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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding?
Most health organizations advocate breastfeeding and, with the right support, many women find that they can breastfeed successfully. However, it can also be challenging. Learn about the pros and cons of breastfeeding, including the health benefits, costs, and the effects on mental health and parenting workload. (Medical News Today)

Can you drink coffee while breastfeeding?
While many people avoid caffeine during pregnancy, they may wonder if it is safe to drink coffee again while breastfeeding. For most people, it is safe to consume a moderate amount of coffee while breastfeeding. In this article, we look at the risks and benefits of caffeine consumption for people who are breastfeeding. (Medical News Today)

Signs of concussion in children and toddlers
Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. Parents and caregivers should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of concussion in children and toddlers. In this article, we look at the warning signs, what to do if you think a child has concussion, and we discuss treatment and recovery times. (Medical News Today)

Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments. (Medical News Today)

Can gripe water or gas drops treat colic?
A baby with colic can cause distress for caregivers, and many turn to home remedies to soothe a baby’s discomfort. Gripe water and gas drops are two popular home remedies for colic, but do either of them work? We examine what they are, what the evidence says, and what else might relieve colic symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What is 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and why is it concerning?
A new phenomenon draws the attention of surgeons and psychologists alike: people are seeking plastic surgery in order to look like their filtered selfies. (Medical News Today)

How to identify lice bites
Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Most lice are harmless to overall health, but they do cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. In this article, learn how to identify lice by sight and by the part of the body affected. We also describe the difference between lice bites and bed bug bites. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?
Fever is common in toddlers and usually resolves on its own. At times, a rash can develop after the fever passes. Causes of a rash after fever in toddlers include roseola, scarlet fever, fifth disease, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. Learn about these common childhood illnesses and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Is a runny nose during teething normal?
Teething begins at around 6 months of age. Many people associate some non-oral symptoms, including a runny nose and a fever, with the teething process. However, research suggests that the infant's exposure to the wider world and to childhood illnesses are more likely responsible for these symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Chickenpox vs. measles: What's the difference?
When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itchy rash. We’ll compare these two conditions in several different areas. (Medical News Today)

What to know about babies and cold sores
Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment of cold sores in babies here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause joint pains in children?
Growing pains are a common cause of joint pains in kids. They are mostly harmless and people can treat them at home. As the child gets older, their growing pains mostly disappear. However, joint pains can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis or lupus. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joints, and patches of flaky, crusty skin. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat turf burn
Turf burn is a common injury for people who play soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and other sports that take place on artificial grass. In this article, learn more about turf burns and how to treat them. We also discuss prevention, provide tips on how to make the healing process faster, and explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Why is my kid's poop green?
Green poop in kids is usually due to something that they ate, such as leafy greens or food coloring. Diarrhea can also cause green poop. Green poop is rarely a need for worry, and in infants, it is a sign that everything is normal. Learn about the reasons for green poop in babies, toddlers, and children here. (Medical News Today)

Eleven iron-rich foods for toddlers
Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, so making sure they get the nutrition they need can be a challenge. People can make sure a toddler receives their daily iron intake by adding certain iron-rich foods that even the fussiest toddlers will eat. Foods include peanut butter sandwiches, dark chocolate, and eggs. (Medical News Today)

Is my newborn sleeping too much?
Many parents will look forward to their newborn sleeping, but sometimes a newborn will sleep so much that they become concerned. After birth, babies need a lot of rest as they continue to develop and grow. But how much sleep is normal for a newborn and what can parents do about excessive sleep? Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Peripheral cyanosis: Causes of blue hands and feet
Peripheral cyanosis is when the fingertips, hands, or feet turn blue or green. This happens when those extreme body parts are not getting enough oxygen from the blood. Cold temperatures, heart, or lung problems can cause peripheral cyanosis. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment here. (Medical News Today)

How can you tell when a toddler is dehydrated?
Toddlers will often be unable to explain when they are feeling thirsty or dehydrated, but severe dehydration can be dangerous. In this article, we discuss the causes and warning signs of dehydration in toddlers. We also discuss the treatment options, and when to take a toddler to the emergency room. (Medical News Today)

Are essential oils safe for babies?
Some people use essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to massage their baby or in a diffuser. In this article, we look at the potential benefits of essential oils for babies, as well as which ones to use and how to use them safely. People should never use essential oils on babies less than 3 months old. (Medical News Today)

What can you put on a newborn's dry skin?
It is quite common for newborns to have dry, flaky, or peeling skin. In this article, we look at the causes of peeling skin, such as exposure to the amniotic fluid. We also provide ten home remedies to help prevent and treat newborn skin peeling, including using a humidifier and moisturizing the skin. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a blocked tear duct in infants?
A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a blocked tear duct in a baby here. (Medical News Today)

How to deal with 2-year molars
Teething can be a difficult process for infants, toddlers, and caregivers. Two-year molars are the large teeth at the back of the mouth, and when they come in, it can cause even more discomfort and irritability. In this article, learn how to relieve related pain and which medications to avoid. (Medical News Today)

What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction
Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to identify different allergic reactions and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What causes head lice?
Head lice have existed on humans for thousands of years. These otherwise harmless parasites can cause itchiness and discomfort. In this article, learn about the causes of lice, which groups of people are most at risk, and what treatments are available. We also explore symptoms and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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