Please let us know how your precious daughter is doing! If you haven't seen a doctor and she is still experiencing these symptoms, seek your pediatrician ASAP.
Here is an extremely helpful Overview on Fever in Babies that gives great insight on what to expect and when to call a doctor. A rash is a definite reason to call your pediatrician, for they can test your LO to distinguish whether she is experiencing a virus, infection or something else. I hope you will check out the article and please keep us posted on how she is doing!
I hope that your DD is feeling better this week! If not, I do hope that you will call her pediatrician's office and/or seek a medical professional for any concerns that you may have.
Here is a GREAT blog by Dr. Moser that does state neither infants nor adults really want to eat when they are feeling crummy and sick. Infants "will also nurse better with a snot-free nose." Since your LO cannot blow her nose yet, you may consider using a bulb syringe to help clear her nostrils, especially before she eats. Be sure to check out Dr. Moser's favorite technique to ensure a clear nose for your DD in Dealing with Your Infant's Cold .
As far as dehydration, make sure that your DD is still having about 6 wet diapers per day according to our 6 Serious Symptoms in Babies Never to Ignore . "Others signs of severe dehydration may include dry mouth, sunken eyes, and lethargy." If she is not having wet diapers, then you need to call her pediatrician for advice ASAP.
Please keep us posted on your DD and best of wishes during the holidays! AmeliaView Thread
You all should check out this news article that we published yesterday for more information on this story and cronobacter.
According to our article, "Cronobacter sakazakii, previously known as Enterobacter sakazakii, is found in the environment. It's often detected in plant material, such as wheat, rice, herbs, and spices. It's also been detected in powdered infant formula."
Since Enfamil is not proven to be the source of the child's infection, no recall has been made, but Walmart decided to pull the lot out of "an abundance of caution".View Thread
Every parent has a strong opinion when it comes to spanking their own child. Is this a form of discipline that you can't wrap your head around or something that your family feels really works for you all?
Guess what....it still counts! I'm pretty sure that I heard it!! Didn't you ladies? What time was it again? Let's write it down and make it solid.
You have mamas here who get it and believe you. Congratulations!! We were practically there and are so proud of your LO and happy for you. Can't wait to hear the next word. My daughter's second word was "turtle," so no telling on what to expect.
Keep us posted and enjoy your weekend! AmeliaView Thread
Here is a great Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Period-Postpartum Recovery and Coping Overview , which states: "Your menstrual cycle, and thus your ability to become pregnant again, will return at your body's own pace. Remember that you can ovulate and get pregnant during the month before your first menstrual period, as soon as 2 to 3 weeks after childbirth. If you do not want to become pregnant right away, use birth control even if you are breast-feeding.
If you do not breast-feed, your menstrual periods may begin within a month or two after delivery.
If you breast-feed full-time, your periods will probably not resume for a few months. The average among women who breast-feed exclusively is 8 months. But breast-feeding is not a dependable method of birth control. For more information, see Breast-feeding as birth control."
Hope that this information helps and you will speak to your doctor if you have any concerns. We look forward to getting to know you and your precious newborn!