11 day old newborn
A: I thought my newborn had constipation because he seemed to strain and grunt. But when I called theoffice, they told me that constipation in newborns is when they pass pellet like balls of stool. If your baby is having a bowel movement then he is not constipated. Straining or grunting is not a sign of constipation. Also, if he is not having a bowel movement at least once in a 24 hour period, you may need to talk to the doctor who can diagnose it best.
Q: I am breastfeeding my 11 day old newborn. However, she falls asleep at the breast after 5 mins. of nursing!?
I am having to nurse every 1.5-2 hrs. because my newborn won’t nurse for 20 mins. Instead she nurses for @ 5-10 mins and falls asleep after offering one breast! Help. I am really trying to be successful at this. Thanks!
A: It is absolutely normal for a newborn to want to nurse that often. Remember, their tummy is very small at this time and they cannot take large amounts in.
It’s okay if she only takes one breast. If she nurses for 10-15 on one, next time start with the other. If she only nurses for 5-10 minutes, offer the same breast at the next feeding to make sure she gets enough of the hindmilk.
Newborns are also very tired, so they want to sleep a lot. You can try tickling her feet, rubbing her cheek, give her a bath, change her clothes or diaper, pretty much anything to try to keep her awake a little longer. But don’t worry, she’s probably getting plenty of milk…she may just be very efficient at getting the milk out and that’s why she’s done after just 10 minutes.
As long as she is gaining weight appropriately, there’s no need to worry.
Just continue to nurse her on demand. She will begin to take larger amounts and go a little longer between feeds as she gets older.
Q: 11 day old newborn is not having bowel movements for the past 3 days. She breast and bottle fed.She has been?
she has been having bowel movements since birth but the last 3 days she has not had one. I have given her water, suppositories, and still nothing
A: I think if even the supps don’t work you should try giving her a baby-size enema – something like Fleet Pedialax Liquid Glycerin (also known as Babylax – it is suitable for her age, same dosage). It’s an osmotic and it works locally, so it’s safer than oral meds (esp. if she needs help frequently) – and guaranteed to make her do a smelly in a few minutes!
Q: I have an 11 day old newborn that wont stop crying or sleep through the night but sleeps throught the day?
She sleeps through the day with no problem but when it comes to night she cant seem to stay asleep.She’s eaten,been burped, and has a clean diaper and just wont seem to sleep.I am literally going crazy and im ready to snap.Is there anyone who can help me out?
A: That’s just how babies are
Q: 11 day old newborn with a cold.?
My 11 day old son has a slight cold. I have been keeping the snot sucked out with a nasal aspirator and he is sleeping like normal and it seems to not be bothering him. Should I still be concerned at all? He has had a little diarhhea as well today. Things I have looked up about it on the internet have been scaring me, but I really don’t know if I should be as concerned as I am. has anyone else been through this?
A: First illnesses, even colds, are always scary, just because you’re not used to them. And I bet you’re tired as heck.
If you’re at all concerned, don’t hesitate to call the doctor. That’s what they’re for.
all the best.
Q: My 11 day old newborn won’t sleep, what can I do? Does anyone know what needs to be done?
She’s 11 days old. During feeding, she falls asleep and you have to wake her few times to get 10mins of breast. After feeding, burping and diaper change, we try to put her in bed. That’s when she wakes up. Then she’d roll her tougue as if she need more milk, but we know she had 20-30 mins worth and she’s full. If we leave her along to fall asleep, she’d cry. We try not to give pacifier for breastfeed baby until 1 mth. She cry for 2-3 mins and I go and pick her up, then when she’s drowsy I put her down. Within 5 mins she’s awake in bed again and cry. I keep repeating this 10 min cycle of crying, pick her up, sooth, set her down and she starts all over again. In several cases it lasts for 3 hours so by then it’s time to feed again. After another round of feeding, it starts again. Not until she’s really tired would she really then fall sleep.
I am out of my wits cos no music, cuddling, more milk seems to be working. I am really going crazy. Any thoughts or ideas? Help me please.
A: Oh I remember those days I know how you feel. Nothing really did work for my baby. I would have to stay up until 2-3am trying to calm her. I would fall asleep in the rocker with her in my arms after she finally would calm down. Sometimes I tried the bouncer in front of the tv with the volume off. She seemed to like the lights. If she is latching on to your breast well then I would go ahead a give her a pacifier. I did not want to give my baby a pacifier either, but it was and still is the only thing that would calm her sometimes. I do not think it is necessary for you to wait a month to give it to her (if latching well). But I would understand if you want to wait, but it could help. I had to walk the floors for a good month and 1/2 to sooth my crying baby. It worked some nights, but killed my back.
Do you feel heavy or engorged before she eats and then empty after? If so then I would think she is getting enough to drink. Her little nervous system will get in check soon. Mine stopped the crying at 8 weeks and sleeps pretty well through the night. If it doesn’t stop call the dr. Good luck!
Q: Questions about thrush in 11 day old newborn, breastfeeding, and how to treat it in both mother and baby…?
I had to have antibiotics when i was giving birth to my daughter 11 days ago, and 3 days ago i found out she had really bad thrush in her mouth! I never knew about thrush as I never had to worry about it with my other kids (luckily they never got it at all!!) but basically since then I’ve been told I have thrush in my nipples (as its painful to breastfeed and im getting stabbing pains etc when i do) and now my daughter wont breastfeed at all!!! We’ve been breast and formula feeding alternating for a few days before all this started and 2 days ago she just refused to feed off me because of her thrush and its heartbreaking!! Anyway, im pumping out the breastmilk but im scared to give it to her because of the fact that I have thrush (candida) and i dont want to spread the germs back to her when im trying to rid them from her mouth!! Shes on the Nilstat meds currently, and im using daktarin gel on my nipples to try and treat it that way… also started taking pro-biotics to help the production of the good bacteria. What i wanted to know is.. is it safe to take the oral thrush treatment you’d take if u’d have thrush normally to treat the thrush in my nipples knowing that the candida / thrush die off period is about 4-5 days and comes out in the liquids your body produces (including breast milk). Also, is there anything else i can do, take, give to her to get this fixed quickly as shes stressed, tired, and very sore in her mouth (her poor little tounge is so white!)
A: My bub had thrush too when about 10 days old, due to antibiotics I had for Cesarean. Use the daktarin oral gel for the baby; it says not for use under 6 months, but doc said this was just because of the way you have to give it to them, the drug itself is safe at newborn age. Just put a little on a clean finger and rub on baby’s tongue, roof of mouth, and cheeks, do this after feeds and apply to your nipple also. Clears in a couple of days. Worked wonders, bubs didn’t like me poking my fingers in her mouth but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Q: my 11 day old newborn is constipated help!?
its been 3 days now and no poop, she is on soy similac.. tonight shes uncomfortable. kicking her legs tight n screaming, turning red, so i assume shes trying to poop, but nothing ,,, help
A: DO NOT give her syrup! you need to call the pediatrician and found out what they prefer. Your baby is not constipated just because shes not pooing. A baby who is constipated will pass small hard stools.
Call the pediatrician!
Q: What can you give a newborn(11 days old) for constipation??
A: At 11 days old you need to call your doctor. Sounds like your baby is not getting enough liquids.
Q: My newborn will not sleep at all during the day and cries for no reason. Any solutions or answers to ease me?
My newborn is 11 days old and for the past two days he has been awake for 7 hours during the day. This is not normal behaviour and am worrying, so was wanting to know if anyone has some answers to what it might be, or what I can do to help my little man to sleep?
A: If a baby cries inconsolably for more than 3 hours a day, that is called colic. The main reason for colic is acid reflux, which is treated with zantac.
So see your doctor about getting your boy some antacids.
Whether or not you choose to have your child self soothe you need to deal with colic correctly. Cuddling and cooing at an infant won’t cure their acid reflux, and laying them down to sleep doesn’t cause it.
Q: my newborn he is 11 days old and he is havin problems pooping already its really hard is there anyting i can?
do anything to help him go or anything because he crys so hard and i feel bad
A: Abdominal massage and bicycle his legs.
Q: Did your newborn (like 11 days old) have weird bumps on her head that developed after birth?
My little girl has a couple of weird bump type things on her head, is that just the plates coming together or something? Thanks
It is not really a soft spot or on her nape, it is on her upper forhead/head area and long and hard…..plus another one that is a small pea sized bump behind her head…..strange??
A: you mean at the nape area? my son has that little bump because they use their equipment to pull him out. As day goes by, it gone now
Q: What is wrong with my 11 day old daughter’s chest?
I have a 6 year old daughter, a 4 year old son, and now my just turned 11 days old daughter. When my 6 year old was born, her nipples were a little swollen but it went away. I noticed on my newborn that she basically has little breasts and that if you try to make that swelling go down by gently pressing down, what looks like milk comes out. I remember reading that this was normal, but it’s freaking me out. I’m wondering if that could be hurting her too. Has anyone else had similar?
A: It’s normal and should go away with in a couple more days, it’s from the hormones that were in your body and in hers and now she’s produced milk, yes milk it’ll go away so don’t worry. If she isn’t crying I doubt it’s hurting her.
Q: Is it possible for a newborn (1 week old) to fake cry already?
I thought he would be too young for this… but I really think he is already fake crying sometimes just so I will pick him up.. like he will be perfectly fine one minute and then just start crying, with no tears, and nothing will be wrong, and it sounds really fake, and he stops as soon as I pick him up..
Is it possible for a newborn to do this? He is only 11 days old but has been doing it for a few days now.
A: Fake crying is not something a newborn knows how to do. Babies that age have no other way to communicate their needs. If he is crying and then stops when you pick him up, he is telling you he needs to be held, or he may be hungry. He’s not manipulating you. As frustrating as it can be (my son was the same way) at that age, you just have to be there for the baby and give him all the attention they ask for. Right now, you are building a trust bond with your son. If it gets to be too much for you and you feel like you just can’t handle it another moment, or you feel like hurting him out of frustration, put him down in his bed and close the door. Go to the other end of the house and take a small breather. Once you’ve gathered your composure, it will be much easier to resume. Motherhood is no easy task, but it is incredibly rewarding. Things will get easier, I promise! Best of luck to you!
Q: breastfed newborn vomitting once a day normal?
My daughter is 11 days old and the last 2 days she has vomitted at some point. She sleeps great has regular diaper changes very little spit up and she’s always happy. She does get the hiccups a lot but other than that she’s great. Should I be worried about the random vomitting since everything else is great and she is gaining weight like she is suppose to? Its been 5 years since I’ve had a newborn so I’m just concerned.
A: Vomiting or spitting up? Projectile vomit which empties her stomach may indicate a problem, but some of the milk coming up is perfectly normal.
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