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Is It Possible To Breastfeed An Adopted Child
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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Yes, sometimes a mom: is on a medication that is not safe for the baby; in that case breastfeeding would be contraindicated. There are also some times that a woman isn't able to produce enough milk for physical or emotional reasons. There also may be some infections which could be passed onto a baby during breastfeeding. Sometimes, in those cases, the milk can be pumped and discarded until that is out of mom's system. ...Read more
Not intentionally: Often children with autism spectrum do not understand social interaction. What may seem normal to them may seem aggressive to another. Often they do not understand their own strength. Often they explode with frustration rather than talk something out. These issues need to be part of behavioral therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: There are many causes of amenorrhea. Evaluations by primary care doctors, ob-gyn doctors, and infertility specialists can determine if a woman with amenorrhea can become pregnant. If a woman had menses in the past, and now has "secondary" amenorrhea, she may be able to get pregnant if her menses return. If she was born missing some parts of her female organs, then pregnancy might not be possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, it's not: Thanks to recent events, there's a huge backlash against parents who are foolish enough to refuse immunization for their children. This is something you need to do as much for your neighbors as for your own child. Much of these folks' rhetoric boils down to, "I don't care of MY kid makes YOUR kid sick." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for a vaccinated child to be carrying chicken pox and give it to an unvaccinated person?
Very rarely.: You can only be contagious with chicken pox if you actually have the infection. People vaccinated against chicken pox have about a 90% chance of being immune. If someone was vaccinated and didn't become immune, that person could get infected with the chicken pox and then pass it on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant Gonorrhea mum: If mother had prenatal care then she has in all probability has been treated.But if the mother hadc no prenatal care and comes and deliver the baby and is diagnosed with gonorrhea, even then there is no risk to the baby as all babies born in us are treated with erythromycine opthalmic ointment to prevent gonococcal conjunctivitis.If there is coexisting chlamydia baby can be treated with azithromyci. ...Read more
Would be unusual: If you have a healthy supply of breast milk and baby is growing fast, it may seems that way. So, when baby is hungry, feed him/her..When he/she stops sucking, then stop. Regular follow-up with doc will help guide you how to ensure proper growth and development of your precious one. It is unusual to over feed a breastfed baby. Bottle-feed is a different story, as it is easy. Congrats and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It isn't: In my experience parents adopting from anywhere do get a lot of information about the child and informed decisions can be made if it is a good fit for you. Family history may be sketchy, but you can get lots of information from the foster parents and orphanages..This helps you see the child's development and or emotional development. They usually provide labs that let you know health status too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This was more common in days past when women who regularly fed another child were called "wet nurses" today, many women work to develop the ability to partially breast-feed an adopted baby. Sometimes, friends babysitting each others infants, may nurse a friend's baby and vice versa. This is popular in varying degrees around the world. ...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
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