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  1. Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Air Contamination

    Chemicals are the most likely source of air contamination. An accident at a plant or factory or a train wreck might release large amounts of a hazardous chemical into the air, for instance. A terrorist attack could involve the deliberate release of a toxic chemical or gas. In a bioterror attack, bacteria or viruses causing diseases such as anthrax, pneumonic plague, smallpox, or tularemia could ..

  2. Help for Parents of Children With Hearing Loss

    Here are tips on recognizing a hearing problem in your child and getting the assistance he or she needs.

  3. Choosing a Specialty Formula

    Learn how to choose "specialty" formulas for your baby, including alternatives to formulas made from cow's milk.

  4. Infant Nutrition: The First 6 Months

    Find out the proteins, fats, and vitamins your baby needs in the first 6 months.

  5. Supplemental Feeding: What and Why

    Find out the basics of bottle-feeding, including how to know when your baby is full and how often you should feed.

  6. Premature Infant - The Premature Newborn

    A premature infant's health at birth is influenced by numerous factors, including: Gestational age at birth.Weight at birth. Maternal illness and medical treatment during pregnancy, which can have an effect on the fetus.Congenital birth defects.Most infants born at 36 and 37 weeks' gestation are mature enough to be discharged from the hospital with the mother. Many premature infants, however, are

  7. Cup-Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula - Topic Overview

    Cup-feeding is a way to provide breast milk or formula to a baby who is unwilling or unable to breast-feed or drink from a bottle. If a mother wants to breast-feed,cup-feeding is also sometimes used as an alternative to bottle-feeding for a baby who needs supplementation for a few days. To cup-feed your baby,fill a medicine cup to about 1 fl oz (29.6 mL) with breast milk or formula. Make ...

  8. Premature Infant - Taking Your Baby Home

    Whether you have spent days, weeks, or months visiting and leaving your infant at the hospital, the homecoming is a long - awaited event. Your premature infant is considered ready to go home when he or she is able to: Take all feedings by nipple and continue to gain weight. In rare cases, infants are discharged while still on partial tube - feedings that are given by parents at home. If your infa

  9. Bonding With Your Newborn - Topic Overview

    You naturally develop an emotional bond with your baby simply by spending time together,being physically close,and responding to his or her cues. Although the bond does not require special planning,keep the following in mind: Respond to your newborn's crying. Newborn babies cannot act with forethought,so they are not capable of being manipulative. You will not spoil your baby when you ...

  10. Premature Infant - The Sick Premature Infant

    Many premature infants are resilient and surprise everyone by overcoming great odds. However, premature infants are also vulnerable to infection and to complications related to immature body organs. Expect that your infant can progress for several days but may then have a medical setback. With each additional week of prematurity, a newborn is at greater risk of having medical problems. Infants ...

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