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in premature babies, sometimes the alveoli collapse. is that rds?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: That is exactly what underlies the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome - poor surfactant concentration leads to alveolar collapse in preemies. Prenatal Betamethasone helps prevent this complication.

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Can I give my baby adult medication like acetaminophen?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: It is never recommended to give an infant adult medication. Always check with your pediatrician before giving any medication, especially in the first few months.
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Can I give my baby pain killers without checking first with the doctor?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: If your baby is in severe pain and there is no known cause, it is best to contact your doctor's office for advice. He or she may have an ear infection or something more serious may be going on. The younger the infant, the more likely your doctor may want to see him or her for an office visit to determine the cause of the pain.
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Is it okay for me to diet and lose 10 kg if I am breastfeeding a 10-month-old baby?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes but...You need to make sure you are still getting plenty of calories. I'd recommend doing the common sense things - eating healthy foods, exercising, but not going crazy with calorie restriction.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What might cause early morning eye problems?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Eye drops: The most common early morning eye problem is due to overnight dryness. I am assuming that your vision clears quickly and you are comfortable most of the day and evening. If so, you can put a gel drop like theragel into your eyes at bedtime and this will coat and protect the eye and help in the morning. If the vision is bad or there is redness/pain, see your ophthalmologist.
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How early must I teach my child healthy eating habits and how do I teach little ones?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Before they are born: Teaching your child healthy eating starts with our own healthy eating. Society provides a regular message to children that encourages eating unhealthy foods. Children's tv is littered with advertisements for sugary cereals and beverages and we have a growing rate of obesity among toddlers. Parents in today's society will have to work hard to provide healthy food messages, modeling is the key.

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