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Can We Give Saffron To 7 Month Old Baby
Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until I took him off of baby cereal
Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more
Get baby checked: Constipation at this age is either diet related, i.e excessive dairy intake or some reason for them to hold stools like an anal fissure, for which a proper exam will be helpful. In the meantime, u can add more vegetables to his diet and give him Karo syrup or prune juice. ...Read more
Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?
A burn in a 7 months: Old baby!!!!, raises lots of questions??? If othewise fine and purely accidental, please take the baby to the doctor ...Read more
Worth waiting: Cow milk is designed for cows. In the era when it was used as a formula base/substitute it was boiled to break up the protein some and make it more digestible. Straight cow milk can actually produce intestinal bleeding when given in enough quantity to substitute for formula or breast milk. After a year the intestines are more mature/tolerant, but excesses can still cause anemia. ...Read more
Very little: If the cough only happens when laying down, then this could be from drainage, using nasal saline drops with suction may help. If there are signs of distress between cough (tugging in between the ribs when breathing deep or at the notch in the neck) then take her/him to the doctor. ...Read more
What should be the interval between formula feeding n food to a 7 month old baby. I give him 6 to 7 oz. Exactly how many hours should I offer him food?
DHA for babies: Excellent question. The usual sources, seafood and nuts, that adults eat are not appropriate for a 7 month old. Most infant formulas are now fortified with DHA, If baby is breast feeding, some of the appropriate for age foods that are higher in DHA are winter squashes (esp spaghetti squash), beans including black beans and kidney beans, and wild rice (which is actually a grass, not a grain). ...Read more
7 month old baby is vommiting what can I give her, I have valoid syrup and a Zofran Zydis 4mg tablet?
Not Recommended: Boththe meds mentioned are not recommended to be used in babies. We need more information to find the cause. Vomiting in babies can be due to an infection in any part of body. Or gastroenteritis, most common is feeding problem as different foods are introduced at that age. Treatment also depends on persitent vomiting or on and off vomiting. Breast or bottle feeding. Consult baby's Pediatrician what to do ...Read more
Is there anything I can give my 7 month old baby so she can spit mucus out that's making her cough?
This sucks: If you find any way to teach a 7 month old to "spit", you'll win a nobel prize in medicine. They cannot nor can they be taught to do that at that tender age. You have to suck it out for them. If they cough and/or gag on mucous and you can hear it in the back of their throats or in their mouths, take the bulb syringe for nose sucking and use it in mouth & throat. This will clear the secretions. ...Read more
Can I give my 7 month old baby cooked sheep s liver puree? Does liver considered meat & I should wait till 8 month to give him?
Feeding baby: It is ok to start meats, between 7-10 months. Liver is meat, and very high in iron. Always remember to introduce only one new food every 5 days. ...Read more
Yes: At 7 mo, a kid can reliably hold in the sitting position for a while before tilting over. Crawling, pulling to stand & cruising occur at almost the same time & usually around 9-10 mo. ...Read more
Yes-see below: The U.S. Centers for disease control states repellents made with deet or picardin offer the most protection against mosquitoes and ticks. Both are recommended for adults and kids 2 months of age & older. Picaridin is a chemical that's similar in effectiveness to deet, but it's odorless, lighter, and less irritating. Citronella-natural repellant needs frequent applications, and is not as effective. ...Read more
Yes: Ventolin, or albuterol is used in younger infants in the treatment of asthma or certain other respiratory conditions. As always, the prescribed dosages should not be exceeded, and if your baby is still having wheezing or problems breathing after using the treatments, call your provider right away. ...Read more
Low VOC: In an ideal world, infants would not be exposed to any pollutants or chemicals. The best you can do is try to limit their exposure as much as possible. Open the windows, run fans, and use low VOC paints. ...Read more
The safety of this product in the use of asthma and small infants isn't established. It is a elongating beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) formoterol fumarate and glycopyrrolate (anticholinergic) that can have side effects: cough, Urinary tract infections and with LABA products like Salmeterol have caused asthma-related deaths. Check with your MD/Pulmonologist for effective
nebulization if needed. ...Read more
Lymphocytosis: Meaning increased absolute count of lymphocytes and decreased count of neutrophils, both are white blood cells which fight infection, usually lymphocytes are increased with viral infection, common in babies, with a resulting decrease in neutrophil count, if your baby looks fine otherwise, these numbers will normalize, if this is not the case please a follow up with close monitoring with his doctor ...Read more
I've noticed that my 7 month old baby scratches his head and pulls his hair. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Our 7 month old baby hasn't pooped in 5 days. She seems to be in normal otherwise. Should I be worried any remedies? Thanks
My 7 month old baby's three fingernails have started to regrow. No other symptoms. Is this normal and why is this happening?
What is the correct dose of Fapanil 250 for 1 year 7 month old baby having fever. We gave 5ml of fapanil 250 every 4.5 hours. Is it ok.
Need weight: I need to know the weight of your baby and not the age to calculate the correct dose of the medication. 250mg seems like a bit high of a dose for a 19month old toddler. Please resubmit question with a weight attached next time. Also, fever does not absolutely need to be "treated" - if child is happy and taking fluids well, just let fever be - it helps fight off infections. ...Read more
My 7 month old baby won't sleep only 10 min a day and he just cries and winges he's healthy. At night he wakes up every 2hrs very bad sleeper help!
Being a parent: This common situation can be frustrating. But, it is your duty to teach him to sleep. This means you must let him be. Once in bed you must not pick him up. Avoid interacting with him regardless of the fuss. You can gently check on him, but let him not win the attention he is seeking when he should be sleeping. ...Read more
Is it normal that my 7 month old baby is still not sitting up or crawling he grabs everything and I put him on the floor but when I do he screams cry?
Try putting him: In prone on a quilt. Put a toy just out of reach in front of him, then move it side-to-side.. He should hold his head & chest up steadily with weight on both forearms, then shift his weight to one while reaching for & attaining a toy with the other. When placed in a sit, he should maintain a "tripod ", flexed at the waist & propped on both hands. GE Reflux can cause discomfort in prone. ...Read more
Our 7 month old baby struggles with reflux. We though it would be better by now but he still wakes regularly at night and seems to be struggling. He also brings up milk.
Visit your Peds: I prefer infants less than 1 year of age with a temp > 100.4f to be checked by a pediatrician asap. You might miss some diseases which needed to be treated with antibiotics (such as ear infection, strep throat, pneumonia, sepsis, etc.). Pediatric er doc is ok on weekend. ...Read more
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