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Doctor insights on: Infants Lack Of Interest In Feeding

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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Apathy (Definition)

This is the patient who presents with an inability to care about him/herself, or much of ...Read more


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What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

What’s the variation in development in infants with autism?

Considerable: Children on the autism spectrum present with considerable variation in communication skills, motor + other developmental delays. Changes may be subtle. The m-chat or modified checklist for autism in toddlers is a screening tool for possible autism. Drs use this tool in toddlers from 12-18 mos of age. If an infant has developmental delays- they need referral to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep affect growth of a child?

Does lack of sleep affect growth of a child?

Yes: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

There are many: adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development, poor bone health, decreased ability to focus in school, decreased energy and therefore decreased ability to exercise enough/properly, among others. ...Read more

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Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

See below: It could be either or both. You should discuss your feelings with a trusted friend or a therapist. ...Read more

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Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Some: Children are given for adoptions for many reasons. Some of the moms have issues with drug abuse.If you mean by "a lot", the majority, I do not think so. ...Read more

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If there is an increase in irriatabilty , lack of closeness due to decreased sexual arousal and sexual interest because of prozac, (fluoxetine) is that good?

If there is an increase in irriatabilty , lack of closeness due to decreased sexual arousal and sexual interest because of prozac, (fluoxetine) is that good?

Maybe: If neither minds its not an issue, but if one person does then you may have to changes meds, stop for a day or two before sex, or add wellbutrin, (bupropion) but check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents..In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull.These patients are significantly impaired. ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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Is the reason of depression is lack of knowledge to be happy, lack of faith and self weakness?

Is the reason of depression is lack of knowledge to be happy, lack of faith and self weakness?

Oh, my -- NO!: Whoever might have told you this is terribly misinformed. I wish you could have come along with me for over 30 years of treating terribly depressed and suicidal people. If you could know them and what they've been through, you would know in your bones that depression is an illness beyond their conscious control. Genetics and family patterns may prime them for this. Healing is still possible. ...Read more

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Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. In general, too little Fluoride and you get cavities more easily. Too much, and fluorosis can occur. Your water supply should be perfect assuming you don't use some type of home filtration system or process. ...Read more

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Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Possibly: The most common type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic and is the kind usually diagnosed in teenagers. It is more unusual for a baby to have scoliosis. Scoliosis in a baby is often associated with another diagnosis and depending on that diagnosis the child's development may not be normal. Any baby with scoliosis should be evaluated by a specialist in pediatric orthopedics. ...Read more

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Production of milk in the breasts leading to a decline of the production of lactase. Does human milk contain lactose?

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Production of milk in the breasts leading to a decline of the production of lactase. Does human milk contain lactose?

See below: Human milk does contain lactose. However, production of breast milk does not decrease lactase (digesting enzyme) production. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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