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What Would Happen If You Feed Your Newborn Soda
Moderation: The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs considers alcohol compatible with breastfeeding. It lists possible side effects if consumed in large amounts, including: drowsiness, deep sleep, weakness, and abnormal weight gain in the infant, and the possiblity of decreased milk-ejection reflex in the mother. ...Read more
Infection: Pasteurization techniques eliminate much of the worry over passing germs from the cow udder to a child or adult. A variety of germs can be present in the initial product, either from the skin or within the udder & not be visible during collection. The germs can feed of the components & reproduce in great numbers.A gastroenteritis caused by such germs is worrisome in infants who dehydrate quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I am not sure if I'm breastfeeding or not. what's the best formula for your newborn to be on?
Tough choice: There are SO many formulas on the market that it is tough for even pediatricians to decide what to use. Just out of familiarity I use either Enfamil or Similac. The formula reps come by frequently to give me information & samples of their products. If there is a family history of allergy, I might chose something else. I'd discuss it with your pediatrician and ignore the marketing. Congrats! ...Read more
Irritation maybe: Nothing much ( irritation? Irrigate with artificial tears), its the getting in the lungs that's more serious. I know i know, we grew up with talcum powder, and we turned out okay (well, some of us). However these days, use of baby powder is frowned upon due to possible danger of aspiration into the lungs. ...Read more
So then what would happen if your child ingested a button battery and it wasn't witnessed. How soon would you most likely see symptoms? Scares me!
Don't wait: Onset of symptoms can vary by battery type/size. If likelihood is high that battery was ingested then er for x-ray is advised. ...Read more
The nany state: Breast feeding was shunned at one point in the past when docs feared baby would get terrible staph infections from skin exposures.We had an era were baby bottles/sterilizers were the norm.We have come full circle & returned to the great benefits of breast feeding &hospitals now get better ratings if more new moms breast feed.That said, moms need to survive the experience using whatever works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pica Syndrome: is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, sand, or dove soap in your case. There are different variations of pica, as it can be from a cultural tradition, acquired taste or a neurological mechanism such as an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Get an eval and routine labs, not usually toxic in adults, but not normal or good either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my child is not producing enuff milk for her 1 month old. how should we begin the switch to formula?
Formula options: Milk supply can be increased by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. However, starting with a standard cow milk based formula such a Similac or Enfamil should be fine unless there is a close family history of lactose intolerance, in which case a lactose-free (usually labeled as 'sensitive') or soy can be used. ...Read more
Not anything: Infants spit up for all kinds of reasons, but as a general rule, difficult to digest foods or hot and spicy things, or just gas producing foods, can have a similar effect on the baby. If this is happening, just tame down the diet for a couple of days and things should improve with the baby's tolerance ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you accident drink your own pee; is it sterile? Do you get sick if that happens? Just for my own reference to know. Thanks.
Reassurance: I concur with dr. Proffitt, but would like to reassure you that although disgusting, the maggot is unlikely to cause your child harm. The spoiling food, which supported the maggot, is more likely to be the problem-which would probably present with vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Issues with honey: We learned years ago that some infants who presented to the hospital er with lethargy & difficulty remembering to breathe had ingested honey contaminated with botulism spores. The germ spores hatched & grew in babies gut making them sick with infant botulism. The issue is an insidious one. Keep an eye on the kid & take s/he in if lethargy develops. ...Read more
Corneal damage: The cornea (front window of the eye) needs to remain lubricated in order for vision to be sharp. The skin on its surface will break down if the eye dries out, increasing the risk of infections. Assuming you are asking about staying up for 24 hours while blinking normally (rather than forcing the eyes not to blink), as long as the eyes are lubricated, the worst case would be strain and "tired" eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactose intolerance: You may have in such case some or all the symptoms such as abdominal pain, excessive gas, foul smelling gas and a loose to watery bowel movement . This is the result of the inability to digest lactose due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactose. This enzyme breaks down the lactose, which is a disaccharide ( 2 single sugar molecules attached together ) to mono saccharides, that can be absorbed. ...Read more
Ethylene glycol: Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in anti-freeze, is toxic to the body. Once ingested it is converted to glycol acid and causes effects on central nervous system, cardiopulmonary system, and renal failure. The symptoms /signs range from nausea, vomiting, hyperventilation, seizure, coma, metabolic acidosis and renal failure. ...Read more
I want to know what can happen if you eat a watermelon slice (triangle one) and then I drank milk ,what can happen to me? Is it serious or not?
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