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What should I do if my baby is throwing up blood?

What should I do if my baby is throwing up blood?

Call your doctor: You need to seek medical attention immediately. If your baby is breastfeeding, it's possible that your nipples are cracked and bleeding and your baby may be spitting up maternal blood, but there are other more serious areas of concern. Calling your pediatrician for this is the best advice i can give. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

Call your doctor: Sometimes babies develop blood in the stool due to intolerance of milk protein which is easily treated by removing milk proteins from mom's and baby's diet. Blood in the stool can also be caused by a small tear in the anus. Your doctor must assess your baby, however, to determine whether the cause is one of these two, or something else. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby takes antibiotics and throws up immediately?

What should I do if my baby takes antibiotics and throws up immediately?

May repeat the dose: If it happens immediately after you may repeat the dose but not if it happens later. ...Read more

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What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

See his doctor: Flu causes fever and cough, and in babies can lead to pneumonia and dehydration. Controlling fever, and pushing fluids, are the main treatments. See your doctor if your baby is younger than 6 months; has fever > 101; has other medical problems like asthma; won't drink; or gets worse after getting better. ...Read more

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Ok im 8 weeks pregnant and i went to the obgyn yesterday and when she checked me there was no heart beat what does this mean what should I do?

Ok im 8 weeks pregnant and i went to the obgyn yesterday and when she checked me there was no heart beat what does this mean what should I do?

Normal: Baby's heart beat is not audible until the 9-10th week at the earliest, even with doppler. Usually it's heard around the 12-14th week. Take a deep breath in and let it out slowly over 8 seconds - be calm.... ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my two month old baby keeps spitting up is this normal?

What do you suggest if my two month old baby keeps spitting up is this normal?

Is baby growing ?: If baby is happy more or less and ready to refeed after sptting it is likely simple reflux. As long as baby wets diapers every 6 hours and is growing, i don't get very concerned. The spitting can increase and peak around 4 mo as baby becomes more active. If baby doesn't wet but every 8hrs or more, you need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

Depends on the age: Newborns need to be held. Up to a couple months of age, a baby only understadns if his needs can be met. Hold him all you can, but allow him always to learn to fall asleep by himself by placing him in his crib when sleepy. After this period s he becomes more interested in the world around him, play with him while he is on his mat or chair so he does not expect to be held all the time. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps coughing up lots of mucus?

What should I do if my baby keeps coughing up lots of mucus?

Make an appt.: Mucous production can be normal in a newborn for a few days. In older children, it can signal other issues like allergies, asthma, etc. Diagnosis also varies based on age. Many children on milk based formulas or older children who drink a lot of milk may see improvement by going off dairy. This issue is best answered with a visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why is my child throwing up bile? What can I do to help her?

Why is my child throwing up bile? What can I do to help her?

Time for an evaluatn: The only reason for anyone to throw up bile at any age is a blockage in the intestines. It is a medical emergency.Take the kid in for evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a baby and most babies get used to the taste after a while. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

Vomiting: You may have a sinus infection and the mucus produced may be irritating your nostrils causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has a fever?

What should I do if my baby has a fever?

Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (over 6 mos), then assess how baby seems to be acting. If acting ill after fever reducing medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if my 8-week old is always hungry?

What should I do if my 8-week old is always hungry?

Is it really hunger: The 2 month old is a rapidly growing infant that needs fuel to grow. They will feed more often than older infants.Yet many parents are confused by non-nutritive (self calming) sucking behavior as a sign they need more. Babies are wired to survive and often suck 24/7 it does not always mean hunger. Think of the newborn. Never understood what feeding was about, yet takes to it immediately. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

Anus has fissures?: In a healthy young baby, anal fissures (little cracks in the skin of the anus) can happen after a forceful pooping (poop need not be firm), or after passing a firm poop. When a fissure happens, there may be streaks or spots of blood on the poop. Because young babies poop often, a fissure may take a while to heal up. The parent should talk with a doctor if blood is seen on the poop day after day. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is not burping?

What should I do if my baby is not burping?

Don't panic: Some babies just don't burp. But, first make sure that you are giving them the opportunity to burp. Try different positions with gentle back massage/tapping to encourage the air to "rise up": on your chest while you are in a sitting position, and also lying across your your lap. If your child doesn't burp and is otherwise happy and comfortable, then don't sweat it...The gas will come from below. ...Read more

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I'm thirteen and i throw up acid from my stomatch every morning, since i was six. I have no idea what to do or what it means.?

I'm thirteen and i throw up acid from my stomatch every morning, since i was six. I have no idea what to do or what it means.?

Needs to see a docto: Have your parentstaklen you to your pediatrician and discussed this problem since you were sif, that is 7 years you may have a case of gastroesophageal reflux, you can be helped but you have to tell your patients to take you to your doctor what you have is not normal. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby put a bead up her nose?

What should I do if my baby put a bead up her nose?

Remove it if you can: If you can see and grasp the bead, remove it, if you cannot see it or remove it then see your physician who can look inside and often grasp it with surgical instruments. ...Read more

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