Digestion: Child

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5 Year Old Cronic Constipation

My 5 year old daughter has had constipation since she was born. She would go for 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. At times, she has been so constipated that she has had fevers. When she does go it "hurts" her. We have asked the doctor and they said that it was her formula (when she was an infant) and the lack of fiber, fruits and veggies now that she is older. Laxatives have been recommended. I was told the same thing by two different PCPs. Yesterday, I gave her a dose of laxative and today I gave her another dose. She has not...

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Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Acid Reflux & GERD

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Could It Be Acid Reflux?

My 1 month old has been very fussy the last couple of weeks, and I'm not sure whats wrong. He hardly naps during the day, but will sleep for 2-3 hours at a time during the night. It also seems like he's constantly hungry, so I nurse him every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I know my milk supply is adequate. Usually halfway through a feeding he'll stiffen up and start to crying really hard, and then do the same after a feeding. This is my first baby, so I don't have much experience. We thought it might be gas, so we started giving him those gas drops. A...

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GERD And Antibiotics

Hi everyone! My 6-year old son has reflux (GERD) and he's now on antibiotics...

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Baby Has Hard Bowel Movements

I have a happy one year old daughter who has always had problems with harder than normal bowel movements. When she was just a few months old we had to put her on sorbital(sugar water). I hated having to do this and started feeding her prunes and other foods that I thought would help. She's now drinking milk and it's gotten worse. She's not constipated she actually goes 4-5 times a day, but it's in rabbit pellet form. I hate to be so blunt, but I'm hoping that someone has some ideas on how to cure this without over-the-counter meds. I...

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Screaming During Burping

My 7 week old has always hated to be burped, he would fuss during the burpings from the very begining but it is staring to really get out of control. He gets so upset during his feedings that he spits up A LOT! We have tried every burping position and it doesn't matter, once that bottle leaves his mouth he wails and his body gets rigid. We have tried putting the pacifier in his mouth while burping just to keep him calm but he spits it out. The few times that he is so tired when we are feeding him he eats calm and has no spit up, but the...

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Hello! I am not sure if I should be concerned, but my three week old does...

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Daughter with Celiac

We recently found out my 10 year old daughter has celiac and changing our home to Wheat & Gluten free has proved itself more difficult then I thought! Anyone with advice on how to make this transition easier on all of us would be great. Also looking for a celiac support type group that focuses on children

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Celiac or Crohn's

So my daughter finally got to see a pediatric gastroenterologist who told me...

Constipation

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5 Year Old Cronic Constipation

My 5 year old daughter has had constipation since she was born. She would go for 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. At times, she has been so constipated that she has had fevers. When she does go it "hurts" her. We have asked the doctor and they said that it was her formula (when she was an infant) and the lack of fiber, fruits and veggies now that she is older. Laxatives have been recommended. I was told the same thing by two different PCPs. Yesterday, I gave her a dose of laxative and today I gave her another dose. She has not...

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Son Is Constipated

Hi, I was just wondering what I should do if my 6 month old is constipated....

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Diarrhea - What to Do

Hi- My daughter is 10 months old and has diarrhea ever since we were at the doctors office for her check-up a week and a half ago. She did not receive any vaccines however, she did receive her first dose of the flu shot. She has no other signs of being sick, ie; no fever, still eating well and over all good spirits. I am not sure what to do. She is eating table food in addition to being breast fed four times a day. Any suggestions about what to do would be great. Thank you!!

Gas & Gas Drops

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Nose Bleeds in 5 Year Old Getting Worriesome

I have a 5 year old girl that has nose bleeds. She gets them year round, more frequently when the weather changes from hot to cold and vice versa. She has allergies as well but otherwise is an extrememly healthy little girl. I have spoken to two pediatricians and told her about her nose bleeds, and both have said nothing about it, siting it as something that happens to some children. My husband and his brother also had frequent nose bleeds growing up, and they eventually grew out of it. So generally, I am not concerned, and realize...

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Gas in Atlanta

Ladies for those living in Atlanta you know the gas situation it is driving...

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Speaking of Gas...

....anyone notice the drop in gas prices like I did today in Pittsburgh?

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Reflux and Gas

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My 5 Year Old Refuses to Eat

Hi, my 5 year old refuses to eat nearly everything I put in front of him. He likes Hamburger Helper, PB&J, Hamburgers, Tacos, Macaroni, Chicken Nuggets and fries. Other than that he won't eat. I have made him sit there "until the food is gone" but he will just put the food in his cheek and let it turn to mush. I finnally will just let him spit it out. I have taken things away, and I will not make him a seperate meal. He will gag at the table or even puke on his plate. He will tell me he doesn't like what I've made before he even knows what...

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Awful Spit Up

I have a 15 week old who is always spitting up. She is a happy spitter and...

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Throw up or Spit Up?

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Lots More Spit Up

My four month old has been spitting up a TON lately. He always spit more...

Urine

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

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Where Is My Pee?

So I had stomach flu Tuesday-Wednesday. Starting Wednesday night I was re...

Vomiting

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Help with a 6 Year Old

I need help with my 6 year old he's outta hand. He likes to tell me waht to do and not to listen to me. Any time you tell him to do something he throws a fit. If he doesn't get his own way in school he throws a temper tantrum. If you ground him all he says his I'm telling on you. His dad doesn't help me any either because when he does go see his dad he gets his way and he walks all over his dad and his dad thinks that's okay. Please help me deal with him.

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Moody 5 Year Old

Around the time my daughter started school, her moods have changed. She went...

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My 6 Year Old

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