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Posted on Wed, 19 Aug 2020
Question: Hi, this is about my 2 months old baby. since the past 3 days, he is not drinking milk properly. We are breast feeding him and there is no issues with the flow of milk. He latches well. But drinks for about 5 mins and sleeps off or start acting cranky.

His motion and urination is good, no problem with that. However 3 days back he had bad stomach upset. it was stiff, he had not passed motions for sometime and all this was happening around 12 am or 1 am. he was continusly drinking milk. he slept around 3.30 am. After this event he hardly drinks milk for more than 5 mins.
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Hi, this is about my 2 months old baby. since the past 3 days, he is not drinking milk properly. We are breast feeding him and there is no issues with the flow of milk. He latches well. But drinks for about 5 mins and sleeps off or start acting cranky.

His motion and urination is good, no problem with that. However 3 days back he had bad stomach upset. it was stiff, he had not passed motions for sometime and all this was happening around 12 am or 1 am. he was continusly drinking milk. he slept around 3.30 am. After this event he hardly drinks milk for more than 5 mins.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
I have gone through your query, and understand your concern.

It will be fine if you can give few more details:

1. Was there any fever or other events(going outside, vaccination etc) during last 3-5 days?
2. Any rash over body or diaper area?
3. Any white/curdy material adherent inside mouth(over lips/palate/tongue)?
4. Any nasal block or stuffiness?
5. Any fever or other illness for someone else in family?

From the details given, it seems like a transient viral illness only. If he is active and playful otherwise and passing urine 6-8 times a day, we need not worry now. Hopefully he will be fine in a couple of days.

Kindly get back with details, so that I can guide you better
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician

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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Need not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
I have gone through your query, and understand your concern.

It will be fine if you can give few more details:

1. Was there any fever or other events(going outside, vaccination etc) during last 3-5 days?
2. Any rash over body or diaper area?
3. Any white/curdy material adherent inside mouth(over lips/palate/tongue)?
4. Any nasal block or stuffiness?
5. Any fever or other illness for someone else in family?

From the details given, it seems like a transient viral illness only. If he is active and playful otherwise and passing urine 6-8 times a day, we need not worry now. Hopefully he will be fine in a couple of days.

Kindly get back with details, so that I can guide you better
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (24 hours later)
Thank you for your response Doctor.
There is no fever, vaccination was done 2 weeks back, he keeps spitting up milk and sometimes white curdy milk, he usually makes a lot of grunting noises and moves his body while feeding. Our paediatrician told grunting is because of acid reflux,Not sure of nose block. We have noticed that he feeds properly once he has passed the motion. His pee count is 7+ a day and does potty twice a day.
But the only concern right now is feeds for just 5 mins and sleeps off(From morning 9 AM to 5 PM) However after potty he is feeding for 15 mins atleast.(post 7PM)
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Thank you for your response Doctor.
There is no fever, vaccination was done 2 weeks back, he keeps spitting up milk and sometimes white curdy milk, he usually makes a lot of grunting noises and moves his body while feeding. Our paediatrician told grunting is because of acid reflux,Not sure of nose block. We have noticed that he feeds properly once he has passed the motion. His pee count is 7+ a day and does potty twice a day.
But the only concern right now is feeds for just 5 mins and sleeps off(From morning 9 AM to 5 PM) However after potty he is feeding for 15 mins atleast.(post 7PM)
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing significant

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for the information.

Now, we have nothing to be worried about.

Since he is otherwise active, playful and passing urine 7+ times a day(this suggests that he is getting adequate milk), we need not worry at all. The decrease in duration of feeding will be auto-adjusted by increasing the frequency of feeds in an otherwise normal baby. Some groaning(this not true grunting) and moving of body is common during feeding and can be taken as normal. This is from discomfort caused when gas/feeds is pushed down inside the bowel.

Also, occasional spitting/vomiting is normal(white curdy because it is partially digested milk). This is from physiological immaturity of lower esophageal sphincter. Babies will overcome this gradually with time. Giving feeds with mother sitting, and burping after each feeds will offer some help.

In short, if the baby is active, playful, and gaining weight as expected, we need not worry. Stay relaxed. These are simple physiological issues that makes parents worried but harmless for baby.

Hope I have answered your query
If you do not have further queries, you can close the thread and rate the answer. Wish you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing significant

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for the information.

Now, we have nothing to be worried about.

Since he is otherwise active, playful and passing urine 7+ times a day(this suggests that he is getting adequate milk), we need not worry at all. The decrease in duration of feeding will be auto-adjusted by increasing the frequency of feeds in an otherwise normal baby. Some groaning(this not true grunting) and moving of body is common during feeding and can be taken as normal. This is from discomfort caused when gas/feeds is pushed down inside the bowel.

Also, occasional spitting/vomiting is normal(white curdy because it is partially digested milk). This is from physiological immaturity of lower esophageal sphincter. Babies will overcome this gradually with time. Giving feeds with mother sitting, and burping after each feeds will offer some help.

In short, if the baby is active, playful, and gaining weight as expected, we need not worry. Stay relaxed. These are simple physiological issues that makes parents worried but harmless for baby.

Hope I have answered your query
If you do not have further queries, you can close the thread and rate the answer. Wish you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Hi, This Is About My 2 Months Old Baby. Since

Hi, this is about my 2 months old baby. since the past 3 days, he is not drinking milk properly. We are breast feeding him and there is no issues with the flow of milk. He latches well. But drinks for about 5 mins and sleeps off or start acting cranky. His motion and urination is good, no problem with that. However 3 days back he had bad stomach upset. it was stiff, he had not passed motions for sometime and all this was happening around 12 am or 1 am. he was continusly drinking milk. he slept around 3.30 am. After this event he hardly drinks milk for more than 5 mins.