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I have a 3 week old baby, I now have a cold. I'd been co

I have a 3 week old baby, I now have a cold. I'd been co sleeping and feeding a combination of breast and formula. What is the likelihood my baby will get it? I've been somewhat sick for 2 days now.

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I have been noticing my 7 week old breathing funny after

I have been noticing my 7 week old breathing funny after eating. It matches the description of retractions but maybe not as intense..je remains a good colour and it goes away after 10 mons or so and he is either happy and smiling or peacefully asleep. I noticed it seems to happen when after he eats and when he needs to poop..always stops after he poops. I am not sure if he is just really full because it's always after he eats. Online it says go to emerge however it would be over by the time we got there and he seems pretty much fine aside from breathing wierd. Do you think this needs immediate medical attention?

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Toddler tripped and stepped hard on baby's head. Toddler is

Toddler tripped and stepped hard on baby's head. Toddler is 30 lbs and baby is 4.5 months. I believe it was just above her ear, foot landed on her head and the ground - glanced off the head but made an audible sound. Baby cried hard for one to two minutes but stopped when offered a bottle. Didn't start back up crying when set down again. I cannot see any contusions. No obvious swelling. My husband is a radiologist and felt her head and said she has no deformity or tenderness. Baby does track up down left and right. Seems normal but it's bedtime and she is sleepy and falling asleep on her bottle (as she does most nights).Should I wake her this evening? Should I take her in? What should I watch for? I am very worried.

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We switched formulas from Similac Sensitive to Similac Total

We switched formulas from Similac Sensitive to Similac Total Comfort about 3 days ago. My son was on the first formula from. urth to about 2.5 weeks and had horribly painful gas and a very difficult time pooping( but never constipated). His doctor said we could switch formulas but it doesn't always help. We were so sad for him, so we have been trying the total comfort formula for a few days now. His gas hasn't seemed painful much...he passes lots of gas and it has a stronger smell now...but at least it's not trapped?He has pooped out what looks like dark green(almost blackish) very watery poop...I say diarrhea because it is so watery, but not sure. 2 diapers like that yesterday and 2 diapers like that today...at first we were happy he was pooping more frequently than once a day or once every other day...but it's somewhat concerning because of the diarrhea thought.Is this normal? How much more time do we give him on this formula?Do I need to go ahead and tell his pediatrician?Thank you for your help...he is 3 weeks and 3 days old.

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My 2.75 year old has a cough that is croupy at night. He

My 2.75 year old has a nasty cough that is croupy at night. He also has a runny nose. Can I give him 1.75ml of delsym and 5ml of Benadryl?JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?Customer: 3-4 days of cough but the runny nose and mild fever started today and he is t able to sleep wellJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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My son is 10 years old. Once or twice a week we give him

My son is 10 years old. Once or twice a week we give him liquid melatonin (as advised by his Dr) to help him sleep when he needs to get up early. But most of the time it backfires. He ends up falling asleep fine, but it's a very disturbed sleep (moving a lot), and he wakes up way too early. Like, last night I gave it to him (half of a dropper full) and he fell asleep at midnight and then was awake at 5am and was up all day afterwards.So my question is - what else can I give him that would work better for a more restful, longer (8 hrs at least) sleep?p.s. He is almost 80 pounds. So if you say Benedryl for instance, how much? Also is there anything other than just Benedryl? Thank you!

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My son is 14 weeks old. He sleeps in a portable crib in my

Hello.my son is 14 weeks old. He sleeps in a portable crib in my room. He squirms a lot in his crib at night and his arms and legs flail to the air and back down again... On and off all night. He is sound asleep through all this.This morning I found him face down on his crib. He was unable to roll himself to his back again. I think he has able to roll to tummy as he probably used I've of the sides of the crib to push himself.What should I do? I am terrified this will happen in the middle of the night and I won't notice and he could suffocate.Thanks

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A friend of mine accidently fed my 2 month old sour baby

hi a friend of mine accidently fed my 2 month old sour baby formula. it was sitting in the car for 3 daysJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: just happened nowJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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I have a three day old grandson who appears to be having

I have a three day old grandson who appears to be having some constipation issues. He is strictly breastfeeding. My son indicates he is not had a bowel movement and seven hours and last night has tell me was rigid. The baby is eating about 30 minutes every two hours and has been sleeping okay. Since his little tummy has been rigid, his has been very fussy. They are currently in Africa and do not have access to good pediatric care. Is there anything we can do?

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