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Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Why is my baby fussy after I feed him?

Probiotics: Many children will do better by simply adding a probiotic. The good bacteria help colonize the gut and assist digestion. Use one like culturelle baby or flora baby. Fussiness after eating clues me in to a digestive issue and i like to address that issue. ...Read more

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Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


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My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having  formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

Keep trying: To have the formula from a bottle is easier for a baby because of the nipple opening is wider. It's much harder for them to get a milk from the breast. Keep on trying to breastfeed prior to the supplement infant with a formula. Be patient. ...Read more

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My nine month baby wont stop crying, very fussy. I gave him pedicare for his teeth and still is fussy.

My nine month baby wont stop crying, very fussy. I gave him pedicare for his teeth and still is fussy.

Fussiness: Fussiness in children can have many sources. First, if a basic need such as food or sleep is unmet, the child can be fussy. However, if the child does not feel well, he also could be fussy. A visit to the pediatrician or family physician would be reasonable to ensure there is no medical reason for the fussiness. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed my baby after he spits up?

Should I breastfeed my baby after he spits up?

Yes: A baby who swallowed a lot of air will have a full stomach but not much calories in it. Spitting up will leave him with not enough to call it a feeding. ...Read more

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I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old baby, and now i want to switch to formula feeding. But everytime i offer her a bottle she fusse?

I am exclusively breastfeeding my 6month old baby, and now i want to switch to formula feeding. But everytime i offer her a bottle she fusse?

Have someone help: In the beginning of a switch, if baby can smell you she is unlikely to take a bottle. Have dad or a friend offer the bottle & leave the area. She may fuss from separation anxiety, but if she is hungry, she should tale a bottle from them. After a while she should be willing to take one from you. ...Read more

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Baby is 9mth old is it normal for him to still wake up three hrly for milk at night? Shuld I stop giving him even when he cries?

Baby is 9mth old is it normal for him to still wake up three hrly for milk at night? Shuld I stop giving him even when he cries?

Try shifting feeds: This is a common problem for moms who get into the routine of feeding babies as they tire out, expecting them to sleep longer with a full tummy.If feeding is part of going to sleep, they fuss to be feed any time they wake & are still tired. Try to shift feeds to when babies waking up & change settling ritual to reading a book from a distance.They often drop night feedings when you do. ...Read more

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My baby wont stop crying. All he wants to do is eat? I am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?

My baby wont stop crying. All he wants to do is eat? I am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?

Fussy baby: Is your baby crying every time you try to stop feeding him( or take him away from your breast? Or put him down?) it sounds like you know he is getting enough milk and what the baby wants is the closeness and non-nutritive sucking. You may want to try a pacifier to allow your baby to continue sucking when you put him down. That allowed me to finally be able to put my little fuss-budget down. ...Read more

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When should I feed my breastfed baby cereal? She's 3.5 months. Feds a lot and is fussy. Not sure if my breastmilk is fully satisfying her

When should I feed my breastfed baby cereal? She's 3.5 months. Feds a lot and is fussy. Not sure if my breastmilk is fully satisfying her

Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early ; frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice ; do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades ; baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more

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If i breastfeed my daughter and she spits up a lot should I feed her again?

If i breastfeed my daughter and she spits up a lot should I feed her again?

Probably not...: Generally speaking if your daughter is gaining adequate weight as determined by your pediatrician plotting her growth curve for each well visit check-up, then you probably do not need to feed her a 2nd time. Many babies will drink until their little stomachs are overfilled, especially if your breast milk is plentiful. So, rest assured, normal weight and height curves indicate your baby has plenty. ...Read more

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2mos old baby vomits/spits her milk more often lately after feeding.. what to do?..

2mos old baby vomits/spits her milk more often lately after feeding.. what to do?..

? Overfed: try to give reduced amount, prop her/him up while feeding, burp after feeding, raise the head of the bed 30 degrees, as many babies at this age have reflux, if symptoms persist, please see your baby 's doctor ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby sometimes cries after feedings when he is well fed as if he wants more but when I give move he spits up??

My 2 month old baby sometimes cries after feedings when he is well fed as if he wants more but when I give move he spits up??

Reading signals: It is easy to assume a baby is hungry if they are willing to take more.However, babies suck often to self sooth and this can be when they are full. Babies are even born with sucking blisters on their hands showing they did so while getting fed through the placenta. Many babies are just tired and suck to self settle. Their crying is often fatigue and not understanding if they sleep it goes away. ...Read more

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Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Safety: It is always safer to keep your eyes on the road than to try dealing with a crying baby. Some mothers position stick on mirrors where they can assess the immediate needs of the child with a glance. If needed, pull off the road and tend the child safely before returning to the road. The baby needs to stay properly positioned, rear facing in the seat at all times when traveling. ...Read more

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What if my baby is still hungry after breastfeeding? Should I give formula?

What if my baby is still hungry after breastfeeding? Should I give formula?

Switch: Switch to the other breast, or let baby suck - milk production depends on demand and you will not have the stimulation to produce more if baby is given formula instead. Even non-nutritive sucking is beneficial to baby and mother. ...Read more

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My baby aged 3mnth.Til 2 mnth baby enjoyed breast milk, after that refusing.He cries, gets irritated at nursing time when awake. Pls advice what to do.

My baby aged 3mnth.Til 2 mnth baby enjoyed breast milk, after that refusing.He cries, gets irritated at nursing time when awake. Pls advice what to do.

Breast refusal: There may be several reasons for baby, s refusal. He may have a stuffed nose and he has difficulty sucking with a stuffed nose, or the quality on your milk has changed.Sometimes there may be a change in your body odor, i.e. You are using a new soap or shampoo, etc. Try pumping and give him your breastmilk from a bottle or try changing position, etc. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 50 days now and im only breaat feeding her, what if I don't burp her after each time she feeds? And when can I start giving her water?

My baby girl is 50 days now and im only breaat feeding her, what if I don't burp her after each time she feeds? And when can I start giving her water?

Breastfeeding: It is not unusual for a breastfed baby not to burp at each feeding. If your baby is having hard stools, you may start giving an ounce of water once or twice a day until tyhe stools become soft.. ...Read more

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My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more

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Why is my 11 week old baby girl always crying when pooing? What I do to help her.

Why  is my 11 week old baby girl always crying when pooing? What I do to help her.

Probably normal: If your baby's poop is hard, that may be the cause of her crying. If so, giving 1-2 oz fruit juice, such as prune juice or apple juice, once a day can help. If the poop is soft, it is actually normal for babies to grunt, strain, and cry to have a bowel movement. Their muscles are not well-developed yet, so they must really work to do what comes so naturally to grown people - poop! ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more