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Parenting newborns and infants, up to 1 year Group

This is a group for those of us who have newborn babies, or infants anywhere from the newborn stage up to a year since there is not a forum specifically targeted for that age group. I think it's very important that people have this forum to share experience and gain advice on the small things involved with newborn/infant care...and this is also a place for new mothers (or fathers!) to speak about the difficulties (or joys) about their new babies, and to get support if you feel like you're struggling with adjustment. Please note::: this forum is NOT a substitute for medical advice. If your newborn has any potential medical problem, seek professional medical help immediately. DO NOT WAIT FOR AN ANSWER ON THIS FORUM. Call your pediatrician or take your child to the nearest ER or Urgent Care Center. Any indications of serious distress, high fevers, excessive vomiting, lethargy, fussiness, lack of appetite, etc are all things that must be evaluated ASAP by a medical professional so please seek help and do not wait..newborns are delicate and time spent waiting could be vital. With that being said...please feel free to ask any and all questions about the day-to-day care involved with newborns and infants, and if you feel as though you're having trouble adjusting please feel free to speak your mind and vent your concerns here and get the support you need. Congratulations on joining our community, I hope that you find the friends and answers you're looking for! I also recommend this group for pregnant women who can hopefully learn some very helpful tips for once their bundle of joy arrives!

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Has anyone found a company that sells private short term disability insurance policies that cover maternity leave? my employer does offer a group policy that covers that, but i was denied because of anxiety. ive heard private policies co...
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I need some help and some advice. For the last 4 days now (not nights) my son cries and cries, eats every 30-45 mins for only 5 mins sometimes, burps, gets a diaper change, cries and cries, eats... etc. He won't sleep during the daytime ...
nora_fan | Posted
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Quinlan is 9 weeks and 1 day. She goes to sleep at night anywhere from 930-1130 and will get up to nurse every 2-3 hrs through out the night and gets up between 730-9 am. During the day she typically naps in the am between 10-11. Then se...
hopeitworks | Posted
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i have noticed that my 2 month old baby's right eye is watery. do you know what causes this? is this an alleargy or what? my baby keeps rubbing her face and sometimes she would rub her eyes. is this the reason why her right eye is watery...
alyana | Posted
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Hello, I'm Freya, 29 & from London. I joined medhelp some years ago but have only just come back & now I have 2 daughters- 19 month old Alba-Luella & 3 month old Aspen-Bluebell. Aspen is a very happy baby who loves her mama & dad...
freya25 | Posted
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My son was making a wheezing noise so I took him in to the doc who said its probably tracheomalacia. Has anyone else had this issue? We are taking him to the ENT on Thursday.
Verysoon | Posted
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I love my daughter so much but she is so needy, my son was never like this, he was so easy but my daughter as soon as I put her down she starts to cry, its hard hearing it and I pick her back up but now I am pregnant again 7weeks, I can'...
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My daughter is 2 months old...At her check up on Thursday her dr said she has a very mild case of Torticollis.. Does anyone know anything about this.. We are stretching her neck muscles 5 to 6 times a day along with placing her so ...
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Here is something I have been wondering... When and how should I put my baby on a schedule? He is 8weeks old and up until now we are sort of just flying by the seat of our pants. I am nursing him so I just feed him when he is hungry (eve...
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Please no judging or critisism... I have started putting rice cereal in Jennas bottle...she is 7 weeks old this saturday....We have changed her formula from Similac Neosure to Gerber Good Start Protect as Similac kept her constipated ...
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my baby boy is now 5 month and i feel he is still hungry even after 15 minutes feeding.
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Is it okay to give a 2 month old water?
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http://www.medhelp.org/user_groups/members/943
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Faith is 8 weeks old today and her 2 month appt is next week, i was wondering how much babies are supposed to gain by then. unfortunately she is mainly formula fed, since one of my breasts won't produce hardly anything and when she empti...
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My 9 month old son has times when him and his formula bottle get along and then has times when him and his formula bottle don't get along and he gets red blotches on his face and sometimes chest. I take the formula bottle away and the re...
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My DS is just a little over 6 months old, he hasn't ever been a good sleeper. once in awhile I can get a 4 hour stretch but that is few and far between. He usually on average wakes up every hour to every two hours, eats about one ounce o...
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hi every one, im really worried im not making enough breast milk for my 2 week old, he wants on my breast constantly, to the point my breast alot of the time feel compleetly empty - yet he'll still be looking for more. his weight i...
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Faith just turned a month old today(yay!) and i wanted to exclusively breastfeed but unfortunately since my right breast is underdeveloped (meaning it doesnt have as many milk ducts as it should and is a good 2 sizes smaller then my left...
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Sadler S. Sleep: what is normal at six months? Prof Care Mother Child 1994 Aug-Sep;4(6):166-7. In this study, part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ALSPAC), researchers surveyed the parents of 640 babies. Som...
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Aubryana just turned 7 weeks old this past Tuesday, and I can't remember when my son started becoming more interactive. She looks around so much and is so alert, picking her head up and moving it side to side. She smiles when you do thin...
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