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  • Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

    Certain medicines taken during breastfeeding can affect you or your baby through your breast milk.

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  • Hip Problems in Infants

    A hip problem in infants is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Learn how to prevent and treat…

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  • Preventing Tooth Decay in Babies

    Tooth decay occurs when bacteria eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Learn how to protect your baby from…

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  • Intoeing

    Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.

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  • How Do Infants Learn?

    Infants learn immediately through sensory, talk, play, and repetition.

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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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  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    All kids get sick from time to time. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatment for common illnesses experienced by school-age…

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  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty is a type of early onset puberty in girls younger than 8 and boys younger than…

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  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers satisfy a baby’s natural need to suck. Learn about their pros and cons.

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  • Infant CPR/Choking

    CPR is an important lifesaving technique to use in emergencies, such as choking. Learn how to give CPR to an…

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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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  • 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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  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

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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
  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)

    Enuresis (bedwetting) is a common occurrence when children wet the bed during sleep. It is often just a stage in…

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  • 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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  • When Your Toddler Doesn't Want to Eat

    Toddlers can have strange eating patterns. But most are completely normal. Establish healthy eating habits and pleasant mealtimes to encourage…

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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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  • Your Child’s Mental Health

    Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children…

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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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