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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…

  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty, also known as gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty, occurs when girls less than 8 years old and boys less…

  • 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’…

  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)

    Enuresis is when an older child (age 5 or older) wets the bed at night while sleeping. This could happen…

  • Congenital Heart Disease

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

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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

  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and My Child

    Learn about over-the-counter cough and cold medicines and how to safely give these medicines to your child.

  • Asthma in Kids

    Living with asthma as a child can be difficult. Asthma attacks interfere with a child’s physical activity, sleep, and can…

  • Stuttering

    Stuttering is a problem commonly associated with childhood, but, for some people, it can last a lifetime.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

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