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Why Do People Eats Baby Powder
No: There is no evidence that garlic is harmful in pregnancy. Quite the contrary there is some evidence that it might be helpful. Studies done did not show a reduction in pre-eclampsia, but did show a reduction in blood pressure. As with all things moderation is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a bit ashamed but i find myself liking the smell of johnsons baby powder and i sometimes eat it, i even eat small chalk stones will it kill me?
PICA: Pica is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, or sand. In your case, it is not recommended to eat baby powder, as that substance is not intended for consumption. You should see a psychiatrist for your craving and want to consume this substance. Best wishes. ...Read more
I eat johnson baby powder can that causes health problem? Since I was pregnant with my son ....Im just addicted to it...Cant stop eating it...Pls help me
Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. for growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more
I eat stuff like ice, baby powder, finger n toe nails, thread frm clothing etc. I tried to stop but can't. What's the problem n how can I stop this?
Get checked out: You are describing symptoms called pica. This can be several different conditions. That is why you need to be seen by a physician to be evaluated and get blood work done to help determine why you are having an appetite for non nutritional things. You probably need to be seen fairly quickly if this has been going on for more than a couple of weeks. ...Read more
I'm 22 weeks pregnant, I crave to eat Johnson baby powder. So much that my mouth water just thinking about it. Will this have any health risk to baby?
Hi doctor.Can i eat mix powder of egg white powder,wheat germ powder,formula baby instead protein powder for volume muscle?
Sounds unpleasant...: To increase muscle mass you need to increase weights when you strength train. Adequate protein is important in your diet - but no concoction is going to give you the gains you want without you doing the work. I would suggest that lean meats would be a more appetizing way to meet the protein requirements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Picky Eaters: Babies taste buds are different than ours. They tend to be more sensitive to taste and texture. As you start introducing solids to your baby, it will take him a while to figure out what to actualy do with this new food in his mouth, be patient. If you have a baby that likes few things, build around what he likes, always offer a variety of colors and textures via veggies & fruits. Make meals fun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 months baby not eating enough. He is active and not having temperature. He eats a little and therm stops.?
"Enough" depends...: Hi derrick, good to hear your baby is active, and doesn't sound ill. Is your baby nursing or bottle feeding? Some babies have smaller stomachs, and so eat smaller amounts, often. With solid (pureed) foods, what looks like a little (think a tablespoon) to us may be enough for a 5 month old who is just learning about solid foods. If your baby is growing normally, then he is probably getting enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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