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When will my baby start responding to his name?

When will my baby start responding to his name?

Usually by 9 months: Most babies should respond regularly to their own name around 9 months. They are probably not doing much talking at this age, but you should hear a lot of babbling. Most babies are saying "dada" or "mama" at this age, but it may not be specific for you. ...Read more

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How can anencephaly babies respond when they have no brain?

How can anencephaly babies respond when they have no brain?

Primitive Reflexes: Such babies have brain stems, but lack the higher cortex. Without the brain stem they wouldn't breath and their hearts wouldn't beat. The brain stem accounts for primitive reflexes, which I have seen people mistake for a conscious response. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes ??!!!

What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes ??!!!

Confusing: I understand your confusion. Toxoplasmosis is a parasite in cat feces. It is very dangerous to the fetus if the mother contracts the illness while pregnant. However, after the child is born and is otherwise healthy, toxoplasmosis does not cause much harm. Illness is mild and treatable in healthy children and adults. So you can keep your cat even with young children. ...Read more

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If a murmur is found in an unresponsive cardiac arrest 5 week old infant, does that mean he still has a heart beat? My 5 week old son died on november 18th and i woke to find him not breathing or responding and he was a little pale.. The emt's and the doc

If a murmur is found in an unresponsive cardiac arrest 5 week old infant, does that mean he still has a heart beat? My 5 week old son died on november 18th and i woke to find him not breathing or responding and he was a little pale.. The emt's and the doc

I : I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Are you sure that the doctors didn't mean that he had a murmur in the past and that he was in asystole when the you found him? If this is important for you to know, i'd hope your son's pediatrician would be able to clarify the situation for you. ...Read more

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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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Why do some babies end up dying?

Why do some babies end up dying?

Different reasons: There are a variety of reasons that babies pass away. Prematurity, infection, genetic causes are some of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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When does infant immunity develop?

When does infant immunity develop?

Immediately: It starts immediately after birth, but then continues up to ages 6-8 years of age. ...Read more

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When do babies start to eat regularly?

When do babies start to eat regularly?

4 months: The new thought that has some testing behind it find that if you start feeding solid foods including eggs there is less change of allergy to eggs and other food allergies. As with all foods they should be introduced gradually over 5-6 days to see if the child reacts. I start my patients on cereals then vegetables and then fruits and finally meats. ...Read more

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Up until what age can women have babies?

Up until what age can women have babies?

Until ovulatn stops: Women can ovulate from just prior to the first period until well into their 50's. The chance of pregnancy per ovulation depends on sexual activity, fertility of the egg & sperm & any other health factors that arise. ...Read more

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How much physical activity do babies need?

As much as they want: Babies are great at deciding how much exercise they need! keep them safe and let them roam. You will see cues when they are tired. ...Read more

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How many babies end up their estimated weight?

How many babies end up their estimated weight?

70-75%: Since roughly 30-35% of children are obese or overweight at risk, this suggests that 70-75% are at predicted weight for height or less.Or are asking about pregnancy and newborn weight. ...Read more

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What is good medicine for an infant with a cold?

What is good medicine for an infant with a cold?

None: No cold medication is recommended for children under the age of 6 years, especially an infant. Use of saline nasal spray with nasal aspiration is something that may help relieve nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

You can be sad: Allow yourself to grieve. You need to allow yourself the liberty and time to feel sad about your loss before you can move on. This is a normal stage of mourning. ...Read more

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What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

Temperature: A fever in an infant is generally considered to be a temperature of 100.5 F or greater. This is particularly important for children under 6-8 weeks of age. Conversely a low temperature of ...Read more

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Why some babies born abnormal(mental or physical)?

Why some babies born abnormal(mental or physical)?

Chromosomal: Differential is very wide ranging from genetic abnormality to family history to medication effect , drug / alcohol history, moms medical history , idiopathic ( cause unknown ). ...Read more

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How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

Lots of playtime!: Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces. Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop. ...Read more

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When babies r first born what do they test them for?

When babies r first born what do they test them for?

Depends: This depends on the site of delivery and compliance of the parents. Home births often get nothing beyond whatever the midwife does to assure a healthy transition. Most states require hospitals to perform metabolic testing for things like PKU before discharge as well as hearing screening.It is now commonplace for hospitals to screen blood oxygen content on day 2 for evidence of a heart pbm. ...Read more

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How to position a child and an infant if they have shock?

How to position a child and an infant if they have shock?

Same as adult: First, position them in an ambulance on the way to a hospital. But while waiting for the ambulance, maximize blood flow to brain by laying them on back in "sniffing position" to keep airway open. Raise legs so they are slightly above heart level - can use something like a pillow, not sticking way up in air. Keep your ABC's continually being assessed until help arrives. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to offer an infant protection from the sun?

Whats the best way to offer an infant protection from the sun?

Umbrella, shade, hat: The best way to protect a baby from the sun is to provide shade, such as clothing, hats, umbrellas, stroller shades, tarps, tents, etc... A baby can sunburn easily, sometimes even through window glass. Using sunscreen can also help. ...Read more

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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...Read more

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