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Need Infant Advice?
Ask Heather and the Other Mentor Moms

Asking for and receiving infant advice is a normal part of the mothering adventure.

Here at The Essential Infant Resource, (EiR) we work hard to remind each other that motherhood is an organic and growing journey. We walk the mothering path a little more every day. Always further along than yesterday.

I know, without a doubt, that I'm a better mom today than I was three years ago. I'm sure you can say the same. You will be a better mom next year than you are now! This page is dedicated to helping you get the answers tothe baby issues that are troubling you most.

Who Answers My Questions?

  • Heather, the founder of the EiR
  • Danielle, our mentor for new moms
  • The Green Guru, our natural and organic mother mentor
  • A panel of medical professionals, including a doctor, nurse practitioner, and registered nurse, advising through our mentors.
  • Visitors just like you!
The advice here, although I believe it is sound and of good jugement, should not replace the advice of a hands-on pediatrician or medical expert. We have a saying at the EiR that we'd like to emphasize:

When in doubt, give Doc a shout!

This is all about supporting and helping one another through this oh-so-important formative year.

To read and comment on questions already posted, skip to the bottom of this page.

This is the place to ask all your questions related to mothering
during your baby's first 18 months of life.

However, if you have a specific breastfeeding question, you may be best helped by visiting our "Breastfeeding Thoughts and Questions" page 100% dedicated to that HUGE subject.

How Can We Help You and Your Infant?

There is no such thing as a "I should know this" question. With all the millions of moms in the world, chances are someone is wondering exactly the same thing you are.

Write to your heart's content! The more information we have about your situation or question, the more useful the replies will be (to you and every one else).

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What Other Visitors Have Asked

Click below to see the questions and concerns posted by others, as well as the infant advice suggested...

is this a infected c section? 
hi i had a c section 11 weeks ago. i have a pin size whole that is still not healed i am leaking a yellow fluid that does smell. i wash the wound daily …

Is a Pregnancy After a Cesarean Safe? 
I am a cesarean patient and I got pregnant after 7 month, I lost my child after giving birth 7 months ago. No I am 5 weeks pregnant... What I am gonna …

Sunblock for 4 month old 
Hi there, was wondering if you know of any sunblocks that are safe for 4month olds? I have heard that Episencial Sunny Sunscreen may be, but I'm not positive. …

Why is my 8 month old baby's poo very pale? 
My baby is 8 months. Eating solids very well and on minimal milk +- 500ml at the most per day. She has been in hospital 3 times with bronchitus and pneumonia. …

What types of foods should I give my son? He is just starting table foods. 
My 9 month old son just got the go ahead for strictly table foods from our doctor. I am wondering what to give him for breakfast and lunch? Dinner he eats …

Is it Safe to Continue this Pregnancy?? 
I'm 20 years old and I have a 9 month old son and I had him by c-section. I unexpectedly got pregnant again. I'm 13 weeks what do I do is it safe? Or …

Constipation and Fever 
My 20 month old son hasn't pooped in 3 and a half days and also has had a fever for that long, is something seriously wrong? It is now Monday morning, …

Advil and Histimine? 
Can my baby have Advil and Histamine hour apart? The baby was given Advil for pain ,then I found his histimine medication he is congested may I give him …

New Mom of Twins Needs Some Advice 
I have just given birth to twin boys on August 23rd 2011. I also have two precious girls (aged 5 and 4 years old, there is exactly a difference of one …

How soon can I get Pregnant After a Cesarean? 
I had my ceasarian operation 11 years ago and April 2011 I had my ectopic pregnancy and done my operations on the same part of my stomach where my ceasarian …

What are the Best Baby Monitors? 
I'm having my first child this Christmas and the one item i have not been able to figure out is which is the best baby monitor. I was wondering what you …

Help with my son... He has silent reflux! 
At 3 weeks and 2 days my son began an eating frenzy, I figured he's going through a growth spurt. 2 days later, he begins fussing while he eats and burps. …

Is it normal for a child with tubes in their ears to have excessive smell? 
My grandson has tubes in his ears,and has had infection in them for quite some time. He has been on antibiotic ear drops the whole time, but the smell …

6 Week Old Strains a Lot to Pass Gas 
My son is 6 weeks old and is exclusively breastfed. Since birth he used to poop after every feed. On Wednesday morning was the last time he went and started …

Reoccuring Clogged Milk Ducts & Crying.... 
I have had the same side clogging off & on for the last 2 wks. Any tips? I've tried the whole gamit; wet compress, heating pad, hot shower, massage, even …

My Baby is Suffering From Fever with Cough and Vomit 
My Baby is 9 Months old and she is very weak her head size is bigger in compare with her body. In the past she suffered from fever but cured by the grace …

Questions about Baby Urination 
My son will be 6 months old on the 1st of May, he drinks plenty of fluids through out the day but only urinates a little in 10 hours is this normal? …

Questions about Baby Skin Issues 
My son choked today, his face turned cherry red and my husband and I both were patting his back. He finally got it down his throat after a couple of minutes. …

Questions about Getting Your Baby To Gain Weight 
My little girl weighed 8 lbs and 6 ozs when she was born. I tried breastfeeding for about 3 weeks and she wouldn't gain any wight. She got down to 7 lbs …

Can You Tickle Them? 
Some people say if you tickle them that it could hurt them or they won't talk right away. Is that true?

Questions About How to Handle a Crying and Fussy Baby 
Hi, I have an 8 month old baby girl who dropped night bottles on her own (not as early as it seemed other babies did but we did NOT have to make her "cry …

Questions about Constipation, Diarrhea, and Spitting Up 
My 2 month old son got his shots may 7 and started getting diarrhea the next day. He had had it ever since and it has almost been a week. It started out …

Questions about C-Sections: Recovery and Pregnancy 
Ok I see all kinds of questions for pregnancy after a c-section. My problem is a little different and oh so much more embarrassing. I just had my second …

Mysterious Rash... 
My infant nine month old has a rash on his back and on his tummy I am not sure what it is it looks like hives but I have no idea any suggestions? I am …

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Questions About Infant Formula 
My baby is 8 weeks old for the past 6 weeks the baby has been straining when passing gas a having a bowel movement. We changed her formula a few times, …

My daughter is 7 weeks old and she doesn't look at us when we talk to her? 
Hello, Our daughter Eleanore is 7 weeks old and she will not look at our faces when we talk to her. Is this normal? Todd & Kelly

Questions About Breastfeeding 
Hi, Got 2 questions here. I'm breastfeeding my 6 week old son and it's been painful from the start. I keep trying lots of different things but nothing …

Questions About Getting Your Baby to Sleep 
My son is 5 weeks. Ever since I have brought him home he will not sleep in the cradle. I put him down once he is asleep and eventually once he has been …

Furrowed brow on 3-year-old 
Our 3-year-old son suddenly started repeatedly exhibiting a furrowed brow. He's also suddenly prone to crying spells over seemingly innocuous things (typically …

Questions about infant medicine, fevers, and other medical issues 
My baby is 15 months old and she has started blinking constantly, it makes me worried because it started now after having a runny tummy, fever and flu …

Are bigger babies generally slower to develop gross motor skills? 
My big boy is 8 1/2 months old and is over the 100th percentile in weight and in the 90th percentile in length. He is almost exclusively breastfed as has …

Why does my 6 month old behave differently at daycare? 
My 6 month old is cared for by his Grandmother 3 days a week, a cousin 1 day, and he goes to an in-home daycare 1 day a week. He is the best baby until …

Separation of Infant from Mom 
My daughter wants to go on vacation for a whole week and her son will only be 3 months old. I am sad to see she is even considering this, as I still won't …

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