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New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

Baby likely 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 chicken pox for at least 2 months. After 2-3 months of age, his "maternal" antibodies start fading away, and he is vulnerable. ...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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When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

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 more

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Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Can my kids see their baby brother in nicu?

Speak to your hosp: You would have to check with your hospital as to age, type of illness, etc. ...Read more

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My mom and dad were both born deaf what are the chances my baby will be born deaf to?

My mom and dad were both born deaf what are the chances my baby will be born deaf to?

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

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New Born babies with pacifier ?

New Born babies with pacifier
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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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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. ?

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

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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?

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

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Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Breast tissue: Both baby boys and girls can have breast tissue in the newborn period. This is due to the exposure of the baby to mother's hormones in utero. It is generally self limited and causes no problems. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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My baby boy has tay-sachs. Can we retest?

My baby boy has tay-sachs. Can we retest?

?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

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Are baby girls born with a better or stronger immune system than baby boys?

Are baby girls born with a better or stronger immune system than baby boys?

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

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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

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 more

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Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

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

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My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

Soon: We typically like to repair the lip at about 3 months of age and then the palate at about 1 year of age. It is good to go see a cleft lip and palate team soon to start getting advice because your child will need speech therapy and other treatments. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are baby girls born with a better and stronger immune system than baby boys?

I'm wondering why are baby girls born with a better and stronger immune system than baby boys?

Not true: Most humans are born with an intact immune system and it is not gender specific. ...Read more

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Will my sister's premature baby be healthy?

Will my sister's premature baby be healthy?

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 more

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First baby born with birth defects and died after delivery.Will second one have same problem.Nobody has defects in the family?

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 more

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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

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Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

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 more

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