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Safe Gently Throw Baby Air Catch
No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read more
I washed husband's shirt with my babies clothes. He had left a ginseng pill in his pocket and broke open. Do I need to throw my babies clothes away?
Not necessarily: Your baby's clothes should be fine to wear after they have been laundered again. ...Read more
Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?
Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?
Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more
At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, I got scared?
At any age: My concern is would you want your baby to hit the ground at any age? A baby does not have the ability to protect themself from the force of the fall. Do you really want to take the chance that you might not catch her? ...Read more
My niece has smallpox and I have a new born (6days) can she catch the smallpox? Knowing we live in the same house. What can I do to keep the infant safe
Odd statement: Smallpox has not been reported in the world since 2 lab associated cases in 1980. Perhaps you mean chickenpox. Baby would be at low risk if you ever had them. If not, being in the same room for half an hour is enough time to expose the infant.Best clarify the issue with your local doc. If it is really smallpox, the world needs to know. ...Read more
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more
A new TipTap: As my collegues point out, children communicate as best they are able. And sometimes the innate behavior is a tantrum. Hese are done to obtain a goal which includes attention. Ignoring teaches the child that this will not work. After the tantrum is over, give a hug to reinforce the " good" behavior. ...Read more
Depends....: On how long ago you pumped it. Breast milk stored in a deep freeze can be used for up to six months. Once it's defrosted, treat it like you would any other milk; don't leave it out too long, keep it refrigerated, and use it as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Change in time zone trows off internal rhytam. ...Read more
Not recommended: Babies at this age do not have good neck and back control, so they may be injured from this sort of activity. Also, 2 month olds need to feel secure and stable. They startle and become upset when they lose that feeling of stability. It would not be at all fun for the baby. I wouldn't recommend it at this age. ...Read more
When I'm tired and I have something to eat I throw it all up, ive done this since I was a child. I'm slightly concerned. Can you help?
A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz. And sometimes a few hours later
Your baby should be seen by his/her pediatrician right away. A condition called pyloric stenosis needs to be ruled out. This is a condition where a part of the stomach is narrowed which in turn prevents food from from emptying out of the stomach into the intestines. This leads to forceful vomiting like you described. Your baby should be evaluated asap so appropriate tests and treatment can be initiated, which may include surgery. If this is not the cause then your baby maybe suffering from gerd (reflux) your doctor will determine if this is a cause as well.
All the best. ...Read more
Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic? ... Or throw?
Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best. ...Read more
Unlike the like fds's, do deodorant suppositories like Norform's throw off a woman's Ph balance? Are they safe to use?
No need.: They can all affect pH. All can possible cause irritation. IF you have an odor that does not go away with daily bathing, then you need to be checked for infection. Vaginal deodorizers & douches, are a big waste of money & can cause increased production of discharge. The body knows how to make enough normal discharge, & if good hygiene is followed, in cleaning, and with safe sex, neither is needed ...Read more
Wen 2 introduce baby pacifier n wen 2 throw it away, 2 njoy more pros than cons? I read d pros n cons over internet. Or is it gud not 2 use pacifier?
Pacifiers help: Reduce sids and satisfy babies' need to suck. As they get older, they become a type of security blanket. There are recommendations not to start them before breast milk is established. I have never seen a pacifier interfere with breast feeding, so starting as young as you want is fine. The oldest they should have one is when it starts to misshape the teeth. That is usually from 2-4 years. ...Read more
My baby throws her head around a lot and sometimes hits it on things. I'm afraid she will really harm herself. How do I know when to be concerned?
Need more info:
Need to know baby's age and birth history. What you describe is not uncommon but you should bring this to the attention of the pediatrician before the baby hits his/her head on something hard & causes a big problem
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A 30 days old child, each time after feeding she sleeps and during her sleep she throw out some milk but sometimes she chokes with them. Any solution?
Can check to determine if she is having reflux. That is when the ability to move formula through the stomach and on is slow or there is a tendency for it to come back up into the esophagus from the stomach. Choking can occur when the refluxed formula enters the upper airway. You should bring her to her doctor to have her checked and if this is the case her doctor will recommend actions to limit the reflux of milk. These may include thickening her formula if she is bottle fed, giving an antacid, having her in an upright position after feeding for a period of time and possibly changing her formula if it is determined that she is having an intolerance to it. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www. Healthtap. Com/freisleben
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In general: Recommend against drinking tap water in Asia. This comes from having lived in Asia three times. I would not trust any water that is not poured from a sealed bottle before you eyes. ...Read more
Yes: Always is a very powerful word....So if your baby always throws up after coughing, I would want him seen. Food is meant to go down the digestive tract, not up (except when one has a stomach bug). (s)he could just have reflux or perhaps a mild respiratory condition. When parents use "always" and "never" and mean it, I generally want to evaluate that child. ...Read more
Intermittent expolos: Intermittent explosive disorder is a condition where a person has sudden outbursts. It can exist by itself or be a symptom of panic disorder, anxiety, adhd, dementia, seizures, neurologic disorders, as well as bipolar and psychotic disorders. Evaluation and appropriate treatment can greatly help but the cause needs to be determined. ...Read more