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Infants and Toddlers

Find information on toddlers and infants, caring for your newborn, potty training, vaccination decisions, home safety and nutrition, plus tips for picky eaters.

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  • Infant formula

    Infant Formula

    Baby formulas are an alternative to breastfeeding and are specifically made to meet a baby’s nutritional needs.

  • Infant Jaundice

    Infant jaundice is common. It can make your baby’s skin, eyes, and mouth turn yellow. While it may look odd,…

  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass

    Intoeing

    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…

  • close-up of a crying baby in distress

    Intussusception

    Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage.

  • Man's hands on his stomach with red spot indicating pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…

  • Is Your Child Too Busy?

    Helping your child find a balance between school, activities, and play can be tricky. It’s up to you to find…

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Kids and Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are…

  • A doctor wearing blue latex gloves

    Latex Allergy

    Natural rubber latex comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. The protein in this rubber can cause an allergic…

  • illustration of normal blood vs. leukemia

    Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. There are 4 main types that have different symptoms and treatments.

  • A mosquito sits on human skin

    Malaria

    Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is carried by one type of mosquito. Humans get…

  • Little girl crying over a bowl

    Managing and Preventing Temper Tantrums

    Managing and preventing temper tantrums is something every parent experiences. Plan ahead to avoid tantrums with simple tips.

  • Measles

    What is measles? Measles (also called rubeola) is a serious respiratory illness. This means it affects the lungs and breathing tubes. It also causes a rash and a fever. It is a very contagious disease. It can be spread to others very easily. In

  • Small intestine in detail illustration

    Meckel's Diverticulum

    A Meckel’s diverticulum is a small pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small intestine. It is…

  • Nurse holding newborn

    Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome affects newborns who inhale their stool and/or amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

  • Cotton swab with fluid sample for lab test to diagnose meningitis

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral…

  • Mother holding premature baby’s feet with neonatal infant pulse oximeter

    Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestine that can affect premature and newborn babies.

  • Newborn baby girl crying and laying on bed in hospital

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb. After birth, the baby goes…

  • 3D illustration of a fetus who has spina bifida, a neural tube defect

    Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects in a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. They occur when a fetus’…

  • close-up of infant’s hand holding mother’s finger

    Newborn Reflexes and Behavior

    While newborn babies develop at different rates, your baby should have a series of built-in responses to different stimuli at…

  • Doctor collecting blood from newborn child in hospital for screening tests

    Newborn Screening Tests

    Your newborn will go through screening tests at the hospital. The purpose is to find and treat certain health issues…

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