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  1. Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits

    Childhood is the best time to learn the healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Healthy eating can help your child feel good,stay at a normal weight,and have lots of energy for school and play. In fact,healthy eating can help your whole family live better. What is healthy eating? Why are healthy eating habits important? How do you help your child learn healthy eating habits? Where to go ...

  2. Bottle-Feeding - When to Call a Doctor

    Call a health professional if your baby:Is not growing and gaining weight as expected. About a weight gain per month is usually expected for the first few months after birth.Is constipated or if his or her stools are hard and/or dry.Is vomiting forcefully and seems to be uncomfortable. When vomiting occurs, all or most of a feeding is thrown up.Has diarrhea or skin rash or is vomiting or crying ..

  3. Healthy Habits for Kids - Topic Overview

    Habits are hard to break. That's why the sooner in life we build good,healthy habits,the easier it is to keep them and stay as healthy as possible. And when good habits are in place,it's easier to resist bad ones. Your child's habits start with you The most important thing to remember is that you are your child's role model. Your habits affect your children's habits. If your habits are ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Bullying: Signs a Child Is Bullied - Topic Overview

    Children who are being bullied may be embarrassed and not want to talk about it. Be aware of the signs that your child is being bullied so you can help resolve the problem. If your child is being bullied,he or she may: Have physical injuries. Bruises,cuts,scrapes,and scratches are common. "Lose" items frequently. Bullying often includes taking belongings or stealing lunch money or ...

  6. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Symptoms

    The symptoms of mastitis most often appear within 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. If you have mastitis, you may first notice: a painful area on one breast, reddened, warm to the touch, or both; chills, aches, and flu - like symptoms.

  7. Family Life Cycle - Parenting: Babies Through Adolescents

    Making the decision to have a babyAt some point in your marriage, you and your spouse will face the "baby decision, " although some couples know going into a marriage that they do not want children. Parenting is one of the most challenging phases of the family life cycle.The decision to have children is one that affects your individual development, the identity of your family, and your marital ...

  8. Healthy Eating for Children - Topic Overview

    What is healthy eating?Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients (such as protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals) he or she needs for normal growth. Your child can eat all types of food, as long as his or her weekly intake is balanced and varied.How much food is good for my child?From birth, children have an "internal hunger gauge" that ...

  9. Healthy Habits for Kids - 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. Fitness: Adding more activity to your life Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you Fitness: Staying active when you have young children Fitness: Teaching your child to stay active Fitness: Walking for ...

  10. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Risks

    The main risk of surgery to repair choanal atresia is needing another surgery if the airway does not stay open. In general, children have a small risk of infection or bleeding. Any surgery involving general anesthesia carries a small amount of risk. Call the doctor if your child has bleeding, a fever of, pus coming from the nose, or you are unable to keep the stents clear so your child can ...

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