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Worried Baby Jittery
Usually, No.: Most jitteriness or trembling in newborns is normal. Newborns display this jitteriness when they are crying and is a result of their immature nervous systems. This usually goes away by 1-2 months of age. However, if your baby is jittery when not crying or the jitteriness does not stop when sucking, this could be a sign of abnormal jitteriness and should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot be stopped by sucking or persists beyond 2 months of age could indicate abnormal jitteriness, in addition, newborns within the first 24 hours of life could have jitteriness due to hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take lithium 1200mg, Buspar (buspirone) 60mg, propranolol 60mg per day. We recently added 25 mg per day of Zoloft and got fatigue and jitteriness. Worried.
Polypharmacy: Four psychotropic medications are quite a lot. In some cases, this many meds are required but in general it is best to try and achieve the same results with as few meds as possible. Increasing the amount of cognitive behavioral therapy is one way to increase the effectiveness of medications. Propranolol can cause depression and may be increasing your need for antidepressant medication. ...Read more
Yes: Both parabens and phthtalates are chemicals found in cosmetic, skincare and other products for babies that can influence endocrine systems as disruptors. The precautionary principle dictates that we act to avoid these products and find alternatives given the possibility of harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?
Yes: This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant). Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be worried about my babies health if I still smoke cigarettes at 5 weeks ? I'm trying to cut down but can't quit cold turkey.
Keep trying: We know the nicotine has a negative effect on the quality of your placenta and how well it transfers nutrients. Its effect is dose related, so the fewer smokes you do the less it messes with baby.Keep at it. Don't worry about a cleft palate or 3 eyes or other scary stuff. You just don't need a shrimpy baby with a possibility of learning issues later in life who grows up wanting to smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??
I added another half a scoop of infant formula by mistake while making formula milk. Baby has drank it. Should i be worried?
Should i be worried about how forceful and sporadic my babies moves are as long as she is moving 10x an hour or more? Im 28 weeks
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