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How many babies die each year in the U.S.?

How many babies die each year in the U.S.?

Too many: You'd have to be more specific in your question. How many babies die…during birth? In the first month? From home accidents? From automobile accidents? From SIDS? From RSV? From meningitis? From abuse? From congenital heart disease? …. You see the answer depends on the details of the question. Using the details you're interested in (age and cause) then google your question for those statistics. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth (neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Statistics: Information is gathered in many different ways; it is nearly impossible to compare health information from so many different systems; what is called a miscarriage in one country may be called fetal demise in another and infant death in a third; too bad no one can agree on definations ...Read more

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In h.S., an old textbook said risks when having children become more likely at 35. Is that still accurate? If so, why are old people having babies?

In h.S., an old textbook said risks when having children become more likely at 35. Is that still accurate? If so, why are old people having babies?

They want to: Risks of any pregnancy having an unexpected outcome (cleft lip, premi, illness) are 4%. At 35 the risk of a down syndrome birth adds 1%, and becomes more likely with advancing age. Given the little added risk and the joy of parenting, people make informed choices and live their lives to the fullest. At some point you may understand the idea. ...Read more

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Vapours for babies?

Vapours for babies?

Please clarify??: Your statement does not ask a clear question. What do you mean by vapors? Resubmit a clear question. Questions are lot linked on the site. ...Read more

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Why are babies so cute?

Why are babies so cute?

Bonding: Babies are so cute because they need us grown ups to bond to them! The coos and smiles and unconditional emotions they share help stimulate an adults protective need to nurture an infant. ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Why do babies hump things?

Why do babies hump things?

No special reason: Toddlers hump things probably because humping things feels good to them. In the mind of a toddler, there is no reason to not hump things as long as it feels like fun. ...Read more

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Where do babies come from?

Where do babies come from?

U're kidding right?: If you are 18 & don't know, it's time for a long talk with mom. If you're playing on the site, please find something more productive to do with your life. ...Read more

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How do I manage two babies?

How do I manage two babies?

With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

How to care an infant baby?

You serious??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject. A good site for general info is HealthyChildren. Org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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Can babies be around cats?

Can babies be around cats?

Yes: Babies all over the world are around cats. I had two cats when my healthy adolescent children were born. That said, never leave a child unattended with an animal. ...Read more

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Is dentinox safe for babies?

Is dentinox safe for babies?

Simethicone: This is an anti colic medication. It may or may not help. Colic usually begins at 3 weeks of age and lasts for about three months. I find that swaddling the child or putting the child in a swing is more effective than any otc medication. ...Read more

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Why do babies come out early?

Why do babies come out early?

Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what I say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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When do babies began to crawl?

7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more

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What to do for colicky babies?

Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable. If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected. Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more

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Why are some babies born early?

Why are some babies born early?

Million $ question: Drugs, alcohol, high blood pressure, and sometimes no good reason. The best prevention is good prenatal care, attention to diet, sleep and stress, managing any underlying illnesses beforehand. Avoid smoke, exposure to infections. Take good care of the mother! ...Read more