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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Milk offers several vital nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, fat, and protein. Toddlers require these nutrients to maintain several physiological functions and healthy development. However, several other foods, such as lean meat, fish, and tofu, can also offer these nutrients. So is feeding milk to toddlers necessary? How much
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The virus attacks and weakens the infected person’s immune system, increasing the risk of opportunistic infection (1). HIV in newborns is also known as congenital HIV or neonatal HIV (2). Congenital HIV spreads from the mother to the baby
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of intestines commonly seen in premature or extremely sick newborns. It is characterized by tissue inflammation of usually the large intestine. The inflammation may destroy the tissues of the baby’s large intestine (colon), making the condition potentially fatal. The disease can occur in any
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Child-rearing is full of difficult decisions. Some are split-second decisions and some are consciously made after much deliberation and discussion. Deciding to practice veganism and incorporating vegan options into your family’s everyday life may have been a little bit of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding affects your metabolism. Mothers who exclusively breastfeed for the first six months require additional 400-500 kilocalories per 24 hours for milk production (1). Thus, breastfeeding mothers may find themselves losing weight during the lactation phase. Since breastfeeding may facilitate postpartum weight loss, many mothers may grow anxious about weight
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Handout via Getty ImagesThere are many Disney Parks fanatics with expert tips for enhancing the experience.  It’s been just over a year since Walt Disney World reopened to visitors after its pandemic-induced shutdown, and people are certainly flocking to the iconic theme parks again. But visitors to the so-called “Happiest Place on Earth” have made
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Omphalitis or umbilical stump infection is the bacterial infection of the umbilical stump in babies. Bacteria spread from the skin around the navel if the umbilical stump is not managed properly. Omphalitis is a medical emergency that affects one in 200 newborns (1). Umbilical stump infection in babies typically presents
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image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Habits are repetitive behaviors that begin in childhood. While some habits are termed good because they are beneficial for one’s physical and mental wellbeing, others are called bad habits as they have negative effects. One such habit is nail biting or onychophagia. This habit usually begins around three to four
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If you’re looking for some truly creative takes on the English language, look to the children in your life. Many parents tweet about their kids’ funny malapropisms and interesting turns of phrase ― which are often arguably superior to the correct terms. We’ve rounded up 30 funny tweets about what children call things. Enjoy! Advertisement
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Inclined baby sleepers are a type of compact bassinets featuring an inclined sleep surface to maintain the baby’s body in an inclined position during sleep. It is also known as baby nests, pods, docks, rockers, loungers, or nappers. These products generally feature a base with an incline in the range of
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Television is ubiquitous, and each home has at least one television. Despite all your efforts, your baby will invariably be exposed to a TV. Infants and toddlers are impressionable and could be easily enticed by the colorful, bright images on the TV. Before you know it, your baby might be addicted
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Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious quips from parents on Twitter to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch, and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Advertisement I recommend pregnancy for anybody who wants
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers often have varying emotions that may manifest through actions. One of the several actions that parents may observe is hitting. A toddler may hit others due to frustration or for reasons that may seem indiscernible. Despite the embarrassment and annoyance it causes, there are usually relevant reasons for a
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