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  • Breastfeeding Your Baby: Getting Started

    Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting and busy time. One of the most important decisions you will make is how to feed your baby.

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  • Breastfeeding Your Baby (booklet)

    Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby in many ways. It also is a proud tradition of many cultures. This booklet was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to answer common questions about breastfeeding.

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  • Breastfeeding Record for Baby’s First Week
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  • Born Early (Preterm): Health Concerns

    Because preterm (premature) babies are born before they are physically ready to leave the womb, they often have health problems. These newborns have higher rates of disabilities (such as cerebral palsy) and even death.

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  • Born Early (Preterm): At the Hospital

    Preterm (premature) birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births.

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  • Birth to 6 Months: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that hundreds of children younger than 1 year die every year in the United States because of injuries — most of which could be prevented?

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  • Bedwetting

    Did you know that there are about 5 million children in the United States who wet the bed? If your child wets the bed, he or she is not alone.

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  • Bedwetting

    Most children learn to use the toilet between 2 and 4 years of age. Even after children are toilet-trained, they may wet the bed until they are older. It's even common for 6-year-olds to wet the bed once in a while. Some children still wet the bed at age 12.

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  • Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    Remember … Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

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  • Babysitting Reminders

    Parents should: Meet the siiter and check references and training in advance. | Be certain the sitter has had first aid training and knows CPR. | Be sure the sitter is at least 13 years old and mature enough to handle common emergencies.

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  • Baby Walkers: What You Need to Know

    Most walker injuries happen while adults are watching. Parents or caregivers simply cannot respond quickly enough. A child in a walker can move more than 3 feet in 1 second! That is why walkers are never safe to use, even with an adult close by.

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  • Asthma and Your Child

    This publication was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics to inform parents about asthma. It includes information about asthma symptoms, triggers, treatments, medicines, and how to communicate with your child's school.

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  • Antibiotics and Your Child

    Parents need to know that using antibiotics when they are not the right medicine will not help and may even cause harm to children.

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  • Anemia and Your Young Child: Guidelines for Parents: Adapted from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

    Anemia is a condition that is sometimes found in young children. It can make your child feel cranky, tired, and weak. Though these symptoms may worry you, most cases of anemia are easily treated. This brochure explains the different types of anemia and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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  • Allergies in Children

    Allergy describes a condition involving the immune system that causes sneezing and itching, chronic rashes, wheezing, or even life-threatening allergic reactions. Whether minor or serious, there are things you can do to prevent or control most allergic problems. The more you know about allergies—the

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  • Air Bag Safety

    An air bag can save your life. However, air bags and young children are a dangerous combination. The following information will help keep you and your children safe:

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