Baby Care Advice » Baby Health http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 CONJUNCTIVITIS IN A NEWBORN ?? HELP PLZ!!? http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/ http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/538/conjunctivitis-in-a-newborn-help-plz/

Question by Niki J:
Conjunctivitis in a newborn ?? HELP PLZ!!?

had my first prenatal visit they checked me for all stds my test all come back negative … I had my baby 2 weeks ago and she has developed an eye infection the physician called conjunctivitis …. She stated it could have come from me having chlamydia or gonorrhea but I was also tested at the end of my preg. stds at like 8 mon and the test come back neg too….. I really dont know what to think and I have read that the only ways the 2 stds she told me about can only be passed through a vaginal birth and I had a c section Has anyone else went through this I am really concerned for my newborn ANY advice will be GREATLY appreciated !!!
They did give me eye drops and also done a culture on her eye …. I just didnt believe that was what was wrong with her did your son develope it soon after he was born?
THANKS ALOT !! I have really been stressing about this and really worried and did not know what to do except wait for 5 days until the culture came back but that REALLY helped ease my mind…. Thanks so much !!


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Answer by ♥Alex adores his Binks.♥
I hate to state this but your physician is so wrong! There are more way of getting it not just though those two STDs. My son had conjunctivitis when he was a newborn. All it is, is pink eye. Your baby could have gotten it from anywhere. Its so contagious. Did they give you medication to treat it? Make sure after handling your baby that you wash your hands. Our physician stated that chances are my son got it from the hospital or from the stores that we went to with him.

ETA: The most common way to get it is tthough the eye drops that put in your babies eyes right after birth. Many babies has a reaction to them.

ETA2: Yes it was a few weeks after he was born. They did not give him eye drops they gave him a gel. Its the same thing that they put on your baby when he is born. That gel thats on their eyes. It went away in a few weeks. There are other reasons then just the STDs and those are the least common reasons. It could have been caused by dust or anything really.

ETA3 I am glad that I could help. Let me know if you want to how everything goes.

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MY BABY HAS NAPPY RASH? http://birthpolicy.org/535/my-baby-has-nappy-rash/ http://birthpolicy.org/535/my-baby-has-nappy-rash/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:32:27 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/535/my-baby-has-nappy-rash/ Question by Sandra-Daniella is 1 years old:
my baby has nappy rash?

My 11 week old has nappy rash :( and it is making it really hard to settle her at night. She sleeps 8+ hours at night, so she goes a while without having her nappy changed, could this be why she got it? I feel so bad she is in a lot of pain, I put nappy rash cream on her each time I change her. How long will it take to pass? How many nappy free time should I be giving her? Thanks I feel so horrible :(


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Answer by ♥Expecting baby #1 3/30/10♥
Apply a diaper cream with Zinc Oxide in it, also you could try changing her diaper just once a night so she is not sitting in a dirty diaper for so long. It could take a tiny while to go away.

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MY BABY WAS POSITIVE FOR BABY COOMBS (JAUNDICE) AFTER BORN, CAN THE LEVELS INCREASE AFTER HAVING DECREASED? http://birthpolicy.org/534/my-baby-was-positive-for-baby-coombs-jaundice-after-born-can-the-levels-increase-after-having-decreased/ http://birthpolicy.org/534/my-baby-was-positive-for-baby-coombs-jaundice-after-born-can-the-levels-increase-after-having-decreased/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:24:25 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/534/my-baby-was-positive-for-baby-coombs-jaundice-after-born-can-the-levels-increase-after-having-decreased/ Question by ☯ Keeper of the Universe ♱:
My baby was positive for baby coombs (jaundice) after born, can the levels increase after having decreased?

I was not sure if there might be the possibility that the levels of antibodies that they test could increase after decreasing on their own. I want to know and be positive that the doctor’s choice is the right one. Because the levels decreased so much, they determined that the baby doesn’t need additional monitoring/treatment. I wanted to feel more reassured that there is not the possibility that the jaundice can increase in the baby’s blood.


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Answer by tenaciousd
The bilirubin levels tend to increase during the first 4 days and peak around day 4 or 5 after birth, then come down. It is considered harmless so long as the bilirubin level is under 10 and potentially harmful if over 14 for a prolonged period of time. If it has started coming down, it is extremely unlikely it would begin going back up. If it is past day five and the level is already below 10 and has been decreasing, I would not worry about it anymore. You can always monitor your baby by checking the whites of his eyes and his skin color. If the eyes become yellow or the baby looses his appetite and becomes very lethargic, ask the physician to check it again. Breastfeeding ensures frequent poops which will help the baby clear the excess bilirubin from his system and sunlight helps his liver function. If you do those two things it will continue to go down swiftly on its own.

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IF YOU HAD LEAD POISONING AS A INFANT (AT 3 MONTHS OF AGE) COULD IT LEAD TO INTERMITTENT ANEMIA AND BACK PAIN? http://birthpolicy.org/529/if-you-had-lead-poisoning-as-a-infant-at-3-months-of-age-could-it-lead-to-intermittent-anemia-and-back-pain/ http://birthpolicy.org/529/if-you-had-lead-poisoning-as-a-infant-at-3-months-of-age-could-it-lead-to-intermittent-anemia-and-back-pain/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:31:40 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/529/if-you-had-lead-poisoning-as-a-infant-at-3-months-of-age-could-it-lead-to-intermittent-anemia-and-back-pain/ Question by foxylilalley:
If you had lead poisoning as a infant (at 3 months of age) could it lead to intermittent anemia and back pain?

What are the long term effects of lead poisoning?
Graham if it leaves out of your system at a rapid pace then why at the age of three did they have to take all the metals out of my blood and replace all the metals like iron back in. And at age 5 why did my lead levels go up for no reason.

I tend to have intermittent anemia and back pain so I am curious if it was caused by lead deposits.


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Answer by circa 1980
Ooh…I’m curious to see what people will say. I have to take my 9 month old for lead testing as a precaution since our home is old.

To Graham below: I read that lead stays in babies and kids 50% more than with adults….so I think she has a good question here.

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DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY FACTS ON VACCINATIONS FOR BABIES CAUSING AUTISM? http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/ http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:34:54 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/526/does-anyone-know-any-facts-on-vaccinations-for-babies-causing-autism/ Question by leenagirl559:
Does anyone know any facts on vaccinations for babies causing Autism?


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Answer by HiddenBarb
There are no facts yet on the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. The CDC has released a statement saying they are studying the connection.

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DO YOU INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE? http://birthpolicy.org/524/do-you-investigate-before-you-vaccinate/ http://birthpolicy.org/524/do-you-investigate-before-you-vaccinate/#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 17:33:05 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/524/do-you-investigate-before-you-vaccinate/ Question by Veggiegirl:
Do you investigate before you vaccinate?

INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE!
Federally suggested vaccinations ensure that a baby will be injected with a total of 51 viral and bacterial antigens by the time it is 6 months old! Included with all these germs are preservatives, adjuvants and antibiotics proven highly toxic to a baby’s brain and nervous system. The federal government’s vaccine injury data base contains names of thousands of dead and disabled babies and kids who were healthy just prior to vaccination.

Serious vaccination side effects discussed in medical literature include: sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, encephalopathy, blindness, bowel diseases and neurological disorders. According to vaccine packet inserts, the shots for hepatitis B, MMR, DPT, chickenpox and HIB can cause EAR INFECTIONS in susceptible children. A child loses 7% of his hearing each time a tube is inserted to drain the ear. Many kids are vaccine-damaged, but only a small percentage of their parents apply for compensation. These few parents see only one of their kids in four awarded a federal compensation.

Three vaccine manufacturers have recently been found by the FDA to be in violation of sterility, testing and documentation requirements. Scientific studies confirm that commercial vaccines often contain pathogenic animal and human viruses, bacteria and mycoplasma, which escape the filtering process during manufacture.1 Some of these pathogens take years to become obvious. The deadly monkey virus SV-40 contaminated early polio vaccines. Now SV-40 is being found in human bone and brain cancers and in Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

Cancer researchers say that the synthetic vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns might significantly increase the risk of childhood cancer. Only 1 in 10,000 babies are at risk of vitamin K deficiency.

The genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine given to newborns and toddlers is very dangerous. According to the Association of American Doctors and Surgeons (AAPS), the risk of a serious reaction might be 100 times greater than the risk of the disease itself. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) produced an internal memo suggesting a “possible association between the vaccine and multiple sclerosis.” AAPS calls for a moratorium on hepatitis B vaccination, pending proper clinical studies. 2

The MMR vaccine, given to kids at age 18 months, is derived from aborted fetal cells. It is now definitively linked to America’s explosive epidemic of autism by researchers at Utah Say University. 3 Autism is a devastating condition involving brain damage, severe abdominal cramping and hyperactivity. During the 2001 congressional autism hearings, Congressman Dan Burton condemned U.S. health agencies for not withdrawing MMR vaccine from the market.

AAPS says these hazardous vaccines continue to be slapped into our kids because committee members recommending these vaccines have “incestuous ties with agencies that stand to gain power, or manufacturers that stand to gain enormous profits, from the policy that is made.” Furthermore, says have been given a 0 federal bounty for each fully vaccinated two-year old child.

Vaccines often prove INEFFECTIVE in preventing disease. During North Idaho’s 1997 whooping cough epidemic, 81.5 percent of sick kids had all four of their DPT vaccinations. The CDC recently reported that 23 kids in daycare –previously vaccinated against varicella– contracted chicken pox anyway. Measles epidemics among measles-vaccinated kids are very common. And kids vaccinated for measles can later develop atypical measles with serious complications.

Neither vaccine profiteers nor government agencies have EVER conducted long-term studies on genetic damage and the probable cancer-causing effects of vaccines. Vaccine makers have no incentive to conduct costly clinical control studies on vaccine safety since federal law protects them from liability if a child is severely hurt or killed by a vaccine. Private insurance companies will not touch vaccine damage.

Idaho Statute 39-4804 says that before your child is vaccinated you must be informed that vaccinations are NOT MANDATORY and MAY BE REFUSED on medical, religious or philosophical grounds. The law also says you are entitled to an accurate explanation of the many complications known to follow vaccinations. Washington say law also grants for medical, religious and philosophical exemptions from vaccination (RCW28A.210.090).

Visit our web site for information you need to protect your child from medical experimentation and political exploitation. We post exemption forms you can use for school in many states. Our site offers well-referenced articles and studies, not only on each of the vaccines, but on keeping kids healthy.

Vaccination Liberation
P.O. Box 457,
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869-0457
888-249-1421

http://www.vaclib.org

1. What is Coming Through That Needle? The Problem of Pathogenic Vaccine Contamination by Benjamin McRearden. This shocking article includes 116 references to medical studies and is available at www.industryinet.com/~ruby/vac_coming_thru.html

2. The AAPS web site is: www.aapsonline.org

3. Vijendra K. Singh, Department of Biology and Biotechnology Center, Utah Say University. See “U.S. Researcher Links MMR to Autism” on our web site.
www.vaclib.org/basic/linkmmr.htm
Children that are not vaccinated are very healthy, if not healthier than vaccinated children.
The website is www.vaclib.com and it is said there.


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Answer by tammer
Both my chilren have had all the shots, and the new baby will too when it arrives……everything has side effects, I selected to give the shots, to prevent the actual illness from occuring.

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WHEN TAKING AN INFANT’S TEMPERATURE UNDER THE ARM, SHOULD I ADD A DEGREE OR TWO FOR IT TO BE CORRECT? http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/ http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:38:28 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/ Question by There she is!!!:
when taking an infant’s temperature under the arm, should I add a degree or two for it to be correct?


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Answer by LJ Physics
My physician and nurse have always told me to add one degree when taking temp under the arm.

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FOR THOSE WHOSE BABIES HAVE ASTHMA, WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS? http://birthpolicy.org/521/for-those-whose-babies-have-asthma-what-were-the-symptoms/ http://birthpolicy.org/521/for-those-whose-babies-have-asthma-what-were-the-symptoms/#comments Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:33:57 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/521/for-those-whose-babies-have-asthma-what-were-the-symptoms/ Question by Jennifer Gomez:
For those whose babies have asthma, what were the symptoms?

i have an 8 month old baby that is coughing alot, sometimes bark cough, sometimes he would sound like he is choking and then he”ll begin coughing. he is always rubbing his nose. i know i should check with a ped, but i want to know your child’s symptoms. thanks


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Answer by Ethel
Projectile vomiting, coughing, stridor, labored breathing…

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BIO HELP PLZ? http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/ http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:24:47 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/517/bio-help-plz/ Question by the1god:
BIO HELP plz?

I am quite weak in this and would be great if i could have the answers for these questions or even notes on evolution
Hardy-Weinberg Law Problems

1.
Screech owls are found in two different colour patterns: red and gray. Scientists have raised and bred
these owls in captivity. The scientists mated red to red, red to gray, and gray to gray. The red to gray
matings usually gave equal numbers of red and gray offspring, but sometimes gave only red offspring.
A population survey done in Pennsylvania showed the population to be composed of 51% red and 49%
gray owls. Use the Hardy-Weinberg equations and Table A below to help you answer the questions
below.

a) Which gene is dominant and which gene is recessive? How can you determine this?
b) Compute each allele frequency.
c) Suppose the frequency for red feathers is 0.42 ten years later in the same population. What could
have caused the change in the gene frequency?
d) What is the percentage of heterozygous owls?

2.
The capability to taste a chemical substance called PTC is the result of inheriting a dominant gene (P).
Humans that are hybrid (Pp) for the gene are also tasters. Humans that are pure recessive cannot taste
PTC. A population sample was taken in a small town and of 1092 people tested 64% were found to be
tasters.
a) How many people in the sample can taste PTC?
b) What is the frequency of each allele?
c) What percent of the population are heterozygous? How many people are heterozygous?
d) What percent of the population are homozygous dominant? How many people are homozygous?
e) A sample was taken in the same town 15 years later and the allele frequencies were found to be
the same as in the earlier sample. How can you account for this result?

3)
One in 1700 US Caucasian newborns have cystic fibrous. C for normal is dominant over c for cystic
fibrous. What percent of the population is homozygous dominant, and thus not carrier of the disease?

4. If 9% of an African population is born with a severe form of sickle-cell anemia (ss), what percentage of the
population will be more resistant to malaria because they are heterozygous(Ss) for the sickle-cell gene?


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Answer by Omigod!
I only have some answers………

1. a.) The dominant gene is red and the recessive gene is gray because sometimes the red and gray owls only produced red owls.
2. a.) 698.88 [698, you cannot have 0.88 a person]
3. about 99.94%
4. Uhh…sorry.

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WHY DO BABIES GET FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY ARE TEETHING? http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/ http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:29:21 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/516/why-do-babies-get-flu-like-symptoms-when-they-are-teething/ Question by jennsuzy:
Why do babies get flu-like symptoms when they are teething?

My son has been teething for the majority of the past 6 weeks, and I was wondering why it is that they get fevers and runny noses, among other miserable symptoms, when they are teething. My son had a fever on and off for about a week with his last set of teeth. Now he is got a terrible runny nose the past 3 days waiting for his 6th tooth to come through.

But he got his first 2 teeth at three months and they did not seem to bother him at all. I did not even know he was teething until the teeth were already through. No fevers, no crankiness. I wonder why those did not bother him, but now at 7-8 months they do bother him so much.


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Answer by mominohio
their bodies have to fight off any infection that might occur while the teeth are pushing through the gums. Just as older kids sometimes develop similar symptoms when they get in the “adult teeth”. I know when my molar came through I ran a 101 fever when i was 11 years old. When my wisdom teeth pushed through again i started running a fever everytime they would push through more.

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