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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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When can I give my baby ice cubes?

When can I give my baby ice cubes?

3-4 years: Babies and young children should not have ice cubes, due to the risk of choking. ...Read more

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Infant allergy to everything I'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Infant allergy to everything I'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Allergies: I would talk to your doctor about specific symptoms that make you think your child is allergic to everything. Sometimes there are intolerances or other confusing symptoms that may not actually be allergies. If they really are allergies you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

The reason: Why is the baby getting propranolol? Taking the underlying disorder into consideration will help to clear this up. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cheese?

When can you give an infant cheese?

Cheese: Cheese can be introduced between ages 8-10 months. Make sure pieces are smaller than your baby's finger (also size of baby's trachea) to decrease choking risk. Careful also with melted cheese as it may also be a choking hazard. Consider also adding yoghurt at this age. However wait until 1 year of to add whole milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can I give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Can I give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Yes but,: If your infant is vomiting and/or has diarrhea you can but, you should consult your child's doctor first because young infants are more at risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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Which diet should be give to infant to increase memory power?

Which diet should be give to infant to increase memory power?

Good balanced diet: A good balanced diet will have everything essential for good memory. ...Read more

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Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...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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My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?

My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?

M.D. visit: I would suggest discussing supplemental formulas and probiotics with your pediatrician. Breast milk is the best formula and enhances gut immunity. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine for an infant that is safe, and how much would I give her?

Is there an antihistamine for an infant that is safe, and how much would I give her?

Yes: Cetirazine (zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be considered but all should be used in consultation with your doctor. Much of the stuffiness of infants is assumed to be allergies when it is really dust/smoke& other air irritants that antihistamines will not help, so discuss your conserns with dr ...Read more

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How do I give my infant a bath in the bathtub?

How do I give my infant a bath in the bathtub?

Bath: First make sure that the temperature of the water right, if your baby is able to seat you can get a special seat to put inside the bathtub and never never leave your baby unsupervised. ...Read more

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Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant vaccines?

Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant vaccines?

Its not: Vaccines have been so successful that your grandparents were the last generation suffering from many of the diseases they prevent. Since they survived & never faced the epidemics with their own kids, they are easy prey for the playboy playmates& fraud based research that call them into question. Vaccine haters have caused preventable death rates to climb in the us, skip & your kid may be next. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give ibuprofen to an infant under 2 months?

Is it okay to give ibuprofen to an infant under 2 months?

No: Ibuprofen is not approved for infants under 2 months of age. Further, I worry what is the Ibuprofen being given for? If the baby has fever at that very young age, the doctor must be called or the baby must be seen right away. A baby that age is not teething and Ibuprofen does not calm colic. Babies are tough to care for and your provider can help if baby has a problem that seems to need advice. ...Read more

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Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more

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Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Wait until 12 months: Whole milk should be started at 12 months of age. Breast milk or infant formula is for ages birth to 12 months of age. ...Read more

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What can I give my 7 week old infant for congestion?

What can I give my 7 week old infant for congestion?

Nasal saline drops: Babies ages 2-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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After you give rescue breaths to an infant, whatsigns of circulation should you look for?

Color, Breathing: Signs of circulation include good color (i.e. "pink" or rosy as opposed to blue, grey, or dusky appearance). The baby should also be breathing easily and active. But I would strongly recommend you immediately call 911 and take your child to the nearest er or pediatrician's office if you have to give rescue breaths. ...Read more

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Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?

Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?

OK for some to use: If a kid is playful and feeding well, but has nasal congestion and cough, I often use this if the parents have the equipment. The object is to help loosen the mucous and I find this can work as well or better than steaming a shower or using a vaporizer. If the kids work of breathing is visibly increased, feedings are off and the kid is not playful, an office eval would be in order. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

Pear juice: 2 to 4 oz of pear juice for infants once or twice daily can help with constipation. The juice contains sorbitol, a natural sugar which is not well absorbed intestinally. This causes a gentle osmotic effect on the stool, pulling in more water into the stool making it softer. ...Read more

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Can I give my son disudrin? He had his cold this morning only. He is 1 year old. I usually give him disudrin if he has colds since he's an infant.

Can I give my son disudrin? He had his cold this morning only. He is 1 year old. I usually give him disudrin if he has colds since he's an infant.

Phenylpropanolamine: Disudrin contains phenylproanolamine, a drug withdrawn from the US market due to a link to hemorrhagic stroke in women. I would not recommend using this medication. ...Read more

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What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

A diagnosis!: Because hypoglycemia is dangerous for a developing brain, it is critical to get a diagnosis and treatment for an infant who has hypoglycemia. If the infant is having low blood sugars please have the baby evaluated by the pediatrician asap. Metabolic disease, pituitary gland problems, hyperinsulinemia are a few possibilities. Treatment depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What negative side effects would giving an infant reglan (metoclopramide) for 12 months?

What negative side effects would giving an infant reglan (metoclopramide) for 12 months?

DO NOT USE!!: Reglan (metoclopramide) has a Black Box Warning from the FDA. This is only used when a drug poses serious side effects. Reglan (metoclopramide)
can cause tardive dyskinesia. The internet and chat rooms
are filled with discussions of supplements or medications to increase breast milk. Most don't work or are outright dangerous. It makes no sense to treat yourself AND YOUR BABY with medication for a non-illness. ...Read more

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How much Tylenol should I give my 8ib 10oz infant? He just got circumcised.

How much Tylenol should I give my 8ib 10oz infant? He just got circumcised.

I never do: A simple cool compress in the area is all I would ever use in a newborn circumcision. During the period from birth to 6-8 weeks we are leary of randomly using a med that would hide a fever. This period of time is when germs passed during birth may show up as blood poisoning & fever might be the only indicator. ...Read more

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How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

Many ways: It's in formula and supplementary vitamins. Follow your pediatrician's advice about vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

Can u Give A 5 Month Old Infant solid foods?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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I have 2 month old baby can you give baby infant motrin?

I have 2 month old baby can you give baby infant motrin?

At that age, it's: Best to take her to her pediatrician if she has a rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher, rather than to suppress a fever. ...Read more

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Gave 4 yr old infant tyenol and threw it up can I give more medicine?

Gave 4 yr old infant tyenol and threw it up can I give more medicine?

Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Either: Water is a healthy part of any diet. Formula or breast milk is actually balanced to provide the proper amount of water equivalent, to the baby making extra water unnecessary in most cases. It is a reasonable supplement to breast fed kids when relatives want to share the joy of a nurturing moment, & extra water for a kid with hard stools is often helpful. ...Read more

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How do you give prevacid (lansoprazole) solutab to a two month old infant?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Unfortunatley its very hard. You need to disolve and probably best to use a syringe. It is an unpleasant drug and babies tend to spit it up. Be sure its truly indicated. It also makes them irritable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give infant tyelnol with hylands4kids cold and cough night time?

Is it possible for me to give infant tyelnol with hylands4kids cold and cough night time?

See below: From my point of view as an allopathic physician, I don't recommend any otc meds except tylenol (acetaminophen) for infant. The I don't know if there have been any controlled studies looking at the efficacy and safety of the ingredients in hylands 4 kids cold and cough, therefore, I can't say whether they are safe. ...Read more

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At how many weeks after giving birth can a infant be exposed to sunlight? Or can come outside?

6 months: Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the shade under a tree, umbrella or stroller canopy. It is okay to apply a small amount of sunscreen on infants under 6 months if there is no way to avoid the sun. Remember it takes 15-30 minutes to be effective.
Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs, and use brimmed hats. ...Read more

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Can mixing infant mortrine in my babies formula have the same affects as though I give it alone. She spits any mess out when I give it to her by itsel?

Sure: Like my mother used to say, it all goes in the same place anyway. Just make sure you mix it well and she drinks all the formula in the bottle otherwise she might not ingest all of the medicine. ...Read more