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  1. Bottle-Feeding - Routine Checkups

    Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called well baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to determine whether he or she is growing at the expected rate. At each well baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of ...

  2. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Treatment Overview

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

  3. Topic Overview

    What is bullying?Bullying is behavior that threatens or harms another person. Types of bullying include:Physical harm, such as hitting, shoving, or tripping.Psychological harm, such as taking money or belongings, making threats, name - calling, or leaving another child out of games or conversations (shunning). Children often are bullied about the way they talk or how they look. Making fun of a ...

  4. Child Abuse and Neglect - Exams and Tests

    A maltreated child who is taken to a health professional will first have a general physical examination. The child's medical history also is reviewed, and parents or caregivers are questioned about the child's condition. A child who is able to talk will be separated from the caregiver to be interviewed.Health professionals have a professional duty and legal obligation to evaluate the possibility .

  5. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Common Problems

    Some women have problems-such as constipation,hemorrhoids,and sore breasts-that last for a while after childbirth. Many minor postpartum problems can be managed at home. If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Constipation and hemorrhoids Home treatment measures are usually all that is needed to relieve mild ...

  6. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Newborn Basics

    During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...

  7. Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview

    Note: This topic discusses bottle - feeding formula. For information about bottle - feeding your baby breast milk, see the topic Breast - Feeding.When is bottle - feeding formula the right choice for my baby?Your reasons for wanting to bottle - feed your baby formula are personal. You are the only one who can make the best decision for you and your baby. If you think you will have or are having ..

  8. Feeding Your Infant - Topic Overview

    From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Child Abuse and Neglect - What Increases the Risk

    Living in poverty or near poverty is a major risk factor for child maltreatment. People who live in poverty often do not have the resources to properly care for their children. Caregivers may have high levels of stress that makes them less able to deal with daily challenges. Also, some children have extreme physical or psychological needs, which can make parenting very stressful. Unemployment, ...

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