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What kind of baby monitor should I buy?

What kind of baby monitor should I buy?

Not essential: Unless you live in a huge mansion, you will be able to hear your baby crying. Most new parents sleep in the same room as their newborn for the first few months anyway. A monitor usually just causes you to hear every little normal noise your baby makes and creates much sleep deprivation for the parents. ...Read more

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Because baby's sleeping in the same room appears to reduce SIDS risk, it seems reasonable that a baby monitor would also decrease risk, especially if the baby is another room. However, research suggests there is little if any benefit ...Read more


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What kind of formula could I use for my newborn?

What kind of formula could I use for my newborn?

Whatever works: The basic content of the formulas has been regulated since the early 80's.Each contains enough of needed nutrients for most babies to thrive, but they are not interchangeable.There are 3 basic types,cow milk based,soy based and specialty.Some babies may not tolerate one or more types,but your doc can help you find one if that happens.Find one that works and stay with it,switching can cause problms ...Read more

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I'm 38, have type 2 diabetes, and I want to have a baby. What kind of planning do I do?

I'm 38, have type 2 diabetes, and I want to have a baby.  What kind of planning do I do?

Good glucose control: Optimize your blood sugar control. You want your hga1c to be <6 to decrease your risk of birth defects. Also exercise, healthy diet, and weight loss witll help optimize outcomes. Start taking prenatal vitamins. Good idea to see an ob/gyn for preconception counseling. ...Read more

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What amount of and what should I feed my baby?

What amount of and what should I feed my baby?

Depends on age: Infants triple their birth weight by one year of age. They go through several growth spurts in the first 4 months - so respond to their wants. For the first 5-6 months, babies should only get breast milk or formula - if your baby seems hungry after a feeding, give them a bit more until they are satisfied. At 5-6 months, start solids with one small meal a day. ...Read more

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What kind of classes should I be taking to prepare for the labor/birth of my baby?

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What kind of classes should I be taking to prepare for the labor/birth of my baby?

As many as you can: Pregnancy is a wonderful time to not only learn about childbirth and babies but also network with other expectant people to share ideas, tips. If you can afford the time and travel, enroll in what courses sound interesting or are recommended by your OB and friends. Don't forget to take notes and get contact information. And don't be shy about asking questions--that information might be invaluable. ...Read more

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What should kind of supplements should I take when using the gym?

What should kind of supplements should I take when using the gym?

None necessary: There are no necessary and few very proven supplements that safely enhance a workout. Creatine has been shown to benefit some athletes that perform rapid bursts of activity (power lifters, etc.), but there are side effects, especially if taken above the recommended amount. Caffeine, when used in moderate amounts (50-150 mg- 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of coffee) may be benefit and considered safe for most. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband feeds my child garbage, and lots of it. what would you do?

What do you suggest if my husband feeds my child garbage, and lots of it. what would you do?

Marital counselling: If your spouse is truly behaving like a spoiled brat, it is time to seek help at identifying the root cause. Nutritional issues aside, the kids should not be victims of your squabbling. If he won't go, go alone and gain some insight on how to deal with him. ...Read more

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What kind of foods should I give my toddler 12 months?

What kind of foods should I give my toddler 12 months?

Whatever you eat: At 1 year old, your child can eat any foods you eat. You'll want to make sure foods are cut small so that the child doesn't choke. Avoid juices and other sugary drinks. Avoid highly processed foods and meats, because they are full of chemicals that aren't good for anyone. Continue whole milk and dairy. Feed a variety and don't force foods that he/she doesn't like. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise should I do for my high bp?

What kind of exercise should I do for my high bp?

Combined training: As long as your blood pressure is fairly well controlled, starting a combined cardio and strength training program would be a beneficial to lower your blood pressure. Walking, elliptical, biking, obstacle course & interval training are some examples. Make sure to be cleared by your physician prior to starting if you are having any symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath or irregular heartbeat. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 16 and I just wanted to know if there is a way doctors can check If I am still growing. If so what type of doctors do this kind of check?

Hi, I'm 16 and I just wanted to know if there is a way doctors can check If I am still growing. If so what type of doctors do this kind of check?

On your growth chart: The pediatrician looks at a growth chart showing heights at annual check-ups. Most people reach their max. height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase the final height. ...Read more

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What type of thermometer should I use to take my baby's temperature?

What type of thermometer should I use to take my baby's temperature?

Rectal thermometer: It's still the most accurate, especially in children who are too young to cooperate with an oral thermometer. A cheap digital one is best. It's quite safe. It just takes a little getting used to the idea. Ear and forehead thermometers can be notoriously unreliable. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling bad about being a premature baby. what should I do?

What to do if I'm feeling bad about being a premature baby. what should I do?

It is a done deal.: Work to get past this issue. Learn to love who you are and to work with what you have. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking garcinia cambogia but I can't find the right kind of cleanse that works for me what kind should I use?

What do you advise if I'm taking garcinia cambogia but I can't find the right kind of cleanse that works for me what kind should I use?

Don't use them: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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How to boost my metabolism? What sort of activities should I do? What type of food should I eat & what type to avoid? Thanks

How to boost my metabolism? What sort of activities should I do? What type of food should I eat & what type to avoid? Thanks

Exercise & eat more!: Exercise in brief spurts throughout the day. Can be as simple as running up a few flight. Jumping jacks, etc. Eat smaller portions of food at meals, and several modest smacks in between. Protein trumps starch. And of course your regular exercise sessions 30m x3/wk. Try weights. Muscle burns more calories at rest! ...Read more

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My baby boy has a bad cough,  comes from deep inside. What should I do? Should I get him some kind of baby medicine or any other suggestions? 

My baby boy has a bad cough,  comes from deep inside. What should I do? Should I get him some kind of baby medicine or any other suggestions? 

See the doctor: Babies can have many causes for a deep cough from infections such as pneumonia or other causes such as heartburn and choking. Cough medicines are not recommended in children and especially in infants. You should see the doctor to help determine the cause of the cough. ...Read more

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What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

God made food: Is of particular importance. Be sure that your vitamin intake is rich enough in folic acid. Do not eat or drink any form of junk, especially all the sweet stuff. Do not drink any pop or caffeine containing drinks, including, of course, coffee-----not even decaf. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I take my LDL is 216?

What kind of food should I take my LDL is 216?

Cut back on: Fatty and greasy foods, red meat, saturated fats, snacks, eat more fruits, veggies and fish, exercise more etc. Best wishes! http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/hb_web/15-tips-for-lowering-your-cholesterol-naturally.htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/high_cholesterol_alternative-therapies. ...Read more