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What To Do For Infant With Gas And Crying
Neonatal issues: It depends on what you call constipation and the baby's age.Usually in the first days of life the baby will have very frequent bowel movements. As the baby grows older it can create a pattern and not necessarily have stools every day especially if they are breastfed.Constipation at that age is considered to be hard stools. If there is bm at least once a week and soft it is ok.F/u with pcp on this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try to find cause: Many babies develop colic between the 3rd and 12th week of life. Try to find what is precipitating the event. What are you feeding and how are you feeding. Is your baby crying and swalloing air? What kind of water are you using? Are you sterilizing? The best milk for a baby is moms milk. Watch your diet. Consult your doc to find the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually observation: Depending on the age, observation and symptomatic treatment is all that is needed. Suctioning of the nose to keep the nostrils open is key. If the air is dry, a cool mist humidifier may be of benefit. Observe for fever or other signs of infection and make sure the babe is warm, clean and dry and loved a lot. If concerned, see your pcp. Otc meds should only be used with advice of pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food diary: Keep food diary to determine what foods may be causing your symptoms. Beano (over the counter) may help if difficulty digesting certain foods. If heart burn, can take acid acid reflux medicine. Simethicone can help with gas. If symptoms persist, then please see doctor to get checked out for any other underlying issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch the diet: Most babies with galactosemia do great if they stick to a specific diet. In particular, avoiding regular cow's milk is very important. For this condition, soy is a good option. Also, working with a genetic nutritionist who can make recommendations on which foods to avoid once your baby is eating solid foods will help to avoid problems due to this enzyme deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My adult child has severe depression and lives out of state. What can I do to help other than encourage her to get help and listen when needed?
ask her: You can ask her this question; and request her permission to contact her friends or other relatives in her area who could actually check; if it was impossible for you to do this. Sometimes kids (even grown ups) need their parents with them. A visit to a general dr might help her too for many reasons; and she might be more willing to. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teething: If your child is in pain with his/her teething, then giving paracetamol or ibuprofen may help. Gently rubbing over the affected gum with your clean finger may ease the pain. Many children find that biting on a clean and cool object is soothing (for example, a chilled teething ring or a clean, cold, wet flannel). Chewing on chilled fruit or vegetables may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Sometimes a car ride does the trick. I've had good success with homeopathic colic remedies, and with camomille and fennel teas. Colic has different causes in different babies, and you may have to try a few things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?
Call his Dr.: The best thing to do is call his Dr and go over the child's current daily diet. The Dr will want to know any issues you are having with your child and for continuity of care would be able to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and then follow-up with you later to assure all is going well. Best wishes. ...Read more
What type of formula can I give my baby because he throws up with the one he drinks now which is enfamil i would lie to know what can I do to help my baby or what formula can he drink other than enfamil
If : If your baby is having trouble tolerating a milk based formula, regardless of the brand, then you may want to consider switiching to a soy based formula and monitor for improvement.Soy based formulas are sold in any store that sells "regular" or milk based formula. If this does not help, then your baby maybe dealing with a reflux issue, and would need to be evaluated by his or her doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Sometimes after feeding my newborn, i kind of struggle to get him to burp. I can go up to 15 min but nothing. What can I do to help him burp? Normal?
Different position: Not all babies' stomachs anatomically same. Moat babies have air go to highest part of stomach by placing in sitting position, holding baby steady and patting on back. If this doesn't work place child with head elevated on right side (again air rises to highest point), and pat child's back. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do for newborns throwing up after feeding and it coming thru nasal passages and choking baby?
Clear the nose: Babies don't have good control when they vomit and the fluid can come out the nose or mouth. Clear his nose with the bulb syringe. You may be able to prevent some of the vomiting or spitting up by burping frequently, don't overfeed him, and hold him upright for a while after feeding to allow the feeds to settle. ...Read more
Vomiting: Try letting her belly rest for awhile, after she vomits. At least an hour. Then only give sips of the Pedialyte, for about a 1/2 hr, to see if it stays down. Then try small amounts, like 1-2 oz/hr., after that. There are medicines to help vomiting, but they are prescription, so she would need to be seen. ...Read more
Unlikely to help: In an otherwise normal child who does not have a bleeding disorder, the most common reason for nose bleeds is nose picking. Two kinds of kids don't pick their nose: those without fingers, and those without a nose. The rest pick, some more than others, and some excessively. Humidity helps, so try some saline nasal spray to keep it lubricated, then see your pediatrician if the problem persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time. Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if i cannot nurture her enough, and i need to give her some baby formula?
What can you do for a baby that has constant belly aches and gas? I'm beyond exhausted and out of options.
Had same experience: With my first born we had the same experience. There are so many factors that can cause this, first is what the mother eats can affect the new born, if breast feeding. This does resolve with time, just requires a little patients and visit to the new borns doctor to make sure nothing is wrong. ...Read more
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