Breast-Feeding - Your Health and Nutrition
A healthy lifestyle-including having a balanced diet,getting plenty of rest,and being active-is important while you breast-feed. It can help you have more energy and reduce stress. It can also help you build a healthy milk supply. It's also important to know what to avoid. Anything you put in your body can be passed to your baby in breast milk. Have a healthy diet Have a balanced diet so ...
Breast-Feeding - Benefits of Breast-Feeding
Benefits of breast milkBreast - feeding is a natural way to nourish your baby. Breast milk provides your baby with unique nutritional and health benefits, such as:Antibodies to strengthen the immune system.A reduced risk for eczema.2A reduced risk for asthma.3A reduced risk for becoming obese later in infancy and during childhood.A reduced risk for developing diabetes and high blood pressure. A ..
Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview
Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.
Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview
Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.
Breast Engorgement - Symptoms
Symptoms of breast engorgement happen when the breasts produce and fill with milk but little milk is removed from them. Milk overfills and engorges the breasts.
Breast Engorgement - Exams and Tests
No exams or tests are needed to diagnose breast engorgement. If your health professional suspects a breast infection (mastitis), you will be treated with antibiotics.
Breast Engorgement - Home Treatment
Information on home treatment of breast engorgement.
10 Steps to Help Prevent SIDS
What you can do for your baby, right now, to reduce the risk of SIDS -- sudden infant death syndrome.
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Responding to a Disaster
Dealing with injuries In any disaster situation, transportation and communication may be interrupted, and health professionals may be overwhelmed. You may need to evaluate or treat minor or major injuries or provide first aid, since medical care may not be immediately available. You may feel more confident when an emergency arises if you know what to do in advance and have resources at hand. The .
Teething - Home Treatment
Controlling symptoms safelyYou can help your baby be more comfortable while teething by:Using mild pain relief medication that is labeled for your child's specific age. Acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) and ibuprofen (for example, Advil) may help relieve your baby's discomfort. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because it has been associated with Reye's syndrome. Rubbing the ...