Can an infant use artificial nipples? - Online Doctor Chats
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my question is.. my baby is now 18 months of age, can we use artificial nipple while sleeping for him..
Artificial nipples are ok if they are silicon and if they are routinely cleaned
Make sure the plastic that is used is non toxic
and remember that if the child uses it for years and years, it can make the teeth grow in a bit crooked
no dr, just to slowly avoid mother's breastfeeding
and at 10-month, he was given measles vaccine and now he is 18 months so the same vaccine will be given to him?
OK, weaning is best achieved with soft foods and such. You're not really weaning the child off the nipple if you give an artificial one to it as a substitute.
Yup, the measles vaccine requires multiple boosters to achieve proper immunity
i mean after the 10-month vaccine, this will be the next one.. so there was nothing required between 9-18 months..
So the textbooks say that the following vaccines should be given between 9 and 18 months. I iwll list them now
Measles @ 9 months
Hib vaccine dose 2 at 15-18 months
DaTP at around 18th month
now, these are just suggestions from the standard texts
it does not necessarily mean that you MUST get them all
For instance Chicken Pox is considered an optional vaccine
Though I recommend it personally
hmm, we were told after 9 month vaccine, this 18-month vaccine will be enough..
Good idea to ask them though which vaccines they are planning to give
does this chicken pox vaccine can be give at any time?
Well, certainly not in late childhood or adulthood as it is useless by then. Most children get chickenpox in very early life, so it's not useful beyond say age 12
After that, each pediatrician will have certain preferences as to when to give
ok dr. thank u very much..
Happy to help
Do you have any more queries?
no dr thanks
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