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  1. Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  2. Congenital Torticollis - Topic Overview

    What is congenital torticollis?Torticollis, also known as "wryneck, " is a condition in which your baby's head is tilted. The chin points to one shoulder, while the head tilts toward the opposite shoulder. Treatment is necessary to prevent your baby's face and skull from growing unevenly and to prevent limited motion of the head and neck. "Congenital" means a condition that is present at birth. ..

  3. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Postpartum Checkup

    Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section,your doctor will check your incision. Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control ...

  4. Burping a Baby - Topic Overview

    A baby may be uncomfortable after feedings if he or she has swallowed air during the feeding. Burping helps get rid of air that the baby has swallowed. Burp a breast-feeding baby when you switch breasts during feeding. Burp a baby who is bottle-feeding after each 1 fl oz (30 mL) to 2 fl oz (60 mL) of fluid. Burp the baby after the feeding is finished. If the baby has problems with gas or ...

  5. Breast-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Sometimes a mother wants to stop breast-feeding,but her baby shows signs of wanting to continue. If possible,continue breast-feeding a while longer. If this is not possible,the following suggestions may help you: Offer breast milk pumped from your breast,formula,or cow's milk (if your baby is more than 12 months old) in a cup or bottle before you breast-feed or between breast-feedings. ...

  6. Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready - Topic Overview

    Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).If you are breast-feeding, your baby may: Suck a few times and then stop nursing.Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.Refuse to breast-feed.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup. If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may: Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

  7. Feeding Your Child Using Division of Responsibility - Topic Overview

    The division of responsibility is a way of feeding your child that takes the battle out of meal times. From birth until your child is between 6 months and 1 year old,you are responsible for what your child eats,and your child is responsible for how much and how often he or she eats. (Infants are fed on demand.) As your child starts eating solid foods,you become responsible for what,when,...

  8. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Recovery At Home

    During the days and weeks after the delivery of your baby (postpartum period),your body will change as it returns to its nonpregnant condition. As with pregnancy changes,postpartum changes are different for every woman. Physical changes after childbirth The changes in your body may include sore muscles and bleeding. Contractions called afterpains shrink the uterus for several days after ...

  9. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  10. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Barriers Can Affect Inner Strength?

    Research shows that some children are more likely to have problems building inner strength. They may have risk factors, such as being in certain situations, having certain medical conditions, or having certain personalities, that make it harder for them to be resilient. But the more parents understand about these risk factors, the better they will be able to help their children learn how to cope.Internal risk factorsInternal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:Hyperactivity.Concentration problems.Problems with learning.Serious illness.External risk factorsExternal risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:Poverty.Parents with severe marital problems.Remarriage of parents.Moving to a new town.Overcrowded classrooms.High crime rate in the neighborhood.A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

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