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Tooth growth in 4 months old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   my child is 4 months old
Doctor :   okay
User :   i think her teeth is coming out
User :   she puts her thump in her mouth and sucks it
Doctor :   ok

User :   she crys alot and eat her fingers
User :   what shall we do
Doctor :   Is he biting them or just sucking them?
User :   both
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :   i can understand your situation ,
Doctor :   the thing is the teeth are temporary for children , so no need to bother about them
User :   we are applying the teething gel on her gums
Doctor :   you said your child is 4 months old , this is the common behavior in that age group
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are her teeth weak ?
User :   no teeth has come out yet
Doctor :   ok ok
Doctor :   Sorry i thought otherwise
Doctor :   okay
User :   her gums are irritating her
Doctor :   No need to bother about her behavior because there are all common reflexes in children
Doctor :   to avoid such episodes feed her frequently
User :   she dont take food sometimes and eats her fingers

Doctor :   whenever she eats her fingers provide her milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   these are all birth reflexes , no need to bother about this habit
Doctor :   these are all get regressed by the age of 6-12 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   , Until then you have to be patient enough to take of your child
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else ?

Doctor :   so that i can advise you properly
User :   my wife stomach is still out after delivery by c section
Doctor :   okay
User :   can she do stomach exercices
Doctor :   Usually it will take 6 - 10 weeks for uterus to go back to its normal size
User :   its 4 months and 1 week already
User :   17 weeks
Doctor :   and because of pregnancy obviously there ll be fat collection for mothers
Doctor :   yes
User :   how to get her back in figure
Doctor :   She can do exercises, which can increase her abdominal tone
Doctor :   Stretch exercises
User :   ok

User :   walking will help or no
User :   jogging
Doctor :   yes brisk walking and jogging can help her to get back to her normal shape
User :   ok
Doctor :   because of pregnancy abdominal muscles usually face chronic stretch , so they lack their tone which makes them slaggy
Doctor :   so abdominal crunches can help her to get back her abdominal muscle tone ,which makes her fit
User :   yes
User :   so to do more stomach exercies
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But , Its better to start them gradually
Doctor :   increase the time of exercise from 15 mins to gradually ask her to make it 1 hour
User :   ok

Doctor :   otherwise , they ll do exercises for 1 week and stop them because of lack of motivation and interest
User :   understood

Doctor :   Ask her to take proper nutritious diet
Doctor :   because she has to take care of her baby at the same time
User :   yes she is doing it
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   i appreciate that
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help with?
User :   not at the moment
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :   Have a nice day
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