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my baby who is more than 5 months is coughing ? but no fever. what can i give to her?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Thoughts: Data in research in the USA found cough/cold preparations have no benefit in kids under age 6. ER visits for overdoses led to recommendations they never be used as of more than a decade ago. At that age airborne irritants, dust, perfumes often trigger coughing. Efforts to clean the air with filters/remove odors/perfumes help some.

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If I eat fatty foods, will my baby gain extra weight from my breast milk?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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No: No - your body will make the breast milk composition its meant to make as long as your body has enough of the basics. As long as you eat a balanced diet, you should be fine. In essence, you should feel free to eat or drnik anything you wish (with large restrictions to things like alcohol of course) and your baby will do well. Breastfeed is great - but enjoy your food as well!
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How many times a day should my breastfed baby poop?

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Varies: Breastfed babies can poop after every feeding, with every feeding, once a day, every other day, and "all the time." as long as its soft and they are feeding well and gaining weight, this is all normal.
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Can I give my baby adult medication like acetaminophen?

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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.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Male infertility runs in my family. Is it possible to be tested prior to trying to have a baby?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Get a semen analysis at an infertilty office not a lab because an infertilty sub specilaist will have certified andrologist on staff to properly analyze the specimen.

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