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Doctor insights on: Babies First Book

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Do all babies have outties at first?

Do all babies have outties at first?

Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature.It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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When babies r first born what do they test them for?

When babies r first born what do they test them for?

Depends: This depends on the site of delivery and compliance of the parents. Home births often get nothing beyond whatever the midwife does to assure a healthy transition. Most states require hospitals to perform metabolic testing for things like PKU before discharge as well as hearing screening.It is now commonplace for hospitals to screen blood oxygen content on day 2 for evidence of a heart pbm. ...Read more

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Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Is it common for babies to get sick when they are first born?

Define "sick": The average newborn has more immunity/pound than its mother and is designed to last a lifetime. That said, as many as 10% of newborns may have a transient need for close observation and or treatment in the hospital nursery or an NICU.Many of the reasons for these extra needs are not identified until the mother is in labor or the baby runs into some issues in the 1st 24hrs. ...Read more

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First month how long should babies sleep for?

First month how long should babies sleep for?

At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoon. There may be 1-3 or more shorter naps as well. ...Read more

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When will babies sleep through the night first?

When will babies sleep through the night first?

Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...Read more

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Exclusively pumping for babies first 3 months, is this okay?

Exclusively pumping for babies first 3 months, is this okay?

Pumping: Any amount of breast milk you give your baby is great. It doesn't matter whether you nurse or pump. ...Read more

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What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

About 15%: About 15% of first-time moms will actually deliver on their due date. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

How do babies with prader willi syndrome develop over the first few months?

Low muscle tone: Babies with prader-willi typically have low muscle tone. Because of that, they can have poor feeding, poor weight gain, and delays reaching their motor milestones. The overeating which is characteristic of prader-willi doesn't begin until sometime after a year of age. ...Read more

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Is it mandatiry for all hospitals to test babies first poop?

Is it mandatiry for all hospitals to test babies first poop?

Not necessarily: Unless there is reason to test it it will go in the trash. A past history of drug abuse by a mother, protective service surveillance, or babies with withdrawal symptoms would all prompt such a study. Hospitals do make sure babies have had their first poop before going home. ...Read more

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Can babies get a molar first before incisors?

Can babies get a molar first before incisors?

Yes: Adult molars erupt into the mouth about the same time as the adult lower incisors. Easy to see the eruption of the lower incisors but the eruption molars are sometimes not noticed. ...Read more

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How much per day do babies grow in first trimester??

How much per day do babies grow in first trimester??

Development: Babies do most of their growing in the third trimester. In the first trimester they grow of course but the main thing that is going on is the development of legs, arms, hearts, etc. That is the reason that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. It is amazing that so many things have to happen in the right order at that point to develop a normal baby. They truly are miraculous every one! ...Read more

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When do babies laugh for the first time? She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

When do babies laugh for the first time?  She's 4 months old and smiles all the time.

Baby is well & happy: Smiling or laughing is a sign of content and in a baby, it suggests she is feeling well/happy. We don't really know exactly when baby purposefully smiles, but often by 2 months, baby interacts with others, cooing, giggling, smiling, and crying too. So, my guess is around 2 months, some may do earlier, some later. Congrats on the baby. Baby=miracle of life. Enjoy and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it fairly common for babies to sneeze often first few weeks of life? No other symptoms.

Sure: its the only way they have to clear their nose. They aren't sophisticated enough to know how to blow it! Just watch for other symptoms like fever. ...Read more

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Why does young babies water (for formula) have to be boiled first and they can't just drink straight from the tap?

Why does young babies water (for formula) have to be boiled first and they can't just drink straight from the tap?

Depends on source: In most municipalities with approved water supplies, this is not needed. When the water comes from untested well or surface systems, it may be tainted with germs or parasites, which could cause a deadly dysentery and dehydration in a vulnerable infant. ...Read more

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My husband and I have a 13 year-old we want more babies we , were together the first day of ovulation, but i felt him running back out after could i be?

My husband and I have a 13 year-old we want more babies we , were together the first day of ovulation, but i felt him running back out after could i be?

Relax: It's supposed to run out, you don't need to carry seminal fluid around in the vagina all day. Good sperm can be inside the cervix in under 1 minute, forget the drips it's normal. ...Read more

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When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

2 months: They should begin the rotavirus series at 2 months of age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rotavirus/vac-faqs.Htm for more information. ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: at two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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How is sudden infant death disorder first identified?

How is sudden infant death disorder first identified?

Negative autopsy: Sids is presenty defined as (usually) nocturnal death in an infant between two months (approx) to 1 year. The peak period is 3-4 months, commoner in males and it is unusual after about 6 months. The gross autopsy does not identify the cause but there are microscopic changes in the brainstem where automatic breathing and heart control mechanisms exist. ...Read more

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What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more

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Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more