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For How Long Will My Baby Recall Traumatizing Experiences
Most is forgotten: Many of the very early experiences in life are processed and forgotten. Most infant memories dissolve with time. As children get older the memories become more concrete or permanent. Positive reinforcement, love and understanding go a long way in helping a child get past a bad experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: 15-20 min on each breast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: There appears to be no right answer to how many hours a child sleeps. It is really unique to that child. If they are growing, happy, behaving and developing normally , then whatever amount works for that child. Having said that, most seem to sleep 8-12 hours at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stages: Baby heads can get pretty pointy during birth--but generally look much better even after as little as 24 - 48 hours. Some babies develop flat spots or other deformities over time related to sleep position, and sometimes to other problems like torticollis, or sometimes rare conditions. Depending on your baby's age, it might be a good idea to discuss this with your pediatrician and have an exam. ...Read more
No Way To Predict: That question depends on too many variables to be able to provide any meaningful response. It depends on how under developed the lungs are. How complex was their particular surgery. Were there any complications? … The list goes on and on. Stay in close communication with the ICU and surgical teams. Ask lots of questions if you need to. Be patient - it is not a process that can be rushed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rib FX: Should heal fairly quickly in an infant. The real question is, how did this happen to a 16 day old baby? See a pediatrician. ...Read more
Depends on the med: Some infant medicines do not require refrigeration & may last for weeks/months or more. Others begin to lose strength as soon as water is added to their powder base & may be good only until the projected end of a treatment + a couple of days. A typical antibiotic, amoxicillin, is good for about 2wks if refrigerated but only a week at room temperature. Check with pharmacist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Typically the symptoms of RSV peak after the first few days before getting better. Usually infants improve somewhere between 5-10 days; however this can vary widely, and it is not uncommon for the cough and wheeze to last several weeks after the initial symptoms began. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 hours: A four month old baby can sleep from 10 pm to 6 am. Up until four months a baby will usually be up once between 10 pm and 6 am. If a baby is not sleeping through the night by 4 months then i discuss with parents how to achieve that. A baby sleeping in your room or in your bed may not easily sleep all night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Acid reflux is actually part of every day life for all of us.Infants often peak in their symptoms around 3-5 mo and become less so as the begin to sit/stand/walk. The fact that they are not laying down begins to decrease their reflux symptom intensity . Most come off acid reducers gradually but may revisit the issue occasionally in childhood or their teens. Diet & behavior have a lot of impact. ...Read more
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