Baby Normal Behavior

Newborn babies sustain their fetal position like clenched fists, elbows, hips, and knees bent, arms and legs proximal to the front of the body for the first few weeks. They usually sleep for around 20 hours a day and do yawn, sneeze, burp, hiccup, sneeze, gurgle frequently. Also, they can distinguish different sounds and see in angles as they cannot focus.

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How to handle the separation anxiety in my child without causing him a psychological problem in the future?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past five days, I am sending my 21 month old son to a daycare. For the first three days, they allowed me inside the campus. Since I was close by, he was playing well. But, from the last two days, they are not allowing me inside and hence he is crying a lot. Today he was a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Yes, it is true that the child may suffer from some psychological problems when not staying with the parents or the regular care giver as it occurs in some foster homes. But, as you mentioned that it is onl...  Read Full »

My newborn is sleeping for more than 18 hours a day. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby is sleeping the whole day. He sleeps more than 18 hours. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an absolutely normal behavior of a newborn. They may sleep even twenty to twenty-two hours per day. Nothing to worry. As the baby grows, the duration of sleep decreases accordingly. So, keep your baby warm and feed every second hourly. Thank you and have a ni...  Read Full »

What happens if my child sleeps with a bottle in his mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old son wants a bottle in his mouth to sleep in the afternoon and at night. I fill the bottle with water. He does not drink it, but he just keeps it in his mouth until he falls asleep. Will this cause dental problems? Will it affect the shape of his teeth? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal that a child at the age of 1 to 2 keeps the nipple of the bottle in the mouth, but this should be stopped as soon as possible because this might affect the inclination of the teeth. Just visit a pedodontist and ask for correcting this habit and other guida...  Read Full »

How to increase the weight of my 1-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, I am the proud father of a baby girl, who is 1 year old. The problem is that we have noticed a very slow increase in her weight. She is almost a year old, but her weight is still 7 kg. I just want to know if there is anything we can do to know the cause of why she is having such a pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned about her birth weight. That will give us an idea about how much weight she has gained. Our criteria for good health in young children are their feeding, sleep, and activities. If all these parameters are normal, there is nothing to worry. She w...  Read Full »

My 18-weeks-old baby remains irritated with crying. Can this occur due to teething?

Query: Hello doctor,My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your feelings and preoccupations. I might have to ask you a few more questions but here are some attempts to give you a beginning of an answer. Well, I would be dishonest if I would send you the miracle answer. But let us try together. What was your little...  Read Full »

Why does my 7-month-old baby twist his wrist all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months old. He keeps on twisting his wrist (left arm) all the time. Whenever he is excited, angry, crying or if he wants to reach out for anything or just focusing. His development is on track. He makes great eye contact. He plays, laughs, tries to imitate sounds, sits on hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Such abnormal movement can be non-specific or also can be some seizure. But, it is not possible to decide its nature based on your description.I suggest you make a video of hand twist or twirl for a better understanding of the event and judgment.Also, you can consult a...  Read Full »

My 2-week-old infant refuses to breastfeed. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son, who is just 2 weeks old, is displaying worrying tendencies. He refuses to breastfeed. He cries when put to the breast. At birth, his weight was 3.77 kg. After two weeks, his weight is 3.5 kg. Should I be worried? His stool today was bit strange, a clay-colored stool was followe...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crying when trying to feed might be due to nipple confusion. Do not bottle feed. In first two weeks, there can be weight loss. If persistent, then give formula feeds with spoon or glass. Stool can be any color. There is a need to worry only if passing bloody stools. Nose ...  Read Full »

Why does my baby fail to thrive though he is completely breastfed?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was born at 37 weeks due to growth restriction. His weight was 5 lbs 3 oz. He was in NICU for seven days due to low blood sugar. He is 7 months old and weight 11 lbs 6 oz. He had reflux issues and lip and tongue tie. It was fixed at two months. The reflux was fine after 5 months o...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that the weight gain of your baby is fine. Normally birth weight doubles by the age of 6 months, which I think it has. As for 7-1/2 months of age, the weight is only a very little bit lesser probably because of reflux issues. Also, babies pass stools either 10...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to parent my 7 months old baby girl.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a seven months old baby girl. I have a few doubts regarding parenting. She is still only crawling and sitting and not yet standing. We are concerned if we are giving her enough time and place. How long and how many times in a day we should keep her on the ground for her ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iciniq.com. It seems that you are new to parenting and anxious about the health of your baby girl. Seven months old baby crawling and not able to stand is normal. Babies usually stand by around nine months and should be able to walk by around a year. Do not be so aggressive in maintai...  Read Full »

Why does my baby sleep less?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 3.5 months old and weighs 6 kg. Her sleep lasts only for a few minutes. Overall on average, she sleeps 8 hours a day. She cries a lot, always remains fussy and irritated. She takes formula milk as well as breastfeeds after every one and a half hours. Her demand for mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Chelakalapelli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Discontinue Barbit 30 (Phenobarbital) unless she has seizures. Take care of baby feeds. Empty breastmilk from one breast entirely before going to the other side. Make sure that formula feeds are appropriately diluted. You can give Colicaid (Dill oil, Fennel oil with Sim...  Read Full »

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