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How frequently should my infant go to the bathroom?

How frequently should my infant go to the bathroom?

4-6 hr minimum: Babies usually urinate every 2-4 hours, and may have a bowel movement every feeding. If you are concerned that your child is not getting enough to eat, this is a good guideline to follow. Bottle fed and breast fed infants have different stool patterns and consistencies;. ...Read more

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Should I go by myself to the hospital when my water breaks, or wait for my husband?

: If everything has been fine during your pregnancy, none of the complications mentioned below are present and you don't have a history of fast labors, waiting is fine. Remember that the membranes that break are a protective layer for your baby, so it is still better to get to the hospital within a couple of hours of the bag of waters breaking. ...Read more

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How can I sleep when I keep having to go to the bathroom?

How can I sleep when I keep having to go to the bathroom?

Solve the cause: The question is why are you going to the bathroom? It may be as simple as drinking too much fluids before bed. Other reasons could be a urinary track infection, enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, pregnancy or possibly sleep apnea. Medications can also cause you to have to urinate as a main effect or side effect. If a trial of fluid restriction doesn't help, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 18 year old boy pees the bed and gets up to go to the bathroom before? What can cause this? He can go for awhile not doing it

What does it mean when a 18 year old boy pees the bed and gets up to go to the bathroom before? What can cause this? He can go for awhile not doing it

Always a bed wetter?: Could be normal in a person who has been a bed wetter since childhood. But if he never wet the bed before, and just started, there may medical issues involved including nocturnal seizures, drug/alcohol abuse, renal/metabolic disease. Depends on circumstances surrounding the episodes. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect if my baby has to go to the nicu?

What can I expect if my baby has to go to the nicu?

LOTS OF LEARNING: Depends on the severity of the condition and how premature your baby is, you may have a good and bad experience.Very stressful atmosphere, no privacy."hope, positive attitude, cooperation, patience, willingness to learn and lend a helping hand" should ease your journey in the nicu.Very knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate staff (nurses & physicians and the best nicu in the south east region! ...Read more

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Is there something you can take daily to go to the toilet properly. I'm going on a cruise and when i'm not in my own house i just can't go properly?

Is there something you can take daily to go to the toilet properly. I'm going on a cruise and when i'm not in my own house i just can't go properly?

Fiber: Senekot or pericolace or metamucil good start but also drink plenty of water to keep regular. I would try before cruise to avoid surprises. Stay away from stimulants as a rule like correctal or exlax and only use for short time to avoid worsening problem. ...Read more

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How often should I bottle feed my baby and how much is the volume every feeding? In the middle of the night, should I wake her up to feed?

How often should I bottle feed my baby and how much is the volume every feeding? In the middle of the night, should I wake her up to feed?

Basic guidelines: A bottle fed baby is ready for a day feed every 3-4 hours and after 10 pounds may sleep through the night without a feeding. The stomach can usually tolerate a volume equal to half their poundage:10 lb= 5 oz. I wake kids to feed during the day but not at night. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to go to the bathroom constantly the night before my colonoscopy?

Is it normal for me to go to the bathroom constantly the night before my colonoscopy?

Yes: The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon. The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin! ...Read more

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Can I avoid going to the hospital with this coffee burn? When would you have to go to the hospital?

Can I avoid going to the hospital with this coffee burn?  When would you have to go to the hospital?

Depends on…: Location of burn & how large an area is involved. Burns of face, hands, joints, genital areas can be more serious than those of other areas. Large burns, especially if blisters break, may be difficult to manage by yourself & more prone to infection; so seek medical attention depending on above info. Fp may be 1st step unless burn is large or one of those special areas. ...Read more

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If I go to the hospital to have my baby, how much will it cost?

If I go to the hospital to have my baby, how much will it cost?

It can vary greatly: There are many factors affecting the costs. Is it a natural birth versus a cesarean birth? How long are you in labor(there are hourly costs in the labor area)? How many drugs do you require? Did you have anesthesia such as an epidural?Do you have any insurance or medicaid? ...Read more

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How do you potty train a difficult child? Our son turned 4 in november, and is still in pullups. He will sit on the toilet and pee right before his bath, but refuses to poop on the toilet, and will not tell us when he has to go other than to sit on the to

How do you potty train a difficult child? Our son turned 4 in november, and is still in pullups. He will sit on the toilet and pee right before his bath, but refuses to poop on the toilet, and will not tell us when he has to go other than to sit on the to

Boys : Boys do tend to potty train later than girls. I hear terms like "difficult child" and "refuses to poop". My guess is that he picks up on this vibe as well. Sometimes if pushed too hard, a child will push back or will hold back. How about reading the "potty book" to him. There are some wonderful potty videos that are fun for kids to watch. If you can make this fun and get him invested, he may be more likely to play along. If he is pressured and faces anger, he is more likely to hold on to it. ...Read more

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How can I make a UTI to go away with out going to the bathroom for test?

How can I make a UTI to go away with out going to the bathroom for test?

Not sure: I am not sure what you are asking. Symptoms of a UTI can feel numerous ways. If you think you have an infection you should be treated appropriately. Nobody deserves less than the best treatment. In the meantime, increase you water intake. ...Read more

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4 weeks baby. How many times should she go to the toilet?

4 weeks baby. How many times should she go to the toilet?

Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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How much does a baby have to weigh to go home from the hospital?

How much does a baby have to weigh to go home from the hospital?

Reply: If the baby is born after 38weeks of pregnancy then weight is usually not the criteria for discharge from hospital unless other.Usual discharge is 3 days after a c- section and 2 days after vaginal delivery. Doctors make sure that baby is feeding well, has passed urine and first stool and observe for jaundice. Usually babies loose weight during the first week rather gaining, due to water loss. ...Read more

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How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

Plan Ahead: You are usually not able to bring other children to the delivery suite during labor, nor would you be able to care for them and manage them. Make a plan as delivery nears to have a friend, relative, or other caregiver available and "on call" to take your children when you need to go to the hospital for delivery. ...Read more

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At what temperature should I go to the hospital?

At what temperature should I go to the hospital?

Fever: Fever itself is not an indication for needing medical care. More importantly are other symptoms or problems like dehydration, headache, nausea and vomiting. Fever is a normal part of your immune response. ...Read more

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My son holds in his urine and poop when I try to make him sit at the potty, what can I do to fix this?

My son holds in his urine and poop when I try to make him sit at the potty, what can I do to fix this?

Try another tack: Rehersal is an important part of potty training & learning where equipment is & practicing diaper off sitting is important early in the process. After a toddler acquires these skills it is time to back off and become the potty assistant, not the potty commander. Tell baby you will help them when they need to go and mean it. Let them pick the time & respond immediately. They may need help only once. ...Read more

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How often should I go to the dentist?

How often should I go to the dentist?

6-3 months recall : Every six months is perfect, and also if you have advanced gum conditions then you may have to go every three months ask your dentist what he/she thinks. ...Read more

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How should I introduce my baby to the bottle?

How should I introduce my baby to the bottle?

Try once a day: Introducing your expressed breast milk once a day is not a bad idea once nursing is well established. One good time of the day to try things out would be during a nighttime feeding. That may help to give you just a little break for a while. This is also a good opportunity for dad to get involved in the feeding/bonding experience with your newborn. ...Read more

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