Fussiness in Newborns Overview
Another name for Fussiness in Newborns is Fussy Infant.
What is a fussy infant?
A fussy infant is irritable and cries constantly. Fussiness may be caused by any type of discomfort from hunger, to injury or infection.
What are the symptoms of a fussy infant?
Symptoms of fussy infants include persistent crying, irritable behavior, infant feeding problems, excessive gas, and a child who wants to be held constantly.
How does the doctor treat a fussy infant?
The treatment for a fussy infant is based on the underlying cause. Treatment may include fluids, fever control, and antibiotics.
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