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  1. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Why It Is Done

    The surgery opens nasal passages to allow the baby to breathe. A newborn can only breathe through the nose (except when crying) in the first weeks of life. ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ..

  5. 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

  6. 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. ...

  7. Weaning - What Is Expected

    Weaning is a gradual process. It starts when you begin giving solid food to your baby and ends when the child no longer breast - feeds or takes a bottle. This process may last a few months or more than a year.A rough outline of this process is as follows: Your baby begins eating solid foods at 4 to 6 months of age. At this point, introduce cup - feeding to supplement breast - or bottle - feedings

  8. 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 ...

  9. Weaning - Topic Overview

    What is weaning?Weaning is the term used to describe the process of switching a baby from:Breast - feeding to bottle - feeding.Breast - or bottle - feeding to a cup.Breast - or bottle - feeding to solid foods.Your baby will go through one or more of these weaning processes. All types of weaning usually work best when they are done gradually. When is the best time to wean my baby?There is no righ

  10. Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready - Topic Overview

    Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).If you are breast-feeding, your baby may: Suck a few times and then stop nursing.Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.Refuse to breast-feed.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup. If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may: Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

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