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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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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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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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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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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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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

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I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read more

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How many times a day should a mom brush a toddler's teeth?

How many times a day should a mom brush a toddler's teeth?

At least twice: I recommend brushing your child's teeth at least twice daily for two minutes. As they get used to having this, allow them to do part of the brushing, then go back and help them with what they may have missed. This gets them involved with their own care and lets you supervise until better hand motor skills develop! ...Read more

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I'm nervous that my 76yr old mom keeps losing weight; is fatigued. She is busy helping chase after my toddler, tho, & has no other symp. Worry?

I'm nervous that my 76yr old mom keeps losing weight; is fatigued. She is busy helping chase after my toddler, tho, & has no other symp. Worry?

Needs check up: Weight loss and fatigue may be due to a myriad of illness/syndromes. Underractive thyroid, depression, low vti B12 levels can all cause fatigue. Other more serious conditions may include a malignancy, heart disease and others. She should see her doctor for a full exam and blood testing, as older adults frequently have less typical presentations for medical illness. ...Read more

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I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

I am a wife and full time working mom with a toddler. I sufferfrom bulimia and addiction to porn. I'm worried about my addictions. How can I overcome them?

Behaviorl addictions: Addictive behaviors are not limited to alcohol and drugs. Overeaters anonymous (www.Oa.Org) and sex addicts anonymous (www.Sexaa.Org) offer lots of support and information helpful for these issues. A therapist who treats behavioral addiction can help too. ...Read more

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Should my 2 1/2 toddler get the flu shot even if he doesn't attend daycare. I'm a stay at home mom, so we only go out when we really need to.

Should my 2 1/2 toddler get the flu shot even if he doesn't attend daycare. I'm a stay at home mom, so we only go out when we really need to.

You are Rt: Flu shot is a fad..............it is designed to scare people, make a way for continued income source for Motherland ( Chiron UK ). Remember last year Flu shot was worse than placebo. ...Read more

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I walked by a coughing toddler with her mom saying "I hope she didn't get chicken pox." If this toddler had been exposed, should I get vaccinated?

I walked by a coughing toddler with her mom saying "I hope she didn't get chicken pox." If this toddler had been exposed, should I get vaccinated?

Curious question: I would not look at coughing as a early feature of Cpx, so many other things would be more likely, but still would be possible. From exposure to first contagious point is 8-9 days. Most adults are immune to Cpx, even those that don't remember having it. (96%), if you are sure you never had it, having the vaccine now would protect you and any pregnancy later. Blood work could confirm you are immun ...Read more

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What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

What percentage do first time moms have their babies on there due date?

About 15%: About 15% of first-time moms will actually deliver on their due date. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a newborn treated for mom's siphilis?

What to do if I have a newborn treated for mom's siphilis?

Most do well: Infants exposed to or with evidence of syphilis at birth often do quite well if diagnosed and treated in the newborn period. If you have a specific question, please start over and submit it to the site. ...Read more