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  1. Physical Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    Babies grow rapidly during the first year of life. Weight,length,and head circumference measurements are plotted on growth charts to monitor your baby's growth over time. Most babies: Grow about 3 in. (7.6 cm) to 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) in length by 4 months of age. Although growth may slow slightly between 4 and 7 months of age,by 12 months of age most babies have grown a total of about 10 in. ...

  2. Language Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    Babies begin developing language at birth. By 12 months,they may have mastered a few words and usually understand far more. Speech development is extremely variable,but language skills develop in many subtle ways. At 1 month of age,infants turn to a soft voice,especially a parent's voice. Around 3 to 6 weeks of age,babies use different cries to communicate,such as a shrill cry for pain ...

  3. Cognitive Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    Cognitive development is the process by which the brain develops the abilities to learn and remember. Cognitive development follows a typical pattern in the first 12 months of life. Between 1 and 2 months of age,infants become interested in new objects and will turn their gaze toward them. They also gaze longer at more complex objects and seem to thrive on novelty,as though trying to learn ...

  4. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Grief: Coping with grief ...

  5. Separation Protests: Helping Your Child - Topic Overview

    Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 6 months of age,peaks near 10 months of age,and starts to fade sometime near the first birthday. Some children's separation protests may peak at or continue through to about 18 months of age,resolving closer to the second birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament ...

  6. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

    Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection.

  7. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Exams and Tests

    A health professional can usually diagnose mastitis based on the patient's symptoms and by examining the affected breast. Other tests are usually not needed.

  8. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Home Treatment

    From the time you begin breastfeeding until your baby is weaned, take measures to prevent mastitis.

  9. Antibiotics for Mastitis While Breast-Feeding

    Drug details for Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding.

  10. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Treatment Overview

    Mastitis will not go away without treatment. If you develop mastitis symptoms, call your health professional today.

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