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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
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you probably want to know what medications and herbal remedies are safe to take after you become pregnant. Ideally, it would be best to discuss your current medications with your doctor before you conceive. In any case, as soon as you know you are pregnant, inform your health care providers and discuss what medicines are safe for you to take. If you are breast-feeding, some medications may pass into the breast milk and cause unwanted effects on your nursing baby, so check with your health care provider about taking medications after the baby ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has diabetes and his age is 50, mother can not sleep well
she are taking this medicine daily. METAFORT-G851?
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
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
Physically abused as child. Now abuser is working w/ children. Want to warn church that she works for. How can I protect myself from backlash?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the babyâ€™s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more