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After nursing, my 2.5 month old sucks his fingers and occasionally gags himself. Why could this be?

After nursing, my 2.5 month old sucks his fingers and occasionally gags himself. Why could this be?

Suck/gag reflexes: All newborns have a sucking and a gagging reflex. They have the need to suck to soothe themselves and of course to feed, and the gag reflex to protect them against aspiration. ...Read more

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Why 4 month baby put thumb in her mouth?

Why 4 month baby put thumb in her mouth?

Thumb sucking: Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too. As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe. ...Read more

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10 month old sticking her tongue out, not drinking her milk, weezy when crawling. - help?

10 month old sticking her tongue out, not drinking her milk, weezy when crawling. - help?

Wheezy: If your daughter wheezes when crawling she may allergic to the rug, in w hich case keep her off the floor until you get rid of the carpet. ...Read more

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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she  drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read more

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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more

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Baby spits up even 1 hour after feeding (since birth,now 2 mo).sometimes refuses bottle and cries.few seconds before spit she cries. what can this be?

Baby spits up even 1 hour after feeding (since birth,now 2 mo).sometimes refuses bottle and cries.few seconds before spit she cries. what can this be?

GERD: Frequent spitting-up in young infants are most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Spitting-ups can be reduced by feeding a thickened formula, adding 1 tablespoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula on every feeding. Consult with your son's pediatrician for further details and other standard treatment for GERD including antacid. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby girl hsve pass mucuse and smelly stool after feed she is on formula feed.also suffering from stuffy nose.

My 8 month baby girl hsve pass mucuse and smelly stool after feed she is on formula feed.also suffering from stuffy nose.

Probably okay: The smell and mucus are not really an issue. If there is persistent diarrhea (more frequent and more watery than usual), then an exam is warranted. Stuffy noses are a normal part of infancy/childhood. ...Read more

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Nursed 1 month old will not sleep anywhere but me holding/carrying her. I cannot break her habit and she cries and cries. She is getting enough milk?

Nursed 1 month old will not sleep anywhere but me holding/carrying her. I cannot break her habit and she cries and cries. She is getting enough milk?

Common complaint: Do you feel your breast get softer after she nurses? If so, you have enough milk. By one month, if you are exclusively nursing, she should be getting enough milk. But your pediatrician can confirm that by weighing her and compare with the previous weight. She should have wet diapers several times a day. If not, try a bottle, if she quiets down after, then she was hungry. See her doctor. ...Read more

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My baby two months old and when she's feeding she gulps fast, spits it out, starts crying and seems disatisfied but still eats momentslater.What's wrong?

My baby two months old and when she's feeding she gulps fast, spits it out, starts crying and seems disatisfied but still eats momentslater.What's wrong?

Bottle or breast?: If bottle, check the mechanics of the bottle first to see if she's swallowing air. Don't heat the formula in a microwave, as that can cause some really hot spots. Try a bottle that has a bag from which you can express air, creating a vacuum like she'd have if nursing. If breastfeeding, check her " latch." if the problem persists, let her pediatrician watch her feed. ...Read more

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4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?

Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...Read more

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My month month old baby constantly putting had in mouth. Fussy and cranky and refuse to drink milk . Could he be teething?

My month month old baby constantly putting had in mouth. Fussy and cranky and refuse to drink milk . Could he be teething?

Fussy baby: This is early for teething and there are many things that can cause fussiness in a young baby.stay calm, soothing and loving during the fussiness is important. Talk to the pediatrician for guidance. ...Read more

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Can I nurse my baby when she gets hungry in between feedings, in addition to bottle feeding her pumped breast milk? Or is that feeding her too much?

Can I nurse my baby when she gets hungry in between feedings, in addition to bottle feeding her pumped breast milk? Or is that feeding her too much?

Nurture vs nutrient: Don't assume that willingness to latch & feed every hour is necessary hunger. You can unwittingly create a snacking baby if you assume every mouthing or rooting response is a need to feed. Babies can do this for the comfort. Hunger is an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Why does my baby keep throwing up after feedings? She's on formula.

Why does my baby keep throwing up after feedings? She's on formula.

See below: Is this throwing up (large amounts) or just wet burbs (reflux)? All babies have reflux. I would see your doc for this so to give more information than can be given here. ...Read more

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My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

Neonate: This will probably not do your baby any harm, but cannot find definitive articles on the issue. My advice would be to not give your newborn anything that you are not absolutely sure will not harm them before checking with your doctor. Good luck, ...Read more

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My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

Pat his back : You must burp him after drinking milk as in pat his back until he burps, otherwise milk gets stuck and he spits up. Another reason for spit up is gastric reflux, with that you need to ask your doctor what medications he/she can prescribe to the baby. Thicker feeds can help, but you must discuss with your doctor how to do that while breastfeeding. ...Read more