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New born babies to Sooth used pacifier?

New born babies to Sooth used pacifier?

NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What surgeries are performed on new born babies?

What surgeries are performed on new born babies?

Different reasons: Some babies may be born with anatomical defects requiring emergency surgery like certain heart malformations or a hole in the diaphragm allowing abdominal organs to push up and take up lung space. Certain neurological problems may also require surgery, like spina bifida or hydrocephalus. These are just a few examples. ...Read more

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How long does it take for new born babies to develop kneecaps?

How long does it take for new born babies to develop kneecaps?

Read on: Depends on the wording. Newborns develop kneecaps 4 months in utero but the are all cartilage, not bone. After birth the are growth centers and bone will develop. Around 3 yrs in girls and 5 to 6 in boys they are ossified (bone). Am interesting fact. Some say that they develop into bone later as we bear more weight on the legs and need support also crawling is easier on the knees when not bone! ...Read more

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New Born babies with pacifier?

New Born babies with pacifier?

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

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I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

Immediately: Studies show a preference for mothers voice by age 3 hours and dads by the end of the day. These are often a subtle like the flicker of an eyelid. ...Read more

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Why do some of the new born babies will have blue spots on there body.

Why do some of the new born babies will have blue spots on there body.

Mongolian spots: Some babies are born with these blue spots. They mimic bruises and hence can be easily mistaken for child abuse and/ or serious hematlogical diseases.
Hence a careful exam by pediatrician and notification in patients chart is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lung transplants to be done in new born babies?

Is it possible for lung transplants to be done in new born babies?

Yes: Depending on the underlying condition, a lung transplant is an option for some infants with severe lung disease that can not be treated with medications. ...Read more

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How long should new born babies spit up mucus?

How long should new born babies spit up mucus?

Spitting Mucus: Hello! Newborns may spit up mucus leftover from amniotic fluid up to 72 hrs after birth but tends to resolve sooner. If the saliva seems excessive, a doc visit is needed to check for issues of the esophagus. Spitting up milk is also common in newborns and should be discussed with your doc to ensure it's normal infant reflux. For future consults, my link is healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more

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New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

Drug Reactipn: Unfortunately, this reaction is seen in rare cases as a one time occurrence. Your baby may be sensitive to Silver Nitrate, so keep in mind when writing drug reactions for his medical chart in the future. ...Read more

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Is it true that pelvic x-rays taken on new born babies may produce cancer in their teen years?

Is it true that pelvic x-rays taken on new born babies may produce cancer in their teen years?

While it may ever: So slightly increase statitical risk (any x-ray does), the chance is infinitesmally small, in the range of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Placement of shots: Actually I prefer the front of the thigh. There is not enough muscle mass in the arm and the buttocks have large vessels and nerves that are difficult to avoid in small babies. ...Read more

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What is a good typical daily routine for a new born baby?

NEWBORN BABY: It is easy to take care of a newborn at daytime. They sleep most of the time after feeding with light music. Problem is at night when you have to wake up for feeding. Bath the baby in rhe am, feed and put to sleep. ...Read more

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What should be the ideal room temperature for a new born baby?

What should be the ideal room temperature for a new born baby?

Same as 4 U: There is no reason to keep the room at any temperature other than the normal comfort range. I like 70-74, but that's just me. You can tell that baby's getting hot if their sweating into the back of their neck/head. Too cold and they get chill bumps, fingers turn pale or blue. A variety of onzie outfits that correspond to their need will make life easier for you. ...Read more

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What age do you suggest it is safe to take your new born baby out?

What age do you suggest it is safe to take your new born baby out?

No absolute rules: There are no absolute rules for this. Remember that your newborn just came from a very protected environment (the womb) so when you do start to take your baby out, keep contact and stimulation to a minimum, as they gradually learn to handle the changes in their environment. For the first couple of weeks, have family and friends come to see you and the baby, rather than going out to see them. ...Read more

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Is it good for a new born baby to go toilet all the time in a day?

Is it good for a new born baby to go toilet all the time in a day?

Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool ; this starts day one or is abnormal. Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. ...Read more

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What is sepis in new born baby?

Sepsis is infection: Sepsis refers to an infection the blood. It is serious and treated usually with intravenous antibiotics. Many complications can arise from sepsis. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of jundice in new born baby?

What are the symtoms of jundice in new born baby?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Symptoms of hyperbilirubinemia are poor feeding, icteric (yellow) of skin and eyes. A lab test for total bilirubin will evaluate the level and severity. Bilirubin is a blood product that is broken down in the liver. ...Read more

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Is honey safe for new born baby?

Is honey safe for new born baby?

Absolutely not!!!: Especially less than a year old. Some honey carries the spores and can cause infant botulism. ...Read more

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What is a reflux in a new born baby?

Reflux is common: Reflux occurs when you bring something up from the stomach into the mouth. It is universal. Any baby who burps or spits has natural reflux & some have it bad enough to loose weight & experience heartburn symptoms. Symptomatic reflux is gerd & I see many that peak in their symptoms around 4-5 mo. After they sit or stand most of the day it tends to improve. Meds help some. ...Read more

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What can I do my new born baby is congested?

What can I do my new born baby is congested?

Saline and suction: In a newborn, stuffy nose is common. Get some saline nasal drops or spray and use as directed and use a suction bulb to keep the nose clear. Newborns are obligate nose breathers and will snort and snot if they get the least bit congested in the nose. Keep the airway clear as above. If severe, see your baby's doctor for further evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What are side affects from new born baby seiziours?

It depends: Most newborn seizures are febrile seizures, which are benign. The child should be examined and a detailed history is needed. ...Read more

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Can I take an new born baby in AC coach for 20 hours?

Can I take an new born baby in AC coach for 20 hours?

No: The safest place for your baby is in his/her bed. In some European countries they give out a box for the baby to sleep in. A baby should be placed in the supine position and in a safe place where he/she won't wiggle off the edge. Sleeping with a baby is potentially dangerous as an adult may roll over and block the baby's airway. ...Read more

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Does Herpes 1 affect new born baby when delivery comes?

Where are lesions?: If the lesions involve genital area that is possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

Is it normal that new born baby breath heavily during night?

Hard to say: In early weeks, babies can go though a transition pattern called periodic breathing. This is the system figuring out how fast/deep to breathe during the varying states. (sleep/rest/feed/active) It can be fast panting or s;ow deep, there can be a short pause up to 10 sec. By 6 weeks this is usually less noticeable, but occasional pauses can remain. If you think your doc is clueless, get a 2nd opinion ...Read more

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How do you treat your new born baby umblical cord to heal fast?

How do you treat your new born baby umblical cord to heal fast?

Most anything: As long as you keep the area clean and dry, it will heal and separate most often within a week. I encourage rubbing alcohol applications to help it dry. Avoid the archaic use of triple dye, a purple material once used to suppress infection. It can delay separation. Studies around the world have looked at breast milk, cleansers, antibiotics, etc. All have the same stats as just keeping it clean. ...Read more

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Hi. I have some Que regarding my new born baby. She is very weak.?

Hi. I have some Que regarding my new born baby. She is very weak.?

Call your doctor.: This isn't a time for best guesses from people on the internet. Call your baby's doctor right now and discuss this with them. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether new born baby's breathing is fast or slow?

How can you tell whether new born baby's breathing is fast or slow?

Breathing: The typical newborn will take approximately 40 breaths per minute. However, their breathing rates do vary. They can slow down and, at times, speed up. This phenomenon is known as "periodic breathing" and is normal. With that in mind, the baby's comfort level is the most important indicator. A comfortable is just fine. The laboring child, regardless of respiratory rate, must be seen by a doc immed. ...Read more

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