, I don't consider it constipation. Babes do lots of leg drawing and fuss for no particular reason, but the process may help push food along. As long as baby wets every 6 hours or more I would consider things within the range of normal ...Read more
Likely reflux: Most likely your newborn is experiencing gastroesophogeal reflux, a common condition in babies. Try keeping baby elevated (head up), during feedings and for 20 minutes or so after feedings. Be sure not to overfeed. There is a possibility that there may be a lactose or protein intolerance, as well. Try limiting your dairy intake. If these things don't help, please contact your pediatrician! ...Read more
What at-home techniques relieve epiphora in a newborn baby? My six-week-old has watery eyes all the time, even when she is not crying. Her doctor called this epiphora. Is there anything I can do at home to help this go away? .
Epiphora: Epiphora (poor tear drainage) in the newborn period is extremely common - 2-4% of all newborns will have it. It is usually due to an obstruction of the tear duct (newborn tear ducts are tiny!) and 95% of all cases get better on their own by the time the child is 1 years old. Two things that can help are for you to gently massage the tear ducts (inner eye corners) periodically and to use a clean wet washcloth to wipe away any occasional crusting from the tear buildup. Other than that, you will just have to wait until your child grows out of it. If your child is in the 5% that do not improve by 1 year, then your child's doctor will recommend an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) who can do a simple procedure to open the ducts. If the eye becomes red, swollen, or develops green drainage, call your child's doctor since it may be infected. ...Read more
Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.
Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more
Go to: Babies r us and they have this available as well. I just had a son and this is where I got the ink. I am not really sure what it is that they use since there is no names for it. ...Read more
7 year old complains about foot pain to the point of crying his doctor says its nothing im not so sure what should I do?
My 18 mnth old boy 2 er last night. Wouldn't put his right foot on the ground nd was crying a lot. He has synuvitis of the hip but today he's acting ok?
Toxic synovitis: Toxic synovitis has a scary name, but it's not a scary condition. This temporary inflammation of the hip can cause limping and pain in the hip and leg. This can be unpleasant for a child and unsettling for a parent — especially when symptoms start suddenly, but symptoms tend to resolve within a week or so — and causes no long-term problems. ...Read more
My 2 year old has woken up a couple of times crying her leg hurt. Last night, she kept crying her foot hurt. She walks fine and doesn't complain during the day. What could it be?
Limb pain in kids: The so-called "growing pain" is quite common in young children and often a cause of great distress to parents. The pain usually occurs in the legs--thigh, knee, mid shin, ankle areas and generally manifest during inactive hours--sleeping, sitting around/watching tv etc...Gently massage the area for a few minutes, distract her a bit and she will be fine. Take her to see doc to make sure. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: You can, but small quantities of blood are more easily and less apinfully obtained from the foot. ...Read more
Is a ultrasound measurement of a fetal foot an accurate predictor of gestational age? What is the length of an average newborns foot?
No: Should do head, femur abdo circumference those 3 together are much more accurate. ...Read more
I had major surgery on my foot yesterday my surgeon said to double up on percocet. Ihave just 2 hours ago I am still in so much pain I'm crying. Help.
What r the symptoms for hand, mouth and foot disease. My 18mo has been crabbing feet crying hard and they r hot to touch/ swollen. What should I do?
Be seen: Hand-foot-mouth disease has a distinctive look to the lesions. See your physician for a diagnosis. ...Read more
5 days old new born baby, crying during night, most of the time, even having drink breast milk, may know the cause, is it ok if we give gripe water?
My new born crying rarely when she wake up after 3 hrs of sleeping without any reason, not hungry, sleeping well, no stomach ache, please help, thnx?
Confusing: Please be more explicit with your question. As stated it makes no sense. ...Read more
My new born baby won't suckle my milk! He is 1 day old, tried wakening him by tickling his cheeks, ears and foot its no use! Afraid he will get sick.?
You need help: Contact a lactation consultant in your area (a nurse who specializes in helping moms breast feed), or a representative of la leche league (http://www. Llli. Org/webus. Html). If these are not available where you are, find an experienced mom who has nursed several times. If none of this helps, formula feed. Most likely, if you are determined, you will succeed at nursing. Good luck. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Baby keeps crying and arching back
- Newborn losing voice when crying
- Baby arching neck back
- Arms back and back arching
- Sore arches hurting back
- Baby arches back after feeding
- Flesh colored bump on arch in back of mouth
- Newborn crying hard turning blue