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Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say?

Let me explain. Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. Read more...

Which liquid fruit drinks can be given apart from breast feeding for babies less than 1 year! ... Or so :)?

Speak to physician. This question is best answered by your child's pediatrician. The baby may have GI problems or something else that would preclude certain juices. Read more...

Should I keep breast feeding even if my infant seems to be vomitting all the time?

Infantile emesis. Any infant that is vomiting (emesis) constantly should have a full physician evaluation as there could be anatomical, allergic, infectious and/or metabolic issues causing the vomiting. Read more...
Baby vomiting. If you baby is really vomiting as opposed to spit up all the time then you should bring him/her to the doctor. If the baby is vomiting so much that she/he isn't gaining weight then that is a problem. If there is spit up and the baby is gaining then that is likely a normal finding. All babies spit up, some more then others. If they are gaining and happy then it is usually fine. Read more...

My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding. I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo. What are some reasons she is losing interest?

Less needy. Bf is a combination of nutrition & personal intimacy which solidifies the bond between mother & kid. Some kids are pre- wired to be less needy & more interested in exploring the world than cuddling. If baby is only feeding for 5-10 minutes/side & squirming to get off, they may be ready to wean.Get ready to check the locks & get new running shoes, this kid may keep you busy. Read more...

Why can't I smoke when I'm breast-feeding? I see many mothers do it and their babies turn out to be fine, will I hurt my baby

Not healthy for baby. Yes many babies turn out fine but that does not mean it is optimal for your baby. It exposes your baby to unnecessary toxins. Now would be a great time for you to quit, let the baby be your motivating factor! it isnt healthy for you either. Also, many illnesses and conditions can be seen at increased rates in infants who are living in a home with a smoker. So it will affect baby later too. Read more...
Yes. Start with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk, short of this you will teach this child to smoke as an adult. I am not aware of any health benefits of smoking to you or your child. At least you are breast feeding, thats good. Read more...

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

Breast . Breast milk provides everything a baby needs in the first 6 months to a year of life. Babies do not need extra water. In fact, young babies' kidneys are immature and cannot regulate the blood's sodium levels appropriately if given too much of anything besides breast milk or formula. Giving too much water can actually lead to seizures. If your baby is constipated, there are a few things you can do. 1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case, no more than 1 oz per day. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation. 2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor. 3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants. 4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. Read more...
No! Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. Read more...

What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

Don t . It goes into milk, baby will use if you use. Do not use drugs, mostly if you are breastfeeding. And it may impair your ability to take care of baby. Please? Read more...
RISK: bad baby brain. Studies have indicated thc exposure in infants through breastmilk can change the baby's brain development! it is not worth the risk! Read more...
THC. Thc can impair a mother's judgment and child care abilities. There is concern that marijuana may have effect on neurotransmitters and nervous system development of the infant. For a more complete answer please refer to lactmed- from the us national institutes of health. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~sgjkqy:1. Read more...

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly. Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. Read more...