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Why Is My Baby Fussy When Awake
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Discomfort/Fear: We all cry for similar reasons: fear, discomfort, and hunger. If you know your baby's tummy is full, the most common reasons are teeth or bad dreams (depending on their age). What can you do about bad dreams? Not much. But, teething can be helped with some Ibuprofen before bedtime. I also would check your baby's diaper, clothes, and bed to make sure that there is nothing causing them discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Without knowing a whole lot more about your situation, i can't guess why your baby is crying. Sometimes there is a genuine medical problem, sometimes it's more a matter of an anxious personality, and sometimes it's just blowing off steam. Visit your pediatrician to go over the situation in depth so you can get a good answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: Since babies are pooping laying down & don't have much abdominal muscle power, they may fuss just to push things out. They may be spooked by the sensation. They may cramp with the process. Until they are old enough to ask we often never know. ...Read more
My 2 months baby is always crying when she is awake and she sleeps few hours only, is this normal?
Implicit memory : develops at 5 months - procedural memory of what happened yesterday or before. This leads to stranger anxiety & learned behaviors - habits- by 6 months. Giving positive or negative attention to a behavior reinforces it. Ignoring it makes it escalate briefly, then extinguish. Pick him up from behind & move him to another spot, if he's not I'll, hungry, wet, etc. Buy "Little People" on Amazon. ...Read more
Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sleep, people often make noise - talking, grunting, etc. A baby's communication is crying - so it is there way of talking in their sleeep. The trick is not to respond right away - if you touch/jostle etc they may wake up. Let alone to keep sleeping! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty common: Some babies sweat a lot on their heads and usually doesn't indicate any problem. Are there any other symptoms? Is the child eating well, growing normally, meeting developmental milestones? Ask your pediatrician to check the child and make sure no testing needs to be done, but again, it is usually not a cause for concern. ...Read more
My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?
Confusing question: Babies depend on their open nasal passages to breathe normally. If baby must stop feeding to do some breathing or seems to work harder to breathe during feedings, she needs her nose cleaned of any mucous or irritant debris. Dust, smoke & fragrances, make it hard for babies & saline nose rinse is your best rx. I don't know of any babies that drink during sleep, but many sound bad if congested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old coughs only when she is asleep. She does that at night and when she naps. When she is awake, she is healthy and normal.
My baby two months old and when she's feeding she gulps fast, spits it out, starts crying and seems disatisfied but still eats momentslater.What's wrong?
Bottle or breast?: If bottle, check the mechanics of the bottle first to see if she's swallowing air. Don't heat the formula in a microwave, as that can cause some really hot spots. Try a bottle that has a bag from which you can express air, creating a vacuum like she'd have if nursing. If breastfeeding, check her " latch." if the problem persists, let her pediatrician watch her feed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've noticed that My 9 week old baby when cries a lot afterward she sleeps is it because she is tired and can't sleep easier?
See Your Doctor Now: More information regarding your infant is needed such as pre and post-natal medical history, feeding/sleeping patterns, and much more. Normal babies experience increased crying by age 2 weeks, crying reaches a peak by age 2 months. A thorough exam and correlation with history is needed to determine if crying pattern is of a benign nature. Early intervention is always best. See your doctor now. ...Read more
No: Probably not, as long as they are otherwise well. (this assumes that if you're breastfeeding, your milk supply is doing ok.) if they are growing well, happy, and otherwise healthy, babies are pretty good self-regulators. They will take what fills their growth demands. Some babies need more and all babies need more at certain times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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