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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in ...Read more


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Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

No: Meconium ( the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity.Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract . The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more

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8mos old baby with protruding fontanelle during fever, what's wrong?

8mos old baby with protruding fontanelle during fever, what's wrong?

Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it is still bulging or if the baby has a fever or is lethargic or inconsolable and very cranky then get your baby checked immediately. ...Read more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...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 a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

Usually OK: Most babies spit up food. As long as your babies are gaining weight well, there is usually nothing to worry about. Spitting up will gradually get better with age. ...Read more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more

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Will frequent crying harm my baby who has colic?

Will frequent crying harm my baby who has colic?

No: No, your baby's frequent crying due to colic will not harm him/her. Colic is still one of those great mysteries that has no definitive treatment except time. Thus, many colicky babies do cry a lot (many hours in fact). Due to all the crying, it is imperative for a parent to sometimes put the baby down if they feel the crying is getting to them, and this will not harm the baby at all. ...Read more

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My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

Plenty of substitute: The crucial event is that your nephew is getting good nutrition and is growing. We believe human breast milk is best but there are plenty of acceptable substitutes. There also may be other problems that the child might have with the act of sucking or swallowing. Also might be digestive issues. If mom is worried she should discuss it with the doc. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby isn't a fussy baby , is something wrong?

Be grateful: Nothing is wrong. Your child is content, well fed, loved and does not feel a need to fuss. Some babies (and people) in life are just laid back and content. Others like to make a fuss. If his personality is to be content and happy, REJOICE! ...Read more

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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 more

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Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

Yes: Several in las vegas. About one third do well. One third will do well for a time and will eventually need a liver transplant. Another third do not benefit from a kasai procedure and go straight to liver transplant. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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2mos old baby vomits/spits her milk more often lately after feeding.. what to do?..

2mos old baby vomits/spits her milk more often lately after feeding.. what to do?..

? Overfed: try to give reduced amount, prop her/him up while feeding, burp after feeding, raise the head of the bed 30 degrees, as many babies at this age have reflux, if symptoms persist, please see your baby 's doctor ...Read more

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6 month old baby always shouting .Is there any problem with the baby.

6 month old baby always shouting .Is there any problem with the baby.

Reason?: He could be uncomfortable from the food he is eating or the milk he is drinking. He could also be teething which is giving him pain in any case check with your doctor for cause. ...Read more

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What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

What age do you start feeding babies baby food?

I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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