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Not recommended: Yogurt is dairy and dairy can be allergenic in children less than one. Many children haven problems. In general I do not recommend any dairy until after one year. Some formulas are cow milk based as well...If you want to try yogurt just pay attention. If baby gets increased congestion, mucous, skin issues, diarrhea, eczema, ear infections after starting ..It is too much....Stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat/Prevent: If a mom develops varicella infection before or shortly after delivery the baby is at risk to develop varicella and possible complications. The baby may look well at birth only to later develop vesicles 3-10 days after exposure. Vzig is given for exposure and premature infants are at particularly high risk for complications. An anti-viral agent is recommended if the baby has varicella. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not OTC: Do not give any child under 2 years old over-the-counter deworming medications. Only give those prescribed by the child's doctor - they know which ones are safe to use in that age group. ...Read more
He should be immune: The answer depends on whether or not mom's antibodies got into the newborn before birth. If mom got shingles, that means she had chicken pox in the past, so mom does have antibodies. If baby is term and healthy, he received mom's antibodies and should not be vulnerable to the virus for at least 2 months. After 2-3 months of age, his "maternal" antibodies start fading away, and he is vulnerable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meconium passed?: Did your baby pass meconium after delivery? Are there some stools or none? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If your baby passed meconium after delivery, is breastfed, and is not uncomfortable then it may be ok. Breast fed babies can go days without stools. If, however, your baby is very uncomfortable and/or has not passed meconium you need to take the baby to a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not under weight: Ryan Clay is in the range of normal weight for his age. About 10 - 15% of normal boys his age weigh less than he does. More important than the weight today, is the trend over time: if he used to be on the very heavy end of the normal range--say, at 3 months--and now is at the light end, this is more concerning than if he has been at the lighter end of normal all along. See doc regularly! ...Read more
Best formula: I wish you decided to breastfeed your baby. The 2 most common formulas are either cow's milk based (cmb) or soy. Iron-fortified cmb formulas account for 80% formulas sold today. Dha and ara, which are fatty acids believed to promote development baby’s brain and eyes are also added. Whichever formula your baby agrees with is the best formula for him. Stick to one with the longest good history. ...Read more
No endorsement Here: I believe it is well stated on this site, but we do not provide any endorsement of any safe product that humans can purchase and use. Medicine would be fully neutral and have no opinion on your question. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?
Can we feed formulated milk like nan pro 1 every 4 hours to a 1 month old baby...is there any harm in feeding formulated milk?
No harm with formula: feeding for a 3 months old, if you aren't able to fully breast feed, unless the baby is allergic to the formula, he/she can get it until age 2 years without any supplement, you can also feed your baby whenever he/she needs, no need for a strict schedule, babies after sometime will time themselves for a feed every 3 - 4 hours, make sure you your baby gets enough, good luck ...Read more
Im a 45 year old divorcee incestual relationship with my 24 year old son..I, m 4 months pregnant from him, we want the baby.What should we do?
See below: This is an incredibly difficult question to answer from a bioethical point of view and the discussion could take years. From a purely genetics point of view, there are serious potential genetic problems that can arise from a relationship offspring as this, since your son has 50% of your genes. Please see your ob/gyn for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Visit your Peds: I prefer infants less than 1 year of age with a temp > 100.4f to be checked by a pediatrician asap. You might miss some diseases which needed to be treated with antibiotics (such as ear infection, strep throat, pneumonia, sepsis, etc.). Pediatric er doc is ok on weekend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is switching baby formula brands dangerous my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?
Not specificly: The switch is not much of a change.You go from one companies bovine formula to another companies bovine formula thickened with rice solids. Thickening can sometimes reduce spit up.You could simply add a half teaspoon of rice cereal/btl & do the same with the similac. Similac has a "sensitive" that changes to a soy protein source & removes the lactose. Either product are good nutrition & may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I giv my baby 2 scoops of generic enfamil infant mixed with1 scoop of name brand enfamil AR . generic scoop looks bigger than than the other, this ok?
Scoop size: The scoops may appear to be of different dimension to your eyes. Why don't you look to see if there is a label impressed into the scoop such as 1 tsp or 1 tbsp. Check the side of the cans of formula. It may be the case that they manufactured it such that they want you to use 2 scoops of the generic formula to reconstitute the liquid formula. They will give the instructions on the side of the can. ...Read more