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what are the signs of a newborn having withdrawals?

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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
Neonatology 17 years experience
NAS score: Nas scoring is combination of multiple signs and symptoms. It included perspiration, diarrhea, irritability, excessive sucking, irritability, etc. When the score is consistently > 8 than baby is showing withdrawal.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Are any scents use with the candle warmer like scentsy safe for newborn? Reply asap please.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Please avoid them: All scents or fragrances are dealt with by a newborn or young infant as an irritant like smoke or paint fumes.If anything, it adds to the risk they will develop significant nasal congestion and begin having breathing difficulty. I feel they have no valid benefit and many drawbacks when used around small children. I advise against them prior to school age.
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What occurs if a newborn drank soda?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Variable: Most would become gassy from the carbonation release and some would become hyper from the caffeine in the soda. Otherwise the baby will process the material like any other fluid.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
However sodas are not appropriate newborn liquids.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Newborn squirming around, is this okay?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Spontaneous movement and activity is a normal for newborns.Their nervous system sends out random messages to stimulate the various muscle groups and keep them toned up.This is seen as random non purposeful movement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can a person taking radiation meds hold a newborn?

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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: If baby is not sick and did not received live vaccines recently.Anyway wear the mask.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can yelling at your newborn affect their hearing?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Not necessarily: But it can affect their psyche. We are sensitive beings and a newborn if yelled at a lot may devlop fluid in the ears (so he/she cannot hear you) but not nerve hearing loss. Being yelled at can make a person even a baby feel insecure and unloved and unsafe. I am talking about a lot of yelling. Not just one outburst.

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