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How can I get to know my baby at two weeks?

How can I get to know my baby at two weeks?

Spend time together: At two weeks old your baby needs all the comfort and security they can get. This means lots of holding, cuddling and looking into their face. There is no such thing as spoiling a baby at this age. Try to rest when your baby sleeps so that you can gently talk and massage the baby when they are awake. Enjoy feeding times and have as much physical contact as possible. ...Read more

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When do two to four month old babies typically get sick?

When do two to four month old babies typically get sick?

Immunity: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more

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Two chest infections in an infant; should he get a CF test?

Two chest infections in an infant; should he get a CF test?

CF screen: Recurrent chest infections can be caused by a long list - viruses, bacteria, aspiration and cf. It is a good idea though to consult with your physician to discuss obtaining a test for cf. Problems with the immune system can also lead to recurrent infections. These can be diagnosed by appropriate testing. Prmg practice can review the records at no charge to you by faxing information to : 858259968. ...Read more

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I will like to get advise on the best form of contraceptives. I'm in a new relationship; no plans for babies for the next year or two.?

I will like to get advise on the best form of contraceptives. I'm in a new relationship; no plans for babies for the next year or two.?

LARCs: Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives like the IUD or implantable devices like Nexplanon should be considered. Of course, if options are limited, regular, consistent use of the pill is reasonable too. ...Read more

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My two months old babies are suffering from wet coughs and running nose. What remedy can I get them off the shelve?

My two months old babies are suffering from wet coughs and running nose. What remedy can I get them off the shelve?

See doctor: A 2-month old baby is often healthy protected by the antibodies from the mother. Although this may well be just a cold, it is best to bring the baby to the doctor to find out the cause since babies can get sick in a hurry. ...Read more

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My two months old babies are suffering from wet coughs and running nose. What remedy can I get them off the shelve?

My two months old babies are suffering from wet coughs and running nose. What remedy can I get them off the shelve?

Do not give meds: It is not recommended to give babies less than a year old any type of over the counter cold medicine. Use a humidifier at night to help clear the sinuses. A bulb suction or a nosefrida can help suck out the nose as well. Make sure the bay gets plenty to drink ...Read more

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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can babies as young as 1 get allergies?

Can babies as young as 1 get allergies?

Certainly: Foods are more common in this age group, particularly dairy and eggs. ...Read more

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Is it fatal for an infant to get bronchitis?

Is it fatal for an infant to get bronchitis?

No: Bronchitis itself is rarely fatal, but it can worsen into a more serious condition that can be fatal. The vast majority of respiratory infections are self-limited and clear without serious harm. ...Read more

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When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! Moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read more

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When do babies get teeth?

When do babies get teeth?

Varies: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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How do babies get the flu?

How do babies get the flu?

Close contact: The flu is passed on from person to person in tiny droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing. Your baby can get the flu if they are in close proximity to another sick child, or if they play with that child's toys or other objects. These droplets can stay in surfaces for a long time, so it is important to frequently clean your baby's hands. ...Read more

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Can u get your tubes untied to have more babies?

Can u get your tubes untied to have more babies?

Maybe, but: Unfortunately, it's seldom as simple as untying the tubes & hooking them back together. The inner linings of the tubes will have some scaring & that may prevent an egg from moving down the tube. A fertilized egg could end up stuck in the tube for a tubal pregnancy. I would consult with a fertility center &discuss your specific options. ...Read more

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When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

When should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

2 months: They should begin the rotavirus series at 2 months of age. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rotavirus/vac-faqs. Htm for more information. ...Read more

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What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

What age should babies get their first rotavirus vaccination?

First dose: At two months of age. Then repeat at 4 months. Depending on which vaccine is used, may need third dose at 6 months. It is an oral vaccine. ...Read more

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Can babies get sore throats from crying?

Can babies get sore throats from crying?

Absolutely.: If you have ever attended an exciting football game and cheered vociferously for your team, the next morning (if not later that night!) you were probably hoarse and your throat was probably sore. Babies crying use the same basic equipment as your cheering. Obviously it requires rather forceful, red-faced crying (not just a whimper), usually with a waterfall of tears! Resting the voice improves it. ...Read more