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Can I Give Aspirin To My Baby
Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i give cheese to my 6 m old baby .which type is best for my baby? I want to increase his weight
Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?
I just gave birth to a baby girl. It was through c-section. I need to reduce my tummy. Please let me know how can I reduce my tummy.?
Slowly, deliberately: Like any other abdominal surgery, cesarean section requires >3-6 weeks of recovery time before engaging in any exercise regimen. Diet and exercise are always recommended for weight loss (in that order). If you breastfeed, you will likely shed the extra weight more quickly, although diet and lactation do not mix well (may decrease your milk production). Swimming, treadmill and stationary bike work! ...Read more
My baby is 15 months old i want to know can i give her fish and why some pediatrician don 't recomend fish and they say fish can demange the brain?
Heavy metals: Your pediatrician is likely referring to the potential of neurotoxicity from heavy metals found in high concentration in certain fishes. Although highly nutritional, many fishes should be avoided in developing children. Aside, the GI tract of young children is still developing so highly allergenic foods such as shellfish and other seafood are best avoided until after 2 years of age. ...Read more
I have back problems and I can't take my 3 year old daughter with me to go to doctors appointment's cause they give me shots so would this not be best?
Sorry please try to-: reword this so it makes sense. if I am reading this right, best to leave the child at home, better for you and the examining doctor! ...Read more
Im 1month pregnant, and i want to abort this child, but i don't know how. Can you give me some tips how to abort a baby safely and effectively at home?
Pregnancy: Please, please, do not try to abort your baby at home! you need to seek medical care. You can go to your primary care provider, or if you don't have one, you can start with planned parenthood. 800-576-5544 www.Plannedparenthood.Org please think it over very carefully before you decide to terminate your pregnancy. ...Read more
No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: If an infant is not gaining weight appropriately this needs to be addressed with their medical provider to make sure there is not an underlying medical condition leading to lack of weight gain. If the workup does not reveal a medical condition they may adjust the diet or have you add nutrient/ calorie dense supplements like pediasure depending on age of child. ...Read more
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