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Working Mother (Overview)

Working mother is a situation in which a mother works at a job away from home, implying that childcare help is needed, if Dad is unable to care for the children while Mom is working.


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Why should a working mom breastfeed?

Why should a working mom breastfeed?

Still best for baby: Breastmilk is absolutely the best food for babies, even if the mother works outside the home. It takes commitment on the part of the mother, but many working mothers continue to breastfeed, and their babies have fewer health problems and do better than babies who drink formulas. ...Read more

Working Mother (Overview)

Working mother is a situation in which a mother works at a job away from home, implying that childcare help is needed, if Dad is unable to care for the children while Mom is working.


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Mom has quads. Is she going to die?

Mom has quads. Is she going to die?

What is quads: I have not been able to find a condition called quads, can you clarify what quads is. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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I am depressed mother who needs comfort help?

I am depressed mother who needs comfort help?

Depression: Depression can often be successfully treated by psychotherapy, ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in treating depression, give yourself the chance for a better life. Best. ...Read more

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Have you regretted putting your mom or dad in an old age nursing home?

Have you regretted putting your mom or dad in an old age nursing home?

Not if they get care: If you can't provide for their care yourself, a care center is the next best option. Make sure that they get good care there. Visit them often, and if you are able take them out on pass and let them go places and do other things. You should not feel regret if you know they are receiving good care and stay active with activities. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

Variable issue: It is common for infants to accept anyone in their environment until 6-9 months when they usually develop preference for their primary caretakers. If they become selective early it is not a problem. ...Read more

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Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

No: Well, i don't believe there have been any studies that demonstrate any adverse effect of constipation in a breastfeeding mother to her baby. It's not good to have it, though, for other reasons! ...Read more

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My mother, 84 yrs. Has one kidney working 30%. She has congestive heart failure and inoperaple liver cancer. How long , in your opinion, will she live?

My mother, 84 yrs. Has one kidney working 30%. She has congestive heart failure and inoperaple liver cancer. How long , in your opinion, will she live?

CHF & Cancer: Patients with congestive heart failure and an advanced liver cancer together are, on average, predicted to succumb to their diseases in 6-12 months or less. The more immediate problem of what sounds like impending kidney failure in your mother, unless she opts for dialysis, will probably supervene before the heart and cancer problems take their toll. ...Read more

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How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

Baby likely immune: The answer depends on whether or not mom's antibodies got into the newborn before birth. If mom got shingles, that means she had chicken pox in the past, so mom does have antibodies. If baby is term and healthy, he received mom's antibodies and should not be vulnerable to chicken pox for at least 2 months. After 2-3 months of age, his "maternal" antibodies start fading away, and he is vulnerable. ...Read more

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My sister's liver is failing and intestines stopped working. Is there an alternative to tpn? Her liver billiruben went from 7 to 14 when she started

My sister's liver is failing and intestines stopped working.  Is there an alternative to tpn?  Her liver billiruben went from 7 to 14 when she started

Transplant option: If the liver is failing from cirrhosis, the only real option is liver transplant. The intestine function should recover after transplant unless there is underlying intestine pathology. Given the high bilirubin, i would recommend a liver transplant center with a short wait list time such as indiana or mayo jacksonville. Colorado has a very long waitlist. You may have to call on your own. ...Read more

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Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Yes: You will need to follow a set of instructions, meds that a breastfeeding management friendly doc can give you. Remember that you may not have a supply sufficient for all your adopted baby's dietary needs. May need donated human milk ($$$) and/or supplement with infant formula. ...Read more

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My mom suffers from dementia and daily forgets that she moved. How to cope?

My mom suffers from dementia and daily forgets that she moved. How to cope?

Safety is key.: If she has forgotten that she has moved her ability to form a new memory is impaired. Reassurance that she is in a safe place (assuming she is) and then changing the subject may help. Consider joining a support group for caregivers to get input from others. ...Read more

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My mom passed easter sunday unexpected no warning been sevely depressed since dealing with a mothers death is hard how to ease the grief process safel?

My mom passed easter sunday unexpected no warning been sevely depressed since dealing with a mothers death is hard how to ease the grief process safel?

Grief: I am very, very sorry to hear of your loss. Confide in friends, don't avoid sadness, it is normal and an important part of the grieving process. Talk about your mom, your memories of her but don't dwell, you have to give yourself a break during each day to get away from your sorrow and then when able return to the emotions you have. It takes time, be patient with yourself, losing a mom is tragic. ...Read more

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28 year old mom with ms. Breastfeeding. Not postpartum. Is dieting ok? How many calories should I take in?

28 year old mom with ms. Breastfeeding. Not postpartum. Is dieting ok? How many calories should I take in?

Suggestions: Recommend using an MS diet, perhaps Swank diet. Key is to use low salt, low fat, and you may do well with roughly 1500-2000 calories daily. But to design this, would have dietician help as my recommendation is complex, and somewhat nonspecific, but thematically, this can help. Also, get onto MS drug when breastfeeding concludes. ...Read more

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88 yr old mother is confused and barely mobile. Brother who is caregiver plans to take her on family's winter vacation. Isn't she too vulnerable?

88 yr old mother is confused and barely mobile. Brother who is caregiver plans to take her on family's winter vacation. Isn't she too vulnerable?

She certainly is: You can expect that her confusion can get worse during a trip. On the other hand, your brother needs some vacation. Could you substitute for him and take care of your mother while he is away? ...Read more

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