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When will I be able to tell if my baby has allergies?

When will I be able to tell if my baby has allergies?

2 years and up: Most children need at least 2 years of exposure to environmental allergens before becoming allergic to them, especially in the case of seasonal pollens. Therefore, in regards to environmental allergies causing nasal and ocular symptoms these rarely occur in children less than 2. However, food allergies are different and can occur much earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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When will my baby be able to see?

When will my baby be able to see?

At birth.: They may not know what they see then, but they will react to light, and by 1-2 months should focus on your face. When they answer your smile with theirs, then you'll know for sure! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have hiv/aids will my child be born with it too ?

Can you tell me if I have hiv/aids will my child be born with it too ?

Treatment: One of the best successes in HIV treatment has been the reduction of maternal transmission to her fetus/newborn.If started and continued throughout the pregnancy, mom's viral load is minimized and transmission to baby can be cut down to 5% or less. C-section delivery is often chosen to avoid babies exposure to maternal blood. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Yes: Many women fail at breast-feeding because they are not adequately prepared. For example, you can avoid sore nipples by regularly tweaking them between thumb and forefinger to strengthen them in the months before delivery. Please contact the La Leche League, a non-profit devoted to helping women breast-feed successfully. The size of a woman's breast usually has no relationship to the amount of milkproduced. ...Read more

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Will I be able to carry my baby to term if I my placenta has shifted to cover my cervix?

Will I be able to carry my baby to term if I my placenta has shifted to cover my cervix?

No: When the placenta covers the cervix, the condition is called placenta previa. Ultrasound can usually detect it. In many cases bleeding occurs or delivery is planned before the due date. Ideally delivery would be close to term (within two weeks of the due date). However, often bleeding is heavy or persistent enough that the OB physicians feel it is important to proceed with an abdominal delivery. ...Read more

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Will i be able to tell if my infant has trouble digesting lactose?

Will i be able to tell if my infant has trouble digesting lactose?

Milk intolerance: Most babies are fussy, gassy and have water loss diarrhea. Not just liquid, which can be normal. It will separate and soake into the diaper. There is a test that can be done; which you can ask the doctor about. ...Read more

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My doctor said that he might have to do an episiotomy when she delivers my baby in about an hour what can I expect her to do will she tell me before ?

My doctor said that he might have to do an episiotomy when she delivers my baby in about an hour what can I expect her to do will she tell me before ?

She should: It would be helpful to ask your doctor about the procedure. From what I can remember, it usually involves making an incision in the perineum in case the baby has hard time coming out. ...Read more

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Will i be able to keep my contact lenses in while I am having the c-section? I want to be able to see my baby. If i can't i would like to know why.

Will i be able to keep my contact lenses in while I am having the c-section? I want to be able to see my baby. If i can't i would like to know why.

CLs and Caesarean: So long as the anesthesiologist is aware of your cls on, i see no reason why not. Especially under epidural or other form of spinal anesthesia. Under general, anesthesiologists usually apply some eye ointment to prevent eye dryness and corneal injury while asleep. Discuss it with you anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

I : I don't think one can put a specific time as to when a child is responsible enough to brush their teeth adequately. Every child matures at a different pace. How do you feel about the job your daughter is doing? Does she take at least a minute to complete her routine, or does she take 10 seconds? I would monitor her (possibly from a short distance) to see how well she does it. Most children want to please their parents and don't want to be reprimanded. When you bring her for her check ups, what does her dentist say? How clean are her teeth? That may give you more insight as to how well she is doing. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant and baby is still not in head down position does she still have time to turn and wgen she does will I feel it and be able to tell?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and baby is still not in head down position does she still have time to turn and wgen she does will I feel it and be able to tell?

Yes and no: There is plenty of time for the baby to assume the proper position. You may not be able to tell after a big shift if the baby is in the right position but a quick look at the doctors office with the ultrasound will tell the story. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breastfeed my baby if she is premature?

Will I be able to breastfeed my baby if she is premature?

Yes: Yes. You can breastfeed your infant no matter what the age of prematurity. Sometimes higher calories are needed for increasing weight when only limited amounts of feedings are tolerated. You can add calories to the breast milk as well if needed. Consult your pediatrician and neonatologist. ...Read more

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When will I be able to tell if my baby will have a big nose or just a regular one?

When will I be able to tell if my baby will have a big nose or just a regular one?

It should be obvious: If a relative has a big nose that was not obvious in infancy and you are suspecting the same, wait and see. What would you do about it anyway? ...Read more

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My father seems to have similar symptoms to erotomania. How can I be sure if he has it and what should I do to help?

My father seems to have similar symptoms to erotomania. How can I be sure if he has it and what should I do to help?

Erotomania: I must have more information... What are the symptoms you refer to? Is there a negative consequence of his behavior? Is he concerned about the situation or are only you concerned? In what city do you live? ...Read more

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If my wife and i are able to have a baby through iui, how long should we try to have a baby naturally for baby #2. My wife will probably be 34 for #2?

If my wife and i are able to have a baby through iui, how long should we try to have a baby naturally for baby #2.  My wife will probably be 34 for #2?

Far to say: Generally, if you needed assistance getting pregnant with the first pregnancy, you probably will need assistance again with the second. Although, couples "get lucky" all the time, you should not count on that; and when you are ready for the second child, consider repeating what worked for you the first time. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to say "please" and "thank you?"

When will my baby be able to say "please" and "thank you?"

Depends: From my own children i can tell you that my teenager still has problems with this. All i can tell you is keep reinforcing basic manners, and hope that they stick. ...Read more

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When will I be able to see my baby on an ultrasound?

When will I be able to see my baby on an ultrasound?

Depends: What do consider, "seeing a baby"? Much before 10 weeks the embryo will not look much like a baby human. You can see a heartbeat by 7 weeks. By 12 weeks the fetus is looking rather more human. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cats?

How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cats?

Symptoms: Look for symptoms when your baby is in close proximity to your cat. This would include nasal symptoms, rash or itchy skin and possibly coughing or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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I'm due to have my baby today! my husband has a bad cold, so will he be able to hold the baby or not?

I'm due to have my baby today!  my husband has a bad cold, so will he be able to hold the baby or not?

Colds: Many pediatricians will ask any family member with an upper respiratory illness to minimize contact or to wear a mask after good hand washing. Many young children may carry RSV so they are a particular risk. ...Read more

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What can I expect if my baby has to go to the nicu?

What can I expect if my baby has to go to the nicu?

LOTS OF LEARNING: Depends on the severity of the condition and how premature your baby is, you may have a good and bad experience.Very stressful atmosphere, no privacy."hope, positive attitude, cooperation, patience, willingness to learn and lend a helping hand" should ease your journey in the nicu.Very knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate staff (nurses & physicians and the best nicu in the south east region! ...Read more

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