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Baby crying at night and losing weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Nov-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:this is XXXXXXX
Doctor:How may I help you?
Doctor:Hello MR. XXXXXXX
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:we are facing a problem, new born baby is crying so much in the night time and not feeding the milk....what was the causes?
User:female baby
User:15 days got overed a baby came out
Doctor:Babies cry for many reasons
Doctor:The most important reason is passing urine
Doctor:or passing motion
User:mother milk is not feeding/sucking it
User:yes she's doing it
Doctor:whenever baby is crying please check the cloths
Doctor:since when is she not accepting feeds?
User:yes we have make sure every time checking the clothes...changing it
User:from the born
Doctor:is she gaining weight?
User:no reducing it
Doctor:what was the weight when she was born
Doctor:and what is it now?
User:3kgs when born, now 2.7 kgs
Doctor:is she crying all the time or once in every two to three hours?
Doctor:okay, by now she should have come back to 3 kgs
User:yes she cries at only night hours
Doctor:Babies cry in the night because they need to feed more in the night
User:Most of the time she will sleep
Doctor:Her weight is a concern
User:yes we are doing eventhough she not sucking mother nipples
Doctor:We need to check the position and attachment while breast feeding
Doctor:and other thing that needs to be ruled out is infection
Doctor:I request you to consult a pediatrician or neonatologist
Doctor:I will not be able to do that examination online
Doctor:so please consult a neonatologist
Doctor:which city do you live in?
User:we have consulted doctor precaution is to drink milk and have proper food
Doctor:when did you consult the doctor?
User:mother was taking lactogen powder
User:last week
Doctor:please consult a neonatologist again
Doctor:we have to rule out infection also
Doctor:which city do you live in?
Doctor:please go to St John's hospital
Doctor:and consult Dr
User:doctor was told that baby is absoultely fine.. itseems today had consulted
Doctor:she is a neonatologist
Doctor:was the doctor a neonatologist?
Doctor:or only a pediatrician
User:he is a child specialist
Doctor:Please consult Dr in St John's hospital\
User:He is a Pediatrician
Doctor:I can not help you much online
User:my wife's sigerian operation was done
Doctor:because I need to examine your baby as well as mother to see how baby is feeding
Doctor:Cesarean is not a problem
User:so, when was an appointment??
Doctor:You can go straight to the OPD department in St John's hospital without any appointment
Doctor:ask for Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Neonatologist, and consult her
Doctor:she is very good
User:your contact no know?
Doctor:I work with healthcare magic
User:ok fine
Doctor:I don't run a clinic
Doctor:that is why I am requesting you to consult another doctor
User:may i know what they will charge it??
Doctor:I have worked under her, so I know
Doctor:The charges will be very minimal
Doctor:it is charitable hospital
Doctor:not more than 200 for consultation
User:ok this saturday will come, will you XXXXXXX me??
Doctor:You need to go tomorrow morning
Doctor:and I am sorry again, I do not work there now
Doctor:I work for XXXXXXX
User:was it is a problem will go coming saturday??
Doctor:It is important that you consult a neonatologist as early as possible
User:sure thanks for your help n information sir
Doctor:if the reason for baby not gaining weight is infection then it is very XXXXXXX
Doctor:Infection in newborn babies is very bad
Doctor:so to be sure I am suggesting you to consult tomorrow itself
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:nothing else...
User:r u there??
Doctor:yes please go ahead
User:is it a fine baby weight is 2.7kgs now?
User:becaming weak day by day
Doctor:That is not fine at all
User:as per her weight? it's a 15 days baby now
Doctor:that is the main reason I am asking you to consult the neonatologist urgently
Doctor:By 15 days her weight should be more than 3 KGs
Doctor:when newly born, babies lose weight till 5 days
Doctor:and then again they start gaining weight
Doctor:by 10 to 12 days they come back to what their weight was when born
Doctor:so by now your daughter should have been 3.2 KGs
Doctor:but she is still less than 3 Kgs
User:yes am worried
Doctor:and that means she has a problem
Doctor:Yes, I am worried too for your baby
Doctor:that is exactly why I am asking you to consult the neonatologist tomorrow itself
Doctor:please don't neglect
User:sure will go asap
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:thats fine nothing else doctor
Doctor:Okay, thanks for chatting with me
Doctor:You can close the chat window
User:what time XXXXXXX will available tommarrow?
User:what to do when she get hiccups?
Doctor:She will be available by 9 am
Doctor:You should put your daughter on your shoulder and XXXXXXX her back gently for 10 to 15 minutes
Doctor:If Dr. XXXXXXX is not there there will be Dr. XXXX
Doctor:you can consult her also
Doctor:Is there anything else Mr. Naresh?
Doctor:Please close the window if you don't have any questions?
User:thank you so much doctor
Doctor:otherwise I will not know if you want to continue chat
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