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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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 nice d...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 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 15.4 pounds. I just want to know if there is anything we can do to know the cause of why she is having such a...  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 wi...  Read Full »

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Query: Hello doctor, My son's tongue comes out while sleeping and most of the time. He is six weeks old. While breastfeeding, he uses his tongue to suck the milk. Is this normal? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the child is just six weeks old, you need not worry. It is normal for the baby to do this. It is just a variation. Do not panic and just relax. Watch your baby grow and change habits as he grows.   Read Full »

Our 2 months old baby poops all the time. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, my wife delivered a baby boy. 10 days before, we brought the baby home from my wife's place. Since then, he poops all the time and it is mostly mucus-like with a little odor and watery. I guess there is some fungal infection around the baby's anus. We went to the doctor an...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be very worried and I think this is your first child, which is why all the worry is taking place. Here are certain things you should know about children under the age of 6 months. Slight coughing, sneezing, gurr gurr noises from the chest that does not impair ...  Read Full »

My premature baby has failed his hearing test. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing regarding the newborn screening of my baby. He was prematurely born at 29 weeks and spent 40 days in NICU. During his stay, we tested his hearing via the OAE method. At first, both the ears did not respond, and in the second screening, the left ear was perfect. But, there ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The BERA (brainstem evoked response audiometry) report shows a profound hearing loss in the right ear. OAE (otoacoustic emissions) shows an absence of OAE in the right which means the inner ...  Read Full »

My baby was diagnosed with HIE 2 and has normal imaging reports and hearing tests, but he makes less eye contact. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My baby does not make any eye contact. Only sometimes he will make eye contact with us. Sometimes he smiles and makes sounds during eye contact but sometimes no reaction. When he needs milk he makes eye contact and cries sometimes. But he looks into a mobile video call and his toys and...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In general, babies develop at different rates and exhibit varying behaviors, and it is normal for them to have different levels of eye contact and responsiveness at different times. Some babies may make more eye contac...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for colic pain in a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 26 days old and suffering from colic pain. She is unable to sleep properly due to this and she will wake up in between sleep and struggle a lot to release gas. She used to sleep peacefully for 5 to 6 hours at a stretch, but now could not sleep even for 1 hour properly. Our ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you must understand that babies change their sleeping pattern so quickly. There are lots of reasons for babies not to sleep at night.They usually sleep for one or two hours at a stretch. Colic pain can be one of the reasons.You should either give him Neop...  Read Full »

My 2 months old baby is extremely agitated and not sleeping. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 months old. He is a normal healthy baby. I did not have any trouble with him so far. Sometimes, he will grunt and raise his knees to his chest when he has gas but has always been able to get a normal amount of sleep.Today, though he has been very agitated and alert, the who...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your explanation, a few things are evident. This is probably your first child. We are talking about a normal well-growing child with a weight of 6 kg at the age of 2 months, which is very good.The behaviour that you are explaining is known as startling reflex. It is ...  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 maintaining...  Read Full »

My 18 month old eats very less. Should I give him an appetite booster?

Query: Hello doctor, My 18 month old son is very choosy and eats very less. He eats everything one day and almost nothing another day. I am worried about his health. He frequently gets cold and congestion too. What can I do? Can I give him any appetite booster? What is the best food for him?  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a common concern that every mother has. Kids are fussy eaters and we should inculcate good food habits in them. Try giving different food items to him on different days, keep changing, and experimenting with food - this might help him eat something. Never try...  Read Full »

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