Month: September 2018

Teething is a natural process that every infant goes through. It can be an uncomfortable experience, and it can be concerning for parents and caregivers to see the infant experiencing pain and discomfort. The symptoms of teething vary from one infant to another. Some babies do not have any symptoms at all when their teeth
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A four-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after contracting a serious infection while trying on shoes without socks. Sienna Rasul became ill after a day of shoe shopping in Cardiff, Wales with her mother, Jodie Thomas. Thomas told Metro U.K. that her daughter had been wearing sandals and began trying on different shoes from the display without
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Although it is a natural activity, breastfeeding is also a skill that takes time to learn. It tends to get easier with practice, as both a woman and baby master the breastfeeding strategies that work for them. The best breastfeeding positions enable a baby to latch on to the breast well and comfortably, do not
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Leukemia is a broad category of cancers that affect white blood cells. The chances of survival depend on a variety of factors, including a person’s age and response to treatment. The American Cancer Society estimate that there will be around 60,300 new cases of leukemia in the United States in 2018, resulting in 24,370 deaths.
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Human papillomavirus or HPV is a sexually transmitted infection or STI with links to some types of cancer, including cervical and throat cancer. Breastfeeding women may worry about spreading the virus to babies through breast milk. But, for most women with HPV, breastfeeding is safe, and the benefits outweigh any potential risks. In this article,
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Sometimes, an ear infection can come back again and again. These are called chronic or recurring ear infections. In this article, we look at the different types of ear infections and what makes them chronic. We also discuss the ways to treat and prevent a chronic ear infection. Chronic ear infections Viruses and bacteria can
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Many women complain of itchy nipples while breastfeeding. It may be a sign of minor infection or just a transitional symptom as the body adjusts to breastfeeding. A lactation consultant or doctor who is knowledgeable about breastfeeding can help, but home treatments are often effective. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples
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Image: iStock Whether it is a headache, a pain in the neck, swelling or fever, ibuprofen is the medicine you reach out for. It is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug widely used because of its ability to subdue high body temperatures and provide relief from pain. But is it safe to use when you are breastfeeding?
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A Foley bulb induction is when a doctor inserts a small balloon into the cervix to help it dilate faster. This procedure is one of several ways to induce labor. An estimated 23.3 percent of women in the United States had an induced labor in 2012. In this article, we discuss how a Foley bulb
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People often get stomach upsets and diarrhea during pregnancy, but is it safe to take Pepto-Bismol for these symptoms when pregnant or breastfeeding? Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve an upset stomach, heartburn, and diarrhea. It is usually safe to use when not pregnant. However, many medications can cross the placenta, making them
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Drooling is common in young children, especially while their teeth are coming in. It is usually nothing to worry about. However, excessive saliva can sometimes irritate a baby’s skin and cause drool rash. Drool rash can be uncomfortable for a baby, but parents and caregivers can help them get relief with some simple home remedies.
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We had an unplugged summer and this is what happened. Earlier this summer, I wrote a post about my family’s “Summer Rules” for electronics. Basically, my older two have to complete a list of daily tasks before they get to use any electronics for the day, and electronics are limited to one hour. Now, previously,
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