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I gave my 8 week old baby 1.5 predisone by accident what should I do?

I gave my 8 week old baby 1.5 predisone by accident what should I do?

Should be okay, but:: Need to know what the miligram dose of medicine your infant ingested. I would also give a call toll free to the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Prednisone may have effects on the temperment and blood sugar level of your baby. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How many ounces a day should my 8 week old baby be taking in to stay hydrated?

How many ounces a day should my 8 week old baby be taking in to stay hydrated?

Variable: Usually if your baby is wetting 5 or more diapers a day, they are well hydrated. The ounces amount does depend upon each child, but 30- 35 ounces per day is a good ballpark estimate. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby has real bad constipation what can I do to help him. ?

My 8 week old baby has real bad constipation what can I do to help him. ?

Constipation: If you are breast feeding , you child may not really be constipated as breast fed babies can go along as a week without a stool. If on formula add a tablespoon of dark karo syrup to the formula to relieve constipation. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby girl only weighed 9lbs 7 ounces at her 8 week checkup but had grown 3 inches is this normal?

My 8 week old baby girl only weighed 9lbs 7 ounces at her 8 week checkup  but had grown  3 inches is this normal?

Maybe, maybe not: The pediatrician can tell from the growth measurements taken at birth, discharge from the hospital, the 2-week check, the 1-month check, and the 2-month check. Young babies grow quickly, generally over an ounce a day. A parent can call to make an appointment for a recheck whenever he or she is worried about a baby's growth. ...Read more

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Can i give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Can i give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Great for goats: Just like cow milk is designed for cows, human milk for humans, goats milk is for goats. It's only value in public exchange is for those whose culture prefers it to cow milk when the kid is old enough to be off breast milk or formula.It is deficient in various nutrients required for proper human growth and development and can lead to a predictable form of megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby has a red mark on the back of her head which seems to be spreading what could it be?

My 8 week old baby has a red mark on the back of her head which seems to be spreading what could it be?

Could be eczema : Rash is very difficult to diagnose without seeing it. But from my experience as a pediatrician. It's not uncommon to have eczema or atopic dermatitis, witch can improve by applying moisturizer (unscented ) However, it needn't of be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it's not infectious. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Should my 8 week old baby be in the hospital if she has rsv? She was there for 2 days than they sent her he but she hasn't had any improvement.

Should my 8 week old baby be in the hospital if she has rsv? She was there for 2 days than they sent her he but she hasn't had any improvement.

Follow up suggested: Some babies need to be readmitted to the hospital. RSV infection at this age should be followed closely. Your physician will assess the baby's oxygen saturation and rate of breathing. Positive signs include normal respiratory patterns and normal feeding. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

Depends: It may help to decrease the reflux, not necessarily the acid. A medicine such a Prevacid (lansoprazole) would help witht he acid production. I would discuss these with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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