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Why Do Babies Sweat In Nursing Asleep
What is causing my one year old son to sweat a lot when he is nursing? Mostly at night when my son is nursing, his forehead is warm and the back of his neck sweats so much that by the time he finishes nursing and falls asleep, the entire back of his neck
Not really!: It is actually alarming for md to learn your baby "sweats" during feeding... Feeding should be a delightful experience for babies! ...In some heart condition , eating or nurisng alone "stresses" the heart causing tiring even sweating in babies! a visit to your peds will sort this problem out! warm regards! dr t. ...Read more
Alcohol and nursing: Alcohol levels in the breast milk are similar to your blood alcohol levels. Having an occasional alcoholic drink has not been shown to be harmful to a breastfed infant. It is best to avoid breastfeeding for about 2 hours after drinking one alcoholic beverage. Excessive use of alcohol can cause impaired motor development, changes in sleep patterns, decrease in milk intake and hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Baby 5 days old sleeping for 8 hours without feeding (1st time) born at 37 weeks, slow at nursing but was told to expect that, is this normal?
TERM INFANT: 37 to 42 weeks is term pregnancy. Newborns sleep 18-20 hours a day. Feeding is needed every 3 hours on an average, night time gap can be 4-6 hours max. So wake the baby by gentle movement/ rubbing the back and offer feeding. Too much sleepiness combined with refusal / poor sucking, poor muscle tone, pallor, moaning, hypothermia are signs of infection. If these happens, talk to the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 month old sometimes sweats when nursing to sleep at night - but only then and at no other time that he nurses. Is this normal?
Not to worry: I do not think this should be of any problem . ...Read more
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
I'm nursing my 22 mo old daughter still, would like to continue, but recently having trouble falling asleep. Dr prescribed me ambien (zolpidem). Can I nurse?
Probably not: Ambien (zolpidem) is considered potentially unsafe in lactation. An easy alternative would be to pump prior to taking the ambien (zolpidem). It will be mostly out of your system by morning. I have several patients doing this safely and successfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Decay happens!: The same rules apply whether you bottle feed or nurse...Teeth that are not cleaned and are covered with breast milk, formula or food will be at higher of decay. The cure is to make sure you use the age appropriate oral hygiene techniques after ever feeding - even bedtime! you're the parent and you create the culture of oral healthcare and oral hygiene in your home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 8 months, he left the tumb sucking habit 4 the past 3 weeks.now he wants to be nursing while sleeping.only then he sleeps.is it bad habit?
Learned behaviors: start at 6 mos.,so he is "trained night feeder." At a consistent bedtime, read, cuddle, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth/ use an infant toothbrush, then put him in his bed in his own room drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep. If you consistently ignore night crying, it will first worsen, then stop. If you can't do this, HealthyChildren.org has a " graded ignoring" method. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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