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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant  Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol ...Read more

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Will my baby be unhealthy if is born over 9 lbs?

Will my baby be unhealthy if is born over 9 lbs?

No: Just like there is a normal size range for adults, there are always going to be normal small babies and normal big babies. Babies born over 9 lbs are at risk for problems such as shoulder dystocia (which in rare cases can cause nerve damage) and low blood sugar at birth. Big babies are always closely watched for any problems that might develop, but almost always do great. ...Read more

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Baby girl born 9 days ago weighing 7 lbs 14 oz. Weighed today and was 8 lbs 8 oz. Is that good ?

Baby girl born 9 days ago weighing 7 lbs 14 oz. Weighed today and was 8 lbs 8 oz. Is that good ?

Baby feeding: Weight gain at this age is good. Most infants lose some weight during the first few days and regain their birth weight in the 1st 7-14 days. A 1 lb weight gain is unusual and may reflect an erroneous measurement or a baby that is taking a bottle very well. Either way, there is nothing to worry about at this time. If excessive weight gain persists, check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby was born 5 lbs 14 oz at her two week check up she gained a half pound is she growing at a good rate?

My baby was born 5 lbs 14 oz at her two week check up she gained a half pound is she growing at a good rate?

First month growth : First month growth should average an ounce a day. That would be 14 ounces in two weeks. If your baby lost the typical amount of weight in the first four days of life, then is is an appropriate amount of growth. ...Read more

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My baby was born November 29th at a healthy weight of 8 lbs 5 oz. Is there any possibility that he was conceived from sex on March 15th?

My baby was born November 29th at a healthy weight of 8 lbs 5 oz. Is there any possibility that he was conceived from sex on March 15th?

Possible,: but there is no way to tell. Babies aren't date stamped like cans of Budweiser beer. Check w/your doctor and see if they have any further information based upon your earliest examinations. ...Read more

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Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?

Okay: Without more specifics about the placenta I can't really say. The placenta generally looks strange, like a dark blob of jelly. As long as the baby is eating active and having bowels movements ...Read more

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Is an estimated baby weight over 9 lbs a bad thing?

Is an estimated baby weight over 9 lbs a bad thing?

Possibly....: Large babies can cause difficulties at vaginal delivery, the frequency of which depend on many factors, especially your personal history. If your provider has mentioned this fact, you may be being prepared for the possibility of a c-section delivery. ...Read more

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My estimated baby's weight is over 9 lbs, how can I help ease my back pain?

My estimated baby's weight is over 9 lbs, how can I help ease my back pain?

Not much you can do: I assume you are close to delivering. Honestly there is not much you can do at this point. You can try a warm bath or heating pad. You can try lying on your back with a pillow under your knees. ...Read more

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If my baby's estimated weight is over 9 lbs, could I be possibly having twins?

If my baby's estimated weight is over 9 lbs, could I be possibly having twins?

No: You should have had an ultrasound at some point in your pregnancy.....That would have answered the question about whether or not you are having twins. ...Read more

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