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How Can I Get My Baby To Let Me Comfort Her When She Cries
Gentle reassurance: By being there for your child, and using soothing techniques: quiet voice and gentle touch, he/she will eventually realize that you will make him/her feel better. It's easy to get frustrated when your own child won't come to you, but be patient and your love will shine through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhage/softening: Ivh- intraventricular hemorrhage can be triggered by pressure shifts in the sensitive blood vessels of the brain that cause blood to leak into the ventricles (fluid spaces).Premi's experience various mechanical events of delivery, resuscitation&intensive care that may trigger the process. Pvm periventricular leukomalacia describes the softening of the brain mater around the ventricles after injury. ...Read more
Need for development: Touch causes changes in the babies nervous system that stimulate brain chemistry changes that promote positive growth and development. Humans crave human touch. Lack of touch can stress a child and reduce the stimulation for proper growth and development. Hug your kids often! http://www.livestrong.com/article/508221-the-influence-of-touch-on-child-development/ ...Read more
Hard to define: I am convinced babies don't understand or appreciate sleep until after 1yr. Well babies drift between sleep/wake states based on their feed/activity/sleep cycle.They fade into sleep like adults in a boring lecture, so stimulating a tired baby by rocking may prevent them from settling. Overly tired infants want you to take away their tireness. Your best bet is to let them learn a good pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing inflammation to build up. Babies have shorter, wider, conical appendices that may be harder to plug up. Appendicitis is most common in children (older than babies) and young adults. It is possible but uncommon at the extremes of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits. ...Read more
HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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