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  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season begins in the fall and continues through spring. Both conditions are contagious. But you can help… than 2 years of age. Adults 65 years of age and older. Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding. People who…

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is a disease usually spread by mosquitos that can cause flu-like symptoms. Most people infected with the… in these ways is very low. A few cases have also been reported of the virus being passed from a pregnant or breastfeeding woman to…

  • Recovering from Delivery (Postpartum Recovery)

    Fully recovering from pregnancy and childbirth can take months, and it may be even longer before you feel like yourself… the baby weight. For many women, breastfeeding seems to help promote weight loss. Other moms don’t see weight loss associated with breastfeeding. Try to keep…

  • Infant Jaundice

    Infant jaundice is common. It can make your baby’s skin, eyes, and mouth turn yellow. While it may look odd,… aren’t developed enough to break down bilirubin effectively. They’re often treated, even if their bilirubin levels aren’t as high. Breastfeeding jaundice:Babies can get this when…

  • Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial… kids in day care or school settings. Avoid second-hand smoke. Breastfeed your baby exclusively for the first 6 months and continue breastfeeding for at least…

  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth… baby’s diapers often. This can prevent yeast infections and diaper rashes. If you have a yeast infection on your nipples while breastfeeding, talk to your doctor and get treatment…

  • Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people… such as antacids or prescriptions to reduce acid in your stomach, can affect it as well. Pregnancy People who are pregnant or breastfeeding can get…

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)

    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. There are 2 types of IUDs… the type. Can be removed by your doctor at any time. Convenience. Safe for women who just gave birth and/or are breastfeeding. Cannot be felt…

  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later… your child’s allergies. Women who are pregnant should wait to get the HPV vaccine. It’s safe for women who are breastfeeding. If your child is…

  • Zika

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted through sex and pregnancy. It has been linked to birth defects,… Avoid walking near bodies of water. Sleep with a mosquito net. Approved insect repellent is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Zika treatment…

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians… who has had several bouts of vomiting or diarrhea will need to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. For babies: If you are breastfeeding, continue to give your baby breast…

  • Natural Family Planning

    Natural family planning (NFP) is a form of pregnancy planning. It does not involve medicine or devices. It tracks when… be successful. You may need to use back-up contraceptives. NFP can be hard if you have abnormal menstrual cycles or are breastfeeding. Questions to ask…

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb. After birth, the baby goes… attention. Tips to help calm your baby include: Gentle rocking or swinging. Swaddling. Touching skin-on-skin. Reducing lights and noise. Safe breastfeeding. Babies who have severe…

  • Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

    Information for health care workers about how HIV is transmitted and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed… when and how? What were the results? Are you sexually active? What kind of relationship are you in? Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? Do you…

  • Head Lice

    Head lice are small wingless insects that can get on your hair and scalp. Lice bites may cause constant scratching,… a cream, lotion, or shampoo to treat your head lice. Certain prescription medicines are also safer for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The products…

  • Health Insurance: Understanding What It Covers

    Health insurance plans differ in terms of what they cover. All plans offered by the federal marketplace, however, must cover… risk. Tobacco use screening. Tuberculosis screening for adults at increased risk. For pregnant women or women who may become pregnant: Anemia screening. Breastfeeding comprehensive support…

  • Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy if used within a short period of time after having sex… You should not use any emergency contraception if you know you are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant. Women who are breastfeeding should not use…

  • Hope After a Life-Changing Diagnosis

    Dr. Michael Stefanowicz

    From diagnosis through ongoing treatment, I help my patients who have HIV live longer, healthier lives and avoid passing HIV… the year following her diagnosis, Anna got pregnant. Children born to mothers who have HIV can become infected during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. However, doctors…