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What Do I Do If My Baby Is Distracted And Having Trouble Feeding
Trouble breathing : If your baby is vomiting & has trouble breathing you should take baby to ER ASAP, he probably choked while vomiting, from gastroesophageal reflux or any other causes of vomiting. You can call 911 if you don't have transportation. Please don't feed the baby if still with difficulty breathing, only small sips of pedialyte . Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Experience: Little babies will root, turning their head and opening their mouths in a movement of looking for the breast. Tired babies tend not to make eye contact. It never hurts to try a feed. As you get to know your baby and his or her cries, you will become adept and knowing if baby is tired or hungry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thats Normal: Baby will trap a little air every time it swallows. Thats the way the swallowing mechanism works. As baby gulps it down, you either burp it up or will deal with is exiting the other end. The digestive tract is just a long tube. Some parents swear by mylecon( gas drops) but its not magic. It may combine some bubbles but it doesn't stop the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluate: If you are having problems losing stool, something called rectal incontinence, you should see your OB dr for an evaluation. Your dr may refer you to a colon rectal surgeon if a repair is needed. Exercises are not very helpful here. Avoid foods that cause loose stools or excess gas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I cannot stop moving or concentarte I am having difficulty sleeping and I feel physically and mentally exhausted?
RLS?: You might be experiencing Restless Legs Syndrome, notorious for causing uncomfortable fidgety feelings in the legs (and possibly arms) but also causing disrupted sleep, sometimes severely so. There are some potential underlying causes for RLS which can be treated, but often there is no obvious cause. In this case there are medicines which can control the symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What should I do if worry about feeling sick and having nightmares and i cannot therefore get to sleep?
Amenorrhea Wnts Baby: If you have no periods (amenorrhea), then you are not ovulating and you will have trouble getting pregnant. Eventually you might ovulate but it would be about 2wks before period. The best idea is to see a fertility specialist who can find out why you do not ovulate and then use meds to make it happen. Your problem is treatable but you almost certainly need help to succeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and place in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps to 2 hrs to prevents day/night reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting close: A 7 week old baby may be getting closer to sleeping a long stretch at night. Usually between 8 to 12 weeks we see babies sleeping a stretch like 6 to 8 hours. Try putting her down on her back, sleepy, yet not quite asleep and see if she can settle herself down. The ability to self soothe is important for her to learn. Some babies do just need a vigorous cry before they fall asleep, also. ...Read more
I don't know what to do I am a 21 year old female that is pregnant with my second child. Im 29 weeks and I do have anxiety problems. Right now i can't sleep, im havig trouble sleeping, my heart feels so werid, like if its leaking? And my body wont stop sh
I : I am so sorry that you are feeling so poorly. I am going to recommend that you be seen immediately because the best thing is to have a complete workup. Call your physician immediately and explain your symptoms. You should have a medical evaluation first including an ekg, and blood tests. Find out if you have ever had your thyroid functions tested as those are important and can make you feel like you have anxiety. If your doctor can't see you then go to the er and explain your symptoms so that you can be completely evaluated. This is especially important at the stage you are with your pregnancy. Please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
What to do if I have asthma and its getting worse I keep getting breathing difficulties and What to do if I have no medication?
Not sure of question: If you have been diagnosed with asthma and you feel its getting worse, I don;t quite understand not having medications. There are many programs available where ( if this is your case) you can get medications free. Check with your physician, clinic or local pharmacy. Good Luck and don;t go too long without checking this out. ...Read more
What to do if I am due in three weeks and still have no idea if I want my son circumsized or not pleasehelp! what are pro n cons to both?
Personal choice: In the us circumcision is commonplace, 80-90 %, france 30%, australia 30%, great brittain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & std if not & i remember it being the most requested elective surgery amoung young enlisted men during my navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns. ...Read more
I will have my first driving lesson soon. Just wondering if I may have trouble sleeping the night before. :) Is there anything I shall do if I can't?
Driving lessons: Congratulations on this step in your life. If you don't sleep well the night before you may not be at your best but you will be ok. Just tell the instructor. If lack of sleeping becomes a pattern see your doctor or a mental health professional. Warm bath, yoga, herbal tea can all help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there anything i could to to help my ADHD when im not taking my medication ? And what should I avoid doing if I have ADHD ?
Reset the clock: After the newborn period babies can slip into the habit of becoming trained nighttime feeders.One of the ways to interrupt that pattern is to offer a small amount of water to older babies. That will quench their thirst but not perpetuate the habit of eating at night.Some babies will become upset so be prepared the first several nights to "go through withdrawals" as you reset the hunger time clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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