Newborns Babies

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) – Alcohol and the Unborn Baby

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is not a single disease but a range of disorders which include numerous physical and mental problems, as well as various developmental defects, that may occur as a result of alcohol consumption by the mother while pregnant. No amount of alcohol is considered safe >> Read More ...

Premature Baby (Preterm Birth)

What is Premature Birth? The duration of most pregnancies is usually about 40 weeks but it is quite normal for a baby to be born a week or two earlier. However, when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation, it is said to be a premature birth and such babies are known as premature babies or preemies. Prematurity is a >> Read More ...

Babies Vomit After Feeding, with Diarrhea and Abdominal Pain

Infants, both breastfed and bottle fed, have a tendency to regurgitate milk for various reasons, many of which are not due to any disease process. This effortless regurgitation or spitting up of milk is known as possetting. With vomiting, the regurgitated contents are pushed out with force. A list of causes of vomiting in >> Read More ...

Baby Vomiting | Causes of Vomiting in Infants and Toddlers

Although babies tend to frequently regurgitate after meals (possetting), vomiting itself should not be taken lightly as it may be due to some underlying pathology. This can range from more acute causes like viral gastroenteritis to serious conditions like gastric outlet or intestinal obstruction or even meningitis. In >> Read More ...

Colicky Baby | Prevention, Treatment and Remedies

Before commencing with any treatment for infantile colic, it is important to first confirm the diagnosis by eliminating other causes of baby colic symptoms. A thorough case history and physical examination of the infant by a pediatrician should be conducted before the diagnosis of infantile colic is reached. Parents who >> Read More ...
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