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I have a 6 weeks old baby. She is grunting and seems to be straining a lot, she is in a lot of pain. Her bowels are extremely watery and she spits up?

I have a 6 weeks old baby. She is grunting and seems to be straining a lot, she is in a lot of pain. Her bowels are extremely watery and she spits up?

Sounds pretty normal: The signs you note are common at this age.If baby is robust with her feedings & playful at times, this can all be normal. If the baby has declined in her feedings & appears to be hurting to you (you know her best) then it may be worthy of an office visit.Good luck. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

It is common: It is normal and very common for parents to complain about it. Keep breast feeding. Normal range for stooling varies. It is normal to have one bowel movement once every 2-3 days and also every time when you feed her, especially if you breast feed as long as there is no vomiting and baby eats well. You can try putting her on her tummy; remember though only when she is awake and you watching her. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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If a 7 weeks old baby sleeps a lot during the day does that mean they will sleep less during the night?

If a 7 weeks old baby sleeps a lot during the day does that mean they will sleep less during the night?

Yes: Please try to limit baby to 2 hour naps during your day, wake to feed or play and if difficult to keep awake, make sure they up for 5 min. Before letting them go back down.Longer naps make babies flip their day night routine. ...Read more

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How many times should I bottle feed my six weeks old baby?

How many times should I bottle feed my six weeks old baby?

Infant Feeding: Every 3 hourly on an average. At night can give 4-6 hours gap. Plan from now to breast feed your next child for at least 6 months. ...Read more