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How come it that these new school doctors are telling the young girls not to give the babies water ?
Misinformation: Breast milk is 75% water and formula is 50% water so somehow the notion that infants do not need extra water got born. They do not need much- 1-2 oz a day to flush the system. Too much water is empty calories and can fill them up and reduce their milk intake...So a little water is fine. ...Read more
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
My girlfriend wants a sex change and i was wondering if we can have babies after it? By the way, we are both girls.
Gender Reassignment: There are various degrees of gender reassignment. She will not be able to inseminate you, nor will you be able to have a child of mixed genes between the two of you. Outwardly she may appear to be a man but her genes will always be a woman's. If she chooses to keep her female genital (vagina, uterus, ovaries)trans she too will be able to conceive, but again with a male sperm donor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriend wants a sex change and i was wondering if we can have babies after it. By the way, we are both girls.?
No, won't work!: If your partner is truly transgender, then he would be your boyfriend, right? But as a f-m transman, there is no functioning penis and no testicles to produce sperm, so no babies are possible without a sperm donor. "sex change" is not an operation, but a complex hormonal, psychological, and social process that often involves surgical gender reassignment surgery, but no sperm-producing penis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriend wants to be a guy. We were wondering if we can have babies after she becomes a guy. By the way, we are both girls.?
Adoption, or...: Great question. Even though your mate is going to be a male, she will not have 'sperm' to mate with your egg. Thus, no natural birth is possible between you. However, one may be able to secure an outside 'sperm donor' to assist in the fertilization process. Best to discuss all this with your family physician who can direct you to the right specialists. ...Read more
I've been wanting to pierce my infant 2month old daughter ears. What month is OK to pierce my baby girls ears?
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
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
Special bottles: Babies with cleft palate, with or without cleft lip, have a difficult time generated a good, long suck because of the hole in the roof of the mouth. They swallow fine, it is just difficult to get the milk into their mouth. There are 3 major brands of cleft bottles that allow squeezing of the bottle to get the milk into the baby's mouth so they don't become exhausted trying to suck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safe ??: All excursions into the public have pros and cons.The first 2 months are a special period because labor and delivery may have exposed baby to hitch-hiker germs that show up later as dangerous illness.At that age,it is impossible to tell if they have a little cold from shopping, or bad illness coming on.Things they haven't been vaccinated for can also be deadly.Most say wait until after 2 mo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer