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How cautious do I need to be with unvaccinated students around newborns?

There seems to be a link (as one would expect) between areas with a higher concentration of unvaccinated individuals and disease outbreaks (see this article and the source data map). The recent (2015)...
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How cautious do I need to be with unvaccinated students around newborns?

If you are immunized, there is of course less risk of you contracting a given disease through contagion from an of an unvaccinated carrier. However, if your child is young enough (e.g. < 6 months ...
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What's the cutoff age for concern with the Zika virus in infants?

DaveL already covered the Zika aspects, so I'll just add this. Microcephaly is a birth defect that happens to developing fetuses, not children. Your children were safe from microcephaly the day they ...
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What's the cutoff age for concern with the Zika virus in infants?

Pre-Update: Your question is misleading in two regards: The title head of the question, combined with the tag, assumes that there's some age limit to who can receive this virus. There is currently ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

Breast milk is known to provide many benefits to the newborn and developing infant. According to 'Bioactive Proteins in Human Milk: Health, Nutrition, and Implications to Infant Formulas.’: ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

It would appear that breast feeding allows the infant gut flora to rapidly normalize after the course of antibiotics whereas this can be a problem for artificially fed infants who can suffer with post ...
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Are all Infants' Aquatic Instincts lost after 7ish months? Can they be maintained if skills are utilized often?

Introduction First of all, the study should not be trusted too much. Thirty six test subjects does not seem very much to me in order to make such a claim. However, &AtlLED's opinion in the ...
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How would a newborn infant reflexively breathing react to rescue breaths administered correctly after birth?

If the cord is the only reason that prevents the baby to start breathing spontaneously and the baby is otherwise healthy then the situation could resolve as you assumed. Two breaths could suffice, ...
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Why does crying make babies hot?

The neurobiology of crying in infants and adults is complex and poorly understood. As you might expect, direct physiologic studies of infants are lacking; however, some experiments have been performed ...
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Why a dental visit before age 1?

The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures public health initiative has developed a comprehensive assessment of approaches to Promoting Oral Health in infants and children. The "Promoting ...
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How does a baby's skin appear normal after birth?

Like the other answer, in part I am sure it is literally that amniotic fluid is not water. Your hands will not wrinkle in all fluids, they do in some fluids. I also don't even know if they would ...
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How does a baby's skin appear normal after birth?

Wrinkling of wet skin is triggered by an increased concentration of water in the outer layers of the skin. This happens because water tends to move from areas of low dissolved substances (eg. a ...
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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?

Your GP clearly has no understanding of Physics, nor of Anthropology. Firstly as the other answer points out, millions of people carry their babies like this in tropical climates and have done for ...
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How long can a baby survive without water?

No. medscape.com Infants' and children’s higher body water content, along with their higher metabolic rates and increased body surface area to mass index, contribute to their higher turnover ...
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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?

This is basically a physics question, actually. Let's assume father and infant both start out at 37C core temperatures. The baby is placed against father's chest. Due to their size differences, ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

The WHO recommended duration of breastfeeding is not six months, but a minimum of six months. The paper you link to does not say whether the breastfeeding mothers had low serum iron and ferritin or ...
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Does FPIES ever present with widespread non-specific intolerance?

My nephew had FPIES, he is also IgA deficient & has general food sensitivities & my looking into seems to indicate that these things are linked simply meaning that having FPIES does have some ...
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