A 25-year-old female asked:
non-native french speaker here: reading my 5 month-old books in french won't negatively affect or slow her language development will it?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Bilingualism does: not cause receptive or expressive delays. A typical child may learn one language more rapidly & may mix words from each. Age 0-5 is optimal for learning a language's phonemes, or smallest units of sound, so (s)he can learn incorrect phonemes with prolonged exposure. Mixed/expressive language disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Global Developmental Delays require that one language be taught.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Let me interpret what Dr Fricke wrote. Your baby will be fine and can pick up French easier when offered this early.A little confusion over words is normal. She can actually learn to speak it with the tones and quality of a native French speaker.
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What can I do if my local context is not supportive of breastfeeding?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Breastfeeding: Education is an essential component of successful breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for the first 6 months of life and provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory infections. Recognize the possible effect of cultural diversity around your cycles on breastfeeding attitudes and educate them!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What is the normal language development trajectory for a child?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Upwards!: There will sometimes be little false starts, or sometimes a small step backwards as children learn new developmental skills, including language. But the overall trajectory should be up and up. Any significant, sustained regression in any developmental area (that is, a big step backwards) should raise concern and prompt a medical evaluation.
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How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Negatively: If a baby has hearing loss they cannot hear some sounds well, particularly the quieter sounds of "s, " "sh, " "f, " "t, " and "k". This makes it harder for them to understand language and slows their own language development. The earlier and more severe the hearing loss, the more delayed their language may be.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is my 5 month-old too young to get eczema?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Went to dentist and had local anaesthetic applied. How long before I can eat and feel right?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 34 years experience
Depends on amount: As far as when you can eat it depends on the type of restoration placed. As far as feeling right, it depends on how much was given, location of of injection and your metabolism rate. Usually i tell my patients the felling should last 2-3 hours. If you are more active, this can shorten this time, the type of anesthetic also matters.
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