Health & Parenting Guide - Topic Overview
Most school-age children feel driven to "make it" in the world away from home. Making friends and being accepted become top priorities. School is a testing ground where children evaluate,accept,and reject each other daily. At times,parents cringe at the degree to which children try to fit in and are often saddened by their children's many ups and downs. Parents often see children's ...
Establishing Limits With Your School-Age Child - Topic Overview
Many children ages 6 to 10,if left to their own devices,would eat pizza 3 times a day,7 days a week,or play video games for hours at a time. That is because they have not developed control over their drives and appetites,which can include cravings for specific foods,toys,and things,as well as for praise and attention. Parents who set limits for their children show them that they love ...
Breast-Feeding - Planning to Breast-Feed
With proper planning,preparation,and support,most women are able to breast-feed successfully. At your prenatal visits,talk to your doctor or midwife about your plans to breast-feed. He or she can help guide you through the planning and get you started after the baby is born. You may also be referred to a lactation consultant. For more information,see: Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead. ...
Breast-Feeding - Common Problems
You may sometimes doubt your ability to successfully breast-feed. It's common to have questions and struggles sometimes. You may notice that your baby is having problems. Or you may have problems during feeding or problems with your breasts. Remember,most breast-feeding issues are easily resolved when you know what to expect and have support from others,including your doctor,midwife,or ...
Growth and Development, Newborn - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
For healthy growth and development, newborns need physical and emotional care. You enhance development and give your newborn a sense of security and being loved by: Feeding on demand. Respond to your baby's hunger cues, no matter how frequent.Encouraging emotional bonding. Your baby needs to be close to you and to anticipate that you will respond to his or her needs.Stimulating learning and ...
Signs That Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk - Topic Overview
You can be reassured that your baby is eating enough and is well nourished when he or she: Shows an eager desire and wakes up frequently to breast-feed. Rhythmically sucks and swallows milk. The fronts of your baby's ears will move slightly,and you usually will hear swallows. Breast-feeds at least 15 to 20 minutes on each breast at each feeding and is content when finished. Feeds at least ...
Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview
WebMD shows the benefits of breastfeeding and provides information to moms who are deciding between breast milk and infant formula.
Growth and Development, Newborn - What to Expect
Expect your baby to develop in five key areas:Physical development. Your newborn gains about per day, or about to per week in the first month. He or she grows about to in length by age 1 month.2Cognitive development. Newborn thinking begins with simple inborn responses to needs.Emotional and social development. Your newborn immediately initiates interaction with you-for example, by moving his or .
Bowel Movements in Babies - Topic Overview
How often do newborns have bowel movements?You may be surprised at the number of diapers your newborn goes through every day.Many newborns have at least 1 or 2 bowel movements a day. By the end of the first week, your baby may have as many as 5 to 10 a day. Your baby may pass a stool after each feeding. The number of bowel movements may go down as your baby eats more and matures during that first month.By 6 weeks of age, your baby may not have a bowel movement every day. This usually isn't a problem as long as your baby seems comfortable and is healthy and growing, and as long as the stools aren't hard. What will the bowel movements look like?Your newborn baby's bowel movements (also called stools) can change a lot in the days, weeks, and months after birth. The stools can come in many different colors and textures—all of which may be perfectly normal for your child. The first stool your baby passes is thick, greenish black, and sticky. It's called meconium.The stools usually change
Growth and Development, Newborn - 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. Depression: Managing postpartum depression ...