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How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

A WARM FUZZY......: A warm embrace, smile and eye contact starts that first moment that you see your baby and it continues till that baby brings his or her babies into your life.At times they will make you sad, mad even exasperated, but that warm fuzzy feeling that you get when your child looks at you , smiles or simply says mom or dad...That is when you know you have bonded. ...Read more

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Bonding (Definition)

Bonding is the adhering of a dental material to tooth structure. Most of the time these dental materials are composite or porcelain. More commonly the public may understand bonding to be the adhering of composite material to the front teeth in order ...Read more


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Hello. I have a little nice who was born with one kidney and i really want know what is good for her and what is bad? I want know what i can do ?

Hello. I have a little nice who was born with one kidney and i really want know what is good for her and what is bad? I want know what i can do ?

Single Kidney: One kidney is enough to have a normal life if no other issues. The single kidney acquire bigger size due to compensatory hypertrophy to handle the functions of two. There will be some restriction for her to stay out of trouble, e.g. Contact/violent sports, food, fluid intake, etc. Talk to her nephrologist who will give you a general guideline to follow. ...Read more

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Im 19 and i want a baby i have a job and i do for myself is it a good choice for me to have a baby now? i had miscarriage and i really want a baby now

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Im 19 and i want a baby i have a job and i do for myself is it a good choice for me to have a baby now? i had miscarriage and i really want a baby now

Take quiz . . .: Take the following quizzes (there are plenty more online): http://goo.gl/0KTCei, http://goo.gl/QVlGJQ & http://goo.gl/r7Jhak. They're not the be all and end all but will help you think through your question. For instance, who's going to care for your baby while you're working? Will you make enough money to care for both of you? Savings for college education? Are you healthy enough? etc ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

See MD. : Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with mess (ssri's) and therapy!! ...Read more

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What to do if i just had a baby and as a side effect i got hemroids:/ how do I make them go away?

What to do if i just had a baby and as a side effect i got hemroids:/ how do I make them go away?

You can't.... : Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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How can I make sure if I have a healthy baby inside my womb?

How can I make sure if I have a healthy baby inside my womb?

Eat healthy,keep apt: keep your appointments regularly,eat healthy,take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What am i supposed to do if I have a broken tooth and I have tried everything ?

What am i supposed to do if I have a broken tooth and I have tried everything ?

Call a dentist asap.: I hope you are not just afraid to see a dentist because despite of the technological advancement in dentistry for a great dental experience, a good number of people are still anxious to seek dental care. Most of them had painful experience in the past and will only be forced to see a dentist when the condition gets severe. Please go and see a dentist asap. Save your tooth. ...Read more

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What to do if i just had a baby and i lost my shape completely, i want to lose at least 25lb?

What to do if i just had a baby and i lost my shape completely, i want to lose at least 25lb?

Hard work: I am sure you know the answer -- diet and exercise. It is really hard work. Check out the topic page on weight loss where the healthtap doctors have addressed this issue many times and given some great advise. ...Read more

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How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least while pregnant. If your sister has not been, then it is just a reflection of how strong her addiction is. She may have underlying psychological issues (anxiety, depression, feelings towards nw baby) that unless addresses, will not "allow her" to quit. ...Read more

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I had a STD before for about a year and didn't know but now i wanna have a baby and i can't seem to get pregnant what's the problem and how can I get?

How long?: How long have you been trying? If it has been more than a year, see your doc for an evaluation. You seem to be worried that an infection damaged your tubes, but there are many causes of infertility. ...Read more

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What to do if i just had a baby and now everytime after I have sex my pubic bone will hurt really bad, why?

What to do if i just had a baby and now everytime after I have sex my pubic bone will hurt really bad, why?

See below: When you are ready to deliver the ligaments holding your pelvic bone together are relaxed to allow the baby to come through. This takes time to come back to full strength. This will heal itself, but you might want to hold off on the sex for a while to give your body time to heal. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is a "happy spitter?"

How do I know if my baby is a "happy spitter?"

Are they Happy?: The happy spitter designation is often used for babies who seem undeterred by the spit up and would likely eat again immediately if offered. Also labled "wet burps" this often happens when an air bubble pushes milk up and out as it comes up. The sad spitter is often used for the child that feels bad & really has an illness...They don't want to eat. ...Read more

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I have a wound between my right testical and leg. I don't believe is any disease. I just want to know what should I put or if I should buy a cream?

I have a wound between my right testical and leg. I don't believe is any disease. I just want to know what should I put or if I should buy a cream?

Depends on situation: Keeping clean with just soap & water once or more daily, keeping dry (bacteria cannot grow without water: all life is based on water & fat molecules to build membranes which organize the water into cells) at other times is most important. Topical antibiotic creams, e.g. Neosporin or generic triple-antiseptic, can help suppress bacteria & fungus in between washing with soap & water. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got a crown for my tooth. Can i eat normally now?

What to do if i just got a crown for my tooth. Can i eat normally now?

Yes: Just be sure to brush and floss it daily. You can get decay on a tooth with a crown as well as periodontal disease which affects 75% of individuals over the age of 12. ...Read more

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I have what I think are cysts or pimples on my crotch and. Im not sure why or how to get rid of them. Ive had them since I was a child ?

I have what I think are cysts or pimples on my crotch and. Im not sure why or how to get rid of them. Ive had them since I was a child ?

Crotch blotch: hello! I cannot answer and be correct without seeing these lesions. Why not pop in to your Doc for a check and have him look at them to get an answer with this. thanks ...Read more

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What to do if I have a huge free of needles, and what to do if I have to get my wisd teeth removed. Does it hurt?

What to do if I have a huge free of needles, and what to do if I have to get my wisd teeth removed. Does it hurt?

Get a consult: You can discuss this with the oral surgeon in a consultation. You can have a general anesthetic and not remember a thing about the procedure. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a huge free of needles, and I have to get my wisd teeth removed. Does it hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a huge free of needles, and I have to get my wisd teeth removed. Does it hurt?

Talk to Surgeon: Schedule an examination with an oral and maxillo-facial surgical specialist. Explain your concerns. Surgeon will explain how rx can be done painlessly for you (general anesthesia), and how to manage post-operative discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I bond better with my baby?

How can I bond better with my baby?

Relax & interact: Your baby will learn & prefer your voice to others within hours.It will see well up to a foot so you can interact visually and begin teaching baby about facial expressions using your joy and smiles to trigger a mirrored response.These will take time to emerge so be patient.Some moms go thru "blues" after delivery & have ups & downs.Keep aleart to that possibility and contact your OB for problems. ...Read more

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Will I bond with my child immediately?

Will I bond with my child immediately?

Yes: It is natural for a mother and father to bond with their infant unless there is a condition of the mother or infant that interferes such as post partum pain, post partum depression, or a sick newborn. If you have concerns, make them known to your OB or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't bond immediately with my child?

What happens if I don't bond immediately with my child?

Keep open dialogue: This is not rare or worrisome over time for the development of your baby.You need to draw on the support provided by friends and family as you make it through the transition. Many new moms will go through issues that bring on "baby blues", and keeping an open dialogue with your family and doc is very important.This is not a "bad mom" issue you should hide or feel guilty over. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

Call your doctor.: If you feel you are not bonding with your child, call your doctor or your baby's pediatrician right away. This could be a sign of depression, but your doctor needs to visit and speak with you to determine what is the most appropriate next step. ...Read more

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I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

Call your doctor/CNM: Call your doctor for an appointment. You may have postpartum depression or anxiety that makes you feel like you are not bonding correctly. Your dr/midwife can speak to you about your symptoms and they can refer you if needed. Women who have had pregnancy complications may have an increased risk of ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder) and it is important to get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Yes: Absolutely. Feeding your baby is a warm, emotional experience whether breast or bottlefeeding. Remember we dads have done it this way forever.It is the overall contact that generates the emotional ties. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Definitely: If the child is placed with loving parents who have compassion.Love.Patience and understanding.Babies and children want love. Adoptive parents are motivated to nurture and love their adoptive babies/c?Hildren. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

Lots of options!: Have him get down on the floor and play with him, read & sing to him, give him his baths & massages...The more interaction, the deeper the bonding. Have your husband talk to your son, even telling him about what he did that day. The content of what's said isn't as important as the face to face time and 'conversation'--your husband can give him a bottle & read out loud from a book at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

Bonding with child: Pleas don't feel so guilty about not being able to breastfeed your baby. Things do happen that make the process not work. Holding the baby in your arms and nursing him isn't just the only way you can bond with him. Think about all the bottle-fed babies - their parents' good bonding methods make them grow up and turn out to be good adults. Talk to , play and laugh (cry) with, hug and touch him. ...Read more

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Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child) why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child)  why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Newborn: You have the post partum blues. You should seek immediate help, first from your ostetrician and then from a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I want to buy headphones for belly to bond with my baby. Any danger to belly/baby? To use only in bed. Can vol be too high for baby? Sug on duration?

I want to buy headphones for belly to bond with my baby. Any danger to belly/baby? To use only in bed. Can vol be too high for baby? Sug on duration?

Go for it: use common sense and do not play anything too loud. The loudness should be the same as your voice would be. The duration is up to you, as it will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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I am pregnant with my second child. When I had my first I felt a bond/connection right when I found out I was pregnant. I don't with this pregnancy. ?

I am pregnant with my second child. When I had my first I felt a bond/connection right when I found out I was pregnant. I don't with this pregnancy. ?

It's ok! : Give yourself a break and some time to adjust to the new pregnancy. You are a little older and now you have another child you are caring for. You are busier! Bonding is a process. It can be instant, as you experienced before. Often it occurs over a period of time. Relax, enjoy the process and it will come with time. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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Can you get a veneer placed over just 1 tooth? My front bottom tooth is slightly chipped and bonding keeps falling off. Is 1 veneer a good option then

Can you get a veneer placed over just 1 tooth? My front bottom tooth is slightly chipped and bonding keeps falling off. Is 1 veneer a good option then

Possibly : Each situation must be evaluated individually. It's very important to figure out if it keeps breaking due to material failure of the bonding or due to other factors such as night grinding or Clenching. A simple habit like fingernail biting can also break bonding and veneers. Teeth are not tools. They are not to open bags of chips, nailclippers, icecruchers,thread cutters, etc. Good luck ...Read more

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How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

How do C-section prevent maternal baby bonding?

It does not.: The data to support such a statement are not good quality and do not even make common sense. Having a cesarean is not going to alienate you from your baby! ...Read more

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I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

Everday Activities: Bonding can occur between mother and baby with just everyday activities. Parents bond with activities like feeding, bathing, and playing. Give yourself time and let yourself off the hook. If this issue remains a problem you may want to seek counseling with someone skilled in postpartum depression. ...Read more