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  • Infant CPR/Choking

    Anyone who is spends time with babies should know how to perform infant CPR—and when it’s appropriate to perform CPR…

  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

    Hirschsprung’s is a rare birth defect that affects the large intestine. It is caused by missing nerves near the end…

  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But…

  • Newborn Sleep Routines

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be some of the toughest for you. You’re up and down…

  • Neural Tube Defects

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

  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities.

  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a digestive disorder that can affect some babies at birth.

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. “Congenital” is another way of saying…

  • Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

    Caring for your baby’s teeth is important for his or her overall health now and later.

  • Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. Loss may be…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save…

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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

  • Pyloric Stenosis

    What is pyloric stenosis? Pyloric stenosis is a medical condition. It is a narrowing of the opening between the stomach and the small intestine. That space is called the pylorus. It often occurs in babies younger than 6 months. It is more common in

  • Pacifiers: Benefits and Risks

    Learn about the benefits and risks of pacifier use for your infant or child, and how to keep your baby…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare condition where babies are born with the inability to process an essential amino acid called…

  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

  • Rickets

    Rickets is a rare disorder that affects children’s bones, causing them to soften and break easily.

  • Otitis Media (with Effusion)

    Otitis media with effusion means there is fluid in the middle ear. It is common in young children and usually…

  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a baby’s lip or mouth don’t form correctly early…