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Doctor insights on: What Are The Causes Of Overfeeding Infants

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How will I know if i’m overfeeding my baby?

How will I know if i’m overfeeding my baby?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Feeding: Nursing every hour is not unusual and hard to overfeed with nursing. 2.5 ounces of formula an hour seems to much for this age. But to know for sure you need to see the growth chart for her ...Read more

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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 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?

Not unusual: Not unusual for a 1 month old to to drink 125 ml. Per feed. Typically if the baby is not spitting up a lot or irritable, it is OK. Your pediatrician may have a reason for recommending feeding the baby less. ...Read more

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My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?

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

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Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

Can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?

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

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What are the causes of infant deaths?

What are the causes of infant deaths?

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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What are the main causes of infant death?

Varies with age: Day 1= congenital anomalies
day2-under six months= crib death
6m-3yr- crash related injury/death
there are other issues but these are the majors. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

See below: Strokes are rare in infants, but risk factors include: congenital heart defects, dehydration, infection, brain malformations, arteriovenous malformations, and blood clotting disorders. ...Read more

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Please help! What are the leading causes of morbidity for infants?

Please help! What are the leading causes of morbidity for infants?

Sepsis: Babies can get mild viral colds of course, which are a nuisance, not serious. Serious bacterial infections can occur most likely in the first 30 days of life. With early detection and treatment we are able to handle these in the hospital with IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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

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What causes boils on infants?

What causes boils on infants?

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

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What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

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

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Uti in infants cause?

Uti in infants cause?

See below: The most common cause is e.Coli bacteria from the intestinal tract, which is the same as in older children, teens, and adults. ...Read more

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What causes infant scoliosis?

What causes infant scoliosis?

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

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Can pedialyte cause harm to infants?

Can pedialyte cause harm to infants?

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

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What nerological disease cause drooling n infant?

What nerological disease cause drooling n infant?

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

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What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: Means soft bones and refers to a failure of boney matrix to appropriately ossify, or form healthy calcified bone. Some genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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Infant allergy to everything I'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Infant allergy to everything I'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Allergies: I would talk to your doctor about specific symptoms that make you think your child is allergic to everything. Sometimes there are intolerances or other confusing symptoms that may not actually be allergies. If they really are allergies you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can an infant be born with aphonia? What might the causes of this be?

Can an infant be born with aphonia? What might the causes of this be?

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

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Which type of immune deficiencies in infants would cause low grade temps?

Which type of immune deficiencies in infants would cause low grade temps?

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

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Can cell phones use cause illness to infants? How far away should cell phone be use from infants

Can cell phones use cause illness to infants? How far away should cell phone be use from infants

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

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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

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

Hard to say.: I think the way people around you dealt with that accident is more important than the accident itself; children tend to duplicate the coping mechanisms they see in the adult members of their family. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

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