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What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

What do I do if the baby I sit for clings to me when mom comes home?

It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more

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What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

What happens to babies whose moms are addicted?

After detox: They will develop normally. Unfortunately, they often start with disadvantages and don't catch up. What is of concern is increased tendency to addiction when older. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldnt feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...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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Can some of the premature babies be affected by drugs given their moms?

Can some of the premature babies be affected by drugs given their moms?

Yes: Fetuses, at any stage of development, can be affected by compounds ingested by the mother. However, not all drugs are harmful to the fetus. For example, if you do go into premature labor, the OB will give you steroids to mature the premature baby's lungs. Also, once babies are born, if mother is breastfeeding, drugs can be transmitted to the infant through the milk. However, not all drugs are bad. ...Read more

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Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

A : A british study following 14, 000 children linked use of air fresheners and aerosols in the home during pregnancy and after birth to a significant increase in diarrhea and earaches. A number of studies have shown that air fresheners and aerosols increase volatile organic compound levels. ...Read more

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What happens to babies if their moms have hiv?

What happens to babies if their moms have hiv?

May be infected: Maternal HIV can infect the fetus, but these days there is prophylactic therapy available to minimize the risk. ...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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Why some babies afraid of others even their uncles? Only prefer mom or dad.

Why some babies afraid of others even their uncles? Only prefer mom or dad.

Strangers: Very young babies are most accustomed to the sight, sound and smell and touch of their nearest caretakers. If the uncle is one of the daily caretakers, it is likely that the baby is comfortable with him as well. Don't take it personally. ...Read more

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How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

Babies cocaine: Doctors treat the effects of withdrawal in the baby. Question to ask ?Why was mom trying to kill her unborn child. Not a good idea to make babies if mom cannot ensure a safe uterine environment and a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow up in. ...Read more

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What are the effect on babies born after a mom has had ketamine abuse?

What are the effect on  babies born after a mom has had ketamine abuse?

Few studies: There have been few studies of this particular question, but you're right that ketamine can be abused (not only used in anesthesiology). It's called special k on the street. One report i did find showed the infant was small for gestational age, had remarkable hypotonia, and poor reflex response. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20951358 other reports mentioned learning disabilities in older kids. ...Read more

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How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more

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Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies . They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more

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Information that can be helpful? Spina bifida occulta risk in babies if mom has it

Information that can be helpful? Spina bifida occulta risk in babies if mom has it

5-10 x greater: Spina bifida occulta is a common condition occurring in 10-20% of normal healthy people with the most frequently seen form is harmless. The "less common" forms of spina bifida occulta affect the spinal cord & have potential health consequences. Risk of recurrence (mother-parent) is 5-10 times greater than the gen. Population. Seek genetic counseling/medical follow up. Consume Folic Acid daily .4mg. ...Read more

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Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old,  refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

lactation problem: Suggest you contact the la lache league organization. Check google for office nearest you. Great information is available from the la lache league. Go online asap. ...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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As an infant, i ate a huge amount of beets. Pooped during my nap and my mom swears the poop stained my butt cheek. 28 yrs later, still there. Why?

As an infant, i ate a huge amount of beets. Pooped during my nap and my mom swears the poop stained my butt cheek. 28 yrs later, still there. Why?

Doubt it caused this: If you have an odd coloration of your skin in this area it would be reasonable to consult with a dermatologist to determine the cause. Beets is not a common part of an infant diet in this region, but I have practiced in various parts of the world & never heard of this happening in three decades. I am aware of several skin issues that could produce localized color variations in this location. ...Read more

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How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger? What probiotics to use?

How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies?  How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger?  What probiotics to use?

Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom - if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more