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Depends on age: If you have an obese infant, it is still important to provide a minimum amount of calories and breastmilk or formula mixed to the right concentration to avoid electrolyte abnormalities. Older children can be placed on diets, but it is important to have this catered to the age of the child so that he or she is still getting in enough of the right calories + nutrition for adequate growth. ...Read more
This could B interes: I will hold the comedy/sarcasm! joint the rest of us! i wold recommend you go to some parenting classes. You can get some good tips on issues dealing with rearing children. Find an older man/woman/couple who your respect and get some mentoring from them. Speak with your relatives, close friend and clergy. Grandparents are a must. Relief valve! best to you! you can do it. Keep calm! ...Read more
Eat less + exercise: The most reliable way to lose weight is by eating fewer calories than your body burns up during a day. Look at the foods that you eat in between meals, the sweet drinks, even juices and you'll find a lot of extra calories that you probably can do without. Then try to be more active. Start walking 10 minutes a day. Increase till you're walking 30 minutes. When you're there, push for 2 miles/day. ...Read more
You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! A 12 year old in my medical practice designed it! Track your nutrition and weighing in weekly.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more
30 minutes daily: Being active as a child is essential for health, healthy growth, and to maintain good health as an adult. Daily activity is important to establish a routine that's easier to stay on - just help you child find an activity that he or she enjoys doing and encourage them to stay with it. ...Read more
Start healthy habits: Creating healthy habits is a growing process that becomes a way of life: 1) Talk about food as "fuel." Desserts & candy are okay sometimes but don't fuel the body; 2) Let your kids grocery shop & make choices; 3) Exposure is important--encourage your kids to try new foods & preparations; 4) Forget the clean plate club; 5) Making eating fun; 6) Earn achievements. Ref. HealthyLivingMadeSimple.com ...Read more
Not many: Many, if not most people who need help getting pregnant only find this out once they start trying to have a child! there are a few obvious tipoffs, like irregular/absent periods, childhood hormonal and/or anatomical problems, and a few others that can be quite obvious. But otherwise, there aren't many "outward signs" of infertility. Good luck! ...Read more
5 m/o diet: It is perfectly fine for a 5 month old to just eat breast milk or formula (breast is best!). If that really does not seem to be satisfying the infant, small amounts of infant rice or oatmeal cereal can be added, as can pureed fruits and vegetables. Leave 3-4 days in between introduction of new foods to monitor for food sensitivities. Remember, though, their milk is the priority for the diet still! ...Read more
Be VERY VERY FAT.:
You need to burn off more calories than you take in to lose weight.
weight in POUNDS x 10 is the number of calories you lose in a day not doing anything.
100-600 calories per hour is the amount wiht exercise (an xtra 4000 needed for 8 hrs of olympic training)
4000 cal = 1 lb, 9000 for a kg
45000 for 5k. 1500/day.
2.5 hr of olympic exercise or, a 1500 cal diet if you are 300 pounds. ...Read more
Complex issue: My first response is when you are emotionally ready for the commitment. There are some benefits to the early 20's due to lower risk of Down syndrome or other chromosomal issues but all pregnancies at any age have at least 4% risk of an unexpected outcome.(premi, defect, infection, cleft palate, etc.) a visit to a geneticist affiliated with a med school or children's hospital can give you more info. ...Read more
Complex and varied: There may be a variety of reasons why some may inflict self induced injuries but in any case it is a sign of a serious underlying disorder which requires evaluation. While it may be viewed as attention seeking, it may reflect advanced depression with suicidal ideation. ...Read more
Would not use:
The glue used in by physicians in emergency rooms (= tissue adhesives) and "superglue" you get at a store are different. I would not use superglue on my child's cut. See:
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2660042/#!po=50.0000. ...Read more
Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of. Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved. ...Read more
Eating is individual: Greetings, You didn't provide the age of your kids, which can make a difference. With that said, children eat 1) when hungry, 2) when the food interests them, and 3) when they feel they have a role in choice and preparation. The important thing to also consider is the the food pyramid) for each meal. Check out http://www.parents.com/kids/nutrition/healthy-eating/get-your-kids-to-eat-better/ ...Read more