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When To Use Aristozyme Syrup For Babies
Hi, wanted to know which is better - ready to use or powdered formula for feeding infants and why. Thanks :)?
Convenience: I find mom's enjoy the convenience of RTF for travel or if they only need an occasional bottle to supplement breast feeding. For formula feeders, most use powder because it makes sense. Why pay the company to add water, use more storage space and spend the energy to carry all the extra weight home? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, wanted to know which is better - ready to use or powdered formula for feeding infants. Thanks :)?
Both are fine. Which: you use is a personal preference. Powdered formula can be easier to take for travel and less expensive, but you need to make sure you have a reliable, safe source of drinking water. Ready-to-feed is more expensive but you don't need to worry about adding safe water, and it's convenient. ...Read more
Yes: Salbutamol is a bronchodilator that is used to relieve spasm in the muscle of the airways. I do not like the syrup because i always find it is better to directly deliver the medication to the airways via the nebulizer. Of course, there are many 2 month olds who wheeze for other reasons bedside airway spasm. If there is no improvement with the meds, other diagnoses should be investigated by the doc. ...Read more
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful. ...Read more
Yes but why ?: If the kid has reflux we do it all the time, since thicker feeds stay down better.If it's to start cereal, it should be done on a spoon and as a texture thing. Adding solids is a training exercise and not really necessary that young. If you want to train baby to eat at the table you don't use a bottle.It has never been shown to make babies sleep better/longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is using ventolin nebules 2.5mg dangerous for 3 months babies? When they have lots of mucus? Using short term would the child get ashma?
As prescribed: Never use this or any medication if it is not prescribed for your child and he is under close observation. Albuterol like any medication has side effects and may decrease potassium in the blood and may increase your heart rate to much. Also remember babies can not mobilize secretions well and you must suction the nose with saline drops. If the baby has any sign of difficulty breathing, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read that tea tree is bad for infants and pregnant women, but is it safer for adults to use topically?
Probably not: My understanding is this is a soap used for skin whitening. I would wonder why you would need or want to lighten your babies skin. In general, any herbal treatments are not safe in children as we do not know the effects it may have, good or bad. If you are concerned about your child's skin, please call your child's doctor. ...Read more
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more
I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.
It is safe: Laws vary by state. I believe in Texas, children over the age of 8 can ride legally without a booster. In California the current laws is: ?Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 57" in height, may ride in the back with a seat belt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a newborn baby use purified water, that had been opened and unrefrigerated for 4 days, to mix formula?
Not For Daily Use: The extract from berries of the elderberry plant is used to enhance the immune system. This is a homeopathic treatment which might reduce symptoms caused by colds & flu if started within 24 hrs of onset. Recommended use is 3 days for children. Safety of long term use not established. Is not safe if leaves, stems, raw fruit consumed. Would not recommend use beyond 3 days in a child. ...Read more
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