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Colic Baby Personality
No: No, your baby's frequent crying due to colic will not harm him/her. Colic is still one of those great mysteries that has no definitive treatment except time. Thus, many colicky babies do cry a lot (many hours in fact). Due to all the crying, it is imperative for a parent to sometimes put the baby down if they feel the crying is getting to them, and this will not harm the baby at all. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.
Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)
Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?
No: Meconium ( the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity.Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract . The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more
Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?
In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast or Formula: Breast milk is best, but commercial formulas are fine for babies with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Sulfa drugs, acetaminophen, and anti-malarial medications should be avoided, and as the child ages, fava beans must not be eaten and other legumes should be introduced with caution. Vitamin c, 60-100 mg/day, can help preserve glutathione in this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shaken baby syndrome: This is a condition now known as abusive head injury, wherein a child experiences injury to the brain due to head trauma. The trauma often results from violent shaking or from blunt force injury to the head. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, including coma and death. There are certain characteristic findings that may be present on physical exam. Imaging may aid diagnosis. ...Read more
Severely.: The child's emotional development depends on a give-and-take with the primary caregiver: infants learn to replicate the caregiver's nonverbal mood cues, and caregiver's displays of pleasure reinforce behaviors of the infant that led to these positive reactions. A depressed parent is unable to provide these reinforcements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Undersatnding: Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment. In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Most are safe: From the time when babies are sitting to when they walk is a marvelous opportunity to introduce many flavors of foods (www.Drgreene.Com/colorin). Kids with g6pd deficiency should avoid fava beans. Some kids - depending on their variant - should also avoid blueberries (& yogurts containing them), soy, other legumes, some chinese herbs, or tonic water (not great for babies anyway). I love g6pd.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?
Difficult to answer: Many things make a difference here - what chemo is being used, how long exposure, etc. Remember, your baby is going through tons of development of every organ system and chemo will harm this. While i applaud your wanting to breast feed, i can't imagine risking your child's development, intelligence and risk for cancer in the future just to continue breast feeding. Effects could be devastating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 y/o twins are very fussy, "fight" during feeding&sleeping, get angry when hears "no", my 8 m/o baby can be "spoiled" while playing/watching them?
No, educated!: Younger siblings have been shown to learn much of what they need from older sibs. Twin behaviors are often kind of exaggerated versions of singleton behaviors, and younger sibs have no problem understanding how they are different. Besides, keeping a younger sib away from olders would deprive them of more than half the fun!! ...Read more
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