Feeding Your Newborn
WebMD discusses the pros and cons of feeding baby breast milk or formula and discusses how baby’s vision and hearing are developing.
Doctors Who Treat Cleft Lip and Palate - Topic Overview
Often,several doctors and other health professionals will help care for a child with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The team may include primary care health professionals,surgeons,dentists and orthodontists,and a variety of therapists. The staff at most large hospitals can help you to know who you need to see and when. They can also help you schedule appointments. Primary care health ...
Cleft Palate: Feeding Your Baby - Topic Overview
Feeding a baby who has cleft palate can be a challenge. Your baby may have a problem making a tight seal between his or her mouth and the nipple. But with a little preparation,you can successfully feed your baby with breast milk or formula. Bottle-feeding A health professional who specializes in babies with cleft palate can show you how to bottle-feed your baby in the best way. The health ...
Umbilical Hernia in Children - Topic Overview
What is an umbilical hernia? An umbilical hernia happens when intestine,fat,or fluid pushes through a weak spot or hole in your baby’s stomach muscles. This causes a bulge near or in the belly button,or navel. It may look like your child’s belly button is swollen. Many children have an umbilical hernia at birth. The hernia usually isn't painful or dangerous,and it often closes on its own ...
Reconnecting With Your Partner After Pregnancy
WebMD discusses the normal change that occurs in a home after baby is born and how to keep the connection with your partner after pregnancy.
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 ...
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 - Beginning Your Search
Individual child careBabysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal, periodic, in - home care for your child, such as when you need to run errands or have planned an evening out. They are usually paid hourly and maintain general household order, but they are not expected to do housekeeping chores. A mother's helper is similar to a babysitter but is someone who watches your child ..
Weaning - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
The weaning processThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast - fed for at least a year and as long after as mother and child desire.1Weaning from breast - or bottle - feeding can be done gradually or abruptly. If you are not breast - feeding and your baby is younger than 12 months of age, use iron - fortified formula. Do not offer your baby cow's milk.1 The iron in cow's
Weaning - Routine Checkups
A well baby checkup is a good time to ask questions about weaning. During this checkup, your baby's health professional will: Compare the baby's current weight, height, and head size with measurements taken at birth to see if the rate of growth is normal. Ask how well the baby is eating and sleeping and whether any problems have developed. ...