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How Much Should A 5 Month Old Baby Weigh
How much Zantac syrup should I give a 5 month old baby currently weighing 9kg?He is currently taking 2.2ml 3x day (prescribed when he weighed 8kg)
Nothing: Breast feeding mothers frequently miss periods during the interim. It is nature's way to prevent a new pregnancy too close to the baby who needs your full attention. Once your breast feeding schedule lightens up, your periods will come back. Regardless, you should continue to practice safe sex to avoid pregnancy during this period. ...Read more
Hi, i'm breastfeeding my five month old baby. I have salmonela type o & h. Started ceftriaxone 1gm t?
Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
Diet: If formula fed, then switch to a lactose free formula or soy based formula. If on solids, give rice cereal, bananas and applesauce to thicken the stools. Keep this up for 2-3 days and then slowly advance the diet by adding in the normal diet. That should help. If not, then see the doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will ittake for the kareotyping results on a 5 month old baby.its been 10_days now.longer time means any prob with results?
Karyotyping takes up: to a month for results to return, depending on the lab. The results reveal chromosomal abnormalities. A Chromosomal Microarray reveals deletions or additions in smaller sequences of the genes that are arranged into the chromosomes. For a child with developmental delays, a DNA probe for Fragile X is also done. To detect Down Syndrome or other chromosomal anomaly, a karyotype is sufficient. ...Read more
ANY: If you believe your baby is sick enough that a trip to the ER is needed, just go. The fever in minor illness for a 5 month old can range from normal to 104+, and reflects the strong response baby is having to illness, it does not dictate how serious it is.Failing to feed, drink, play, respond to you are more predictive of serious illness. ...Read more
Maybe: I use this occasionally for kids who have had diarrhea.Yogurt with living beneficial bacteria can be helpful in these kids.I don't suggest it as a treat, or a part of their regular diet. An infant can do well on breast milk or formula alone for the first year, although adding some solids at 6 mo are traditional. ...Read more
Feeding: Stage 1 baby foods are usually started between 4 and 6 months old. Table foods (yogurt) are typically started after 6 months old but can be ok sooner. Remember, nothing with honey in it until after 1 year old, and when introducing something new give it 3-4 days to make sure the baby doesn't have a reaction before trying something else new. ...Read more
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