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Apgar score

... first few minutes after birth to help identify babies that have difficulty breathing or have a ... a baby's condition immediately after birth . babies that have low Apgar score s are at increased ... birth weight and Apgar score , mothers and babies have distinctly better than average outcomes when ...

Asphyxia

... multi ple birth s ( multi ple birth babies are often premature) ... Unborn babies whose mothers are affected by eclampsia are at ... ( suffocation ). About one in every 14 of these babies die. The inflamed epiglottis mechanically ...

Birth Defects

... Birth defects have been present in babies from all over the world, in families of all ... Birth defects affect about one in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. They are the ... their nutrition ... Birth defects . Some babies are born without kidney s or with abnormally ...

Breast milk

... the virus . Breast milk is easy for babies to digest, so there is less spitting up . ... formula. It contains factors which help protect babies from allergies and infections . Penicillin ... HIV transmission. HIV also can be spread to babies through the breast milk of mothers infected ...

Breastfeeding

... concludes that breastfeeding gives babies a three-point advantage in IQ over bottle-feed babies (Am J Clin Nutri, 1999; 70:433-4). ... breast milk causes problems for nursing babies whose mothers use antacids occasionally. why ...

Colic

... child. Colic is a problem that affects some babies during the first three to four months of life. ... Colic and Crying Definition: Almost all babies go through a fussy period. When crying lasts ... Colic About one out of every five newborn babies suffer the frequent, prolonged crying bouts ...

Colic

... child. Colic is a problem that affects some babies during the first three to four months of life. ... Colic and Crying Definition: Almost all babies go through a fussy period. When crying lasts ... Colic About one out of every five newborn babies suffer the frequent, prolonged crying bouts ...

Congenital

... any other disorder. Congenital Up to 40% of babies born to women who become infected with ... will become infected, although not all the babies will have symptoms at birth . Congenital or ... risk. Congenital glaucoma occurs in babies and is the result of incomplete development of ...

Crying

... a baby has of communicating its needs. Most small babies spend as much as seven per cent of the day ... Mothers 'should not get stress ed' over crying babies 31 July 2006 Mothers should try not to be anxious when their babies cry as it could mean the infants will become ...

Premature Birth

... rest to medications. Premature birth means babies have less time to fully develop and mature in the ... Health Premature Birth s Massage and premature babies Massage used in post -delivery care on ... for about 15 per cent of premature birth s. The babies are not only premature but also often 'small ...

Tachypnea

... disorder usually seen shortly after delivery in babies who are born near or at term. Transient ... is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three ... rate - rapid and shallow Definition: ... babies born by Caesarean are more likely to develop ...

Birth

... deforming or life-threatening. Birth defects have been present in babies from all over the world, in families of all nationalities and backgrounds. ... in between ... Birth defects affect about one in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. They are the leading cause of infant ...

Breast-feeding

... . Breast-feeding mothers must be particularly careful when their babies are being treated for thrush . Breast-feeding of allergic infants . ... lots of concern for the new mother. But after the first 24 hours, most babies become more alert and are more interested in nursing . After your ...

Breathing

... obstruction. What might breathing problems indicate in a newborn? babies breathe much faster than older children and adults. A newborn's normal ... ... The " breathing machine" you mentioned is standard treatment for babies with RDS. The machine helps the baby breathe until his or her lungs are ...

Chlamydia

... the bacteria may damage the arteries and trigger atherosclerosis . babies may contract conjunctivitis during birth if the mother has a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia or gonorrhea . Newborn babies may also contract bacterial conjunctivitis . You have been exposed ...

Congenital Heart Disease

... form of major birth defects in newborns affecting close to 1% of newborn babies (8 per 1,000). This figure is an underestimate since it does not include ... Health The BBC is not responsible for content on external websites ... babies who were born prematurely or those with lung problems, congenital heart ...

Cross-eye

... to focus together properly ( strabismus ). Over the first few months, babies may have uncoordinated eye movements and may even appear cross-eye d. ... by a mobile or toy, it may be a sign that his sight is impaired. In babies over three months old, a cross-eye d appearance may be an indication of ...

Diaper rash

... sensitive skin is a poor defense against wet, soiled diapers, so most babies will probably have a diaper rash at some point. The good news is that ... will get diaper rash . At least you're not alone; up to 35 percent of all babies get diaper rash . Your child's diaper rash may cause constipation ...

Down syndrome

... occurring in one in every 800 infants . Every year, as many as 5,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. Down syndrome ... during pregnancy will become infected, although not all the babies will have symptoms at birth . This type of cytomegalovirus is the ...

Eczema

... in the body similar to an allergy . Although eczema is more common in babies and young children, older children and adults may also experience eczema ... lower eczema risk' 28 July 2006 Breast milk could lower the chance of babies at high risk of suffering from eczema from developing the disorder, new ...

Feeding

... strength and quite a bit of coordination to accomplish. Sick or premature babies may not have the strength, development, or coordination to bottle or ... ingestion of antacids through breast milk causes problems for nursing babies whose mothers use antacids occasionally. Breast- feeding can be an ...

Fetal

... of physical, developmental, and psychological abnormalities seen in babies born to mothers who consumed alcohol during pregnancy . Fetal ... Newborn) ... Affect Women's Productivity and Income (October 1) Healthy babies Born to Young Girls More Likely to Die Before Their First Birth day ...

Fetal

... of physical, developmental, and psychological abnormalities seen in babies born to mothers who consumed alcohol during pregnancy . Fetal ... Newborn) ... Affect Women's Productivity and Income (October 1) Healthy babies Born to Young Girls More Likely to Die Before Their First Birth day ...

Gestational age

... smaller than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy . SGA babies usually have birth weights below the 10th percentile for babies of the same gestational age . An inaccurate gestational age . A ...

Heart murmur

... water makes as it flows through a pipe. Heart murmur s are common in babies and young children. The majority aren't a sign of a problem with the ... s and Other Sounds Heart Murmur s and Other Sounds - ... Many babies have heart murmur s , which is a sound that a health professional can ...

Heart murmurs

... the heart or a malformed heart valve. Heart murmurs are common in babies and young children. The majority aren't a sign of a problem with the ... physiologic murmur s - are harmless. They are common in children. Many babies have heart murmurs , which is a sound that a health professional can hear ...

Hospital

... period. ^ Top ... Hospital s Massage therapy for premature babies Music therapy for babies in intensive care Shouldn't the after effects of childhood vaccinations ...

Hyaline Membrane Disease

... is one of the most common problems of premature babies. It can cause babies to need extra oxygen and help breathing . Hyaline Membrane Disease ... disease is a breathing problem that afflicts about 20,000 newborn babies in the U.S. each year. Hyaline Cast ( Urinary Casts ) Hyaline Membrane ...

Infant

... acids, are prone to anemia . Infant formulas are necessary for babies who are not breast fed and those who are being weaned off the breast . ... 4000 grams (8 pounds, 13 ounces), regardless of the period of gestation . babies of large birth are also called macrosomic infant s . Lower ...

Infection

... causes few, if any, symptoms in the pregnant woman. On the other hand , babies risk serious birth defects if they catch one of these infection s ... two or more. The good news about infection s that are dangerous to babies is that the overwhelming majority of them can be treated before they do ...

Lead

... preventable disease . Lead exposure can harm young children and babies  even before they are born. Even children that seem healthy can have ... ... Lead is even more dangerous to children than adults because: babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths ...

Low blood sugar

... of birth defects respiratory di stress (difficulty breathing ) Many babies with LGA also have hyperbilirubinemia ( jaundice - yellowing of the skin ... stress and anxiety . A rare, overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar . Other common ...

Membrane

... is one of the most common problems of premature babies. It can cause babies to need extra oxygen and help breathing . Hyaline Membrane ... disease is a breathing problem that afflicts about 20,000 newborn babies in the U.S. each year. Protection of cell membrane s and fats from ...

Milk

... mortality rates would drop and health-care costs would decrease if more babies were breast fed. food ( milk , egg, wheat, soya, seafood or fruit ... worries about keeping the bottles sterile . Breast milk is easy for babies to digest, so there is less spitting up . The main sources of ...

Miscarriage

... be before about the 24th week, although thanks to modern technology some babies born at 23 weeks survive). Miscarriage Early Pregnancy Jump to ... might just be a co incidence , but there's also a chance that the babies are inheriting genes that threaten their survival. While orgasm ...

Neonatal

... eyes ( sclera e) by pigment of bile ( bilirubin ). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. Neonatal jaundice Definition ... cause of neonatal jaundice . Physiologic jaundice occurs in healthy babies for several reasons, including the increased breakdown of red blood ...

Pediatrics

... reviewed by Elizabeth Hait, M.D., Department of Pediatrics , Rainbow babies and Children& acute ;s Hospital , Case Western Reserve University, ... prone to SIDS . The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that babies be laid to sleep on their backs or sides. (The answer to both questions ...

Poisoning

... preventable disease . Lead exposure can harm young children and babies  even before they are born. Even children that seem healthy can have ... involves two primary components: ... Us scientists fear that many babies are at risk of fluorosis (fluoride poisoning - first symptoms are ...

Rashes

... -relieving and anti histamine syrups may help - ask your pharmacist . babies and heat rash es Definition: Heat rash occurs in babies when the pores of the sweat glands become blocked. This generally ...

Rash

... with poison ivy , oak and sumac. Caring for diaper rash : Most babies will get a diaper rash at some time. Their bottoms are in frequent ... get diaper rash . At least you're not alone; up to 35 percent of all babies get diaper rash . The skin rash and blister s should be rinsed ...
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