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What is a normal glucose level in babies?

What is a normal glucose level in babies?

Sugar level: The normal glucose level for a full term baby at birth is between 40 and 150. Frequently, the blood glucose level is in the 60-70 range for full term babies. For premature babies, the low end of normal is 30. ...Read more

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My infant (boy) is 7 and half and his hb is 10.5 against 11+ .. Is that level healthy? He was breastfed.

My infant (boy) is 7 and half and his hb is 10.5 against 11+ .. Is that level healthy? He was breastfed.

Nadir: Term infants generally reach a nadir (low) hemoglobin around 9 months, about the time when maternal stores of iron have been depleted. Timing of this drop varies some with premature babies and degree of drop may be more dramatic if mother was anemic during pregnancy . Although not technically considered anemic at 10.5, it may drop further over the next several weeks. ...Read more

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What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

What are the normal potassium levels for an infant?

4.5-6 in <1month old: Infants (less than 1 month) have higher pottasium levels. Usually in the range of 4.5-6 meq/l but at 1 month the normal range is 3.5- 4.5 meq/l. ...Read more

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What the level of oxygen can harm infant?

What the level of oxygen can harm infant?

Depends: When giving oxygen therapy to an infant, the lowest level should be given to maintain saturation above 92%. Studies show that giving 50% oxygen for several days casues toxicity and using 100% for even several hours can have deleterious effects. ...Read more

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Can extremely high sugar level in a male lead to (down syndrome) in his offspring. We are so scared of making babies.

Can extremely high sugar level in a male lead to (down syndrome) in his offspring. We are so scared of making babies.

No: Males get a bit of a pass on the ds issue.You make millions of sperm that are constantly renewed and only the healthiest sperm swim well enough to conceive.Any weak ones wouldn't do the deed. Women present only one egg at a time and those show the accumulated effect of toxins an the like. You may benefit from talking with a genetic counselor to explore any risk issues. ...Read more

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Do babies have a lower co2 level in blood?

Do babies have a lower co2 level in blood?

What is normal?: I am assuming that you are referring to pco2 levels ? These are usually done on capillary blood or arterial blood when a baby is having serious breathing problems. High pco2 levels are very worrisome and a sign of serious respiratory problems. Because crying can lower the pco2 level is can be lower in babies. Otherwise the normal values in kids are the same as adults. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean if the alanine level is slightly elevated in a 4 mo.Girl infant?

Can you tell me what it mean if the alanine level is slightly elevated in a 4 mo.Girl infant?

Why was it tested?: To answer your question, we need to know why the test was ordered. Common reasons would be as part of testing for an acute illness or for a metabolic disorder. A common test would be for alanine aminotransferase, sometimes called a liver enzyme. "Slight" elevations are common during illnesses but should be rechecked. Another 'cause' for an elevation is the use of normal values for adults. ...Read more

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With an av canal defect what is the normal?Oxygen saturation levels in an infant?

With an av canal defect what is the normal?Oxygen saturation levels in an infant?

Depends: Av canal defects are a cluster of seperate defects. The oxygen saturation would depend on which defect is present and to what degree. ...Read more