Baby Tips

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Norovirus is a virus that spreads through contaminated food and water, leading to severe gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhea and vomiting (1). The virus is known by several names, such as stomach bug, vomiting bug, or winter vomiting bug. The norovirus infection is commonly referred to as food poisoning or stomach
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE You might have heard about the importance of breastfeeding from others, but only you can experience the true beauty of it when your baby latches onto your breast and starts to suckle. Breastfeeding is one of the most significant and emotional events of motherhood. It nourishes the baby and helps
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The World Health Organization (WHO) defines chiropractic as “a healthcare profession concerned with diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health (1).” Chiropractic works on the premise that the human body is a neuromusculoskeletal system, and any disorder in one
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal polycythemia is defined as either venous hematocrit or abnormally high hemoglobin levels above 65% and 22 g/dl, respectively. It is reported in 0.4% to 5% of healthy term neonates. The affected baby may not always show specific symptoms but occasionally have ruddy or dusky skin (1) (2). In this
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Abnormally increased muscle tone is called hypertonia, which may cause muscle stiffness and difficulty in moving the limbs. Hypertonia is less common among babies than hypotonia (floppy baby syndrome). The condition is a central nervous system pathology and could be present at birth or develop after birth. Some babies may
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common metabolic problem where the newborn’s blood glucose levels are less than their body’s requirement for energy and metabolism. Healthy newborns may also develop transient hypoglycemia while adapting to extrauterine life. However, the decline of plasma glucose level to lower than 30 mg/dL (1.65 mmol/L) within
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection or disease caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium (1). An unborn baby can contract this infection from their mother during pregnancy or vaginal birth if the mother isn’t treated or treated inadequately for an active infection. Syphilis in babies, also known as congenital syphilis,
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Kids this age are like little Neanderthals. Don’t take it personally. Dinner with my daughter used to be my favourite time of day, but now that she’s 21 months old, I dread it. It starts off well enough: I watch Dale greedily gobbling up the food I’ve lovingly prepared and her hilarious expressions as she
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Thrombocytopenia is a condition where a person has an abnormally low number of platelets (thrombocytes) in the blood. It is a common hematological issue seen in infancy. Platelets are vital for blood clotting and are produced in the bone marrow. Babies with thrombocytopenia could develop bleeding problems. The normal platelet
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies have their first checkup and vital vaccinations right after birth. Along with the subsequent immunizations, babies also need periodic checkups to assess their overall health, growth, and achievement of developmental milestones. These checkups are necessary, even for healthy babies, and are known as well-baby checkups. Your baby will have
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sepsis, also known as septicemia, is a life-threatening condition wherein the body exhibits extreme immune response to infections. The immune system compounds spread through the bloodstream, triggering widespread tissue inflammation. Septic shock is a severe state of sepsis causing organ failure. Every year, more than 75,000 infants and children develop
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