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Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby nodules: There is no proof that 'crying it out' causes permanent damage to the voice. However, you should make sure that baby is well-hydrated otherwise. This phase shouldn't last very long, though, so seek the advice of your pediatrician if you can't establish healthy sleep patterns with baby. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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I had a huge quarrel, crying, raising voice, trying to calm downbut...Pregnant38 weeks could it harm baby please answer?

I had a huge quarrel, crying, raising voice, trying to calm downbut...Pregnant38 weeks could it harm baby please answer?

No harm: Maternal stress is not going to hurt your baby if it's short lived (a couple of days) and you otherwsie have the support around you tha tyou need right now. Stress in your system actually can help the baby mature more quickly. However, you are nearing delivery and need to care for yourself and others should be pampering you right now. Hormones are raging, so take a deep breath and relax ...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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After crying continuously for a wk, my 2yr old voice changed. Now almost 2mth, her voice still not return. Is her vocal chord damage?

Possibly: If you can arrange to see an ENT they could sedate the child and look at the vocal cords for evidence of cord injury.If so they can guide you on helping it heal. ...Read more

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I have been advised to let my baby cry herself to sleep. I took the advice and now, she has a coarse voice from crying. Is that really advisable?

I have been advised to let my baby cry herself to sleep. I took the advice and now, she has a coarse voice from crying. Is that really advisable?

A real problem: Trouble is that your anxiety is being perceived by the baby. She needs reassurance by your loving activity around her. Try to show that her environment is safe and if she is old enough to understand, try telling her that "mommy needs her sleep too". It is love that wins the day. Your anxiety must be extinguished----not easy to do but is the "art of motherhood". ...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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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