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can i use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too.

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How can I resolve my baby's nipple confusion?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pick one and do it!: If you want to breastfeed and bottles or pacifiers are causing problems, then stop the bottles and pacy and breastfeed away. Essentially practice, practice, practice. Try eliminating alternate nipple forms for 3-4 weeks and establish a good pattern and then, only if needed, reintroduce bottles and/or pacifiers.
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Can my baby choke on my breast milk while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Feeding at any age is a careful choreography of body parts to allow for the food/milk to get to its proper place, the stomach. If there are not any underlying feeding or swallowing problems your baby may occasionally gag on a feed if all the appropriate movements, including timing of breaths and milk flow, is not in sync. This is quite common. Try expressing some milk first to reduce flow to start.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Could a topical steroid applied to the face decrease inflamation in other areas of the body?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Steroids absorbed : Depending on which topical steroid, how much is applied to how much skin area, and for how long there could be enough systematic absorption for effects to other areas. Realize that would also imply greater likelyhood of systemic side effects.
A 37-year-old member asked:

If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then it is ok. I would not advise sitting him by himself on a high chair for example.

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