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Why does my baby seem to be eating less?

Why does my baby seem to be eating less?

Can be normal: Children have appetites that vary. As toddlers (12-24 months in particular) they will have days they eat like an adult and days they eat not at all. As long as baby feels good and acts normal just monitor appetite.Be sure he/she is drinking to stay hydrated. Sometimes appetite decreases when teething or if they are feeling badly. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more


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How much should my 11 month old be eating.She doesn't seem ti want to eat much these days?

How much should my 11 month old be eating.She doesn't seem ti want to eat much these days?

Trust him: As long as the infant is gaining weight along the normal range of his/her growth chart, don't worry about day to day eating habits. You can trust his/her appetite at this age, and it's typical for the appetite to go up & down with growth spurts. Never force a child to eat. If the infant is underweight, see your pediatrician right away. ...Read more

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I seem to not poop as much as i probably should. Sometimes I do not poop for 2 days. Is this normal? Anything to help me poop regularly?

I seem to not poop as much as i probably should. Sometimes I do not poop for 2 days. Is this normal? Anything to help me poop regularly?

Not abnormal...: Moving your bowls once every 3 days to 3 movements per day is considered the normal range. Your symptoms indeed fall within normal range. Try eating more vegetables - "more leaf and less beef" - and you will have more regular movement. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 11 month baby doesn't want to eat much cause he is fully breastfed?

Is it normal that my 11 month baby doesn't want to eat much cause he is fully breastfed?

Could be: Main calory source for 11-month-old is breast milk or formula. Other food supplements such as "baby foods" are actually complimentary. I would'nt be concerned as long as infant makes proper weight gain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Is it normal for my baby to have so much difficulty latching?

Yes: Yes, it is normal. Every baby is different. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby. However, it does not always occur as naturally as we hope. It is normal for latching difficulties to occur initially. It is always a good idea to have a lactation consult to discuss the specific needs of each mother-baby connection. Correcting latching issues will result in a happier baby. ...Read more

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What does that mean when im married and much older than husband. Will it be hard for me to conceive?

What does that mean when im married and much older than husband. Will it be hard for me to conceive?

Maybe: It may be more difficult to become pregnant. Certainly a fertility evaluation is warranted much sooner. If you periods are irregular or you have had pelvic surgery in the past you may want to see a fertility specialist to maximize your chances of conception. ...Read more

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My new baby is not gaining fast enough. Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?

My new baby is not gaining fast enough.  Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?

Lactation consultant: The proper latching to the breast/nipple is very improtant for breastfeeding and your comfort level also contributes to the its success. If you are too anxious/tense, you will have less milk let-down and thus more difficult for baby to feed. I would suggest seeing a lactation specialist as soon as you can to get some good/proper advice..Congrats on your new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

Doubt it: Most spitters have exaggerated reflux.This usually worsens until about 4 months before starting to improve.Formula changes seldom help.True lactose intolerance affects few newborns but can occur transiently after a bad diarrhea.Acidic watery stools are a common finding. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby is constipated too the point that suppositories and lactose don't seem to be working.what else can I try ?

My 8 month old baby is constipated too the point that suppositories and lactose don't seem to be working.what else can I try ?

See md : If your child's constipation is so severe that a suppository is not causing a bowel movement, I would recommend bringing the child to the doctor, especially if he is fussy and seems to have abdominal pain. It is possible that he would get relief from a pediatric enema , but I would never recommend that without an examination first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry so much more now that she's teething?

Why does my baby cry so much more now that she's teething?

Because it hurts: Try cold teething ring. Children's Tylenol/Motrin may help take edge off...follow pkg directions to the letter. Schedule appt w Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) now for more help. ...Read more

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My teeth are so sensitive that eating apples makes them hurt. Why is this and how can I stop it?

My teeth are so sensitive that eating apples makes them hurt. Why is this and how can I stop it?

Look for cause: cause of sensitivity is important. Consult your dentist ASAP , get xrays, periodontal exam, mouth breathing, sleep problem, grinding, loose teeth, traumatic occlusion. Many many reasons. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been eating healthy and exercising everyday. But the weight doesn't seem to be coming off anymore. I certainly have more to lose. What can I do?

I've been eating healthy and exercising everyday. But the weight doesn't seem to be coming off anymore. I certainly have more to lose. What can I do?

Weight management: It is common to reach a set point when trying to lose weight. Alter your exercise routine, combine weight training with aerobic workouts but vary your workout strategies. Keep a journal of your eating, we often underestimate calorie consumption. If you continue the weight will likely come off. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 months and she is 15 pounds she is so tiny and not interrested in food what to do to make her eat well?

My baby is 10 months and she is 15 pounds she is so tiny and not interrested in food what to do to make her eat well?

Physical ASAP: Please have your child examined by a pediatrician asap. She is not that far off on the weight to age charts, but it would ease your mind to know that everything is ok or if there is something that needs to be done you will know. ...Read more

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My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read more

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My Baby is not eating very well or say does not want to eat except breast-milk he's 1yr, 3 month, Wat can I do?

My Baby is not eating very well or say does not want to eat except breast-milk he's 1yr, 3 month,  Wat can I do?

Feed solid food 1st: Present first food before breastfeeding. Food portions are small for 15 month old toddlers. Portion size is 1 tablespoon per year for food. More about breastfeeding and introducing solid foods: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/Working-Together-Breastfeeding-and-Solid-Foods.aspx ...Read more

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Im 18weeks pregnant i try not to strave my baby even though i may not want to eat i eat.is it normal to feel your baby move little at a time?

Im 18weeks pregnant i try not to strave my baby even though i may not want to eat i eat.is it normal to feel your baby move little at a time?

18wk preg: It is very normal to feel your baby moving, and you should feel more and more movement as your baby grows. You diet is extremely important for both you and your developing baby. Suggest you google nutritional diets for pregnancy and request information from your doctor. ...Read more

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I think my mental issues are more environmental than anything. If I move, will I be less depressed?

I think my mental issues are more environmental than anything. If I move, will I be less depressed?

Possibly: If you move, you might become sensitive to the new environment too. Find a doctor that will treat you for your environmental problems so you can stay where you are and not feel bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

diminished ...Read more