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When should the umbilical cord stump fall off? My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached. I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

When should the umbilical cord stump fall off?  My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached.  I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

Varies: It will fall off usually during the first month life. Frequent cleaning of the area with alcohol may extend the time the cord remains. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more

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If my baby's cord fell off and it looks like it wasn't ready. What can I do to heal it better?

If my baby's cord fell off and it looks like it wasn't ready. What can I do to heal it better?

Often a bit of blood: Cord separation is often marked by a bit of blood or sticky discharge. Treat as you wood any cut or scratch. Clean it regularly, a bit of alcohol a couple times a day to help it dry out and monitor the skin around the site. If the skin becomes swollen or red see your dr.If not, daily cleaning & observation should be all you need. ...Read more

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Why does my 6 month old baby drop her head down or to the side suddenly then picks it back up? Why might she do this?

Why does my 6 month old baby drop her head down or to the side suddenly then picks it back up? Why might she do this?

Needs evaluation: Your child should be seen by your pediatrician. He may refer you to a neurologist to evaluate your child. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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My baby is 6m. She expects me to sit beside her all the time. If i leave she'll cry. What shoud i do? Thanks

My baby is 6m. She expects me to sit beside her all the time. If i leave she'll cry. What shoud i do? Thanks

Be calm & accepting: Some call this the emotional birth, when baby realizes mom is their best buddy &cries if she leaves. They do not fully grasp the concept that you can exist when not visable until into the 2nd yr, so you need to be calm ane reassuring.They may fear you won't return. If baby senses your worry it will increase their fear. Peek a boo and similar activities are thought to help babies learn the concept. ...Read more

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If I fall down can it hurt the baby? 22 weeks

If I fall down can it hurt the baby? 22 weeks

Rarely: Baby is floating in amniotic fluid, so most tumbles aren't a big deal. If there was aforceful impact directly to your abdomen or, if you have any bleeding, or if you feel like the baby is moving significantly less than before, call your OB or go directly to your hospital labor & delivery ward for monitoring and evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.

What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.

The : The most common cause of hand pain and numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is entrapment of the median nerve as it goes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies feeling to the palmar aspect of the thumb, index finger, middle finger and in most people half of the ring finger. Pain is typically worse at night. It usually affects both hands with the dominant hand more involved. A tinel sign is present. That is an electric shock feeling when the nerve is tapped at the middle of the wrist.The nerve also supplies the muscles that raise the thumb and bring it across the palm to allow you to pick things up. When cts progresses it can cause pain to radiate from the wrist up the arm and even to the shoulder. It is often seen during pregnancy, resolving after delivery. Arthritic changes at the carpal tunnel can contribute. There is a family tendency because development of cts is related to breadth and depth of the wrist. Early on the symptoms are relieved by wearing wrist splints or forearm massage. Later surgery to give the nerve more room by cutting the transvere carpal ligament relieves the complaints. Contrary to popular belief, using computers a lot does not cause carpal tunnel. The ulnar nerve or funny bone nerve runs down past the elbow and enters the hand through its own tunnel. It supplies the pinky and half of the ring finger. It is most often injured or entrapped at the elbow. Some people have an ulnar nerve that rolls in and out of the channel at the elbow. When that happens the nerve can be compressed by reading while leaning your elbows on the table or even during long phone calls. Emg test is the best way to determine which nerve is causing your problem and how serious it is. Good luck with your problem. ...Read more

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How will i know if my baby is hurt after falling of my bed?

How will i know if my baby is hurt after falling of my bed?

Depends on age: If the baby is significantly injured, it will be listless, move awkwardly or minimally, vomit, have a seizure, be irritable, refuse feedings, be not rousable, limp, extremely irritable . If you're concerned please have baby checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Yes, that is fine.: At 2 months of age most babies have enough head and neck control, that even if this happens, it will not harm her or her nerves. If you're still concerned, please have her doctor check her. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

Always like that?: Healthy children in the U.S. Usually do not have nail problems related to malnutrition, so soft nails are more likely be be familial. A parent can ask the primary care doctor or pediatrician to look at the nails, and refer to a pediatric dermatologist if needed. The doctor will want to know if the child's nails have always been soft. ...Read more

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Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. and wont be flipping any more. how do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. and wont be flipping any more. how do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

"Breech": A small number of babies will settle botton down in the birst canal (calledd "breech" deliveries. Usually these pregnancies are now handled by C Section! Hope this info helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

Go to the ER: Please take the baby to the er to be evaluated. The cut may need to be sutured and the baby should be examined to look for a more serious head injury. ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnant and still. Babys head not into pelvis, wht does it mean baby will not come out on 40 weeks

I am 39 weeks  pregnant and still. Babys head not  into pelvis, wht does it mean baby will not come out on 40 weeks

Not necessarily: It may mean baby will need a c-section or come bottom first.There also may be something in the way of abay engaging and coming down. An ultrasound may provide answers. ...Read more

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How do I stop my 2month old hair from falling out where he sleep on it at?

How do I stop my 2month old hair from falling out where he sleep on it at?

You can't: Your two month old is losing hair because after birth it goes into a resting phase (has to do with cell division) and will fall out. Don't worry, it grows back. Sometimes children will get a bald patch where rubbing can cause friction and hair loss, but that too will come back. ...Read more

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My feet fall asleep all the time, and my face will tingle from time to time. Does this mean anything? Does it have anything to do with my new migraine

Very compicated!: Your have a very complicated complaint. Please get an urgent appointment, evaluation and proper treatment. Please don't delay! best to you! ...Read more

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Im pregnant with my first child and im so scared incase baby can just fall out of my vagina or my placenta can just fall out. Is this going to happen?

Im pregnant with my first child and im so scared incase baby can just fall out of my vagina or my placenta can just fall out. Is this going to happen?

Things to consider: Your babies body & particularly the head will be the diameter of an oversized grapefruit. It will try to pass through a birth canal that is now the size of a coke bottle. It takes both time, effort and the stretching of a lot of tissue before baby comes out. Get good prenatal care & they can help you get it done safely.Take some prenatal classes. They help with the anxiety, ...Read more

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