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Doctor insights on: Shaken Baby Syndrome

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How hard can a baby be shook before it causes problems?

How hard can a baby be shook before it causes problems?

Do not do it: Shaking a baby is never a good idea, even when it is done in gentle playing! ...Read more

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Can too much calcium during pregnacy cause hard-headed babies?

Can too much calcium during pregnacy cause hard-headed babies?

No: Your calcium intake is not likely to affect the pregnancy regardless of whether it is too high or too low. The placenta does a very good job of providing what the baby needs and protecting it from what it doesn't need. ...Read more

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Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Yes: If they continue to suck their fingers after age 4 or 5 they can move the teeth. Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born prematurely?

What can cause babies to be born prematurely?

Lot of things: There is a long list of potential causes for premature births, starting with teenage of mother, poor antenatal care, poor health or maternal medical conditions, drug use and other obstetric issues. ...Read more

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Whos best person to test infant for problems?

Whos best person to test infant for problems?

See the doctor: Your question is very general. How old is the infant? What are the problems you are concerned about.? Your baby should be getting regularly scheduled check-ups, which are a time for the pediatrician to examine them for problems and keep them up on their shots. That is the ideal time to address concerns that you may have. Call the doctors office at other times to mention your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the most common sight problems in babies?

Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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