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Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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At what age can infants start holding their bottle?

At what age can infants start holding their bottle?

The best answer is n: It's best if an infant never lies down holding a bottle. Formula & juices sit around the teeth & these are toddlers & preschoolers w/ rotted brown nubs or silver caps for front teeth. Some studies showed more ear infections. An 8/9 month old can often hold a bottle but should only do so at meal time in the high chair. Walking around w/ a bottle leads to cavities, poor feeding & often anemia. ...Read more

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Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec&sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

Age 4-7: Children will normally begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4-7. The lower two front teeth should be the first to go. As long as the order of the tooth loss and adult replacement proceeds normally, the actual age of loss shouldn't matter. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Girls: Girls tend to loose their teeth earlier and get their permanent teeth earlier than boys. However this can vary by child. ...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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When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

Bet. 13 1/2 & 15 1/2: The age achieving full breast development (tanner stage v) ranges from 13 1/2 to 15 1/2 years. ...Read more

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What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

Ages 6-12: Although timing can vary, the 20 baby teeth usually begin shedding at age 6-7 and the process goes on until ages 11-14. A wonderful 7th birthday present would be to take your child to an orthodontist who can monitor their growth and development to assure the process goes well. ...Read more

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When do young men hit their growth spurt and have their voices deepen?

When do young men hit their growth spurt and have their voices deepen?

It varies: In male puberty, the growth spurt typically starts between ages of 12 and 15 and voice change is typically a year or 2 after the start of the growth spurt ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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Can kids out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Can kids out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Sometimes: If parents were brought up in nutritionally limited times and locations during their childhoods, then it is likely that their children would outstrip them in height if they were not nutritionally disadvantaged. Some of the difference could also be genetic. ...Read more

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My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

Crowding: Usually when permanent teeth erupt behind the baby teeth, it is due to not enough space for the tooth to erupt into the mouth. Should be evaluated by a dentist or orthodontist. ...Read more

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Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more

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At what age do babies outgrow their swings?

At what age do babies outgrow their swings?

By 4 months, or : when their feet can touch the floor. Swings & walkers ABduct the hips, an abnormal position for learning to creep, crawl, cruise & walk. Start "floor time " play with baby in prone position as early as possible, ditch the swing at 2-3 months & don't waste money on a walker. ...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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more