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  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    A baby who has Down syndrome has some special needs but requires much of the same care as any…

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  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal blowing, whooshing, or swishing noise between heartbeats. It can be a sign of a…

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

    Healthy teeth are important to your baby’s overall health. Oral care helps set good dental habits as your baby…

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  • Caring for Your Premature Baby

    Babies are considered premature if they are born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature babies commonly need extra care…

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  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. It can be mild or severe,…

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  • Anesthesia and Your Child

    Children, like adults, have very few problems with anesthesia for surgeries and medical procedures.

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  • Newborn Sleep Routines

    Establishing a sleep routine for your newborn can help instill good bedtime habits for years to come. Learn tips so…

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  • Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) include several birth defects. They affect a fetus’ spine, spinal cord, or brain from forming…

    3D illustration of a fetus who has spina bifida, a neural tube defectAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious intestinal disease. It mostly occurs in premature infants or babies with weakened immune systems…

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  • Hearing Problems in Children

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

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  • The Importance of Vaccinations

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

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  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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

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  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

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  • Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Rashes and birthmarks are very common in newborns. Most are harmless and will go away without treatment.

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  • Organic Acid Metabolism Disorders

    Organic acid metabolism disorders are a group of rare birth defects. They affect your ability to break down food into…

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  • Genetic Testing: What You Should Know

    Genetic testing checks for changes in your genes. Learn reasons to get genetic testing, as well as the benefits, risks,…

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  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common and spreads through sexual contact and contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. It…

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  • Croup

    Croup is a common childhood condition. It is recognizable by its barking cough. It spreads through airborne particles and from…

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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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

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  • Newborn Screening Tests

    Newborn babies can receive screening in the hospital. The required tests vary by state and have pros and cons. Learn…

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