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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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Why my baby is not sleeping during night and very fussy.?

Why my baby is not sleeping during night and very fussy.?

Sleep: How old is baby? Ic newborn, he will not sleep through night. If your baby is ilder then it is important to establish a bedtime routine., include a bath, read a book aloud to baby. Feed baby. Then lay baby to bed before sound asleep. May take a while to get routine established. ...Read more

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Why is my baby crying in his sleep?

Why is my baby crying in his sleep?

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 more

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Why is my baby crying so much?

Why is my baby crying so much?

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 more

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Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Why is my 6 month old baby so fussy?

Fussy Baby: I would love to help you with your baby but need more information. Check diaper, hunger, for fever, for pain. If all else fails take baby for a car ride in car seat of course. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry so hard when she cries?

Why does my baby cry so hard when she cries?

Crying: Some babies cry softly and some loudly. Your baby was born to cry hard and loud. If s/he is doing well otherwise, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

Why is my newborn baby crying just before she has bowel movement?

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

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My 2 months baby is always crying when she is awake and she sleeps few hours only, is this normal?

My 2 months baby is always crying when she is awake and she sleeps few hours only, is this normal?

Not unusual: Many baby crying when she wakes up. Once you change diaper if is wet or feed her then she stops crying. This is good.Many baby only sleeps 2-3 hours like a clock. Do do not be alarmed. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby gets really frustrated and cries alot is this normal?

My 5 month old baby gets really frustrated and cries alot 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

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Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

Why does my baby cry in her sleep?

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 more

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Why my 1 month old baby is crying because of farting during midnight?

Why my 1 month old baby is crying because of farting during midnight?

Gas: Babies cry due to many reasons . Gas in the belly can hurt too. But normally they are happy once they pass stools or gas . ...Read more

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My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

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

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My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?

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 more

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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 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.

Doctor visit: This symptom can be due to a number of things, but nighttime cough in children can be a symptom of asthma. Your child should be evaluated by a doctor for this condition. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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How should I position my newborn baby when he/she sleeps?

Safe sleeping: The aap recently came out with a new policy statement about safe sleeping. Now, in addition to always putting your baby to sleep on their back, there should be no bumpers, breast-feeding is recommended and your child should be immunized. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is my baby overly hungry?

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 more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more