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How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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How can I get my baby to take the bottle?

How can I get my baby to take the bottle?

Divide and Conquer: Get someone else to feed her and do not be in the same room. If she sees or smells you, she will refuse it. But another person won't give her those cues, and she is more likely to take it. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take a bottle?

How can I get my baby to take a bottle?

Mild hunger helps: Keep him a little hungry. Chose a nipple with proper flow for your baby's age. Add few drops of milk on your baby's lip and allow him/her to taste the milk a little before you offer the bottle. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take medication?

How can I get my baby to take medication?

Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to nap? He doesn't like to take naps.

How can I get my baby to nap?  He doesn't like to take naps.

Does he need them?: Maybe your baby does not need them. Figure out how many hours he sleeps and how old he is. As they grow babies need less sleep. To many thing to do, learn and explore! ...Read more

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How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

Set routine: Napping is still routine in > 75% of children at 11 months. Want to set up good patterns so children know when nap time will occur and always try to put the child to bed awake after the routine so they can begin to self-soothe and put themselves to sleep. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to take azithromycin? He keeps spitting it out.

How can I get my child to take azithromycin?  He keeps spitting it out.

Try cover taste: I like peanut butter as a dominant cover taste that most kids will except. The dose can be folded into a dab of pb and fed on a cracker, covers almost any taste. Some of my parents have a compounding pharmacy add other special flavorings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get my 15 month old back to sleep once I am no longer nursing?

Can you tell me how to get my 15 month old back to sleep once I am no longer nursing?

Sleep problems: First, the baby should be sleeping in another room. If baby wakes up, have dad go in and sooth baby. They know you, and if you go, they will expect nursing. Baby needs to learn to fall asleep without something in their mouth. Make sure, at bedtime, baby is put to bed sleepy, to learn to self console. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

Be patient: Many infants will begin to have more regular and longer naps once they are able to crawl or walk. As your baby gets older and more active i suspect that you will find this to be true. I would also add that you should plan on scheduled naps. Most infants are ready for the morning nap 2-3 hours after awakenings. The pm nap usually is after lunch. Note that "sneaky sleep" in the car can ruin a nap. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take a bottle? He much prefers the breast.

How can I get my baby to take a bottle?  He much prefers the breast.

Ask dad to help: If baby wants the real thing & knows its nearby s/he may not accept the bottle. Enlist the aid of another and get out of the room. Dad or an assistant is more likely to be successful if your not visible. Once baby has begun to accept the bottle & enjoy it, you may begin to use it yourself. ...Read more

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What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

Dilute it: Put small portions of the dose in foods and offer it over a longer period of time. Put 1/4 of dose in fruit for better absorption and the dilution with decrease any obnoxious taste. Don't forget to wipe any teeth for stain prevention (if the incisors are in yet). ...Read more

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How can I get to know my newborn baby?

How can I get to know my newborn baby?

Typical behaviors: Over the next few weeks you will come to know your baby's personality and routine better than anyone. This is a good time to keep a journal and write down observations and or questions that you can bring to checkups. ...Read more

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How can I get newborn to take breast?

How can I get newborn to take breast?

Persistence Works: "How can I get newborn to take breast? Initiating newborn feeding can be challenging. Newborns must learn to coordinate sucking with swallowing which takes practice and time. Continue to offer your breast at regular intervals every 2-3 hrs for 15- 20 min. Sleep when your baby sleeps so that you are rested which also improves your patience. Baby's appetite will progress daily which will also help. ...Read more

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Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Rocking, walking: There is no magic solution unfortunately. Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole)  how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

Improves with age: The muscles at the end of the esophagus are weaker in babies, and they start to tone up and prevent reflux by 12-18 months of age. Each baby is different in terms of how long they may need to be on a medication. Sometimes, we keep the dosage the same throughout infancy, and as the baby grows, he weans himself off the med. Talk with your baby's doctor regarding the progress. Wish you the best! ...Read more

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Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Techniques vary: You can do it as you suggest, giving it to her at only specific times, but I have found that parents who do that are too tempted to use it at other times, for instance, she bumps her head and is crying and you run and get the paci. If you really want to get rid of it , get rid of it. It just doesn't exist anymore.It will be a tough one week, but then the deed is done. It is much better in long run. ...Read more

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Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what To do so my baby doesn't get sick?

Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what
To do so my baby doesn't get sick?

Colds+breastfeeding: Avoid taking decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (the D component in combo antihistamine-decongestant) as that will decrease breast milk production. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra or claritin are fine. Your body is creating antibodies against the cold which will be excreted into the breastmilk. Your baby may end up with a cold but no need to stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more