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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Call your doctor: You need to seek medical attention immediately. If your baby is breastfeeding, it's possible that your nipples are cracked and bleeding and your baby may be spitting up maternal blood, but there are other more serious areas of concern. Calling your pediatrician for this is the best advice i can give.
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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: You want your baby always sleeping on his back. It's okay to do some more tummy time during the awake times, but make sure he goes to sleep on his back. Usually a little over-the-counter moisturizer on the irritated area twice a day is enough to take care of the problem, but if it persists, it may be worth having your physician examine him.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Call you doctor: It's never a good idea to post questions about an acute illness your child is dealing with online because there can be a delay in getting an answer. In general, you're better off discussing these illnesses with your physician's office because sometimes there are other things going on that merit immediate attention.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Common at this age: A lot of babies will transition gradually from 3 naps to 2 right about your baby's age. The best advice i can give you is to try to gently encourage your baby to move to 2 naps on all but the toughest days. Try to fight through that end of the day crankiness/tiredness: the sooner he/she gets used to that, the faster the transition will be complete, and the easier bedtime will be. Good luck!
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Compare the labels for yourself and you'll see that most generic brand formulas are just as nutritious as their name brand counterparts. Some have slightly different components and it's important to review those with your physician, but for the most part, the nutritional content is very similar.
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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Immunizations will greatly reduce the chances your baby can get the disease he is protected against, but unfortunately in medicine nothing is ever 100%. The chances are vastly decreased, and the benefits of the immunizations are really incalculable, but there is still a small chance your baby could catch these illnesses. Please realize how important these vaccines are to your baby's health!
A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Right after birth: Babies can hear right after birth; they can even hear you when they are still in the womb. Most states require a hearing test soon after birth as part of their routine newborn screening assessment. These results can help confirm that he/she hears normally and should be carefully reviewed by your pediatrician with you.
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Needs the MD: Your baby may be suffering from something simple like repeat viral infections, but the symptoms you're describing require more medical attention. A typical course of action would be a complete physical exam, probably some laboratory studies (blood work), and possibly consultation with a specialist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Usually a rash: Typically if a child is allergic to antibiotics, you'll notice she will develop a rash at some point during the course of antibiotics. The rash can happen in the middle or end of the course of antibiotics. An allergy can also manifest itself with severe stomach upset, particularly vomiting, and rarely, trouble breathing. Call your md right away if you see any of these signs.
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Typically teething shouldn't interfere with your baby's ability to breast feed. Very often the act of nursing is actually soothing to your baby. In extreme circumstances, a baby may be so cranky she can't feed because of her teeth, but even then, a little tylenol (acetaminophen) should be sufficient to soothe her before feeding.
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