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New Born Baby Boys And Mom
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
The whole 1st yr: Babies tend to triple their birth weight and grow about 10 inches over the first year. They will never have another long term growth rate this large, including puberty. There is some variation in this rate per child, but if you feel your baby is not growing you should discuss it with his/her doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many different types of conditions that cause DeafnessSchedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes int Genetics aka a Geneticist. They can review you and and the fathers history, run appropriate tests and come up with a plan. ...Read more
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
Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle fed by many people from birth. Not only me,My mom and aunt is also feeding her. ?
? detached ?: Newborns are very pragmatic.They will accept anyone who is nurturing in early life and become attached to all who provide dependable care.Attachment to a symptomatic degree appears more around 6 mo when a baby has decided "preference", or a pattern of separation anxiety when separated from preferred caretakers. This helps guarantee a baby can survive loss of mom in childbirth.You will do okay. ...Read more
My friend has a normal 5 yr old baby girl....But other 2 pregnancies she had baby boys with brain tumors.The babies died right after. Whts reason?
Unusual: Brain tumors in general are relatively rare in the general population. For there to be two in one family is unusual. She should have some work-up by her neurologist and a geneticist to see if there is some genetic syndrome that puts her and her family at increased risk for brain tumors. ...Read more
Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m
When parents are: Separated, each can control only what goes on in his/her own home. Other than increasing financial support to mom ; child for their own home and nurturing child-care, there is little you can do, unless you observe signs of reportable child abuse or neglect. Chronic parental conflict can cause post-divorce emotional child abuse at any age. Co-parenting classes can help prevent or remediate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?Re-test?: The diagnosis of any life threatening illness in a patient that appears outwardly normal is going to bring initial shock & disbelief to most of us. Additional confirmatory tests by an alternate lab can be arranged for most conditions.Of note, carrier detection in the parents & other 1st degree family members would benefit your extended family. See:www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/taysachs/taysachs.Htm. ...Read more
No: Recommendyou steer away from "boys vs girls" questions-comparing baby boys' and girls' immune system as "better " or stronger" will get one's self in trouble! ...Read more
4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?
Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Minor prematurity is often managed by the pediatrician but for sick or more premature babies the neonatologist often will take care of the baby until such time the baby can be cared for by the pediatrician. ...Read more
My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?
Not true: Most humans are born with an intact immune system and it is not gender specific. ...Read more
Gestational age,: Birth weight, genetic & other prenatal factors like mother's health, exposure to alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, all impact fetal well-being, along with other issues like the reason for premature delivery. The baby's course in the nicu is also a factor.Every state has guidelines for referral of infants at risk for developmental delays to early intervention. Encourage your sister to follow through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First baby born with birth defects and died after delivery.Will second one have same problem.Nobody has defects in the family?
More info needed: I would add that it depends on the type of defects present and whether the risk is based in genetic inheritance. If there was a pregnancy related cause, your OB Gyn physician can further advise. Many healthy infants are born to mothers with a similar history, but more information is needed to answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby born 1month early and is in 50th percentile for 3mos, 75th percentile for 2 mos adjusted and meeting milestones, has baby caught up?How do u know?
That is pretty much: ...The definition of catching up: meeting physical growth and development milestones. If what you say is true, you are describing a fully "caught up" baby. ...Read more
Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer