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When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

Yes: It appears that a fair number of children benefit from vitamin d supplementation starting at birth if breast fed and when cow's milk is started for the others. This is based upon research that as many as 1/3 of kids are not receiving enough vitamin d or sunlight or both.Thus safety dictates a vitamin d supplement for protection. ...Read more

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Why do I have to give my newborn baby vitamins?

Why do I have to give my newborn baby vitamins?

For Vitamin D: Although docs disagree on whether to give it or not, the only vitamin that breastfeeding babies may need is vitamin d. While breastmilk provides excellent nutrition for babies, the amount of vitamin d in breastmilk varies, even if a mother gets plenty from food or takes a supplement herself. Only d is needed; it can be bought as d alone, or as tri-vi-sol (a/c/d) or as poly-vi-sol (many vits). ...Read more

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I want to know if i breastfeed my baby what if i need to sleep at night and wht will I do when i go to work can I gave him bottle milk one per day .?

I  want to know if i breastfeed my baby what if i need to sleep at night and wht will I do when i go to work can I gave him bottle milk one per day .?

Pump: You can pump breast milk and leave it in refrigerator while you are at work. Also father can help with night time feeds if you have it pumped and refrigerated. ...Read more

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What do I need to have in my baby's nursery?

What do I need to have in my baby's nursery?

Keep it simple: I usually tell new parents to try and keep the nursery environment simple. A crib, a changing table, some clothing shelves and perhaps a comfortable chair. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 and pregnant will these drugs hurt my baby?

What to do if I am 18 and pregnant will these drugs hurt my baby?

I don't know?: Which drugs? Many are perfectly harmless, some are not. To What drugs are you referring? ...Read more

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Which vaccines do I need to get my baby?

Which vaccines do I need to get my baby?

There's...: Hepatitis a and b, and measles and also tetanus, and polio, rotavirus, mumps, rubella and hemophilus, there's thirteen flavors (serotypes) of streptococcus pneumoniae, and whooping cough, and chickenpox, influenza and diphtheria. (apologies to gilbert, sullivan, tom lehrer, and anyone who knows anything about vaccines or poems). See this: http://www.Immunize.Org/shop/views/childsched_pg2.Pdf. ...Read more

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Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Do I need to get my baby vaccinations?

Deadly choice : Vaccines prevent illness & death.In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants & children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids <6mo. Deaths attributed to dapt in the same period =0. ...Read more

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What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

Answer to second par: The best gauge of the baby getting enough is the weight gain. Brest fed babiers are fed on demand and usually if you are only breast feedig the baby, the baby will let you know when he or she is hungry again. As the baby gets older, he or she will suck on the breasts longer. The most nutritious milk is the first 5-7 minutes of the feeding on each side. So be sdure to feed on each side each feedin. ...Read more

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Hi doc I want to ask how much and how many times do I have to feed my 6 month baby?

Hi doc I want to ask how much and how many times do I have to feed my 6 month baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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Why do we have to do all those nsts when we are pregnant? I need to drag my kids in with me every week?

Why do we have to do all those nsts when we are pregnant? I need to drag my kids in with me every week?

Reassurance: Not every pregnant patient has nst's performed on a regular basis. Your obstetrician is concerned about something going on in the pregnancy and the nst is a way to gain some reassurance that the baby is doing well. Think of it as taking a set of vitals on the baby. You are fortunate to have an obstetrician that is expressing concern about the baby's well being. ...Read more

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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Only Breast Feeding?: If your baby is not eating solid food at 4 months of age and is breast feeding.American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend giving Iron Supplement of 11 mgm per day. Because breast milk contains little iron and your babies own iron reserves wont be sufficient to make the difference.Once the baby start eating iron rich foods then probably will not need the supplement. ...Read more

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I am about to deliver my first child I am really nervous will they have to do an episiotomy will I know when to push?

I am about to deliver my first child I am really nervous will they have to do an episiotomy will I know when to push?

Relax: Is one of the most positive "medical" experiences there is. Possibilities of trouble are why we recommend doing it in a hospital as opposed to at home or in the woods. An episiotomy is used if necessary to avoid the danger of a tear in the vagina. After the area is numb a neat straight cut is made to give room for the baby. Some nervous anticipation is OK, this from a male doctor, so grain of salt ...Read more

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What happens at hospital if i opt not to breastfeed? Will i be forced to do it anyway? Or will they give formula? Or do I have to provide my own?

What happens at hospital if i opt not to breastfeed? Will i be forced to do it anyway? Or will they give formula? Or do I have to provide my own?

Not forced: If you choose not to breast feed the hospital usually supplies formula while you are inpt. It is absolutely the best thing you can do for your baby's health and has significant health benefits for you as well so perhaps you should reconsider breast feeding. ...Read more

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What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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How do I get the prenatal vitamins if mom wont take me to get them?

Are you pregnant: If you are then see if someone else can take you to get them or see if your doctor has any samples of them. ...Read more

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What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

Dilute it: Put small portions of the dose in foods and offer it over a longer period of time. Put 1/4 of dose in fruit for better absorption and the dilution with decrease any obnoxious taste. Don't forget to wipe any teeth for stain prevention (if the incisors are in yet). ...Read more

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Me and my fiancée is currently trying to have a baby we want to know how can we do this taking vitamins and he came inside me 4 time ?

Me and my fiancée is currently trying to have a baby we want to know how can we do this taking vitamins and he came inside me 4 time ?

It'sWHENPlusHow Much: Married at16,huh?Well,stop all junk food,eat fresh veggies and fruits,lean meats and stay off the sugar and processed foods.Prenatal vitamins for you, multivitamins for him but neither of you have to take them every day if your diet is adequate.Maybe 2-3 times a week.Sex it just before ovulation ...Read more

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With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want us to have baby ?

With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want  us to have baby ?

Baby: I don't quite understand your doctor's plan. 6 years after my mother was diagnosed with diabetes - not many ways to take control of diabetes in those days - she gave birth to my youngest brother now aged 64. The clinical world has moved forward dramatically since then and I don't understand the reason for your doctor's concern. Let me know the reasons please. ...Read more

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Im not making enough milk what can I do she 6 months but i want to keep going?

Im not making enough milk what can I do she 6  months but i want to keep going?

Moringa oleifera : Moringa oleifera is a plant that grows around the equator. It is known to increase the milk production in nursing mothers. See the you tube presentation for moringa oleifera, zija international packages it. Russ bianchi has formulated it into a pleasant product. ...Read more

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