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  1. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Home Treatment

    From the time you begin breastfeeding until your baby is weaned, take measures to prevent mastitis.

  2. Child Abuse and Neglect - When to Seek Help

    Callor other emergency services immediately if you witness child abuse, believe a child is in immediate danger, or see that a child: Is not breathing. The operator can guide you through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until help arrives.Is having moderate to severe difficulty breathing.Is bleeding heavily.Has an altered level of consciousness.Is in shock.Exhibits symptoms of a head injury ...

  3. Bullying - The Role of Schools in Bullying

    Schools play a critical role in stopping bullying because most aggression happens on school grounds during recess, in lunch rooms, or in bathrooms. Schools should develop zero - tolerance programs that make it clear that bullying won't be tolerated.School - based programs can help reduce bullying by:Increasing awareness of bullying through school assemblies and classroom discussion of the problem.

  4. Bullying - How Children Can Discourage Bullying

    Children can take steps to discourage bullying. A basic strategy is to hang out with friendly kids at school and to stay away from those who seem not to like them. Bullying is also less likely to occur when children are in groups and are in areas supervised by adults. For example, children who wish to avoid being bullied can:Play or take breaks near adults while at school.Walk to school with ...

  5. Spitting Up - Topic Overview

    Almost all babies spit up, especially newborns. Spitting up decreases once the muscles of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, become more coordinated. This process can take as little as 6 months or as long as 1 year.When spitting up becomes a problemIf your baby starts spitting up after every feeding, there may be a problem with the way he or she is being ...

  6. Hydrocele - Topic Overview

    What is a hydrocele?A hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. Although this swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable, it usually is not painful and generally is not dangerous. Although hydroceles are common in newborns, they can also occur at any age in later life.What causes a hydrocele?The cause of most ...

  7. Caring for More Than One Baby - Topic Overview

    Caring for just one newborn is a big job. Raising more than one baby means even less sleep, more work, and less time for yourself. On some days, you may feel frustrated that you can't keep up with work at home. Do not wait for stress to become a problem before you ask for help. Your family, friends, and doctor can help you find ways to cope. Ways to copeBe a good planner. Buying supplies, getting your babies in and out of cars and strollers, and keeping track of what your babies have eaten or done can become overwhelming with more than one baby. Diapers, naps, nursing, and everything else that is part of your babies' lives can take over your life and keep you from taking care of yourself, if you let it. Charts and systems to stay organized and efficient will help you to cope. Get as much rest as you can. Do not feel guilty if you let chores go undone so that you can rest. Try to sleep when your babies are sleeping, rather than using that time to get chores done. If you are going to

  8. Weaning - Topic Overview

    What is weaning?Weaning is the term used to describe the process of switching a baby from:Breast - feeding to bottle - feeding.Breast - or bottle - feeding to a cup.Breast - or bottle - feeding to solid foods.Your baby will go through one or more of these weaning processes. All types of weaning usually work best when they are done gradually. When is the best time to wean my baby?There is no righ

  9. Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead

    When you breast - feed, you provide your baby with the best possible nutrition. The best way to stimulate milk production is to have your baby feed directly from your breast. If this isn't possible, your baby can drink expressed breast milk from a bottle. The first few weeks of breast - feeding can be challenging because of all the changes to your body and routine. Breast - feeding becomes easier

  10. 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 ...

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