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Should I have my baby boy circumcised?

Should I have my baby boy circumcised?

Pros and Cons: Majority of caucasian americans + all muslims +jews are circumcised. Majority of european, hispanics +asians not. Fathers, sons + siblings like 2b similar. Utis in babies >frquent in incircumcised but utis in baby boys r uncommon. Indicated if urinary tract abnormalitise present, not if hypospadias or penile chordee. ? Reduce or increase premarture ejaculation. !10% un circ. Males trouble sometime. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby hits his head?

What should I do if my baby hits his head?

Don't panic: Statistics show that 75% of children will fall from a height of three feet or less in the first year of life. Loss of consciousness, change in behavior, protracted vomiting, and increasing lethargy are concerns and the child needs to be seen immediately. If the child cries and responds normally, serious injury is not likely. Call your physician for more information if worried. ...Read more

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When should I get my baby vaccinated?

When should I get my baby vaccinated?

Follow the guideline: Your pediatrician should follow the America Academy of Pediatrics schedule for vaccinations. You can view the schedule and more information on which vaccines are given and why through the american academy of pediatrics website. http://www2.aap.org/immunization/ ...Read more

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Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Should I worry if my baby really hates to do tummy time?

Tummy time benefit: Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength. It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm. ...Read more

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Should I wean my toddler before my new baby is born?

Should I wean my toddler before my new baby is born?

Unless you plan: to tandem-feed, nursing the newborn first, wean your toddler now to avoid its being a cause of sibling rivalry. Wean to an open-mouthed cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day. Juice is not needed. If 15 mos. or older, (s)he may resist weaning. Use bright-colored plastic cups; cut out a semicircle so his/her nose isn't inside the cup. If (s)he hasn't seen a pediatric dentist, it's time. ...Read more

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I have a full time nanny and my baby 3mo old is closer to her i think..what should i do im working mom..pls help?

I have a full time nanny and my baby 3mo old is closer to her i think..what should i do im working mom..pls help?

Full time nanny: I know you're working & propably come home tired & have lot to do, but you need to spend more time with your baby, take over when you come home, cuddle with her ,show her your love & affection, play with her, let the nany care for her when your not home or if you something more important to do. I hope you can get rid of that feeling. Good luck, enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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Am I a bad mom because I hate to put my baby on her tummy? She hates tummy time.

Am I a bad mom because I hate to put my baby on her tummy?  She hates tummy time.

Tummy time benefit: Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength. It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm. ...Read more

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I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

Not at All: It is not necessary to feel hiccups of your baby. As long as you feel the baby move that is good. I am sure you have already had a detailed ultrasound. So, there is no need to worry. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My infant has thrash what should I do?

My infant has thrash what should I do?

Thrush: Get some Nystatin suspension and paint out your childs mouth with 25 minutes after eating. If you are breat feeding make sure you wash your breasts and apply the Nystatin ointment. Ask your doctor for orescriptions. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband hits my 4 year old baby on his face?

What can I do if my husband hits my 4 year old baby on his face?

Child Abuse: I will try to understand that you are writing from egypt and I do not know all of the protections in place there for children. But, if you have any social system to help you then that is a good place to start. Without that i would try to get in to see the baby's doctor and to ask them for help. ...Read more

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When should I wean my baby?

When should I wean my baby?

12 months: At 12 months, it is safe for the baby to switch to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my baby daughter 3 1/2 months old started sucking her fingers always what should I do ?

Should i be concerned if my baby daughter 3 1/2 months old started sucking her fingers always what should I do ?

Normal pattern: Infants find anything touching their lips will stimulate pleasure sensors in their brain.They are starting to control where their hands can go by 3-4 mo so this is normal. Do not assume this will turn her into a thumb sucker or worse. ...Read more

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I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should i worry ?

Family practice : If he has stopped crying and is acting with normal sucking i wouldn't worry too much. Things like that will happen should be fine. ...Read more

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My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

My newborn baby keeps crying, i think she is constipated, what can I do to stop her pain.Please.

Crying vs pain: Please do not get into the habit of equating crying with pain. Babies cry for hours every single day. This is how they communicate, stretch out their lungs, get you to come and hold them, get you to feed them. Make sure you are burping well, swaddle baby so they feel more secure, make sure baby getting enough to eat. If questions about normal stool patterns and whether she is constipated, ask doc. ...Read more

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If i breastfeed my daughter and she spits up a lot should I feed her again?

If i breastfeed my daughter and she spits up a lot should I feed her again?

Probably not...: Generally speaking if your daughter is gaining adequate weight as determined by your pediatrician plotting her growth curve for each well visit check-up, then you probably do not need to feed her a 2nd time. Many babies will drink until their little stomachs are overfilled, especially if your breast milk is plentiful. So, rest assured, normal weight and height curves indicate your baby has plenty. ...Read more

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Feel quilty told my daughter that when I was pregnant with her I was so sick I didnt want to be pregnant I feel I hurt her I apologize to her shes ok ?

Feel quilty told my daughter that when I was pregnant with her I was so sick I didnt want to be pregnant I feel I hurt her I apologize to her shes ok ?

It's okay.: If you can recognise that you love your child, even though you (and me, and many other women) absolutely hated being pregnant, the end product is so very worth it. Keep telling your daughter you love her. ...Read more

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I accidentally hit my little sister's forehead, should I let her sleep?

I accidentally hit my little sister's forehead, should I let her sleep?

TBI: It depends on how hard you hit the sister, sometimes a blunt injury can cause brain trauma, please take her to er and have her cleared by er md thats the safest way. ...Read more

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Should I be swaddling my baby?

Should I be swaddling my baby?

Yes: I am a huge proponent of swaddling newborns, they love it. Perfecting a snug swaddle, one where your baby cannot shake free, will prove beneficial for both you and your baby. Not only do babies love that snug feeling, like they were inside your womb, but they are less likely to startle themselves awake. Large swaddle blankets work best for a snug burrito wrap. Happy swaddling! ...Read more

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