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  1. Baby Bottles: What Type Is Best for Your Little One?

    Baffled by the myriad bottles and other baby-feeding equipment out there? WebMD helps you navigate the choices to find what you need.

  2. Tips to Choose Baby Formula

    You’ve decided not to breastfeed, or maybe you want to have some formula on hand just in case. Now is a good time to think about what type of baby formula you'll use.

  3. Why Your Baby Spits Up and Vomits

    Learn about spitting up and vomiting in babies -- a huge concern for many parents.

  4. Crying Child That Is Not Acting Normally - Topic Overview

    Crying is a child's first way of communicating. Parents and caregivers become better over time at identifying their child's cry. Along with crying, a child may not act normally when something is wrong with him or her. Infection, illness, injury or pain, or a medical problem may cause a child to not act normally.If your baby has colic, you may be concerned that a health condition is causing the excessive crying. Usually a baby with colic isn't crying because of pain or physical discomfort. But it is important to be aware that health problems or injuries can cause a baby to cry excessively. And it's important to watch for related signs. Here are a few things to look for that may mean your baby has a health problem.Signs of not acting normallyLooks or acts different, such as a change in balance or coordinationAppears confused or doesn't interact with people or objects in his or her environment. Look for a change in the level of consciousness.Sleeps more or appears to have no

  5. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Home Treatment

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

  6. Spitting Up - Topic Overview

    Almost all babies spit up, especially newborns. Spitting up decreases once the muscles of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, become more coordinated. This process can take as little as 6 months or as long as 1 year.When spitting up becomes a problemIf your baby starts spitting up after every feeding, there may be a problem with the way he or she is being ...

  7. Hydrocele - Topic Overview

    What is a hydrocele?A hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. Although this swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable, it usually is not painful and generally is not dangerous. Although hydroceles are common in newborns, they can also occur at any age in later life.What causes a hydrocele?The cause of most ...

  8. Caring for More Than One Baby - Topic Overview

    Caring for just one newborn is a big job. Raising more than one baby means even less sleep, more work, and less time for yourself. On some days, you may feel frustrated that you can't keep up with work at home. Do not wait for stress to become a problem before you ask for help. Your family, friends, and doctor can help you find ways to cope. Ways to copeBe a good planner. Buying supplies, getting your babies in and out of cars and strollers, and keeping track of what your babies have eaten or done can become overwhelming with more than one baby. Diapers, naps, nursing, and everything else that is part of your babies' lives can take over your life and keep you from taking care of yourself, if you let it. Charts and systems to stay organized and efficient will help you to cope. Get as much rest as you can. Do not feel guilty if you let chores go undone so that you can rest. Try to sleep when your babies are sleeping, rather than using that time to get chores done. If you are going to

  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. Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead

    When you breast - feed, you provide your baby with the best possible nutrition. The best way to stimulate milk production is to have your baby feed directly from your breast. If this isn't possible, your baby can drink expressed breast milk from a bottle. The first few weeks of breast - feeding can be challenging because of all the changes to your body and routine. Breast - feeding becomes easier

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