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Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

When are you able to feed baby food to babies?

Delay until 6mo: Solid foods were once used to make up for deficiencies in home made milk formula used in the 50's to 80's.A return to breast FDG & modern formulas changed the value of solids from nutrition, to a pathway to teach baby to eat & transition to table foods.Waiting until 6m allows baby to sit & participate in a feeding, much as the will when older.Start with a few tablespoons as a paste. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

Same.: Same schedule as at home. Over a few days one can slowly adjust to a change in the time, if needed. ...Read more

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When will my baby be ready to feed herself?

When will my baby be ready to feed herself?

9 months: When baby begins to reach and hold things, he also puts them into his mouth. He may start finger feeding by 9 mo, using utensils by 12-15 months. The majority of feeding, however, will still be from you, as he will lack the coordination to load the spoon and get the contents to his mouth without spilling. That will occur about 2 years of age. Just because they can use utensils, doesn't mean will. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

On demand: It is advisable to feed your baby on demand, on his or her schedule. Consider breast milk may be digested in an hour to two hours as opposed to formula that can take 3 to 4 hours to become digested. That is why breast fed infants feed very frequently and it is not unusual for them to feed 10 t0 12 times in 24 hours. Newborns may loose a little bit of weight the first week and then start gaining. ...Read more

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How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

Estimated feed: The estimated feeding of an infant is about half their pound weight as ounces.For example, an 8lb infant will generally take 4 ounces & a 10 lb kid would take 5 ounces. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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When to give a baby baby food and solids?

When to give a baby baby food and solids?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

Nursing: If your baby needs to eat and is sleepy then you can undress to the diaper, and gently tap on the soles of the feet. This will stimulate the baby to suckle. ...Read more

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When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Hepatitis c mother can feed to baby ?

Hepatitis c mother  can feed to baby  ?

Bottle feeding: It is not recommended that a mother with hep c breast feed their child or that you pump and given the milk. Hep c can be spread through the breast milk. Since hep c is a blood borne illness, no contact with body fluids is recommended. ...Read more

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Not sure how to formula feed a newborn?

Not sure how to formula feed a newborn?

How much?: Offer 3 ounces every three hours and adjust from there. Stop to burp after an ounce. ...Read more

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Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids ?

Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read more

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12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be the reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be  the  reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

Normal placenta: Placentas do not begin their development normally until 10 or more weeks gestation as the corpus luteum of the ovary provides all the needed progesterone to sustain the developing fetus through the first trimester. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac i only pass 1 placenta can i have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac i only pass 1 placenta can i have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

Yes: Did the babies die in utero and the labor follows? Even though it was a monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancy (same sac, one placenta), miscarriage of a viable pregnancy is uncommon. This type of pregnancy is at increase risk for intrauterine fetal death not miscarriage at 18 weeks. Usually, Steroids are administered early for fetal lung maturity and delivery by C-section at about 32 weeks. ...Read more

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My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and i gave birth,they were in the same sac and i pass only 1 placenta,is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and i gave birth,they were in the same sac and i pass only 1 placenta,is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

Monoamnionic twins: Of all "identical" twins, the rarest and most dangerous of all have monoamnionic monochorionic placentation, meaning one amnionic sac contains both, nourished from a single placenta, detectible by 9-10 weeks. These twins hardly ever survive because no membrane separates their cords, so the normal movement will eventually wind up twisting the two cords around each other until strangulation occurs ...Read more

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How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

Most consider: Most consider it safe to go up to 2 weeks past the 40 week mark generally accepted as the due date but testing of fetal well being usually starts by 41 weeks and with reassuring tests the pregnancy can, in rare situations, be extended longer. The placenta can also age faster and in some conditions making fetal testing and, at times, earlier delivery necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

Yes: Fetus gets all nutritional needs from the placenta through umbilical vessels , but you are providing , make sure you eat properly , don't take any chemicals , including alcohol and smoking , and protect the baby. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your placenta isn't giving the baby enough nutrition?

Placental problem: The placenta supplies the nutrition as well as oxygen for your baby. If the placenta isn't working probably, the baby won't grow probably. This can lead to a small for dates baby, or an intrauterine growth restricted baby. The baby needs careful monitoring by your doctor and may require early delivery. ...Read more

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Potentially bigger then average placenta and baby at 16.5 weeks. Is this worrying?

Potentially bigger then average placenta and baby at 16.5 weeks. Is this worrying?

Not yet: If you have been tested for gestational Diabetes and are negative, then at 16.5 weeks there is a long way to go in the pregnancy to worry. ...Read more

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A day after having my baby I still had some placenta left in me, is this dangerous?

A day after having my baby I still had some placenta left in me, is this dangerous?

Retained placenta: Placenta in uterus prevents the uterus from contracting totally to stop the bleeding. The hemorrhagia can be severe. The retained part of the placenta can lead also to infection. ...Read more

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What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

Nothing if no blood: The condition to which you are referring is called placenta prévia. In the absence of bleeding the baby is not in any immediate danger. Discuss with your doctor timing and mode of delivery. ...Read more

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Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

If big enough, yes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Is having a thick placenta going to harm my baby?

Is having a thick placenta going to harm my baby?

Probably not: You might be overly concerned about this. If your OB dr isn't worried-relax. The dr can tell you the health of the fetus before delivery to allay your concerns. ...Read more

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Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more

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Placenta abruption can recover without affecting the baby?

Sometimes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Is sheep placenta capsule good for woman who is going to have baby?

Anything to get ur $: There is no reason in the world to take a supplement of sheep placenta. None. Other than to transfer money from you to someone who's come up with a good story why you should take it. Spend your money on something that is more useful or enjoyable or save it for your child's education. And take generic Folic Acid every day while you're trying to get pregnant! ...Read more

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