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Do I Need Shots To Hold A Baby
Some don't: It depends on the brand. Some flu shots do *not* have thimerosal - the preservative with mercury in it. Some flu shots have trace amounts. For more info about all shots, thimerosal, and brands: check this link: http://www.Vaccinesafety.Edu/thi-table.Htm#*#* ask your doc what brand do they use. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sadly, no: ? the american academy of pediatrics: swimming lessons for infants and toddlers do not protect children from drowning. Children are not ready for formal swimming lessons until after their fourth birthday, because they cannot voluntarily hold their breath for significant amounts of time until that age. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reading babies minds: If only i could read babies minds my job as pediatrician would be so much easier! obviously we are not absolutely certain as to why some babies cry more than other while receiving shots, however, by extrapolating from older children & adults, we know that some individuals seem to feel pain more intensely than others. Also, the exact site of the shot on the body can influence the degree of pain. ...Read more
Yes: Babies can start their primary series as soon as 6 weeks and as late as circumstances make them. The child is most vulnerable to some of the childhood diseases in early infancy, so any delay is risky, but a good immunity can be built at any point that the vaccines are started. ...Read more
See below: There would not be any significant risk. ...Read more
See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more
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