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Dr. Sue Hall
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hung ... Read More
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No; not a good idea: Letting your baby sleep on his side shouldn't cause a stiff neck, but this position is not recommended for sleep because of the risk of sids. Babies ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evalu ... Read More
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Lanugo: The thin, fine hair covering the surface of the baby's body is most likely lanugo. Lanugo is more common in premature babies, and becomes less promin ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Educate yourself: Because there is a wide range of heart defects, the best thing you can do to manage your child's defect is to learn as much about it as possible. You ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Hall
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Surgery, medication: Many congenital heart defects require surgery, but when surgery is done and how many operations may be required depends completely on what the specifi ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: About 1 in 4, 000 babies born will have a stroke around the time of birth, often related to the increased tendency towards clotting in the few days be ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring su ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You should absolutely be able to hold your baby in the nicu! if your baby is really sick, it might be a few days. Ask the baby's nurse and doctor to ... Read More
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38 years experience Pediatrics
Will need surgery: Tricuspid atresia is absence of the valve between the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. Blood is unable to flow from the right ... Read More
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