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What Are The Causes Of Overfeeding Infants
Overfeeding: If you baby is taking more than he/she needs, you will most likely see spitting up, irritability, and weight gain that is faster than expected. Some babies will over feed (if offered), because feeding and sucking are primary comforting methods. This is less likely to happen with breastfeeding. If you are not sure, ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 7 months baby wakes up at night couple of times. We feed him and he sleeps. Does he wake up bcoz he is hungry? Or are we overfeeding him?
He awakens because: He's a "trained night feeder." healthy babies over 6 mos. Don't need night feeds, ; are old enough for learned behaviors. If you read to him, feed, brush his teeth or wipe off his gums, then put him to bed drowsy, but awake, he'll learn to self-calm for sleep-onset ; for night-waking. If you consistently ignore night-crying. It increases at first, then stops. See healthychildren. Org for tips. ...Read more
Good day, I have a 2week old baby who seems to be overfeeding. Also she's been pooing a lot in a day and her poo is very liquidy too liquidy?
2 month old baby drinks milk every hour. Having less breast milk so using formula. She drinks 2.5 oz at a time & she stops when she is full. Overfeeding?
My child has wind I went to a paed she adviced me to reduce the formula from 125ml to 75ml as I might be overfeeding my 1mnth old. Is this gonna affect?
My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?
No, first: Check if you're diluting it right, and whether you are giving the right amount for his weight/expected weight. If he is crying for more, it means that he is hungry and needs more, remember, infants in the first year of life experience a growth spurt with increasing needs fir calories. If he still cries despite adjusting the dose, see his pediatrician, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Good day. My daughter is 14 months and had a Nissen fundoplication surgery done on Tuesday. She was great till today. She is crying a lot and looks like she wants to vomit. I am not sure if I am not overfeeding her as well. I am not forcing food down but
Talk to surgeon: Any change during the post-op period should be taken seriously. Have the surgeon on call paged to discuss with them what you are noticing or have her seen in a local ER to ensure that she is okay. Best wishes. ...Read more
Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry. ...Read more
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more
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Very good explanation!
My infant's head flops back sometimes when I pick her up. I know to support her head, but is this cause for concern?
What causes shudder attacks in infants? Could there be a more serious prob that are causing them? Do they have long term affects on the childs life
Shudder attacks: If you think your child may be having shudder attacks make sure to take a video of it to show your pediatrician. If it's truly shudder attacks, it will get better as they get older. Neurologically and developmentally, it should not affect the child. Also shudder attacks happen in awake state, child usually interactive the whole time even after it happens, quite the opposite for seizures. ...Read more
Viral and bacterial: Various viral and bacterial infections can cause boils on the skins of infants and older kids. Rarely, it can be caused by other causes that are more serious causes. The diagnosis is based on how they look, where they are, how are they progressing, response to treatment and associated symptoms. He/she should be examined by their physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoarseness. Viral illness can cause short-term hoarseness. Some babies are born with a paralyzed vocal cord. Babies can have papillomas on their vocal cords (especially if the mother had known genital warts at some time in her life). ...Read more
Variety: Could be congenital scoliosis (malformations of parts of the spine), resulting in abnormal growth. Alternatively, certain syndromes result in scoliosis in addition to other medical issues which need to be identified, worked up and treated. A variety of neuromuscular problems can also be associated. ...Read more
Possibly: Any product when given in excess could have negative effects. I have seen infants force fed the product develop profuse diarrhea that only stopped when it was limited. If it is given for an extended period with no form of nutrition, the infant will develop starvation. It is a safe and effective hydration solution when used as part of a balanced treatment plan. ...Read more
Most babies drool: Drooling is part of the routine for most infants & toddlers. They constantly put fingers in their mouth & drooling is normal. After they get past some of the habit of sucking on fingers they seem to stop. Kids drooling a lot after this point may have issues like cerebral palsy. ...Read more
NMS: I thought I would make some suggestions since your question has not been answered by anyone else. This is not my specialty but I can think of congenital abnormality of the vocal cord or brain damage during delivery as potential causes- fortunately rarely. What did your doctor tell you? ...Read more
Immune deficiency?: Many immune problems can cause low grade fever, but autoimmune disease has usually specific findings other than fever. Low grade fever in children may be normal. Children will frequently have higher temperatures for any illness than adults. You did not say how the temps were taken of when. This info is needed for a good answer! But if a fever is present, I would bet on low grade infection! ...Read more
If: If you google "cell phones" and "infants" you will come across a ton of websites talking about cell phone proximity causing everything from autism to brain cancer. So far, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that cell phones cause any harm to infants and children and so there are no official guidelines. There is concern, so research is currently being conducted, but there is no available information on this topic, yet. At this point, I would just recommend doing what makes you most comfortable. ...Read more
I'd like to know if an accidental burn as an infant caused me to become sensitive and dependent on others not only as an adult, but throughout my life
Work overload: Mother cleanses babies blood, removing metabolic waste until the cord is clamped. Newborns must convert blood that worked better in the womb to air breather blood & this conversion creates byproducts that can result in jaundice. Most are visibly jaundiced by day 4 clearing by a week or so. Some have additional issues with blood type or bruises that add to jaundice. Too much jaundice can injure baby. ...Read more