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Newborn With Gas
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5w newborn has 1-2 bowel movements/day supplemented with breastmmilk, sometimes seedy yellow sometimes yellow green and clay. Baby strains and cries.
Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more
Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more
Newborn infants: vary in the type of stools they get with different formulas. Usually Nursoy is not a problem. Not all infants will have a BM daily, and it is common to grunt and strain, but if the stools are hard pellets, then a switch to a different, non soy formula may work. Be sure it is mixed right. Occasionally 5 ml of corn syrup in 1 oz of water may help. If infant has not stooled at all, see doctor. ...Read more
Rumbly tummy?: Do you mean rumbly (noisy) tummy or diarrhea (runny stools)? Vomiting and diarrhea often occur in babies and children as a result of viral infections. Usually these don't cause fever or bloody poops, and kids get through them. Often it helps to frequently give small amounts of breastmilk or fluids if the baby is sick with fever > 102f or not keeping down enough fluids to pee 3-4 x per day, seedr. ...Read more
Can a babys milk allergys / intolerances be confirmed with stool sample he 3 months old suffers with rashes diarehea?
No: It has to be detected via skin test for allergy or blood test. A stool sample does not detect it. ...Read more
UTI: If you are having intestinal problems in association with treatment for a UTI this may suggest some reaction in the GI tract and would look for clostridium difficile among other problems. The UTI itself is not likely to be doing this unless the infection has extended beyond the urinary tract, or you have kidney infection that has created a decrease in intestinal movement. ...Read more
3 Weeks newborn takes formula prepared with 2.5-3 oz of nursery water with fluoride. Is my baby at risk of fluorosis in the future with this amount?
Not from the ...: Nursery water with fluoride does not have a concentration of fluoride above 0.7 ppm which is the reported "optimal level". Fluoride is also very often added to the drinking water that you get from the tap (depends on your community). I would not recommend additional fluoride vitamins, but mixing the formula with the nursery water is fine. Congratulations on the new baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIDS: Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction.aspx ...Read more
General concerns and questions about newborn with respiratory distress syndrome in intensive care?
Prematurity: Leads to immature lunga with inadequate surfactant, a detergent that helps keep alveoli open. High o2 concentrations can cause retrolentil fibroplasoia leading to blindness. ...Read more
My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?
Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more
Almost Never: This problem is not related to to the immune system. Unless the feces is available to open skin wounds, there is generally no risk. 1 exception might be a urinary tract infection with fecal exposure to the penis or vagina and poor cleaning technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: It is possible because although breast milk is the best milk source for newborns, it is lacking in vitamins D, A, and K, Breast fed babies should receive supplemental vitamins and additional Vitamin D. Also in the beginning, babies should be monitored for weight gain to ensure adequate milk intake ...Read more
Great question!: Sorry, but no. Gassiness in a baby is more due to swallowed air rather than indigestible foods for which the enzymes in beano work. So even if it passed through, your baby would still be gassy. Ask your pediatrician about this, as lactose intolerance usually occurs after weaning. ...Read more
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