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hi Sir i have 1month 17 days daughter. she stares

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: hi Sir
i have 1month 17 days daughter. she stares in to the sky n smiles . when i try to distract her, most of the times she gives me attention but few times, she still stares the same side.
from the time she was born, she takes out saliva on her lips( like bubbles)most if the times even whrn she is sleeping. since 3 days, 6-7 times a day sslieva is coming out from the mouth and dripping.
she also does cycling kind of movements whrn she is alone and awake.
her crying levels also less when compared to normal. she did cry when she was born. but not continuously.
its very difficult to wake her up when she is sleeping. so i am feeding her when she is crying n putting her fingers in mouth.
when we are saying some words she is observant.

i wanted to know if there is any problem with her. any kind if nerological problems. or its normal behaviour.

i didnt observe all these in my first child(she is 8 years old now).
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its not seizures

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

From your description, it doesnt seem to be seizures or any other neurological problem. Baby is responding to your cues. She just seems to be a lazy baby. Some babies are naturally slow or active.
Dribbling is also normal and there may be many harmless causes for it.
It is good that you wake her up to feed her. Keep a track of her weight gain as lazy babies tend to sleep during feeds and not eat enough. Make sure to breastfeed her regularly. If bottle feeding, then clean water be used to prepare formula or milk.
Most probably she will be a studious child and may grow out her laziness in 2-3 months.

If she doesnt blink her eyes while staring and everytime she is staring, she doesnt respond to your calling, then EEG may be needed.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (20 minutes later)
hi Maam
thanks for the answer. i am more relaxed now.
when she was born she is 2.84 and 2 days back she was 3.5 . is it a good weight growth
or do i have to give her anything extra along woth breast feed ?
there is a small lump king of thing formed on her left hand. puss is also formed.
when i showed to the doctor he told ots because of the vaccination. it is about to burst today or tomorrow. i have attached the pic.
do i have to avoid any food for faster recovery?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Baby is not growing enough

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Thanks for reverting back with details.

Baby is not growing enough. If we look at the WHO weight for age growth chart, she was at about 40th percentile at birth and now she is little below 3rd percentile (below normal range for weight for age). She definitely needs extra milk especially before sleeping at night. Either you breastfeed her extra milk or she needs extra doses of bottle feed (cow's milk/formula that doesnot contain DHA). Also give her iron supplements alongwith like Orofer etc.
You can also continue to take iron supplement like vitcofol etc. Yourself drink cleaner water, eat nutritious food and add extra calories to your food by adding buttery/creamy foods.

Seen the photo. Lump will heal by itself. Anyways adding oral antibiotics may make her more lazy, so we need to avoid it.

Dr Vaishalee
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Brief Answer: Its not seizures Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. From your description, it doesnt seem to be seizures or any other neurological problem. Baby is responding to your cues. She just seems to be a lazy baby. Some babies are naturally slow or active. Dribbling is also normal and there may be many harmless causes for it. It is good that you wake her up to feed her. Keep a track of her weight gain as lazy babies tend to sleep during feeds and not eat enough. Make sure to breastfeed her regularly. If bottle feeding, then clean water be used to prepare formula or milk. Most probably she will be a studious child and may grow out her laziness in 2-3 months. If she doesnt blink her eyes while staring and everytime she is staring, she doesnt respond to your calling, then EEG may be needed. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee