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My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

Self soothing: The lips are supplied with a tremendous density of sensory nerves that send pleasure sensations to the brain. This aids babies first latch on & feed when they have never ever had hunger.The pleasure persists with the finger/pacifier/nail chewing as they age & contributes to our difficulty in breaking such habits as smoking. ...Read more

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My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip is this bad? What doea it mean? And her age 1 year 6 months. Also please advice how to stop / control ?

My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip is this bad? What doea it mean? And her age 1 year 6 months. Also please advice how to stop / control ?

No worries: It is ok. You do not need to control it or stop it. We all find self soothing techniques and this may be hers. Unless she is biting it til it bleeds and creating other problems it is not an issue. ...Read more

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If babies have blisters on the top of their lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

If babies have blisters on the top of their  lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

These are usually: " sucking blisters, " & they don't hurt the baby. If they are fluid-filled, a pediatrician needs to evaluate the baby to rule out an infectious disease. ...Read more

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Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks ?

Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks ?

PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors. ...Read more

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal? 

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal? 

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside the cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Sort of: Cleft lip is a birth defect, and is always present at birth. It cannot develop later. Not all people are able to get their cleft lip repaired as babies, and so we often repair cleft lips at whatever age the patient comes in. This is commonly done even in adults in developing nations. ...Read more

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Is there a charity for babies born with cleft palate or deformed lip?

Operation smile: Operationsmile.Org is an international charity that helps children with cleft lip and palate. 1-888-677-6453. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

Surgery: Only surgery will correct cleft lip or palate. Most surgeons in the u.S will do the lip repair at about 6-10 weeks old, and the palate repair at 10-12 months old. Of course there are variations in this depending on the surgeon, the hospital, and the individual baby's situation. ...Read more

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When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more