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Doctor insights on: Babies Born To Addicted Mothers

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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read more

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What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

After detox: They will develop normally. Unfortunately, they often start with disadvantages and don't catch up. What is of concern is increased tendency to addiction when older. ...Read more

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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more

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Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

In utero drug expose: Several long term effects of in utero drug exposure. Add, adhd, dyslexia, memory lapse, addition potential, average or below average iq, risk taking behavior etc., etc. ...Read more

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New born babies to Sooth used pacifier ?

New born babies to Sooth used pacifier


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NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe. ...Read more

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How do babies be born addicted to a drug?

How do babies be born addicted to a drug?

Placental transfer: If the mother uses drugs, the blood flow to her body is the same to the fetus through the placenta/umbilical cord. The babies nervous system and tissues acquire & process the drug in a similar way to that of mom, and the abrupt withdrawal of the drug by delivery will often produce withdrawal symptoms in the baby. ...Read more

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What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more

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Can women with diabetes breastfeed their babies?

Can women with diabetes breastfeed their babies?

Yes: I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed. Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system. ...Read more

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Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Yes: You will need to follow a set of instructions, meds that a breastfeeding management friendly doc can give you. Remember that you may not have a supply sufficient for all your adopted baby's dietary needs. May need donated human milk ($$$) and/or supplement with infant formula. ...Read more

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Do teenagers give birth to a baby earlier than adult mothers?

Many do: Unfortunately the younger the mom the more likely they are to have some of the complications of pregnancy including premature labor, high blood pressure & other problems that result in early deliveries.Some do fine & deliver at term & for all, close OB care can help avoid an early delivery & worrisome problems for baby. ...Read more

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How the twin babies wil born..?

How the twin babies wil born..?

Confusing question: Your wording does not give a clear picture of what information you want. Twins can be delivered vaginally or by c section. Conditions at the time of labor including baby size, presentation (head or bottom first), & urgency all may require surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read more

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Can they test all babies born in hospitals at birth?

Yes!: The newborn screening is universal for all babies to test for various disorders that may be present at birth. Most of the problems screened for can be very serious if not addressed early in life. ...Read more

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Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Speak to your hosp: You would have to check with your hospital as to age, type of illness, etc. ...Read more

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Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

Yes: Technically, they never stop developing; every time you learn something new, you develop new connections in the brain, be you a month old, or 90 years. The rapid maturation goes on well into the teen years. ...Read more

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New Born babies with pacifier ?

New Born babies with pacifier
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Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them! ...Read more

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How do infants contract HIV from their mothers?

At delivery: All babies are exposed to the mother's blood. It is then that HIV can be transmitted to the baby but that can essentially be prevented by appropriate medication. ...Read more