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A 18-year-old female asked:

how to get my 1 year old to eat more?

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Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Don't: If he's hungry, he'll eat. Your focus as a parent is to get him to eat nutritious food -- there's an epidemic of obese kids in the country and you need to get him to eat well and healthy, not more.

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Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Of course! stranger anxiety is an important part of infant development and usually will start shortly after 6 months and peak at 1-2 years of age. Of course, some infants are more shy than others and some are outgoing - just like adults! there is no need to worry about this trait and no need to try to fix it.
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My is my 1 year old getting mrsa?

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Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 17 years experience
MRSA is everywhere: Many people have MRSA and do not know it. It is similar to an even more common bacteria but has become resistant to penicillins and some other antibiotics, so it helps to know about it when treating an infection. If someone in the home has been found to carry mrsa, there is a good chance he has been exposed, but that does not mean anything bad. Just let his doc know in case of infections.
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Dr. Thomas Seck commented
Pediatrics 17 years experience
If you're worried that your baby is getting a skin infection it's best to have him seen by his physician. Whether or not its MRSA, a skin infection should be evaluated.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

My 1 year old is waking up a lot more than before during the night. What may be the problem?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Growth spurt: It may be she is going through a growth spurt and getting hungry. Revise her feeding schedule and offer her some solids for supper. Is she teething? Is she in the same room as you? Sometimes they realize its nicer to be in moms bed.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Should I report a neighbor's one-year-old living in poor conditions?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
State hotlines: In most states there is a hotline where you can report suspicion of abuse or neglect anonymously. The intake person will take down the observations you report & assign the report a case number. Depending on the state you can avoid further contact or agree to be interviewed by a case worker.Cases are prioritized so life threatening cases are worked first & lesser cases later. Make the call.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can a 1year old drink green tee doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: It has caffeine in it which limits the amount you should give per day but less so than regular tea.

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