Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies

The new study, led by Tasnee Chonmaitree, professor in the department of pediatrics, found that rates of ear infection have dropped significantly since similar studies were conducted in the late 1980s and 1990s. The rates of ear infection dropped from 18 to 6 percent in three month olds, from 39 to 23 percent in six month olds and from 62 to 46 percent in one year olds. From October 2008 to March 2014, investigators followed…

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Work and pregnancy

Work and pregnancy

Unless your job involves heavy physical work or occupational hazards that may affect your baby, there’s no reason why you can’t work while you are pregnant. Some jobs bring you into contact with things that may harm an unborn baby. These are some examples, but it’s not a full list of risks. Infections Working in health care, child care or with animals, for instance, can increase the risk of infections that may affect the baby. Chemicals…

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What skin changes happen during pregnancy

What skin changes happen during pregnancy

Pregnancy is that part of life when many changes happen on a woman’s body. Not only is she hosting a completely new organism that needs feeding in order to grow and develop, but her body changes and grows in accordance with the baby’s growth. Many changes happen on the inside, and only a few are visible from the outside. Since the skin is the biggest organ in a human body, it is completely normal for…

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What is Infant jaundice

What is Infant jaundice

I’m officially become a father this week and one of common problem that occurs is infant jaundice. For new mother and father, we must know about infant jaundice and know how to cure it. What is Infant Jaundice – Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Infant jaundice occurs because the baby’s blood contains an excess of bilirubin (bill-ih-ROO-bin), a yellow-colored pigment of red blood cells. – It is…

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