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Doctor insights on: What Should Babies Be Doing At 8 Months

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My 6.5 months babies weight is 6.8 kg.Is her growth ok ? Pls advice

My 6.5 months babies weight is 6.8 kg.Is her growth ok ? Pls advice

Weight: The factor that makes this weight ok or not ok is the birth weight of the baby and how premature or full term your baby is. The babies normal double their birth weight between 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

?? Why ??: This med is never given to infants that young.It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication?If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation.Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for infant baby of 8 days sleeping more than 16 to 19 hours?

Is it normal for infant baby of 8 days sleeping more than 16 to 19 hours?

Yes: Certainly is normal, if the baby is acting well and eating well otherwise. Newborns, in fact, usually sleep this much. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

See a doctor: you need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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Had 2 missed misscariges both died at 8 weeks what are the causes and how can i prevent it happening again had healthy babies before?

Had 2 missed misscariges both died at 8 weeks what are the causes and how can i prevent it happening again had healthy babies before?

MFM: You need a consultation with maternal-fetal medicine specialist to help you find the answer to that question, and you need to do it before conception. There could be something wrong with you that is causing habitual miscarriage or there could be something genetically wrong that creates a fetus with a problem. These are the things that the MFM specialist will help you explore. ...Read more

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Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?

Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?

Yes & yes: A water supplement is certainly ok for kids of any age. Distilled preparations do not have Fluoride & many bottled waters do not either.Fluoride would help baby form stronger enamel while they are building their teeth so it would be reasonable to make sure baby attained it in some form.Check with your doc about supplements if needed. ...Read more

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When can I give my babies the chicken& meat they are now 8 months?

When can I give my babies the chicken& meat  they are now 8 months?

Feeding Toddlers: I believe your pediatrician will have already given you this information and also would have recommended at least one child raising guidebooks to follow. Many doctors recommend slowly adding this food after one year. ...Read more

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Daughter 8 weeks & ultrasound told babies are not living so DNC is scheduled for Tuesday. Devastated What happens now? Could ultrasound be wrong?

Daughter 8 weeks & ultrasound told babies are not living so DNC is scheduled for Tuesday. Devastated What happens now? Could ultrasound be wrong?

Confirm: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Make sure to confirm that there is no heartbeat by another ultrasound, especially before you have the D&C performed. Just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can a person with an elevated factor 8 level have a successful pregnancy I have lost 4 babies and we never knew why until after I lost the last one.

Sure.....but.....: It will take a lot of work and appointment with specialists to get you through the pregnancy successfully. You need to work with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and a hematologist together and start with them about 6 months before you conceive to get your blood levels "just right" for pregnancy. Then do exactly what they recommend. It's small sacrifice to make for a year to get a lifetime! ...Read more

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My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?

My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?

4.3 ml: It is better to use a milliliter dropper in order to be more precise. You can dose tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 15 mg/kg. 20 lbs is about 9 kg so you can give about 130-140 mg based on weight which is about 4.3 ml by mouth. ...Read more

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Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz. What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Doc told me babies around my time in pregnancy is 3 lb & 5oz.. mine is weighing 6lb &8 oz.  What are the Chances of having baby early?? (33wks)

Not Likely: due to the weight.Unfortunately the weight of the baby has nothing to do with the time that you deliver. Are you diabetic during this pregnancy? That can make the baby be a bit larger. Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add  salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...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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I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant , the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal ? and a good sign of survival ?

I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant , the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal ? and a good sign of survival ?

Normal HR: Normal heart rate at around 8 weeks. A normal HR at 8 weeks is a good sign but is not a good predictor of long term issues/survival. Take good care of yourself and work with your OB/GYN closely over the coming months and ask lots of questions. A new baby is an both an exciting and scary time. Good luck. ...Read more