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Compatibility Between Only Child And Youngest
Any age: You can get headaches at any age, the problem with babies and toddlers is they can not verbalize to you. Sometimes they are just cranky, may have episodes of throwing up, shy away from bright lights of become less active. In any event triggers include being over tired, not enough sleep and certain foods to mention a few. If you suspect you child may have migranes, consult a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
At least 1-2 years: There is no set cut-off time. However, formula/breast milk should be the main source of nutrition until at least 1 year of age. Depending on your child's medical history, you can then consider switching to whole milk until the age of 2. But again, milk is a major portion of their diet. "table foods" generally should not be introduced until at least 6 months of age (i prefer 9-12 months). ...Read more
Ok is my age a big factor on having a baby i am 40 going to turn 41 have had onr child but lost him to high B/P have on other kids need to know. If it?
It's a factor, but..: There are may things that determine risk other than just age.For instance, was your high BP chronic or just gestational? Factors like that make a difference, especially since you're older. Need to know things about your general health, family history - the list to determine "risk" is long.You would do well to have a single visit with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who can put it all together ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B or O, + or -: This depends on your specific genes. If you have two copies of the b type, then all your children will be type b. If you have only one copy of the b gene, then half your children will be b and the other half o. The same goes for the rh (the + or -). I apologize as the reasons can be complicated and there's not enough space for me to explain. Please speak with your doctor for further details. ...Read more
If a parent had haemophilia a and the other haemophilia b. Which haemophilia would their child have?
Prevention: Hep b is one of the most durable & dangerous hepatitis viruses & the cause of chronic unrecognized liver disease in infants. Administration of the hepatitis vaccine & globulin at birth has been shown to prevent the spread from a mother with active b, to the child at birth & later in life. Since this was started in hawaii > two decades ago, the rate of liver failure in the state has dropped. ...Read more
Vaginal or C section: A child is born either vaginally (naturally) or via cesarean section (surgery), typically 9mo after conception which can either be natural (via sexual relations) or artificial (via assisted reproductive techniques). There are plenty of instructional/informational videos on natural & surgical deliveries available online simply by searching. Info is also available re conception & fetal development. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type and quality of thermometer, and location the temperature was taken. If you use a good rectal thermometer, then it should not be below 97.0 degrees. Other thermometers can be accurate or not depending on the quality and price. Other factors, such as eating and drinking can affect oral temperatures. A 96.3 deg child would feel cold. ...Read more
Solid food: Solid foods are initiated at 4 months old . Usually start off with rice cereal as it is easily digestable till 6 months old or one new 1st stage baby food, single kind such as pears by itself, spinach, apple sauce etc every 4 to 5 days.In case of allergic reaction, it will be easier to pinpoint what your baby is allergic to. Or start solids at 6 mos old directly w 2nd stage baby food.Plus formula. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell a story: A story well told can be worth all the lecturing one may be tempted to offer. Thus, sharing stories from one's personal experience about the consequences of lying or one from age appropriate books ( or perhaps a tv show that you view together with your teen) will get the message across without being "preachy. You can also roleplay with young children or use puppets to illustrate your point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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