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Baby Born With A Black Tongue
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Confusing question: The most likely outcome of two individuals who have predominantly caucasion features would be a child with similar features.The blending of genetic information tends to soften the dominant features of any race for each generation after the blending starts. The great grandparent input is relatively minor at that point. An infant with recognizably "black" features would be unlikely. ...Read more
Yes: some babies are very ruddy(red) at birth and for the first few weeks and then develop different coloring as they grow ...Read more
Fuzzy babies: Babies are generally born with a generous amount of peach fuzz like hair coating most of their body surface, face included. This is generally short & pale in color, diminishing as the child gets older. In some ethnic groups it is much thicker or darker than others ...Read more
Be specific: When asking questions on the site try to be as specific as possible. It is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. Give some background for your question (type of condition, age of patient, etc).Then ask a specific question that corresponds to the material you have provided. The system can provide you with a lot of info. ...Read more
If a baby has a minor heart shaped tongue from being tongue tied at birth, but it was clipped, will the tongue alway look heart shaped or fade?
Resolves: Generally clipping this tongue tie, as long as the tethering part is completely addressed, will allow the tongue to take on the normal appearance and lose the heart shape. Honestly, however, it isn't the appearance of the tongue it's the function that impacts decision to clip. Poor feeding/latch/weight gain, feeds that take too long, maternal nipple pain etc are all great reasons to address it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn was born with black hair and grew black eyebrows, could this mean that is her permanent hair color?
Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?
Opinions vary as to…: When to start foods other than formula. How old is your baby? One site mentions possible concern about nitrates in beets & advises waiting until child is at least 8 months old. Beets can color stool reddish or somewhat black. Get your pediatrician's advice about beets & your baby. ...Read more
Bad idea: I understand that in some cultures honey is a celebratory gift & item to give newborns /new infants. Unfortunately there can be botulism spores in honey & the slow digestive system of infants allows them to germinate and form deadly botulism toxin. Far too many infants have quit breathing and died from this practice.It is not considered safe under a year of age.You can love baby to death this way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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