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Are Parents Allowed To Be With Baby When It Is Undergoing Circumcision
Depends upon surgeon: Some dr.S feel comfortable for parents to be present, others don't. Also depends upon hospital or medical office policy. I personally always ask if parents wish to be present. However we make sure that parents are up to it, and tell them to either be prepared to sit down if or remain seted if they feel "queezy". ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can I guy get circumcised at an older age.. is it a procedure that involves putting to sleep or can it be done with patient being awake. ?
Yes, ....: Circumcision can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. In fact, more than 95% of my patients (adults) have been done like that and they tolerated extremely well; usually, these patients sighed and said that is not as bad as what they thought. The key is preoperative counseling for realistic understanding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?
Is there currently anything medical that comes close to parents choosing which traits they want or don't want in their unborn child? I would hope not.
No: At most, selection is done by seeing what can be seen on an ultrasound. For instance, if there are congential anomalies found on an ultrasound, an expectant mother may choose to abort the fetus. Otherwise, we have no current ways to change the characteristics of a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fully aware of benefits of breastfeeding, but made choice not to for personal reasons. Can i be forced to breastfeed? Hospital is "baby friendly".
Cannot be forced: Of course you canoot be forced! i hope you really are fully aware of the benefits though. It will save you lots of "headaches" later in life. You should still undergo an actual counseling session with a certified lactation consultant before you make your decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define often: Newborns have transient maternal antibody protection that wears off over 3-4 mo.From that point until 5y they average 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr. After 5 it drops a bit, yet infants do have regular low grade to moderate illnesses as they build there own immune system. A combination of frequent mouthing behaviors & exposure to similar age kids sets the stage for many illnesses. ...Read more
Should children children be allowed to have a messy room since it is their one and only territory of their own where they can express themselves?
Clean enough to be : healthy, messy enough to be happy. Customize the AAP's app or website healthychildren.org for age-appropriate chores, rewards for compliance & consequences for refusals. Discipline, or teaching is effective only if done matter-of-factly, without anger, pleading or cajoling. Model & reward behaviors that you feel your child needs become a happy, functional adult, to the best of his or her ability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Delivery is by operation (not normal delivery) & mother is not in position to feed baby. What are other options to feed baby with mother's milk?
Pump: pump the breast milk and feed the baby by bottle ...Read more
Is there a class that can teach young first time parents how to be parents and what to expect at birth?
Prenatal class: Often, pediatricians in your area will have prenatal classes, which also serve to introduce you to their practices and help you decide which doctor to pick for your baby. Also, the hospital at which you plan to deliver your baby should have classes on everything from breastfeeding and infant care to CPR training (which all parents should take). Congratulations on your new addition! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?
You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. ( they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pediatrician encouraged us to try baby food for textures at 5 months but he is not interested in the food so when will he be ready..What are sign?
Solid foods: Try again when he is six months old. He should be ready for solids at any time. ...Read more
What treatment is given to pregnant women with aids in hopes that their babies will not be born with the virus?
My 17 month baby is feeding very less , always asking for mothers lap, do not want to play or even sit , urinating very less what can be the problem ?
You are describing: ...The actions of a child who is sick, dehydrated, or both. Suggest taking her to your doctor soonest. ...Read more
When are children supposed to start losing their baby teeth? My son is six and has yet to have any teeth even become loose. Is this something to be concerned about?
I : I would not be concerned because some of my patients do not lose teeth until seven and it will usually be the lower front central incisors. Some children will start exfoliating teeth at age four or five. I find that the children that are late with the eruption of their baby teeth seem to show the same pattern with the eruption of the permanent teeth. There is a year or two fluctuation with the eruption scheme of the permanent teeth. Also around this time the six year molars will start to erupt but again they may not start till seven. These teeth do not replace baby teeth and they erupt way in the back of the mouth. This is why it is important to have a dental exam and a panoramic x-ray at age six to check for proper growth and developement. This x-ray allows one to see all the teeth growing in the mouth. It is not uncommon to have baby teeth until the age of 12 and sometimes 13. There are genetic components involved meaning if the parents got there teeth in late usually we see the same trend with their children. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If giiving your kid a beating is considered abuse, y do so many parents i know do it? Is it a control thing to feel superior to their child?
Rare: It is extremely rare in full term births, but it can happen if the baby has respiratory distress. In certain premature births it can happen routinely. Overall, though, it is not common. ...Read more
Puberty: 16 is on the late side of the schedule for puberty, AND the ability to ejaculate. Also, a persons sexual awareness and knowledge is also directly related to several psycho social factors including your religion, home environment, parenting, sexual education, to name a few. If 16 and now ejaculating normally, all should be fine. Feel free to discuss in private with your Doctor, best wishes. ...Read more
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