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Questions tagged [infant]

Questions pertaining to a very young child or baby.

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New baby smell?

Hi can anybody tell me what the chemical basis of a new baby smell is? Pheromones, hormones, etc? I'd really appreciate it if you could point me to the original literature for this. Thanks a lot :)
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How would a newborn infant reflexively breathing react to rescue breaths administered correctly after birth?

In the specific fictional case, one that takes place in my novel, a baby is born medically unassisted at home, with only the mother and father present (so no midwife, doula, no EMS, etc.) The baby ...
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Safety of radiation from baby monitor

I have always assumed baby monitors and all wireless technology to be completely safe and have been informed by a 'friend' that I have been endangering my children by using them. We used an RF ...
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Are there any guidelines for the indoor air quality exposure limits for newborns or infants?

Are there any guidelines for the indoor air quality exposure limits for newborns or infants? I would like to find the guidelines for the indoor air quality parameters such as: Temperature Relative ...
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Can a healthy baby / new born be carried longer when the weather is hot if carried skin to skin against its father's chest?

First of all I'm not a medical specialist at all, but still I hope my question is precise enough to be answered. One day I asked a General Practitioner if a father could go outside with his baby / ...
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How does a baby's skin appear normal after birth?

If we are under water for minutes or hours, our skin appears shrunk, shriveled, and pale. How does a baby's skin appears normal even after 9 months in amniotic fluid?
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Are all Infants' Aquatic Instincts lost after 7ish months? Can they be maintained if skills are utilized often?

Babies have extraordinary instincts upon their arrival just into this world. It just happens naturally. One of these is of the swimming variety as witnessed in this video Underwater Baby Divers. Who ...
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Statistics of HDN on groups without risk factors

To prevent hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (HDN) it seems to be standard that newborns get a neonatal vitamin K prophylaxis (oral or parenteral). I know that statistically about 1 of 30000 (...
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Is it okay to miss one of vaccine (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) for infants?

My local health center missed Pneumococcal conjugate(PCV) for my kid scheduled (as per the plan is given in the booklet) at two months age. Then they missed the same at four months age again due to ...
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Does time in an incubator as a newborn have long lasting effects?

Are children who were born and then were in an incubator normal compared to children who weren't? I ask because I was. How many children were in an incubator in the past (from 1980 to now)?
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Infants with Jaundice: How does phototherapy's blue lights break down bilirubin?

My newborn nephew was born as scheduled and by all accounts healthy. However, after a few days, it became apparent that he had jaundice and his liver was not able to process/break-down the bilirubin ...
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Can diapers cause Toxic-Shock-Syndrome (TSS) like tampons do?

Can diapers cause Toxic-Shock-Syndrome (TSS) like tampons do? I know that tampons have notoriously been linked to TSS if they are not changed frequently enough..... While I know that diapers are ...
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How long can a baby survive without water?

If while there is a water shortage in the baby's country, when will mild dehydration, moderate and severe dehydration come. I wonder if a baby can survive longer than a parent in this situation.
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Is dairy sensitivity in infants related to quantity?

We have a 9-month-old who has been sensitive to cow's milk in mom's diet for much of her life. Mom stopped consuming dairy around 2 months, and we've tried reintroducing it a couple times with poor ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

My 9-month old son has been diagnosed with mild bronchiolitis and prescribed 5 days of Azithromycin (not so much to cure a virus-induced bronchiolitis, but in order to prevent possible pneumonia). ...
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What's the cutoff age for concern with the Zika virus in infants?

CNN is reporting that there is a potentially serious outbreak of this "Zika virus." From all the blogs and articles out there on Zika, it is obvious that this virus is a serious threat to pregnant ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

There is a controversial debate around this paper, which states that breastfed infants face the danger of iron deficiency if they are not supplemented with other food or pills early enough. Early ...
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Mastocytoma vs Mastocytosis?

My 8-month old son has a mastocytoma developing on his arm (confirmed by his pediatrician). Does this mean he also has mastocytosis? Or are they two separate things? If they are separate, how ...
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Infant has a mastocytoma, any cause for concern?

Our 8-month old son is doing very well so far, developing physically and mentally right in lock step with where the "developmental miletstones" say he should be. At around 4 months of age we noticed ...
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Does FPIES ever present with widespread non-specific intolerance?

FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) is a non-IgE mediated response to proteins. We have an infant that has had classic severe acute FPIES reaction to poultry. In addition, every food ...
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How cautious do I need to be with unvaccinated students around newborns?

I teach martial arts, and my wife teaches dance. I know of one student for sure (And I would presume that there are at least a few others) that have not received the normal United States progression ...