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Hyospasmol Syrup Is It Good For New Born Babies
Is it ok to give 2 month old enfamil newborn formula as well as enfamil infant 1 formula? When one can is done switching to another
How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?
Not dangerous: A 3 months old gets enough immunoglobulins from the mother during pregnancy to protect till about age 6 months,if the mother had chicken pox as a child that means she has protective antibodies in her system and was transferred to the baby,rare at this age to have chicken pox,vaccination is available,but given at age 1, immunoglobulins are indicated for immune deficient patients, ur baby isn't ...Read more
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give feeder bottle to a new born baby? Her mother has gone through an operation. Is it true feeder bottle can affect baby's lungs?
It's fine!: While breast feeding is best, if something has happened with mom and she can't breast feed, or chooses not to, it is perfectly fine to give breast milk or formula through a bottle. There are many types of bottles now, many that more closely mimic how a breast feeds and feels in the baby's mouth. If mom plans to go back to breast at some point, would recommend this type of bottle. Otherwise any ok. ...Read more
Is bug spray safe for babies, and if not, can you reccommend a brand that is formulated for babies?
Yes, but: It needs to be used with caution.I avoid sprays under 6m, and afterward prefer loose clothing to sprays as a barrier. In exposed areas like the arms, legs neck, I spray, with the face shielded. Spraying the back of the neck will usually protect the face.Avoid spraying hands that may end up in the mouth. DEET is the active ingredient in effective sprays.Most have 8-10% which lasts about an hour. ...Read more
Is it ok to give 28 months old child vitamins as a supplement as she is been avoiding foods lately?
Picky eater: An age appropriate multivitamin is fine. However, I find a lot of these children are drinking too much. Limit milk to 16oz/day, fresh fruit, instead of juice, she will be hungrier. No walking around the house with a cup, as her 'best friend'! It gives her a constant feeling of fullness. Offer food, at meals and snacks, before beverages. Also, see your ped to make sure she's growing right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not For Daily Use: The extract from berries of the elderberry plant is used to enhance the immune system. This is a homeopathic treatment which might reduce symptoms caused by colds & flu if started within 24 hrs of onset. Recommended use is 3 days for children. Safety of long term use not established. Is not safe if leaves, stems, raw fruit consumed. Would not recommend use beyond 3 days in a child. ...Read more
Generally, yes: Most babies tolerate rice and gluten-based staples well after the age of six months. As a general rule, you should give 1-2 weeks between starting any new foods at a time. Pl. make sure you get the infant checked at appointment times with the pediatrician to monitor growth and other developmental milestones. Good luck! ...Read more
My baby has constipation problem. Which one formula milk is good, celia expert or similac advance or ronalac?
My baby is 5 months old is it ok to switch formulas every few weeks to see what suits him as i'm having trouble finding a formula?
Many do: Babies who fuss use their diaphragm muscle to cry and that pushes out the belly. They swallow air when fussing and the combination of gas and a bloated tummy makes many think tummy pain is their problem.Although there are dozens of formulas, the basic 3 are:cow milk based, soy and lactose free.There are some expensive hydrolyzed forms for allergic babies. The fussing may decrease with age with any. ...Read more
No: Colds are caused by viruses. Colds have no cure and are self limiting. Aim is to make the infant / child comfortable. Febrex plus syrup has paracetamol(safe) an antihistamine called chlorpheniramine( not safe) and an oral nasal decongestant phenylephrine(not safe). This combination shd be avoided in infants and children. Can cause dryness, sedation, irritability at times and high BP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My new born baby is 15 day she has a colic and pain is bio-fenchel-tea good or not what is treatment?
Colic: Colic is quite common in babies from 2 weeks to 3 months of age. There are many house hold remedies. I am more familiar with camomile tea. Others used often are Humphrey 3 a homeopathic medicine, simethicone oral drops, pacifiers, swaddling, pressing baby's thighs against the baby's tummy etc. if worried see pediatrician. If u need more info go to parents.com/colic. ...Read more
I don't: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation & don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more
Is it safe to give 4 drops of collimex to 21 days old baby daily, because we have observed after giving medicine baby is sleeping for long hours?
No: colimex or dicyclomine is a drug blocks the signals of the muscles not only of the gut but other muscles too.it can cause baby to sleep more this prevents baby from waking iup every 2 hrs to breast feed and baby does not get the required calories at 21 days baby should not sleep more than 2 hrs at a stretch baby Needs to breast feed every 2 hrs ...Read more
Hi, i have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?
Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. As far as the heart rate is concerned, a normal baby has a rapid heart beat. Is it fast for him ? If so, take him to see his doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks
Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesnt have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more
In evoporated milk which brand is good for a 14 month old baby.....And can he have whole cow milk ?
Old standby: 40-50 years ago many moms made up their own formula by adding water to evaporated milk (lasted longer on the shelf) , boiling it so it could be digested ( cow milk is for cows) & tossing in some karo syrup & vitamins. If you're in a place where fresh milk is difficult to find, any product should be similar & should be diluted 1/2 & 1.2 with water. Regular milk is preferred for convenience. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers