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1 month old baby 36.2 temperature won't stop crying. Pooped today but won't take a bottle at this time.

1 month old baby 36.2 temperature won't stop crying. Pooped today but won't take a bottle at this time.

Needs to be checked: 1 month old baby with normal temp of 36.2c, and cintinyuing ti cry and refusing to feed needs to be checked, to find what is wrong.Crying for a short period or when hungry or constipated or havin intestinal colic or gassy is not abnormal and is expected but crying constantly and refusing to feed needs evaluation by your babies pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3-month-old breastfed baby won't take a bottle. Are there some special bottles or nipples he might take?

My 3-month-old breastfed baby won't take a bottle.  Are there some special bottles or nipples he might take?

Experiment: You may have to try different types. Also, your baby may resist taking the bottle from you. He smells your breast milk and may be confused by the plastic bottle. Have dad or a grandparent give the bottle, and you get a break for a while. If the baby is hungry, he will probably take the bottle better from them. ...Read more

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5month old son. 4 hrs since last feeding has been vomiting since, sleeping a lot won't take bottle and is fussy. What can be wrong?

5month old son. 4 hrs since last feeding has been vomiting since, sleeping a lot won't take bottle and is fussy. What can be wrong?

Call Pediatrician: This is a question we can't answer online. Your doctor will have to ask you questions for more details so he can better asses whether it is an urgent problem or if you can wait until the next office hours. ...Read more

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Pain and broke teeth with numbness. Baby is 3 mos. and I nurse. I am afraid to go to dentist and worried about the baby since she wont take bottle.

Pain and broke teeth with numbness. Baby is 3 mos. and I nurse. I am afraid to go to dentist and worried about the baby since she wont take bottle.

You need to go: You really need to go see a dentist. Numbness on areas with broken teeth can mean internal infection. You need treatment now. Your dentist will treat you and no harm will come to your baby. All the best... ...Read more

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How can I introduce cereal to my 4 month old? She wont take it in a bottle and fights a spoon. I don't know if its the taste or the texture.

How can I introduce cereal to my 4 month old? She wont take it in a bottle and fights a spoon. I don't know if its the taste or the texture.

Keep offering: Babies are used to getting milk form the bottle or breast so using spoons and foods with different taste and texture are not the usual for the baby. Keep trying with the spoon , eventually they will figure it out. Be patient the solids are not the primary nutrition when we first start solids. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby wont breastfeed or take a bottle what should I do?

My 4 month baby wont breastfeed or take a bottle what should I do?

Time for a visit: Any kid who will not feed should be seen by a physician . Failing to feed/drink in an infant will lead to dehydration within a day or so and is usually a sign of an illness. ...Read more

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How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.

How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.

Weaning from breast : If you are willing to pump your own breast milk & freeze it for daily use sine the baby is refusing to drink any formula, other wise you just have to keep trying until the baby gets used to one of the formulas, very soon you will be introducing sold food & that will help but you still need to offer formula or pumped breast milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2m baby won't take a pacifier or a bottle anymore. I feel like I have to be attached to him 24/7. He even wants to comfort eat. What do I do?

My 2m baby won't take a pacifier or a bottle anymore. I feel like I have to be attached to him 24/7. He even wants to comfort eat. What do I do?

Feeding: One of the hardest thing is babies tend to nurse more frequently. I hope by this time you have established feedings to do them every three hours during the day and try to space them out every 4-54 hours at night. Make sure you get some help to burp, change or bath the baby so you can get some rest. If you feel depressed and crying alot, call your doctor to see if you need any help with that ...Read more

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My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away? Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?

My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away?  Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?

Put water in it: Infants are pattern driven and find change difficult. If you put water in the bottle it becomes boreing but may fill a self settling need. It will also keep him hydrated until he comes around. If you put the good stuff in a hard nose sippy cup and leave a few empties around the house as reminders, he can decide to change onn his own terms. ...Read more

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