Best answer: Why does my baby look swollen?

Why does my baby’s belly look bloated?

Abdominal Distension/Bloating



A distended or bloated belly after feeding can be a sign that your baby has swallowed too much gas during the feeding. Your little one is still learning how to swallow properly and his newborn digestive system is still developing.

How long do newborns look swollen?

The swelling and redness in your newborn’s eyes will usually go away in 3 days. It may take up to 3 weeks before blood spots in your newborn’s eyes are gone.

How do you know if baby is swollen?

Signs and symptoms of edema may include:

  1. Increased abdominal size.
  2. Skin that appears shiny.
  3. Skin that retains a dimple (known as “pitting”) after being pressed for several seconds.
  4. Stretched skin.
  5. Swelling or puffiness of the tissue directly under the skin.

How can I reduce swelling in my baby?

1. Ask the child to rest and apply something cold to the injury: for example, frozen vegetables wrapped in a tea towel. Applying something cold to the injury for up to 20 minutes will reduce external swelling and pain.

What can you give a baby for swelling?

It is important to give ibuprofen, as advised by your doctor, to help control your child’s pain. It will work best for inflammation and long-term pain when your child takes it regularly for a few days.

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How do I know if my baby has digestive problems?

What might gastrointestinal problems mean in a newborn?

  1. Vomiting forcefully or often.
  2. Vomiting green bile or blood.
  3. Becomes lethargic.
  4. Has any other signs of distress.

When should I be concerned about my newborn?

If your newborn has any of the following, call your doctor immediately: Rectal temperature above 100.4°F (38°C) Rectal temperature below 97.8°F (36.5°C) Any breathing problems, like difficulty breathing or fast breathing.

Is it normal for babies to keep their mouth open?

Is it normal for babies to keep their mouth open? Breathing with the mouth open, even cracked, is not a normal, biological, or healthy way to breathe while sleeping. Healthy newborn babies will automatically breathe out of their noses.

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