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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Most babies follow a similar pattern of language and speech developmental milestones. One of the significant milestones that parents look forward to is the baby’s ability to say “Mama” and “Dada.”  The journey to this milestone begins with basic communication skills involving cooing and gurgling that most babies can do
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breast milk is often termed “liquid gold” for its exceptional capability to nourish an infant optimally. This nourishment relies on breast milk’s nutritional composition, which is affected by multiple factors, such as the mother’s food choices. While a mother’s food intake affects milk’s quality, it can also affect breast milk’s
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Comfort nursing is breastfeeding the baby for reasons other than feeding or quenching the baby’s thirst. While breastfeeding’s primary purpose is to provide nourishment, some babies may like to suckle to soothe themselves. Since the objective is to calm the baby, it is known as comfort nursing. A mother may
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Hypospadias is a common problem in boys, occurring in one per 250-300 births(1). The condition is treatable, but if left unattended, it may lead to long-term problems, including difficulty during urination. In this post, we tell you about symptoms, causes, and treatment options for hypospadias in babies. What Is Hypospadias?
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Have you noticed minute fluid-filled bumps on your baby’s lips? They could be lip blisters, which  are common in babies and usually resolve on their own. Although baby lip blisters do not pose a threat, they could be subtle signs of latching problems. Knowing the reason behind baby lip blisters
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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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When your baby lets a number two slip during their evening dip, here’s how to avoid turning bathtime into a game of hot potato. The first time it happened, I’ll admit I laughed. The tiny rumble, the flurry of bubbles and, best of all, the sheepish grin as my six-month-old let out a burst of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sacral dimples, also known as sacrococcygeal or coccygeal dimples or pits, are a common cutaneous (relating to the skin) anomaly found during the neonatal spinal examination. These are shallow or deep indentations on the lower back (lower sacral region), just above the crease of the buttocks. Studies suggest that sacral
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Microcephaly is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes significantly small head size in infants compared to other infants of the same gender and age. Most microcephaly cases happen due to abnormal brain development during fetal life or cessation of brain growth during infancy. Smaller head size also means a smaller brain,
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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 Infantile scoliosis or infantile idiopathic scoliosis refers to an abnormal, side-to-side curving of the spine in children younger than three years. The spine curvature is considered abnormal when its angle is greater than 10 degrees. This painless condition develops during the intrauterine period or after birth. Infantile scoliosis is different
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