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Baby Exposed To Nudity
If we have nieces and nephews who have not been vaccinated (religious preference), is it necessary to limit their exposure to our newborn baby?
1st yr is critical: In 2014 we lost about 40 kids to pertussis, most under 6 months of age when it is most severe. I would avoid any exposure to unimmunized kids for at least the first year if not forever.I never accepted them into my practice and didn't allow them in my waiting room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?
When can we introduce our 3 month old baby to the bottle feeding? We fear that bottle feeding might bring the chances for infection. Plz suggest
Now: You can introduce a bottle as soon as breast feeding is well established- i usually recommend at about one month of age. Its helpful if someone other than mom feeds the baby the bottle and if mom leaves the house so the baby won't cry to nurse instead! to decrease chance of infection make sure you clean and sterilize (in boiling water) the bottle equipment. Clean after each use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just say no: The shingles vaccine uses a live virus, so it can shed, causing them to possibly get chickenpox from you. Merck says at http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circ… "transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between vacinees and susceptible contacts" babies are just developing their immunity, so they may be at more risk. The disease is usually better tolerated in kids though. ...Read more
How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?
Not that we know: There is no known danger from led lights. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there any validity to the comment " exposing baby to sickness builds their immune system"? I had a premmie baby who starts daycare soon very skepti
Yes: That and vaccines is how we all develop our immune resistance. In the pre-daycare world, kids had the same result with family gatherings or church nursery.By the time of school entry, most dropped illness frequency from 5-7/yr to 3-5. Premis are a diverse group.Some have no special needs as they approach day care and others may have issues.Your doc should guide you on specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: While this has not been studied, please consider hair color you can buy at a health food store. They are no organic hair dyes, but there are vegetable-based dyes. ...Read more
My daughter's daycare teachers are putting salt in her baby food to get her to eat it. Is that ok? She's 11 months
Not advised: It is not appropriate to salt a babies food. Period! ...Read more
Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more
Once.: It only takes once, if you're having sex at the right time of the month, and if the sperm and the egg are viable and in good condition. Sometimes the timing is off, or there are problems with nutrition or hormones that make conception difficult; but if everything is ok , as little as one ejaculation can result in a pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more
Watch closely: Pets are generally going to like your children, but you should be watching closely to see how they interact. Make sure pets have a safe place to go to hide so they are not always under attack, watch for children doing cruel things. Never let a child go near a pet who is eating or chewing on a bone or toy. Introduce the pet early though, since a child who acts natural puts the pet at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunization as a non custodial parent how can you force mother to get your child immunized when she refuses.
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection.The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal.Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days.Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait until sitting: Breast milk or formula can provide all the needed nutrition for the first year. However, we have an expectation that kids will begin sitting at the table at a year & experiencing the culture of communal feeding.Introduction of solids is thus more cultural in timing than need. Waiting until 6 mo allows them to be sitting & a participant in the meal, rather than a passive victim of the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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