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New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more

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28 with PCOS on mini pill with new baby. Twinges of pain in left ovary. Constipation last month, better now. Worried about ovarian cancer. Mom had 37.

28 with PCOS on mini pill with new baby. Twinges of pain in left ovary. Constipation last month, better now. Worried about ovarian cancer. Mom had 37.

Cancer concern: First, if you're concerned schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN to discuss your symptoms. Second, if you still have insurance consider getting BRCA (now called BRAC or braca) testing to see if you carry the gene for ovarian cancer ...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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As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least while pregnant. If your sister has not been, then it is just a reflection of how strong her addiction is. She may have underlying psychological issues (anxiety, depression, feelings towards nw baby) that unless addresses, will not "allow her" to quit. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible for a mom to take care of an infant child after a brain aneurysm and 3 week coma?

Please tell me if it is possible for a mom to take care of an infant child after a brain aneurysm and 3 week coma?

It is possible: A patient may recover completely from a brain aneurysm and the sequelae. Ultimately, you will have to see how the patient has recovered. Help with pt/ot and rehab are tremendous to get a patient back to normal. It may take some time, but it is entirely possible to have a complete recovery even if there was coma. ...Read more

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Why not give newborn tdap vaccine asap instead of pregnant mom? How do you know it's safe for the unborn child?

Why not give newborn tdap vaccine asap instead of pregnant mom? How do you know it's safe for the unborn child?

Takes awhile: It takes awhile to build immunity. When infant gets vaccine the first 6 months are basically uncovered for infant. I've seen first hand, babies suffering from whopping cough, it's heartbreaking. Especially when largely preventable. When in utero fetuses actually get some of moms antibodies, the agent that takes months for baby to makeover her own when given after. It's 100% safe. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more