Growth and Development, Newborn - Routine Checkups
WebMD describes newborn tests and screening, the birth examination and routine doctor visits your baby needs. Learn about types of newborn tests, like screening blood tests for inherited diseases, and immunizations doctors will give your newborn baby.
Breast-Feeding - Pumping and Storing
During pregnancyPrenatal visits are a good time to talk to your doctor about your breast - feeding plans. Ask about breast - feeding classes and other resources, such as a breast - feeding support group.If you develop any unusual lumps or cysts in your breast, have them evaluated by your doctor. Although you can expect some breast changes (such as increased size and tenderness) during pregnancy, t
Breast-Feeding - Your Health and Nutrition
A healthy lifestyle-including having a balanced diet,getting plenty of rest,and being active-is important while you breast-feed. It can help you have more energy and reduce stress. It can also help you build a healthy milk supply. It's also important to know what to avoid. Anything you put in your body can be passed to your baby in breast milk. Have a healthy diet Have a balanced diet so ...
Breast-Feeding - Benefits of Breast-Feeding
Benefits of breast milkBreast - feeding is a natural way to nourish your baby. Breast milk provides your baby with unique nutritional and health benefits, such as:Antibodies to strengthen the immune system.A reduced risk for eczema.2A reduced risk for asthma.3A reduced risk for becoming obese later in infancy and during childhood.A reduced risk for developing diabetes and high blood pressure. A ..
Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview
Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.
Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview
Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.
Breast Engorgement - Symptoms
Symptoms of breast engorgement happen when the breasts produce and fill with milk but little milk is removed from them. Milk overfills and engorges the breasts.
Breast Engorgement - Exams and Tests
No exams or tests are needed to diagnose breast engorgement. If your health professional suspects a breast infection (mastitis), you will be treated with antibiotics.
Breast Engorgement - Home Treatment
Information on home treatment of breast engorgement.
10 Steps to Help Prevent SIDS
What you can do for your baby, right now, to reduce the risk of SIDS -- sudden infant death syndrome.