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I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? :(

I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? :(

In the 3rd world : Breastfeeding for 11 weeks is great providing your infant with adequate amounts of antibodies to line the intestine & combat viral infections that cause vomiting & diarrhea. While pregnant you transferred antibodies to your infant that will provide protection for the first 6 months of life. If your child is healthy & growing then there's nothing wrong with the immune system. Enjoy your new one. ...Read more

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My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

Call Dr. now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week. ?

My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week. ?

Sounds as if: your baby is also becoming ill. Infants under the age of two months with a rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher should be emergently evaluated and not given Tylenol (acetaminophen). Older infants and children can be offered supportive and comfort care with pain/fever reducers until they have been evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is babyfood really used for finding out allergies for babies?

Is babyfood really used for finding out allergies for babies?

For challenges: It can be used to challenge an infant to see if he is allergic. If you suspect an allergy to a specific food., stop the food and the challenge the baby several weeks later to see the response. ...Read more

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Are pacifiers really bad for babies’ teeth?

Are pacifiers really bad for babies’ teeth?

Not really: Not great, but if discontinued by age 2 will probably not cause harm. Finger or thumb habit, especially if continued beyond age 4, can cause jaw deformation. ...Read more

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My legs and tummy are chunky and I really want liposuction. Should I do before babies? Any suggestions?

My legs and tummy are chunky and I really want liposuction. Should I do before babies? Any suggestions?

Yes, anytime.....: Chunky legs and thighs are almost impossible to reduce with exercise and weight loss, especially the lateral thighs or 'saddle bags". The inner thigh with thinner skin has to be done very carefully to avoid divots. The anterior thigh can similarly be a challenge as irregularities develop as the fat is removed. Circumferential reduction of the thigh is best for patients with large thighs. ...Read more

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How do I manage two babies?

How do I manage two babies?

With love and care: Tough to say the least, but with love and care it can be done. Many woman have cared for 2, 3, 4 babies etc. It is certainly harder than caring for just one. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you discuss with friends and family, or your dr. And get support if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

How to care an infant baby?

You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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Why do babies come out early?

Why do babies come out early?

Many causes: Babies can deliver before term due to many causes. Illness in the mother, teen pregnancy, short interval between pregnancies, smoking, maternal trauma, structural problems with the cervix or uterus, alcohol use during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, other chronic illnesses. About 50 percent of the time no cause is apparent. ...Read more

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When do babies began to crawl?

When do babies began to crawl?

7-10 months: Development of gross motor skills like crawling vary from baby to baby. They can also be affected by things like prolonged illness, prematurity, any congenital bone or joint problems, weight of infant. That all being said, the typical time is between 7 and 10 months of age. This is just one skill that we assess in looking at a baby's skills. And yes, I have seen occasional baby who skips crawling. ...Read more

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Why are some babies born early?

Why are some babies born early?

Million $ question: Drugs, alcohol, high blood pressure, and sometimes no good reason. The best prevention is good prenatal care, attention to diet, sleep and stress, managing any underlying illnesses beforehand. Avoid smoke, exposure to infections. Take good care of the mother! ...Read more

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Are babies born from art normal?

Are babies born from art normal?

There are risks: Assisted reproductive technology increases the risk for prematurity and low birth weight (as well as other factors) mainly because of the higher rate of twins and triplets etc. My neonatology colleagues are kept quite bust caring for very small babies from reproductive technology. There may also be an increased risk for birth defects due to so called epigenetic effects. ...Read more

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Must my infant's diet include fat?

Must my infant's diet include fat?

Best infant diet: The diet custom tailored for the human infant is breast milk, which certainly contains the fats needed for healthy growth and development. ...Read more

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What 9 months infant can eat please?

What 9 months infant can eat please?

Your food: 9 month-olds can eat what you eat with a few exceptions. No honey. The only milk they should drink is breast milk or baby formula. Their food needs to be mashed to avoid choking. Try to avoid low-calorie and low-fat foods, because they need calories to grow. ...Read more

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Having babies with your second cousin?

Having babies with your second cousin?

Not as bad as 1st : It is estimated that each of us are born carrying 3-4 recessive genes that can produce a metabolic problem if they show up in a newborn. (cf, sickle cell, others) pregnancies between closely related people are more likely to see these come out. As second cousins you are less likely than first to have this happen, but are not immune to the issue. ...Read more

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How do I know if i can't ha ve babies?

How do I know if i can't ha ve babies?

Fertility: This, first would be very unusual, but is found with specific testing done by the fertility clinic or by your gynecologist. ...Read more