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Can I Take My Newborn Into Public
No: Newborns are more prone to infection so you wouldn't think of having someone with a "cold" or fever be around the baby in your house where you can control who visits. Therefore, for at least the first few weeks during seasons other than winter (when there's fewer infections around) and for longer during the winter season, no malls, supermarkets, airports & the like. Walks and drives are fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Well, yes and no. In the first few months, it's best to avoid large groups of people so as to minimize your baby's exposure to infection. Your newborn's immune system is still immature and he is more susceptible to infection than an older child is. Even a cold in a toddler can cause serious breathing problems in an infant. It's still okay though (and good!) to take your baby for walks outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on child: The booster is designed so the waist belt does not ride up on the abdomen in a head on crash.These seats offer almost no protection in a side impact or roll over. We now have 5 point harness systems that protect better and fit kids up to 65-85 lb. I keep kids in a harness system as long as possible and use boosters for the 6-12yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: It depends on the severity of the illness. Routine illnesses like colds can go out to play the next day, With more severe illnesses your child should return gradually ...Read more
Will this transition traumatize my son? I went through a rough divorce that set me back financially. I let my son live with my parents until i could get back on my feet. He has been with them for 16 months. I can now take proper care of him. Will taking h
Plan Ahead: You are usually not able to bring other children to the delivery suite during labor, nor would you be able to care for them and manage them. Make a plan as delivery nears to have a friend, relative, or other caregiver available and "on call" to take your children when you need to go to the hospital for delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby's almost a week old, when can I take him outside? And when can I leave the house to do things?
No official time...: The american academy of pediatrics has no specific age cutoff before going in public. Airlines need a docs permission if newborn flying is less than 1 week. It's really up to you. The newborn's immune system isn't completely developed yet, so viruses and bacteria can be more harmful. Use common sense, and lots of hand washing. Make sure close contacts have their whooping cough booster (tdap). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: This is a somewhat cultural issue. It is going to be a decision for you and your partner, but should also take into account the desires of the birthing place and your obstetrician. One point of view is that children might be in the way if there is a problem. Others might feel that this is a part of life that they should be exposed to. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day of birth: A car seat should be used from the day of birth ANYTIME infant is traveling in a car. If baby was premature or very tiny, bring the car seat up to the hospital and ask the baby be monitored in your car seat to make sure breathing is fine in that seat. If not, car beds for premature infants are available until the baby gets big enough for a conventional car seat. ...Read more
Whenever you like: You can take your baby outside, properly dressed for the weather, whenever you wish. ...Read more
Accidentally drank my husband's water w/ vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in it. When will the medication be completely out of my system so I can nurse again?
That's a tough one, : because there are so many variables related to the body size & function of the person taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & it depends on the dose. You may want to give your pharmacist some details to get more individualized information, but the average time for the metabolite dextroamphetamine in a 70 mg. dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to be completely eliminated is about 2 & a half days to "under 3 days". ...Read more
I really want to nurse my baby. Is it safe to nurse her immediately after birth and through-out while i'm on the medication from having a c-section?
Absolutely: The sooner the better after your surgery. Talk to the nursery staff before the operation and let them know you want to nurse the baby when you are in the recovery room if you are stable. They can bring the baby in there and hold to your breast and let the baby root and lick the nipple and even take a few sucks. It's great. The meds are not a problem at all unless you have a serious problem. ...Read more
3mo old: Firstly public pools are the worst when it comes to contamination. I would suggest that you wait till 6mo of age. ...Read more
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