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Should I Be Worried If My Baby Is Squirming While Nursing
No: I'll assume you have breast fed for a while, obtain a consistant latch, have used techniques that have produced good consistant growth and the movement is simple squirming. I doubt any real issues. If your are a novice, coaching may help as baby may feel your anxiety & squirm as a result. As a child begins to walk, it may be less interested in feeding and be squirming to get down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually, No.: Most jitteriness or trembling in newborns is normal. Newborns display this jitteriness when they are crying and is a result of their immature nervous systems. This usually goes away by 1-2 months of age. However, if your baby is jittery when not crying or the jitteriness does not stop when sucking, this could be a sign of abnormal jitteriness and should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I plan on nursing my baby when she is born, however I am still nursing my first baby. Should i not let my 1st nurse while the colustrum is present?
Ok: There is no reason that I am aware of that colostrum is better than breast milk to a new born or vice versa.In fact if you are continuing to nurse your 1st, I am not sure there will be colostrum. ...Read more
My baby is 2 weeks and I m breastfeeding. He is doing well but does a lot of grunting. Should I be concerned?
Babies own us: Newborns have no prior training on how to fit into a polite society.They are full of grunts, squeaks, burps and other noises that have no significance.Grunting does not mean they are constipated, and some actually use tightening their breathing muscle to help digestion (grunts/farts and hard tummy wall).Enjoy the symphony, some day you will wish you could go back in time and re-live it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your doctor deems that your baby is underweight for his height, the best solution is to try to feed more. If your baby is still in the infant stage, adding some additional breastfeeding sessions during the day (or formula) is a great option. If your baby is already consuming tablefoods, more healthy higher calorie foods will do the trick (baby food is not very high in calories, unfortunately). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dreams: She is likely just dreaming, causing her to twitch which is the most common cause of twitching like this. I know you're probably worried if she's having seizures or something more serious like that. There's an entity called Infantile Spasms but she doesn't quite fit the criteria for that either. If she starts truly flexing her upper body, at the next or waist, take her to her pediatriian ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?
Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. They do a lot as babies but eventually decide to contain it. I see babies who never seem to "teethe" but end up with a full set. ...Read more
Im almost 38 weeks pregnant is it normal for my baby to have hiccups alot? Or is it something I should be worried about?
Quite common: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach with the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If there is extra fluid around the baby at 31 weeks and the baby is a big baby should I be worried? My doctor told me not to worry but i still am.
Not sure: There is a lot of history we need here... Is this your first? Are you rh negative in blood type? And do you have diabetes? These and other questions may indicate if extra fluid or large baby size is an issue. If the child is just in the upper percentiles and there is generous amniotic fluid but everything else looks ok, it probably is. If there are risk factors, then get a complete explanation. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my nipples are inversed.Because of this i coulnt feed my baby when he was born. What should I do?
My baby is 3 weeks old now and I am breastfeeding. Im planning to undergo hair rebonding, is it ok to my baby? If not, when it would be possible?
Wait: If there are chemicals involved, they can get into your ody and then the milk and can affect the baby. Wait to do the hair rebonding....At least 6 months. ...Read more
Alcohol and nursing: Alcohol levels in the breast milk are similar to your blood alcohol levels. Having an occasional alcoholic drink has not been shown to be harmful to a breastfed infant. It is best to avoid breastfeeding for about 2 hours after drinking one alcoholic beverage. Excessive use of alcohol can cause impaired motor development, changes in sleep patterns, decrease in milk intake and hypoglycemia. ...Read more
my baby is 3 weeks old and since born he is not feeding from my nipple, so for feeding I am using neeple shield. Is it ok or not.
It's fine!: It's more important that you keep breast feeding, and if the nipple shield is helping you be successful at that, then it's fine to use them. Sometimes you can get him started feeding and that will help pull out the nipple, and then you can take off the shield at the first burping. However, if he does lots better with it on, then by all means, use it. ...Read more
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