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Doctor insights on: Which Formula Is Best For Newborn Why Are So Many Products Out There

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Which formula is best for newborn ? Why are so many products out there?

Which formula is best for newborn ? Why are so many products out  there?

Please ask you doc: Your newborn's doctor should be able to fully discuss that with you and if the doctor won't , you need to find a new one, that is their responsibilty to discuss which one is best for your child. Just like any other business there are many companies that make formula since it is a big industry. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

I : I agree that no pacifier is best. However, if you are going to use one, chose one that is flat as it passes through the upper and lower teeth and soft. Since your child's teeth will tend to shape themselves around the shaft of the pacifier the flat kind will cause less distortion especially if it is soft enough to collapse even flatter. ...Read more

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There are so many diets out there; but, what is considered the best all around?

There are so many diets out there; but, what is considered the best all around?

Eat whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

Find laser expert: Finding a laser expert (someone who owns a lot of lasers, has expert training, and performs many procedures on a regular basis with good outcomes) is paramount. This is such a difficult subject that i wrote a book for the layperson entitled, "ultimate guide for the best skin ever: lasers". Available at: http://www.Amazon.Com/ultimate-guide-best-skin-ever/dp/1425914861. ...Read more

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What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

Read critically: The stuff is a good skin moisturizer. The folks who study this sort of thing believe that dietary coconut oil is atherogenic. If you believed the other health claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Some of the island nations with limited natural resources promote coconut products for reasons that are, to be kind, "not evidence-based." get with a scientific holistic physician for guidance here. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people eat their nose gold is there a medical reason for this?

What are the reasons that people eat their nose gold is there a medical reason for this?

One possibility: Some people are very compliant in life but everyone needs at least little ways to rebel. This is one fairly innocuous method that is not unethical. It is taboo in most of our us society - so that generates some excitement around it. It can also help to soothe oral fixations. And then again, maybe it is none of those things & is just a habit. ...Read more

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Is this modern poultry including chickens good for us?I heard they cause several diseases.So what are its substitutes we can find through vegetables?

Is this modern poultry including chickens good for us?I heard they cause several diseases.So what are its substitutes we can find through vegetables?

Healthy vegetarian: Some people choose to not eat chicken and other meat products because of the way animals are treated, and the environmental burden of raising animals for food. Vegetables will not substitute for the protein from chicken. Foods such as tofu, legumes (peas, beans), dairy products, and eggs have protein. Combining foods such as rice, corn and beans together can also provide plenty of protein. ...Read more

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There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins. Are they really important? If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins.  Are they really important?  If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more

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What type of milk, other than cows milk is recommended for an active toddler that doesn't like meat. There are so many choices!

Several possibls: I find almond milk or rice milk are adequate substitutes for cow milk.They are similar in nutrient content and have various flavors available. ...Read more

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What are the contaminant commonly found in breastmilk? Despite these contaminants, why is breastmilk still the best for babies?

What are the contaminant commonly found in breastmilk? Despite these contaminants, why is breastmilk still the best for babies?

Contaminants?: Breast milk would only contain contaminants if the mother was taking certain medications. I guess another contaminant could be HIV if the mother is HIV positive. Otherwise, breast milk provides ideal nutrition and infection fighting benefits that formula does not. ...Read more

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What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

A good rocker: A really comfortable rocker is nice to help you get through long nights of being up constantly nursing. ...Read more

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When is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy if at all? Are organic dyes more advisable. What are the risks to baby?

When is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy if at all? Are organic dyes more advisable. What are the risks to baby?

Probably safe 2nd tr: Most hair dyes are safe. Very minimal absorption, so extremely low exposure to fetus. Organic dyes are probably safer, but very limitied research. To be extra safe avoid dyes in 1st trimester (period of greatest risk because of formation of organ systems). ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to dairy and soy for a baby very allergic to both?

What are the alternatives to dairy and soy for a baby very allergic to both?

Elemental...: ...(or "predigested") formulas. And breast milk, of course - allergy to breast milk is extremely rare. ...Read more

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What are the protein rich foods that is safe to offer to my 9months baby? Is it safe to offer beans?

What are the protein rich foods that is safe to offer to my 9months baby? Is it safe to offer beans?

Yum!!!: Yes, legumes are an excellent source of protein. Meat, poultry, and eggs are also excellent. If you need more help consult a dietician. ...Read more

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Which is better for my allergic rhinitis? There are so many OTC pills for allergies out there.

Which is better for my allergic rhinitis?  There are so many OTC pills for allergies out there.

Depends.............: What is "better"for you is which medication works! i agree that there are many choices out there and only by "trial and error"will you experience what works best to control your symptoms. Diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness and has to be taken every 6-8 hours. Cetirizine can also cause drowsiness and is best taken in the evening. Loratidine and fexofinidine are less and non-drowsy ...Read more

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What are some good alternatives to milk for a year old that is apparently allergic to milk?

What are some good alternatives to milk for a year old that is apparently allergic to milk?

Tums/Calcium tablets: For kids with milk intolerance or allergy its important that they have a source of calcium to build strong bones. The fat/protein/sugar & fluid they can get in lots of places. I've found that most simple calcium containing antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) willprovide a simple solution, 1-3/d depending on age. The fruit flavored wafers are a favorate. ...Read more

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