A 47-year-old member asked:
i'm expecting a baby, and high levels of radiation were detected near my home.am i at risk?
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
I would not worry mu: Un less there is an accidental exposure to radiation from a well known source, i would not be too concerned about radiation in your home and surroundings. Babies are well protected by nature..So very little can get to them while they are inside your abdomen.
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How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Look for these...: Look for signs of hydration, like good urine output, most mouth and eyes, tears with crying. Also, look for adequate stools. Babies who are getting adequate milk (and who are otherwise well) usually seem satisfied after feedings, have adequate alert, awake periods, and grow normally along standard growth curves.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
How quickly can I wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Over weeks is best: Weaning over weeks will best allow your body to adjust with minimal discomfort and enable your baby to make the transition easier.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
How soon can I sign my baby up for movement and play classes?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
18-24 months: While the aap promotes physical activity from birth, classroom style activities are best enjoyed by children once they can walk, run and manipulate around obsticles. This usually occurs by 18 months of age. By 24 months, many children are starting to jump and dance. Swim classes should be postponed until 4 years of age.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How will doctors know the endotracheal tube is in the right place in my baby?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Listening / X-ray: The standard method of verifying tube placement includes listening to breath sides on both sides after placement.After securing the tube in place it is routine to have do an x-ray to verify the position. Occasionally, placing a gas monitor to verify exhaled co2 is used in some situations.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are chances of having a healthy baby if i'm over 40?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Can't be exact: The chance of having a healthy pregnancy/baby decreases over time and the risks increase more so after age of 35. You can improve this chance by keeping yourself in optimal health--don't smoke. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and don't drink to excess (no drinking when pregnant). I'm sorry i cannot give you the exact chance, but i don't think anyone can. Consult your ob/gyn physician. Good luck.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 30, 2013
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