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After nursing, my 2.5 month old sucks his fingers and occasionally gags himself. Why could this be?

After nursing, my 2.5 month old sucks his fingers and occasionally gags himself. Why could this be?

Suck/gag reflexes: All newborns have a sucking and a gagging reflex. They have the need to suck to soothe themselves and of course to feed, and the gag reflex to protect them against aspiration. ...Read more

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I am a nursing student and I need help with one part of my project. I need to know what hormones are active in maintaining homeostasis as a result of a severed finger?

I am a nursing student and I need help with one part of my project. I need to know what hormones are active in maintaining homeostasis as a result of a severed finger?

Stress hormones: I can offer direction but you still need to do the research. Look up "stress" hormones associated with injury. Two that I can think of are endorphins and norepinephrine. Others should be insulin and growth hormone. Don't take my word for it, look them up. ...Read more

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If a guy cums then fingers a girl can she get pregnant even if she's not ovulating but is taking pre Natal's and nursing a baby ?

If a guy cums then fingers a girl can she get pregnant even if she's not ovulating but is taking pre Natal's and nursing a baby ?

No egg = no baby: Regardless of what else is going on, a woman cannot get pregnant if she is not ovulating (no egg = no baby). The problem is, how does a woman know she is not ovulating? If she has her ovaries and is not post-menopausal, she may ovulate at some time... which means she has an egg at some time (egg = potential baby). If she ovulates at some time, she should use a form of birth control all the time. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus. ...Read more

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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but i like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

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What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

24/7 care: the key thing is not able to maintain independently - medications, self care, daily routine such as bathing, clothing, toileting, household activities, lack of availability to provide supervision, lack of financial resource available, lack of family commitment to care for and the distance between two locations. Security of health and safety are another factors ...Read more