Section: Parents - posted in 2019

  • Fainting

    Fainting What Is Fainting? Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. It happens when there isn't enough blood going to the brain because of a drop in blood pressure. Why Do People Faint? Blood pressure can drop from dehydration, a quick change in position, standing or sitting still for a long period, or a sudden fear of something. Common reasons for fainting include: Physical triggers. Getting too hot ...
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  • Breastfeeding FAQs: Getting Your Baby to Latch

    Breastfeeding FAQs: Getting Your Baby to Latch Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes practice to get it right. Here's what you need to know about getting a good latch, making sure your baby is drinking, ending a nursing session, and more. How Do I Get My Baby to Latch Correctly? Find a quiet spot to sit, and support yourself with pillows, a footstool, or whatever you need to feel comfortable. Choose a nursing position that feels good. When ...
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  • What to Do When Babies Cry

    What to Do When Babies Cry Why Do Babies Cry? All newborns cry and get fussy sometimes. It's normal for a baby to cry for 2–3 hours a day for the first 6 weeks. During the first 3 months of life, they cry more than at any other time. New parents often are low on sleep and getting used to life with their little one. They'll quickly learn to find out if their crying baby: is hungry is tired needs to be burped is ...
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  • Intravenous Line (IV)

    Intravenous Line (IV) What Is an IV? An intravenous line (IV) is a soft, flexible tube placed inside a vein, usually in the hand or arm. Health care providers use IV lines to give a person medicine or fluids. Who Needs an IV? Often, babies, kids, and teens who are in the hospital get IVs during their stay, so they can get medicine and fluids easily when they need them. What Happens During IV Placement? A specially ...
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  • Does My Child Need an Antibiotic? (Video)

    Does My Child Need an Antibiotic? (Video) All parents want their kids to feel better when they're sick. Find out when antiboitics can help, and when some TLC is all that kids need.
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  • How Vaccines Help (Video)

    How Vaccines Help (Video) Vaccines keep millions of people healthy each year by preparing the body to fight illness. Learn how vaccines help and get answers to your biggest questions.
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  • Managing Your Toddler's Behavior (Video)

    Managing Your Toddler's Behavior (Video) Toddlers learn new skills and test boundaries ever day. This can make for some trying moments. Learn how to encourage good behavior, handle tantrums, and keep your cool.
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  • Helping Your Toddler Sleep (Video)

    Helping Your Toddler Sleep (Video) Nighttime feedings may be over, but you might still be struggling to get your toddler to sleep. Learn how to instill good sleep habits early so your toddler can sleep well.
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  • Caring for Your Child's Teeth (Video)

    Caring for Your Child's Teeth (Video) Good oral health starts even before your child's first tooth comes in. Learn to keep your child's teeth healthy from infancy and beyond.
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  • Handling Picky Eating in Toddlers (Video)

    Handling Picky Eating in Toddlers (Video) Most toddlers are picky eaters. Here's how to manage mealtimes so they're more pleasant and less stressful for everyone.
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