(Closed) Doctor/Nurse input greatly appreciated regarding hypoglycemia in infants….

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Please just talk with your doctor about this tomorrow. Getting advice from unknown strangers on the net is just foolish.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uh…. I may still be a nursing student but I have NEVER heard anything like that. And in just a few minutes of looking at several legit medical sites, while infant hypoglycemia can be a problem, it has nothing to do with sleeping more than two hours. Your baby will wake up when they are hungry!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@julies1949: She already said she is getting advice from her doctor tomorrow. There are lots of moms and Bees with medical experience on here. I fail to see how it is ‘foolish’ of her to get their viewpoints.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@julies1949: OP said that she was going to do that already. She is just looking to see if anyone else has heard of that or has any opinions.

I know iwth my oldest they were super strict about going no more then 4 hours between feedings. With my youngest (there is a 6 year difference) the first couple weeks they had me wake her every 4 hours, but I think after a couple weeks they said she was gaining weight appropriately and we could let her sleep. I always thought it was to make sure they didn’t get dehydrated.

Definately let us know what your doc says tomorrow!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hisgoosiegirl: 

It is foolish to ask for medical advice or information on the net because you have no idea if the people who respond have any credentials whatsoever.

” I am a nurse” can mean anything from a care aide to a nurse practitioner and yet they may still have little or no knowledge in this area .

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@julies1949: No, taking advice on the internet as a replacement to getting medical care is foolish, asking opinions on what a family memeber said-not foolish.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@julies1949:  She is perfectly entitled to ask people on here what they think. If enough people respond, she can probably get a consensus idea about it. They’re probably not all trolls. She said she’s going to ask her doctor about it tomorrow, so I don’t get what the big deal is.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My sister slept through the night and she was fine.  Granted- this is not medical advice.

Honestly, I would just thank my lucky stars.  Update us when you find out?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I’m a mother of two, and I’ve never heard of that. I’m no medical professional, so take my two cents fwiw. Children sleep when they need to sleep.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@julies1949: I know what you said is not popular, but I completely agree. Consulting with a patient outside the exam room in an informal setting in no way lessens legal liability for medical professionals.

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