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New Born Babies Sleeping With Mouth Open
Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them! ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Depends on age/posit: In the first 6m the neck is so short the baby must hold the head up & back to drop the jaw & mouth breathe. This is not a natural position so babies seldom sleep well.The growth of the neck by about 2-3 cm over that time allows the head to be neutral with the jaw open. In early infancy the nose must be clear to breathe without a struggle. ...Read more
8 months old boy with drooping lower lip and a vacant look (from birth). No problem in smiling (mouth always open) if you play with him. Causes?
Please have your: baby seen by a pediatric neurologist. IF he has a neurological condition early intervention is extremely helpful, both medical and psychosocial support. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My preemie baby boys one sleeps with his mouth open and the other doesn't is there a problem with the one who sleeps with his mouth open? Could he hav
Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a
Probably not: It is more likely related to an inability to breath through the nose. Breathing through your nose is healthier and i would suggest seeing someone to help you do so. Probably an ENT physician would be the best person to see.. ...Read more
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
16 month old has an upper lip tie that tethers his lip to in between his front 2 teeth, causing a gap. trouble with sippy cups. Clip it?
Tissue tag: Tissue may have to be reshaped, but first teeth should be ideally aligned. Therefore reshaping best done near end of corrective Orthodontic treatment, probably late tween/early teen. See Orthodontic Specialist Age 7 for initial exam. But for right now consult with Pediatric Dental Specialist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Water is ok: Any liquid, other then plain water, can cause early childhood caries, mother's milk included. This is both an emotionally and financially devastating disease that can rapidly destroy an infants teeth. Prevention is easy - only use plain water in nap time and night time bottles. Start cleaning your babes teeth as soon as they come in. See pediatric dentist by age one year. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat
Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact ACPA: The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. You may contact them for the referral near you. Here is the link: http://www.acpa-cpf.org/who_we_are/ Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?
Let me explain: Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. ...Read more
Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?
No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an unvaccinated mother get rotovirus from a baby who just had roto vaccine through his mouth (through touching baby, s binky by mouth)?
Unlikely: Most adults have long since developed immunity to rota virus & such a minimal exposure would be unlikely to pass it to you. There is actually vaccine virus in the poop of every vaccinated kid that remains for up to 6 weeks after a dose. Even an adult with no prior exposure to the virus would be unlikely to become sick, since the vaccine is a weakened strain to begin with, not the wild virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. with no fever.
Of course: Your teeth just don't pop out of you gums like pop tarts out of the toaster. They have to cut their way through virgin gums that have never been cut through before. Your adult teeth don't do this because a path is already there. However, when baby's first teeth are coming in, there are weeks if not months of cutting through those gums, which includes the drooling, fussy etc etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Any experience with natural cesarean. Cord is cut and then baby placed on moms chest keeping sterile field intact.
Routine nowadays.: This is the most mother-friendly process to be used during cesarean delivery. Immediate skin to skin contact with the newborn stimulates maternal oxytocin release and helps with decreasing blood loss. It also provides priceless opportunity for emotional bonding and is highly recommended. We use it routinely at my hospital for the past several years. ...Read more