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How Do I Make A Baby Boy
You're kidding right: There is no special way to pre-pick gender. The swimmers decide the sex & the first one in makes the pick. They don't care how they get there they just go for the prize. You have a 50/50 chance with each conception. All the myths out there about special timing/foods/position are bunk. ...Read more
My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but i don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age?He is very playfull.
For his age, 11 kg puts him in the 15th %ile; 15th %ile for height at that age would be 82 cm. Average (50%ile for 22-mo-old is 86 cm and 12.4 kg
interactive chart at following site can let u calculate these as needed: http://www.Medcalc.Com/growth/
just fill in the numbers/dates. ...Read more
My infant (boy) is 7 and half and his hb is 10.5 against 11+ .. Is that level healthy? He was breastfed.
Nadir: Term infants generally reach a nadir (low) hemoglobin around 9 months, about the time when maternal stores of iron have been depleted. Timing of this drop varies some with premature babies and degree of drop may be more dramatic if mother was anemic during pregnancy . Although not technically considered anemic at 10.5, it may drop further over the next several weeks. ...Read more
My boy is 47days old.I wanna start using pampers from his 2months age. Babies have very sensitive skin. Would be there any side affects for this?
What do you suggest if my infant (boy) is 7 and half and his hb is 10.5 against 11+ .. so is dat severe. he was on breastfeeding.?
Nothing: Nothing. A hemoglobin of 10.5 in a 7 month old is normal. ...Read more
Is giving tender coconut water safe for babies less than 1 year or so... ?I really care my baby boy ...... :) :')
Feeding Babies: Yes, of course, as long as you are not substituting vital feedings and these calories with coconut water. Water like this must be used only in addition to regular feedings. ...Read more
Hi Dr, Could you please let me know, O positive girl and boy marriage cause any problem for their babies. Please clarify..
How can you tell if your having a boy or a girl.By the way your carrying or it or by the way the other babies inter act with the fetus?
Neither.: It doesn't matter how you are carrying the baby, whether s/he kicks, whether a gold ring dangling from a chain goes back and forth or around in circles, or any other old wives tale. Each pregnancy you have exactly a 50:50 chance of getting one or the other gender. Sex can be determined by ultrasound or amniocentesis (some of the amniotic flood is take with a needle and tested). ...Read more
Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.
lactation problem: Suggest you contact the la lache league organization. Check google for office nearest you. Great information is available from the la lache league. Go online asap. ...Read more
My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it?
He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting
Treatment varies: There are no cold and cough treatments for infants. All of the over the counter medications have no effect and can be harmful to your baby. First have your baby examined at his Doctor to make sure that he does not have any signs of infection. If symptoms are viral then normal saline for the nose and humidified air can be helpful. If you are breastfeeding that is the best medicine. ...Read more
What if newborn infant boy pees into his eyes? Does he need any medicine to prevent infection? Thanks!
Is it safe to use Benzethonium Chloride (such as Wet Ones wipe) on 1-month old infant boy's face? He got acne and Dr suggested Antibacterial soap, but it was hard to apply. I am thinking of using just water and then wipe with Wet One without rinse.
Is it safe to occasionally expose my infant to 3rd hand smoke? My infant boy lives with me, the mother, in a smoke-free home. I was wondering if it was safe enough for my baby to occasionally visit his father's house? Reason being, his dad is a smoker who
Second hand smoke: In a perfect world, there would be no tobacco exposure for anyone to be exposed to, especially young infants and children. I would try to insist on no direct exposure, meaning no smoking in the house or car, and wearing clothing free of the scent of cigarettes when holding a baby. Try to present facts in a calm fashion because it is so important for children to know their fathers! ...Read more
USA 70-80%: Great britain 20%, scandinavia 1-2%, israel and islamic countries 99 - 100%. ...Read more
Why is it ethically wrong to do elective gender selection?im not infertile but the majority of babies on both sides of our fam are boys-we want a girl
Simple but complex: It would be an entire semester course at college, but only space for one thought here. For all-boy families, it WOULD BE NICE to have a girl, and vice versa. The danger is in wanting something too much, and in the need to respect other people's wants if others are to respect our wants. Many people value the life of a boy over a girl. To fight that societal problem, we should not select either sex. ...Read more
My friend has a normal 5 yr old baby girl....But other 2 pregnancies she had baby boys with brain tumors.The babies died right after. Whts reason?
Unusual: Brain tumors in general are relatively rare in the general population. For there to be two in one family is unusual. She should have some work-up by her neurologist and a geneticist to see if there is some genetic syndrome that puts her and her family at increased risk for brain tumors. ...Read more
With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more
Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more
7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more
There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more
Not as bad as 1st : It is estimated that each of us are born carrying 3-4 recessive genes that can produce a metabolic problem if they show up in a newborn. (cf, sickle cell, others) pregnancies between closely related people are more likely to see these come out. As second cousins you are less likely than first to have this happen, but are not immune to the issue. ...Read more