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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Do babies develop peanut allergies pre or post birth?

Do babies develop peanut allergies pre or post birth?

Possible: If you are breast feeding and the baby is allergic, he or she can be exposed to allergens in the breast milk. The most common reaction would be severe eczema. ...Read more

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Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

No.: No. I have never seen any information suggesting that garlic, black or red pepper, or any other commonly used culinary spice can harm a baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

How are infant food allergies daignosed?

Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable. ...Read more

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Can you develop food allergies after pregnancy?

Can you develop food allergies after pregnancy?

Food allergies: you can develop food allergy or any type of allergy at any age. ...Read more

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26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

Maybe: This is a question better answered by your ob.Hopefully, s/he would know if there were any findings on your last delivery that might suggest problems with a vbac. Most women in good health with prior successful vaginal deliveries can successfully deliver vbac. ...Read more

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Can a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Can a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Generally yes: There general answer to that question would be yes however the physician administering the vaccines should be aware of the specific food allergies involved and if any particular vaccine would be contra indicated. ...Read more

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Pregnant..If I get graham cracker crumbs (made w/ honey) in vagina, could baby catch botulism during delivery? 30-31 weeks but hist of preterm labor

Pregnant..If I get graham cracker crumbs (made w/ honey) in vagina, could baby catch botulism during delivery? 30-31 weeks but hist of preterm labor

Can't imagine so: Honey graham crackers is probably already pasteurized and then baked so no bacteria (whose toxins cause botulism) should survive. That said, placing graham cracker crumbs in the vagina does not sound like a great idea. ...Read more

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Could a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Could a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Rarely an issue: Only the flu vaccine has enough egg material to be concerned about vaccines.All of the available childhood vaccines including the MMR today can be given without worry about food allergy. Your physician can review these issues with you. Any kid can develop an unrelated intolerance to some other part of a vaccine and need caution with continued use. ...Read more

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Food to be eaten during menustration?

Food to be eaten during menustration?

Whatever you wish: Consistent with overall healthy eating (enough nutrients, reasonable balance, limit calories, generally avoiding lots of salt & grease). There is much written on "what to eat when by who" and almost all of it is the result of overactive imaginations. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

Milk intolerance: While this can happen it is hard to prove. The usually reported symptoms are fussiness after breast feeding, perhaps somewhat like colic, diarrhea, possibly vomiting (unusual). The test you can do is to eliminate cow's milk for a week and see if it makes a difference (but you will need to supplement the calories, vitamins, fats and proteins with something else). ...Read more

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What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

What are the baby foods safe to feed a g6pd deficiency baby?

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 more

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What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

Constipation?: What is considered constipation? Sometimes a child may not have a bowel movement for a few days while breast fed. This can be normal. I don't recommend a change in your diet at this time. Please consult with your childs pediatrician to further evaluate his condition. ...Read more

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Does spicy food affect the fetus? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

Does spicy food affect the fetus? I'm 18 weeks pregnant

No: Nobody's looked at this but i'm not aware of any reason to think it is true. Spicy stuff only affects the gut so far as we can tell. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby ?

Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby 
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Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. The fascial layer is the layer that really holds us together. It has probably been there since birth. There is a small risk of bowel getting trapped in the hernia, but during pregnancy the bowel is pushed away from this area by the uterus. There is no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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When can babies eat baby food in general?

When can babies eat baby food in general?

4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more