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How Many Times Should My Newborn Go To The Bathroom
I have a month and a half old newborn. My boyfriend washes his hands for 10 to 12 seconds after using the bathroom and then holds my newborn. Is this timing good enough for washing hands?
Recommendations: Cdc wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "happy birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn only eats 6 times a day but he eats a lot. He is breastfed by the way... And he is 2 weeks old?
Good for him!: Every baby is different, in terms of appetite and growth. As long as his doctor is happy with his growth and development, then what your baby's doing is working for him. My son nursed for 90 minutes each feeding and gained 1 lb. Per week for the first 8 weeks! so it sounds like your son is a very good breastfeeder-keep up the good work! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My newborn keeps being sick after a feed , mostly it is milk but it has been yellow a few times and he is slightly under weight.Is this normal ?
Yes: Would make sure he has been burped well and hold him upright for 30 minutes after his feed. Follow his voiding and stooling closely. If he is not peeing and pooing then you should have him checked at the doctor. If it is projectile(across the room) or pine green i would have him evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe that i pump a 6oz bottle of breastmilk and feed it to my newborn at night? He wakes up like 3 times & drinks 2 oz. I leave it in the bedroom
Safe- yes: Room temp stored breast milk- for overnight use is ok. But usually recommended to keep it refrigerated for use over 2-3 days. Frozen bm is suggested if used over a week. ...Read more
If i shot heroin 3 times during my relapse stage up til 19 weeks pregnant, before i knew i was pregnant. Will my newborn test positive at birth. ?
Not if you stop now: If you haven't already, the most important thing you can do now is obtain pre-natal care. The doctor can help you get through any withdrawal symptoms so you and your baby will be healthy. If you don't have a regular doctor, Planned Parenthood is an option. Remember your doctor is on your side and your medical records are confidential. Best wishes for you and your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-8: Starting around 4 days old babies should have about 5-8 wet diapers a day. Poop is another story. Some breastfeed babies stool after every feed which can be 8 times a day, some breastfed babies stool once every 5 days. As long as the stools are soft, both are fine. Formula fed babies tend to stool 2-5 times a day. When you start solids infants start stooling a little less often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nocturia: What you have is called nocturia. It is considered abnormal if you have to get up more than once at night to urinate. There are many reasons for it depending on your age, sex, health, fluid intake, etc. In men, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common cause of nocturia. Sometimes, nocturia can secondary to increase urine production at night, which might be a sign of heart disease. ...Read more
What is a narvous bladder? Is that when you have to go to the bathroom 2-3 times before each time you leave the house?
Anxiety channelled: People can channel anxiety and stress into the bladder causing frequent voiding, just as anxiety can be channeled into migraines, ulcer disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Once started, it can cause excessive focus on the bladder and ultimately a maladaptive habit is formed. ...Read more
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