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Should I be worried that my baby nurses loudly?

Should I be worried that my baby nurses loudly?

No: It is quite common for babies to ignore the expectations of "civil society" and make noises that may be embarresing. I enjoy the idea that "barracuda" baby is so robust in his/her efforts. Aside from extra air swallowing & need for more burping or gas, i don't see a downside. Perhaps you could record this symphony of joy and keep it for later. ...Read more

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Dr. Elisha Atkins
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Should I be worried about parabens and phthalates in skincare products for babies?

Should I be worried about parabens and phthalates in skincare products for babies?

Yes: Both parabens and phthtalates are chemicals found in cosmetic, skincare and other products for babies that can influence endocrine systems as disruptors. The precautionary principle dictates that we act to avoid these products and find alternatives given the possibility of harm. ...Read more

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Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

No and Yes: They weigh more early in the first six months of life, then typically less by a year of life. More importantly, they then weigh less for the rest of their life. Breastfed babies have lower obesity rates for life, that is. ...Read more

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What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

Birth: Hearing is developed at birth...Sooner...As we know unborn babies can hear their parents voices! and they respond to music. No one should be listening to music louder than 85 decibels. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my babies health if I still smoke cigarettes at 5 weeks ? I'm trying to cut down but can't quit cold turkey.

Should I be worried about my babies health if I still smoke cigarettes at 5 weeks ? I'm trying to cut down but can't quit cold turkey.

Keep trying: We know the nicotine has a negative effect on the quality of your placenta and how well it transfers nutrients. Its effect is dose related, so the fewer smokes you do the less it messes with baby.Keep at it. Don't worry about a cleft palate or 3 eyes or other scary stuff. You just don't need a shrimpy baby with a possibility of learning issues later in life who grows up wanting to smoke. ...Read more

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??

My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward.  Worried I did damage..how do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more

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Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more

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If my infant of two months has a cold for three days should I be worried ?How long is too long?

If my infant of two months has a cold  for three days should I be worried ?How long is too long?

Depends: Watch for difficulty sucking or breathing. Look for fever, irritability, listlessness or vomiting. If these symptoms occur call your pediatrician. May last a week or so. ...Read more

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I added another half a scoop of infant formula by mistake while making formula milk. Baby has drank it. Should i be worried?

Not necessarily: Sometimes we do this to thicken formula in a baby who spits up too much. It shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more