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Is it safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Is it safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Possibly: Presuming that it is adequately heated/cooled, and does not have mold growing in it, it should be no different than any home. ...Read more

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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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Is living in basement safe for newborn baby?

Is living in basement safe for newborn baby?

It can be: Basement, main floor, attic or other basic area, can all be safe places for a baby. It is the people around him/her that can make the space safe. ...Read more

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Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Appears safe: Ergobaby carriers look good. For newborns i prefer a sling. Anything that supports baby's head and keeps it from flopping around will be ok. Use common sense....These carriers look better to me for slightly older infants. ...Read more

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My niece has smallpox and I have a new born( 6days) can she catch the smallpox?Knowing we live in the same house.What can I do to keep the infant safe

My niece has smallpox and I have a new born( 6days) can she catch the smallpox?Knowing we live in the same house.What can I do to keep the infant safe

Odd statement: Smallpox has not been reported in the world since 2 lab associated cases in 1980. Perhaps you mean chickenpox. Baby would be at low risk if you ever had them.If not, being in the same room for half an hour is enough time to expose the infant.Best clarify the issue with your local doc.If it is really smallpox, the world needs to know. ...Read more

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Is it safe or advisable for my HIV positive nanny to continue caring for my new born and 18 month old babies?

Is it safe or advisable for my HIV positive nanny to continue caring for my new born and 18 month old babies?

Yes: I am going to assume that she is having her illness managed. Even if she is not, during the bad old days in which there was no treatment, household contacts (family members, caregivers) simply did not become infected. The virus is basically impossible to transmit in the home except through honest-to-goodness sex or needle-sharing. ...Read more

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Are babies okay to spend time in the basement?

Are babies okay to spend time in the basement?

Confusing question: As long as the environmental conditions are appropriate, the basement, attic or main floor are fine for a baby. ...Read more

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Is a basement apartment bad for an infant with chronic lung disease?

Is a basement apartment bad for an infant with chronic lung disease?

Possible: Possibly, if there is excessive dust, mold or any airborne allergens/irritants. Keeping the area very clean, and using a HEPA filter unit may help reduce the exposure. ...Read more

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What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

Growth Spurts: There are no specific exact times. Babies go through their growth spurts, they cry to nurse more frequently and yes, your body meets their demands by producing more milk. Let nature do her work and you will notice she will send your body clues as she needs more nutrition. :) ...Read more

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How does a newborn infant get a pneumothorax and what's the difference between that an a tension pneumo?

How does a newborn infant get a pneumothorax  and what's the difference between that an a tension pneumo?

Colapsed Lung: A pneumothorax occurs when air gets in the the space between the chest wall and the lung. This space should not contain anything. So when air gets in, the lungs have to become smaller. A tension-pneumothorax is when the contents of the chest (heart, lung, collapsed lung) all shift to one side. Typically this is life threatening because blood cannot flow well. We don't always know why this is. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances is ecmo used for newborns? When is ecmo used, and how long do babies typically need it for?

Under what circumstances is ecmo used for newborns? When is ecmo used, and how long do babies typically need it for?

Many conditions: There are many conditions for which ecmo is used. Some of the more common ones are very low oxygen levels due to immature lungs or meconium aspiration (when baby inhales their own poop before they are born) or heart disease from abnormal anatomy/development. ...Read more

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Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say ?

Let me explain: Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. ...Read more

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I have a newborn baby. What are the risks associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

I have a newborn baby. What are the risks associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

SIDS: Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction.aspx ...Read more

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read more

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