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8 month old not eating at night!!!???

It sounds like her schedule needs to be revised. At 8mths, she shouldn't be waking up in the middle of the night hungry. No wonder she's driving you nuts :) I feed Noah dinner at 5:30-6, stage 2. He gets breastfed at 7:30-8 and then goes to bed. I don't have to feed him again until 6:45a.m.

Why don't you try to rearrange her schedule? Have breakfast at 8, lunch at 1, and dinner at 6...maybe this will work. Good luck.

New revised puppy plan!?

New revised puppy plan!?

You're getting there but socialization is more than just "seeing" people and dogs. You must introduce your puppy to 300 people and dogs before 5 months of age. Since the dog will have all it's shots done by 15 weeks you can begin to introduce him to other dogs, he must have interaction with them, merely seeing them will not be sufficient enough to socialize. See if you have friends with dogs and set up play dates.

Also you cannot "anticipate" that he will poop 15 minutes after eating, it takes approximately 30 minutes for the food to work it's way thru. Water should be left down all day but picked up around 7 pm at night. You need to schedule feeding dogs like people like structure and routines, so get him on one immediately, feed the same time every day and take out the same time every day.

The biggest suggestion I have is buy a book on puppies and their care, they are unpredictable and you need to go with the flow. If you "expect" a lot from something so young and he doesn't "conform" to your plans you will get frustrated so be prepared to be very flexible. Since you are organized a routine and structure will work well for you and also for your dog.

But most of all relax and enjoy your puppy, while I think it's wonderful that you've got a plan because that is very important to be prepared for your new bundle of joy, just be a little more flexible because puppies are very unpredictable and not everything goes according to plan, remember even the best laid plans can get messed up I definitely think you are on the right track.

Pick on books on training, housebreaking and care and you'll do fine.

How dangerous is rotavirus in a 2 month old?

How dangerous is rotavirus in a 2 month old?

On January 1st, 2007, The American Academy of Pediatrics published a revised recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents.

One major change to the schedule was the addition of the live oral Rotavirus vaccine. It is recommended to be given at 2, 4 and 6 months of age.

According to The Centers for Disease Control, Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children worldwide. Approximately 55,000 + children end up being hospitalized yearly in the United States alone due to complications from the virus.

Research from the FDA () lists over three million cases of Rotavirus occurring annually in the United States. Every child is at risk.

The name Rotavirus is derived from the Latin Rota or wheel. When looking at the virus under a microscope, it has the appearance of tiny wheels.

Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that affects the bowels. The incubation period-or the time from acquiring infection to initial symptoms is approximately two days. Children display fever, vomiting and watery diarrhea. These episodes can last for a few days to over a week. It is possible to be re-infected with the virus although repeated exposure usually leads to less severe symptoms. You can not build up complete immunity to the virus from exposure.

The reason this particular virus has the potential to be very dangerous is the threat of severe dehydration. It does not take infants and young children long to become dehydrated. Young infants especially, who’s only intake is fluids are at an even greater risk for complications.

The warning signs of dehydration:

Less frequent urination or wet diapers.

Dry mucus membranes (gums)

Tearless cries

Sunken soft spots on your baby’s head

Rotavirus is a threat to everyone-not just children. Adults can suffer from the same illness. It tends to be less severe in adults due to stronger immune systems and dehydration not being as much of a threat.

How is Rotavirus Acquired?

Generally, Rotavirus is passed on from the feces of an infected person. Children generally acquire it by placing their contaminated hands in their mouths. It’s important to remember that virtually any surface has the potential to be a contaminated area. All a child needs to do is touch that surface and then place their hands in their mouths.

The best way to cut down the chances of your child acquiring the Rotavirus is practicing good hand washing, especially after using the restroom. Unfortunately, one of the favorite past times of most young children is either placing their hands in their mouths, or placing many objects in their mouths. It’s almost impossible to ensure your child’s hands or objects around them stay clean. Frequent washing does help cut down the risk.

There is no formal treatment for the Rotavirus. Since it is a virus, antibiotics have no effect. The only course of action is to provide plenty of fluids and rest for your sick child. Drinks fortified with electrolytes will help cut down on your child’s chances of becoming dehydrated. As stated earlier, if your young child/infant has acquired Rotavirus, take extra steps to try and prevent dehydration.

In the past, children were given the Rotavirus vaccine ‘Rotashield’ but in 1999, it was pulled from the market. It was estimated that 1 out of every 12,000 children immunized with Rotashield developed intussusceptions or a bowel obstruction.

The two latest oral vaccines ‘Rotarix’ by GlaxoSmithKline and Rotateq by Merck Inc., both currently recommended for routine inoculation, had zero incidence of intussusceptions during clinical trials.

After the FDA approved their usage, 28 recorded cases of intussusceptions have been documented and are currently being investigated to see if there is a link to the vaccine and the bowel obstruction.

All vaccines come with risks. It is our job as parents to become educated on matters that affect our children’s health. Certain vaccines are recommended by major medical organizations for every child to help keep them healthy. Some children do have difficulties with them or vaccines go against the parents beliefs. You need to assess the risks and benefits of vaccines and illness’s and choose what is best for your children and your family. Of course, discuss any questions or concerns you have with your pediatrician.

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