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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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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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Do babies get weak during 9 and ten months my has gotten weak .

Do babies  get  weak  during  9  and  ten months  my  has  gotten  weak .

Not normal: I suggest immediate pediatric evaluation and testing-NOW! ...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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