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Nursinng Care Plan For A Well Child
I'm a 23 yr old female 5'0 weighing 180 lbs I have to lose weight asap. What would be a good diet and work out plan. I have a child and work full time.
If my child is on antibiotics, can he receive vaccination at his "well-child" visit or should we plan to go back after his cipro (ciprofloxacin) is done? How long off
Abx don't interfere: The presence of antibiotics will not alter a child's response to vaccines. Twenty or more years ago we often deferred the vaccines if a kid had a fever due the potential added stress of expected fever with the old pertussis vaccine. Todays vaccines are so free of issues that we seldom need to delay their use. ...Read more
I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will my baby technically get this pill as well since I'm nursing her?
No harm: Plan B contains a medication called levonorgestrel. Evidence indicates that levonorgestrel does not adversely affect the composition of milk, the growth and development of the infant or the milk supply. Expert opinion holds that the risks of progestin-only contraceptive products are acceptable for nursing mothers at any time postpartum. If you want a non hormonal contraceptive choice, use condoms ...Read more
I need a good diet plan I just had a baby 8 months ago I'm 152 5'3 and want to be 135 I go to the gym 3x's a week what the best meal plan for me?
See below: Reduce your carbohydrates, increase your protein, drink plenty of water. Stay away from protein drinks. You need to learn to eat correct. Cardio for 15 to 30 mins a day. See ww. Weighstation. Net for faq and diet plans that will help you. Read the newsletters for recipes see your md for follow up. ...Read more
How long should I breast feed? How long should I plan to breastfeed my baby? I know people that have only done it for a few months, and others who have gone well over a year.
Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding has numerous benefits for mother and baby that are very well proven. For mom, it promotes weight loss (burns up to 600 calories per day), bonding, is much cheaper and more convenient than formula (free and no bottle cleanup). For babies, breast feeding reduces the rate of infections (ear infections, colds, etc), reduces the chance of obesity and diabetes later in life, just to name a few. I say all that to encourage you and others to breast feed. As for how long, the aap (american academy of pediatrics) recommends at least 1 year of breast feeding. However, if that isn't possible due to social factors (work schedule, difficulty with supply, etc.), then the longer the better...6 months is better than 3 months, 3 months is better than 1 month. However, aiming for a year is a good goal...Not coincidentally, that is the time we recommend changing over from formula to 2% or whole milk anyway. One note, if you exclusively breastfeed, you should talk to your doctor about vitamin d supplementation for yourself and the baby. ...Read more
I took Plan B 5-6days after unprotected sex how well will it work and before the pill I was throwing up does this relate to me maybe be making a baby
Not likely & maybe: Always take medications as directed. Plan b and other emergency contraceptive pills must be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It's most effective when used in the 1st 24 hours. After 3 days, effectiveness falls off to 50% or so, so you may very well be pregnant. If it's been 4 weeks since your last menstrual period, take a home pregnancy test. Don't forget to get check out for stds. ...Read more
I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?
I recommend a diet rich in organic fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds, esp. Green veggies that are rich in magnesium. Avoid GMO foods- see http://bit. Ly/19XAX7E
Continue your prenatal vit.
PLEASE consider breastfeeding- even only a few weeks protects your baby from many serious illnesses & has life-long health benefits- if you love your baby give it this irreplaceable gift! See
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Intelligibility to: Non-caretakers who do not know the context of the child's verbalizations goes like this: 50% intelligibility at age 2, 75% intelligibility at age 3, 90-100% intelligibility at age 4. Delays in language acquisition, the verbalization of ideas, confer a high risk of reading disorder at school age. Delays in articulation or speech, the motor aspect of talking, do not increase the risk of dyslexia. ...Read more
See below: Most infants are seen within a few days after delivery. Then normal visits occur at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants. ...Read more
Yes: Infections are a prime cause of flares of jia/jra (and many other autoimmune diseases as well). Activating or "turning on" the immune system during many infections results in the production of chemical signalling molecules in the body that likely also cause the bad or "confused" white blood cells to become more active and attack the joints. Stress can also alter immune function and trigger flares. ...Read more
11 year well check: At the doctors office, an 11 year old well visit begins usually with the nurse checking height, weight, vision and hearing. Then the doctor answer questions, and examine your child. In the US, 2 vaccines are generally given TDAP which is tetanus booster with pertussis and diptheria required for 6th grade. The second vaccine is for meningitis. There should also be a discussion about HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can we give 2drops of dompiridone to 3month child who vomits after taking milk as well after sometime please suggest?
My child seems generally well until he has a coughing fit. He coughs so hard he pukes and has a hard time catching his breath. Then fine again.
He could be sick: Or he may have an allergy, or he could have ge reflux. Or even reacting to particulates on his airway surfaces. There are so many causes of cough it would be best to have an in person evaluation by a skilled pediatrician. If he cannot be evaluated, then I would make sure any smokers smoke outside, place a hepa filter, and a vaporizer where he sleeps. Keep him away from cats and dogs until well. ...Read more
A check up:
A well child visit is when you take you child to the pediatrician for his check up and shots.
Pediatricians evaluate the growth and development of the baby in the areas of motor skills, language and social skills. They also check the nutritional status via height and weight checks, measure head size on the little ones and BP on the older ones. ...Read more
Good basics: The best growth & development will occur in the presence of several basic & well known factors. Good nutrition to feed the growing brain, adequate sleep to assist that growth, a comforting environment to develop talents & health maintenance to avoid illness or injury. This includes checkups, vaccines, child passenger safety seats & more. Poor health, unsafe environments, family strife all limit kids. ...Read more
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Eye growth: The eye can compensate for errors of refraction in many cases from infancy to young age. But as the body grows, so does the eye and eyeglass needs commonly develop. Also the child can in this circumstance have the sophistication to realize he/she does not see so well. See your pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more
Very good: Whether you are talking about prenatal (before the baby is born) or postnatal (after the baby is born) evaluation, ultrasound is very good at "seeing" blood within the ventricular space of the brain (ivh). Of course, very small amounts of bleeding may be missed, regardless of imaging technique used. ...Read more
PYODERMA?: Best seen by md, looks like infected lesions. ...Read more
What happens if a woman decides not to breastfeed her child? Will her baby still be well nourished?
Nourished, yes: Human milk is the optimum specialty item, designed so specifically that your own milk is better for your child than any other. There are transiently alive components, immune factors that reduce risk of infection that can not be replicated in the lab. We are blessed to have dozens of nutritious alternatives to help baby grow when BF in not chosen. You must do what you must do, but baby will do okay ...Read more
Why do social worker/child protective service people need to know my grades and ho well I do in school?
Cause it'll help you: If urnin cps, then your parent (s) have been deemed unfit to care for u. Hopefully their behavior will change. In meantime, cps/soc worker will take on a parental role, which means they'll 'meddle' in ur personal life, because they care. That can feel intrusive. I hope u can either return to ur parents, be adopted...We all get bad breaks in life, sounds like urs came early. I feel 4 u. Good luck. ...Read more
My child is 5yrs and he is having problems to identify alphabet.??? Its normal??? How I can help??? But do his painting very well..
dyslexia is a problem that makes it hard for the child to learn to read
dyslexia has nothing to do with how smart your child is
they have brain difference that affect the way they process written words
they have a problem understanding the connection between letters and sound
he needs neuro evaluation and intervention to help him correct it ...Read more
The chances are low: The risk of a mother with congenital heart disease giving birth to a child with congenital heart disease is greater than the for a mother who does not have congenital heart disease, but still only a few percent. The defect in the child is often not the same as the mother. The exception would be syndromes that have known associations with congenital heart disease where the risk is much higher. ...Read more
No: There are a number of old wives tails and con men pushing a certain products, but there has been no good scientific studies that showed anything works better than just random chance. ...Read more