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  1. Feeding Your Infant - Topic Overview

    From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

  2. Bottle-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview

    Many of the tips for weaning babies from bottle-feeding can be used for toddlers (ages 1 to 2). Here are some suggestions unique to toddlers: Do not allow a toddler to carry the bottle around. Explain to your toddler that he or she can have milk only at mealtimes and snack times and in specific locations,such as in the kitchen. This makes drinking from the bottle less convenient and may also ...

  3. Breast-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Sometimes a mother wants to stop breast-feeding,but her baby shows signs of wanting to continue. If possible,continue breast-feeding a while longer. If this is not possible,the following suggestions may help you: Offer breast milk pumped from your breast,formula,or cow's milk (if your baby is more than 12 months old) in a cup or bottle before you breast-feed or between breast-feedings. ...

  4. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about shaken baby syndrome:What is shaken baby syndrome?Who is most likely to shake or throw a child?    Ongoing concerns:What are some safe ways to calm a crying baby?What can caregivers do to help avoid shaking or throwing a child?What is my stress level?Where can I get help to control anger?Am I depressed?

  5. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Coping With Emotions

    Having a new baby is exciting. But it also can be exhausting and stressful. It's common to feel a range of emotions at this time. Tips for coping during the postpartum period include accepting help from others,eating well and drinking plenty of fluids,getting rest whenever you can,limiting visitors,getting some time to yourself,and seeking the company of other women who have new babies. ...

  6. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition

    It is easy to get too tired and overwhelmed during the first weeks after childbirth. Take it easy on yourself. Get rest whenever you can,accept help from others,and eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Getting rest Like pregnancy,the newborn period can be a time of excitement,joy,and exhaustion. You may look at your wondrous little baby and feel happy. You may also be overwhelmed by ...

  7. Weaning - When to Call a Doctor

    Talk to your child's health professional about weaning if:Your baby refuses all solid food and is older than 6 to 8 months of age.Your baby has changed from sleeping through the night to waking up during the night hungry. Your baby develops dental cavities (caries).Your baby seems overweight for his or her age, size, or birth weight.Your toddler (1 to 2 years old) focuses on breast - or ...

  8. Repair of Choanal Atresia - How Well It Works

    Surgery cures the problem. Most children need only one operation, but in some cases, the procedure may be repeated if the nasal passages close again. ...

  9. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - When to Call a Doctor

    Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...

  10. Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby - Topic Overview

    Breast milk or formula is the only food babies need for the first 4 to 6 months of life,at which point solid foods can be gradually introduced. Ideally,your baby will be fed only breast milk until 6 months of age. Before you start offering solid foods,talk to your doctor. He or she will want to be certain that your baby is physically and developmentally ready. And although breast-fed ...

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