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Do I Need To Give My Baby Fluoride
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Is it ok to give my 3month old remineralized water with added fluoride 2-3x a week even though it says for babies 6-24months? Shes strictly breastfeed
Water infant : At age two months you can start giving two ounces of water a day ...Read more
Divides experts: The recommendations you are seeking will take some time to provide and is a hot topic that divides the medical community. As experts in this area re-examine the issue based on current studies. A recent example below... http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/24719570/water-fluoridation:-a-critical-review-of-the-physiological-effects-of-ingested-fluoride-as-a-public-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can babies start using fluoride toothpaste? I remember reading that swallowing toothpaste with fluoride in it can cause an upset stomach. So, what is the right age to start using it?
Giving my newborn baby nursery water with fluoride for the past 6 weeks. Didn't know about fluorosis risk and I'm scared now. Did I cause harm?
See your Dentist: Fluoride intake must be very carefully controlled to assure efficacy without harm. See your dentist to review Fluoride in water supply, toothpaste, supplements, mouth washes, etc. Don't do this yourself, see dentist or preferably pediatric dental specialist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?
Yes & yes: A water supplement is certainly ok for kids of any age. Distilled preparations do not have Fluoride & many bottled waters do not either.Fluoride would help baby form stronger enamel while they are building their teeth so it would be reasonable to make sure baby attained it in some form.Check with your doc about supplements if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if i cannot nurture her enough, and i need to give her some baby formula?
Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluoride added to your water, your child may need supplementation. See your dentist or pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cheese: Cheese can be introduced between ages 8-10 months. Make sure pieces are smaller than your baby's finger (also size of baby's trachea) to decrease choking risk. Careful also with melted cheese as it may also be a choking hazard. Consider also adding yoghurt at this age. However wait until 1 year of to add whole milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. ...Read more
Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more
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