Common Infant Questions and Answers
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Infants, Yogurt and Milk
Review when you can introduce your baby to yogurt and other milk based products.
Learn more about Mongolian Spots, a birthmark that looks like a bruise.
Review the causes and treatments for baby acne.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Learn more about Brachial Plexus Injuries and how they are treated.
Losing the First Baby Teeth
A discussion of a child who has lost her first baby tooth.
Cryptorchidism - Undescended Testicle
Learn about the management and treatment of babies with cryptorchidism or undescended testicles.
Learn what might cause a baby's forehead to bulge or for his head to be misshapened.
Care of the Uncircumsized Penis
Learn about the proper care of an uncircumcised or intact penis, including when the foreskin should be retracted and about proper hygeine.
Learn about what happens when a mother and baby have different bloods or an ABO Incompatibility.
Baby Gender Prediction
Learn how you can predict the gender of your baby and tell if you are having a boy or girl.
Frequent Feedings and Fussy Babies
Learn what you should do if you have a baby that never gets to sleep, seems like he can't get enough to eat, and is never satisfied.
Problems Supplementing With Baby Formula
Review the symptoms of a food allergy in a breastfeeding infant that is being supplemented with baby formula.
Read about what might be causing a white bump on an infant's gums.
Growth Hormone To Make Kids Taller
Review whether a normally growing child should take growth hormone to make him even taller.
Pacifiers and Finger Sucking
Review why an infant might be sucking on her fists and fingers even though she was getting enough to eat.
Symptoms Of Hand Foot Mouth Disease
Review the symptoms of hand foot mouth disease.
Warming Infant Formula Bottles
Review when you can stop warming your baby's infant formula bottles and why you shouldn't use a microwave oven to heat your baby's bottles.
Early Signs of Autism
Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.
Infant Reflux and Spitting Up
Review what you should do if your infant is spitting up his formula and has gastroesophageal reflux.
Water for Babies and How Advice Changes Over Time
Review why babies don't need to drink extra water and how advice can change from when someone took care of their daughter to now taking care of their granddaughter.
Infants and Self Induced Vomiting
A discussion of an infant who makes herself gag and vomit and what you can do to help her stop or at least not reinforce it to continue.
Infants, Honey and Botulism
When can kids start eating honey and not have to worry about being at risk for botulism?
What to do about red stools?
My 9 month old has been on Omnicef for an ear infection for 4 days. She is much better, but she now has red stools. Is it blood? Should I stop the antibiotic?
Preventing Childhood Infections
I think I have a bad cold virus. How do I keep my wife and new baby from getting sick too?
Sun Safety for Your Kids
When can I start using sunscreen on my baby to protect her from the sun?
Do Babies have Sinuses?
My 5 month old was just diagnosed with a sinus infection and put on antibiotics, but my friends all tell me that my baby doesn't even have sinuses yet. Does she?
Discussion of a five month old with a hard mass in his neck, limited motion, and a likely diagnosis of torticollis.
Infant CPR and Calling 911
If you have to give an infant CPR, is it best to call 911 first or start CPR immediately and call 911 later?
Developmental Delays and Early Childhood Intervention
Learn what to do when you are concerned about your child's development or if you think that they have a developmental delay.
Stopping Breastfeeding Before a Year
Review what you should do if you stop breastfeeding your infant before they are twelve months old.
Do I Have to Warm My Baby's Food?
Answers to frequently asked questions about nutrition and feeding. In this answer, find out about heating baby food versus serving it cold.
What Can I Do About Cradle Cap?
Review treatment advice for cradle cap in infants.
Breastfeeding and Constipation
Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days.
Cow's Milk Allergies
A discussion of a baby who may be allergic to milk because of a diaper rash and several instances of vomiting after drinking a cow's milk based formula.