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If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

Not likely to catch: Breastfeeding an 8-week-old makes it less likely she'll catch the family cold. In addition to immune factors and targeted antibodies in breast milk, young babies do still have some remaining protection from respiratory viruses transferred from their mothers before birth, making colds less likely. The peak age for colds is 6 to 12 months old, when inherited immunity is fading. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

Don't worry: Raynaud's is caused by over-reactivity of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes. It is usually benign, but can be associated with certain other medical conditions. To prevent it, do not smoke and keep your fingers and toes warm. ...Read more

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I read books alot, I use computer, cellphone all the time. My mom said it will get my eyes to get so blurry. How to prevent it?

I read books alot, I use computer, cellphone all the time. My mom said it will get my eyes to get so blurry. How to prevent it?

Unplug and log off: Spend time with activities that do not require close visual work. Hike, run, go for a drive. These activities will help your eyes focus on distant objects and reduce eye strain. ...Read more

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What to do if i read books alot, I use computer, cellphone all the time. My mom said it will get my eyes to get so so so blurry, how to prevent it?

What to do if i read books alot, I use computer, cellphone all the time. My mom said it will get my eyes to get so so so blurry, how to prevent it?

Take breaks: You should take 5-10 minutes out of every hour for a break where you let your eyes be completely at rest. This is true even at work if you are staring at LED screens all day long. Best is to actually close eyes and let them rest, but even OK to just get up and stretch, do some deep breathing and then a little exercise/walk before going back to your activity. ...Read more

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How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least while pregnant. If your sister has not been, then it is just a reflection of how strong her addiction is. She may have underlying psychological issues (anxiety, depression, feelings towards nw baby) that unless addresses, will not "allow her" to quit. ...Read more

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Mom is going to get knee replacement surgery but is horrified about deep vein thrombosis. Will the doctor put her on blood thinners to prevent this?

Mom is going to get knee replacement surgery but is horrified about deep vein thrombosis. Will the doctor put her on blood thinners to prevent this?

Ask the Surgeon.: A great question. There are several variations as to the type of blood thinners to use and the times to use them. Most surgeons have their own reasons for choosing the appropriate one. The specifics can include the type of surgery and the medical condition of the patient. Ask the surgeon this question and I'm sure he/she will be glad to explain their reasoning. ...Read more

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Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle fed by many people from birth. Not only me,My mom and aunt is also feeding her. ?

Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle fed by many people from birth. Not only me,My mom and aunt is also feeding her. ?

? detached ?: Newborns are very pragmatic.They will accept anyone who is nurturing in early life and become attached to all who provide dependable care.Attachment to a symptomatic degree appears more around 6 mo when a baby has decided "preference", or a pattern of separation anxiety when separated from preferred caretakers. This helps guarantee a baby can survive loss of mom in childbirth.You will do okay. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more