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Dr. John Landi
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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


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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..

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

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Is it normal for newborn to keep crying incessantly at night? My baby is less than 24 hours old

Is it normal for newborn to keep crying incessantly at night? My baby is less than 24 hours old

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

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When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

When a newborn baby is born they cry apart from crying in a baby what else can be seen?

Apgar scores at 1 &: 5 minutes are calculated by a newborn's appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, & respiration. It's explained on the " my pregnancy today" app from the baby center. http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-apgar-score_3074.bc. ...Read more

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My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

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

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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.

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.

Not Unusual: 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

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Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

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

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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?

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

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Newborn crying during breast feeding and seems in pain. Spits up a lot too. What could this be?

Newborn crying during breast feeding and seems in pain. Spits up a lot too. What could this be?

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

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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? .

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?

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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

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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

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

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When hospitals make the impression of a newborns foot, what kind of ink do they use?

When hospitals make the impression of a newborns foot, what kind of ink do they use?

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

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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?

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?

Go See a Podiatrist: You need to speak to a podiatrist, your child may need something at simple at better shoes (your podiatrist can explain what that means) or custom orthotics. For the sake of your child seek a second opinion from an expert in the field. ...Read more

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My 18 mnth old boy 2 er last night.wouldnt put his right foot on the ground nd was crying a lot. He has synuvitis of the hip but today he's acting ok?

My 18 mnth old boy 2 er last night.wouldnt 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

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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?

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

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more