Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - Topic Overview
Caring for your baby who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) requires special attention to detect and manage problems that he or she may have. These problems can range from mild to severe,but may include: Sensitivity to stimulation. Your baby may be very sensitive to touch,sounds,and light. 1 Watch for things that may be overstimulating to your child. If your baby seems irritable ...
Choosing Child Care - Paying for Child Care
Budgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or that there may be a waiting list,especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance. Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal government agencies) can help ...
Choosing Child Care - Other Concerns
Paying for high - quality child careBudgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or there may be a waiting list, especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance.Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal ...
Chronic Lung Disease in Infants - Topic Overview
What is chronic lung disease in infants?Chronic lung disease in an infant means that damaged tissue in the newborn's lungs is causing breathing and health problems. The lungs trap air or collapse, fill with fluid, and produce extra mucus. Most babies who have chronic lung disease survive. But symptoms may come back and need treatment into early childhood. In time, many children outgrow most of their lung problems. Chronic lung disease is also known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD. What causes chronic lung disease? Chronic lung disease is caused by problems in a baby's lungs. It is most common in premature babies who are born before 26 weeks of gestational age and weigh less than 1 kg (2.2 lb).1 A premature baby's lungs may not be fully developed. This makes the baby likely to have problems that can lead to chronic lung disease such as: Injury to the lungs from the use of a ventilator. Many premature babies need this treatment, especially if they have respiratory distress
Bonding With Your Newborn - Topic Overview
You naturally develop an emotional bond with your baby simply by spending time together,being physically close,and responding to his or her cues. Although the bond does not require special planning,keep the following in mind: Respond to your newborn's crying. Newborn babies cannot act with forethought,so they are not capable of being manipulative. You will not spoil your baby when you ...
Pyloric Stenosis - Topic Overview
Colic - Home Treatment
You may prevent some crying episodes related to colic by developing a strong emotional bond with your baby, which helps both of you to feel more secure and calm. Once your baby has started to cry, use comforting and soothing techniques to try to shorten the episode or decrease its intensity. Certain preventive measures may also help. Colic usually peaks when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of .
Spina Bifida - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis? Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem
Infant Crying - Topic Overview
Babies cry to communicate that they are hungry, wet, tired, too warm, too cold, lonely, or otherwise uncomfortable. When you respond promptly to these cries, you help your baby feel confident and safe. After your baby's need is met, the crying usually stops. The more consistently you respond to your baby when he or she is upset, the greater chance that your baby will cry less at age 1 and show less aggression at age 2.1Letting a newborn baby cry it out usually makes the situation worse and the crying more intense. It is often harder and takes longer to calm an extremely upset baby than one who has just started to cry. Crying patternsMost babies cry the most during the first four months of life.Starting at about 2 weeks of age, your baby may cry for no apparent reason and can be hard to console. Many babies have a fussy time of day, often during the late afternoon to early evening when they are tired and unable to relax. This crying is a way for your baby to release the tension that
Necrotizing Enterocolitis - Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about necrotizing enterocolitis: What is necrotizing enterocolitis? Who gets it? What increases my child's risk? How can I prevent it? Getting treatment: How can I care for my child's ostomy? ...