A 63-year-old female asked:
my father in law is refusing any kind of treatment for his stage 3a adenocarcinoma . he continues to smoke. what is his life expectancy if he continue?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Much shorter: but his chances for survival with this cancer, particularly with refusing any treatment, is already low. Hard to say that it will be much lower with continued smoking. While I would not stop efforts to convince him that he is better off without it, he may feel that there is little chance of survival anyway, and that he may as well smoke. However, new therapies CAN prolong life significantly.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How can I cope with the overwhelming feeling of being a new parent?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Find support: Find support from friends and family. There are online sites for new parents and support groups in almost every town. Be honest about what you need, even if it is time alone or time to sleep. Keep in mind that everyone feels overwhelmed in the beginning. You are not along.
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How do I handle my mother-in-law's pressure to wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 17 years experience
Gently but firmly!: Pressure from friends and family who are trying to be helpful can be hard to resist, but always remember this is your baby! breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby, and there is no set time-limit to its benefits. Try having your mother-in-law come with you to a visit with your pediatrician- we often provide gentle 'interventions' to support parents with 'helpful' family!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to be conflicted between being a stay-at-home and a working mother?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Of course.: But it is also normal to make the best decision possible under the circumstances, and to be proud of the job you do given your situation.
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What are some tips for team parenting?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Be a team: All members of the "team" need to agree on the main aspects of their plan ahead of time and stick to it, backing each other up at all times. They (i assume you mean mom and dad) must also try not to undermine each other's judgment in front of the child.
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How can I get people to stop interfering with my parenting?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be kind but honest: Unfortunately, everyone has an opinion on virtually every parenting issue out there. The thing is, only you know what is right for you and your baby. Every baby is different, so what may have worked for your friend, may not work for you. Kindly acknowledge the unsolicited advice but also make your parenting choice clear in hopes of avoiding future such interference.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2016
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