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New Baby Boy Names
Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to give 2 month old enfamil newborn formula as well as enfamil infant 1 formula? When one can is done switching to another
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
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
What is youngest age you can give infant pedialyte? Newborn? If 2or 3 week old is vomiting few times (no fever) try to see if pedialyte is tolerated?
Are there any medicolegal cases, when medical staff has shown negligence in diagnosing 4 month infant testicular torsion resulting in loss of testicle. Initial Newborn screening showed both testis normal shape and size. And now after 4 month they diagnose
After the loss of our 5 week old boy last year and the recent birth of our new baby boy my marriage is falling apart, she won't seek help! Help me!!!!
Go by yourself: Our childhood & prior life experiences seldom give us the skillsets to deal with all the troubles that come our way. If she won't go, find someone who can help you. If you can learn some ways to cope & deal with her, it will start helping you both. At some point you may be able to draw her into a therapeutic relationship. ...Read more
Simple surgery: The infant is placed on a restraint that holds the arms & legs.The penis is exposed & injected with a local anesthetic.Antiseptic is applied to the penis.A sterile drape is placed. Using clamps & scissors, the foreskin in opened on top & pealed back exposing the glans.A clamp is placed to protect the glans & provide a safe point to cut back the foreskin.Foreskin is removed & the procedure completed. ...Read more
My newborn baby boy is still with mild yellowish appearance, he is 25 days old now, it was appear 2 days after birth. Is it normal?
Common problem: Mom disposes of most of babies metabolic waste before birth.Afterward, the baby's liver must get up to speed removing the products of blood recycling.Many are transiently jaundiced. Breastfeeding, blood group issues, skin bruises, and more can aggravate the process. Most pediatricians will monitor this and test as needed. Faint jaundice x 3-4 wks can occur in bf kids.Testing can rule out problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 to be proud of: Name your baby what you want but be careful with how it may be difficult or embarrassing to the child later in life. This can be brutal. Keep in mind your last name. No more harry butts please! initials like ass, dog, pus, god, rat and the like should be looked out. Precarious spellings can b a problem w/ the child always having 2 correct & spell for someone. La = ladasha with silent dash? ...Read more
Evaluate: Pain/bleeding/swelling mandates evaluation. Please call your child's Pediatrician now. ...Read more
What should I know about feeding my baby following cleft lip repair surgery? My newborn baby boy has a cleft lip. We are scheduled for an appointment with a surgeon to discuss cleft lip repair surgery. How will i feed my child after the surgery?
Openly communicate: I would plan a special time to get into a good quiet private conversation about your pregnancy or upcoming pregnancy and explain what you desire or what has happened or what will happen and gently let them know and gain their trust and feedback for the situation. Let them know how special they have been to your and how special the new one will be to them. As for their help. ...Read more