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How can you prevent colic and gas in a baby?

How can you prevent colic and gas in a baby?

Colic: Try changing the formula to similar sensitive if formula fed or you need to change your diet if breast feeding ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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How to prevent infants from having constipation?

How to prevent infants from having constipation?

Constipation w infan: Infants like adults sometimes need help to go but if they feed regularly and drink extra water the incidence should be monomial so if you are worried just give your infant 4 oz of nursery water a day in addition to milk. ...Read more

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How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

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How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

Vaccination: Vaccination has proven the most effective way of prevention of bacterial meningitis caused by hemophilus inluenzae ; strep pneumoniae meningococcal meningitis is very sporadic, and routine immunization against it is not currently recommended for young children under age 11. ...Read more

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Will sterilisation of milk bottles help to prevent rotavirus infection in babies?

Will sterilisation of milk bottles help to prevent rotavirus infection in babies?

A better way: Effective handwashing will go a lot further in preventing rotavirus infection. However, if rotavirus is on the bottles, sterilization will kill it. But it won't help if someone with rotavirus on their hands fixes the bottle. ...Read more

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How can I avoid pertussis in infant?

How can I avoid pertussis in infant?

Vaccinate: You vaccinate the mother during pregnancy or soon thereafter, as well as any adult in routine contact.You also vaccinate the kid as soon as they are old enough. ...Read more

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How to relieve constipation in toddlers?

How to relieve constipation in toddlers?

Constipation: Reduce milk and milk products. Add additional fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables as well as raisins, figs, dates and nuts. Also give him high fiber cereal to eat. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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How to avoid constipation..Wish to have some efficient way in my daily life...Thanks?

How to avoid constipation..Wish to have some efficient way in my daily life...Thanks?

Fiber and hydration: Increasing fiber intake or adding supplemental fiber can help. The other most important aspect is to drink plenty of water to maintain hydration. ...Read more

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How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

Vomiting: Spitting up a little bit with burping is normal, but vomiting of entire feeding or projectile vomiting is not & requires immediate medical attention by the pediatrician or ER. Always burp the baby several times during feeding, hold the baby up for few minutes & gently tap or rub his back until he burps, avoid over feeding & don't feed too soon or every time the baby cries. Good luc ...Read more

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How can you cure constipation in a newborn?

How can you cure constipation in a newborn?

Is it really constip: It is important to know that newborns (that is up to one month of age) can have a bowel movement anywhere between 12 times a day to once a week and not be constipated. As long as they are comfortable, stool is soft and feeding well. If it is really constipation, then you might incorporate small amount of water into the diet. In severe cases your doctor might need to look for underlying problems. ...Read more

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How to get relief from gases in colon?

How to get relief from gases in colon?

Gas: Please see your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions. Your symptoms MAY be related to something in your diet, e.g.,lots of raw foods, or a need for a good multi-strain probiotic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

Good luck: #1 wash your hands whenever you can #2 dink from sources that are bottled or canned #3 avoid drinking from glasses with ice #4 consume only fruits with a skin that can be taken off #5 eat fully cooked food products #6 avoid corner food stands #7 get vaccinated for hepa and typhoid. ...Read more

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1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

Too broad: The question is very broad. Could you ask it again and be a little more specific. What kind of rash are you trying to prevent? Diaper, dry skin, illness? ...Read more

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What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Injury or death: The primary answer is that vaccines build up babies immunity to diseases. The list of available vaccines has more than tripled over the last 30 years as research has provided us with better vaccines against diseases. Many graveyards of the 1700-1950's are littered with little headstones of kids we lost. Unvaccinated kids still die in the us every year as a sad commentary about parents choices. ...Read more

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Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent constipation in children?

What's the most effective way to prevent constipation in children?

Water: Ensure they are taking plenty of fluids, fresh vegetables, fruits, and fiber in the form of cereals and multigrain breads. A good rule of thumb is one ounce of water for every pound of body weight every day. ...Read more

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How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

Avoid triggers: Avoid known triggers, ale sure your environment is not filled with chemicals, scents or fumes.Avoid second hand smoke, be very mindful of environmental triggers and allergens and pollens, as well as clastic changes. Keep an eye on reactions to foods and make sure you are taking your medications as directed. ...Read more

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