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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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Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Hello doc, are there cases of babies who won't feed when awake anymore after receiving vaccination like rotavirus? Because my baby won't take a bottle

Rotavirus vaccine: According the Center for Disease Control Vaccine Information Statement. minor problems after rotavirus vaccine include irritability, or mild, temporary diarrhea or vomiting. Serious problem after vaccine that occurs 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 is intussuception which presents as signs of stomach pain along with severe crying. More about rotavirus vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis ...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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Used crystal meth last night and I am a nursing mom of a six month old. I have been trying to give him a bottle all night and morning & he won't take?

Used crystal meth last night and I am a nursing mom of a six month old.  I have been trying to give him a bottle all night and morning & he won't take?

Pls get treatment: For your sake, and your baby's sake, please get an evaluation at a reputable treatment center in your area. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous are also great support, but you may need more than that to stay clean and sober. To understand why this is important, watch teh video, "pleasure unwoven, " avaiable from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com/ or you can watch it on youtube. ...Read more

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Baby won't drink milk from Breast or bottle. Refuses milk and will only take solids. She is now 19 weeks old. Was advised to start solids at 16 weeks.

Baby won't drink milk from Breast or bottle. Refuses milk and will only take solids. She is now 19 weeks old. Was advised to start solids at 16 weeks.

Milk still important: It's still important that your baby get in some sort of milk or formula to continue his/her development. you might try a different formulation, and mixing a little cereal in for thickness. If your baby is still not taking any milk, you may need to consult the pediatrician for further instruction. ...Read more

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When should you take a child off a bottle?

When should you take a child off a bottle?

12 months: By one year of age, a baby should have the coordination to use a sippy-cup, and getting rid of the bottle will decrease the chance of baby tooth decay. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bottled water to go bad after opening?

Probably never: Water is water. There may be some theory that if in a plastic bottle and exposed to extreme heat then some leaching of chemicals from the plastic bottle could contaminate the water with harmful chemicals?? I invite opinions on this. ...Read more

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How many hours do I have to wait after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg bottle says take 1 three times a day?

How many hours do I have to wait after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg bottle says take 1 three times a day?

Typically 6 hours: Typically a three times a day medication refers to your awake hours rather than an entire 24 hours. It is usually every 6 hours such as 8a, 2p, and 8 pm, for example. The medication you are asking about can make you sleepy, so some people can only take it at night before they go to sleep or they can try a reduced dosage. ...Read more

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At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

Well tolerated: I wouldn't worry much about the dose level.This medication has one of the safest profiles of any of the over the counter medications. The suggested dose for 2-5 is 5mg and a dissolving tablet is available in some local.Adult studies found no increased benefit or side effects with a double dose of 20 mg. So having a smallish 6 yo take the 10 would be fine. ...Read more

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I have a bottle of Meclizine 25MG from 2011 that says discard after 2013, would it still be possible to take it?

Yes: If the bottle was closed and the pills are dry and the bottle was kept in a cool place, then you can take them with almost certainly the normal effect for you ...Read more