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3 months old baby with green pooping?

3 months old baby with green pooping?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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My 5days old baby girl is suffering from jaundice, help?

My 5days old baby girl is suffering from jaundice, help?

May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age & some of those will need hospital based treatment, most will not.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice. Call now. ...Read more

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4 month old baby afraid to poop?

4 month old baby afraid to poop?

Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more

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My newborn 3weeks old how should baby act?

My newborn 3weeks old how should baby act?

Like a baby: A three week old should regard your face, respond to sounds, have different cries for different needs, nurse well when hungry and sleep a lot. When your baby is crying you should be able to console him or her with holding, your voice and or feeding. ...Read more

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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more

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1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

From breast, bottle?: Is she not drinking from breast or bottle or both? If breast and latching problem see a lactation nurse. If the bottle, then make sure she is feeling healthy otherwise. Is the stuffed up, have stomach issues? ...Read more

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Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Several, no many...: Eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, fungal infection: these are a few of the many! see your pediatrician or go to a dermatologist! ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more

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My baby girl 1 year old having vomit diahrrea fever?

My baby girl 1 year old having vomit diahrrea fever?

Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Can i still give my 3 month baby enfamil newborn formula til shes 1 year old?

Yes: that's perfectly appropriate. But as she begins to take more and more calories from her solids, starting at 6 months, the amount of nutrition she will get from her enfamil formula will be relatively less. ...Read more

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Best baby food for my 2 year old daughter?

Best baby food for my 2 year old daughter?

Regular food: By 2 years of age your child should be eating the same foods you eat, unless she is developmentally delayed. You just have to be cautious with foods that increase risk for choking: http://www.Askdrsears.Com/topics/feeding-infants-toddlers/chokable-foods. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has tears when he is breastfeeding?

My 9 month old baby has tears when he is breastfeeding?

He has tears..: ...When he breast feeds, and when he doesn't breast feed too. Every time he blinks, a tear washes across his eye. If he is actually crying when he is feeding then something is bothering him (maybe throat or ear pain) and you should get him checked out. If it is just eye tearing and he is otherwise well, it might be from a little nasal congestion , so don't worry about it too much. ...Read more

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Why is my baby jaundiced?

Why is my baby jaundiced?

Increased bilirubin: After the umbilical cord is clamped, the work of recycling old blood cells by taking apart proteins, shifts from mom to baby.Some of the work backs up& a protein called bilirubin causes yellow color under the skin that peaks about 4days.In time the liver works faster & the color fades. Some conditions conditions produce high levels that can hurt baby. Check with your doctor if to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a 2 month old baby drink water?

Can a 2 month old baby drink water?

Should?: You probably mean should a month old drink water? The answer is no. 2 month old needs to drink calories so either breastmilk or formula are what is appropriate for a 2 month old. 2-4 oz of free water can be started after 6 months. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more