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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

Mother Taking Prescription Medications (Definition)

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


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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Working mother (Tip)

After three weeks, medication doesn't work well with whooping cough. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
once
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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Working mother (Tip)

Treat early with antibiotics if diagnosed with whooping cough. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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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
Monthly
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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

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Working mother (Tip)

Immunize your baby when the pediatrician recommends it; you will have a healthier child. ...See 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

Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
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Working mother (Tip)

Avoid exposing babies until your child is not contagious—it is deadly for them. ...See 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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Working mother (Tip)

Get the child to the ER when you hear a whooping cough as soon as possible. Disease can be lethal. ...See 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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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
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Working mother (Tip)

If a child in the home has whooping cough, make sure EVERYONE around the child is vaccinated. ...See more

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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

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 baby’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


Mother Over 35 Years Old (Definition)

It is no longer unusual for women to wait until they are in their late 30s or early 40s to have their first child. Many women have successful pregnancies into their early 40s, but there are increased risks ...Read more