Infant Care

Infant development can happen so quickly that it may seem overwhelming. Each and every baby is vastly unique, and there are many different “correct” ways to care for your infant.

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By Dr. Boettcher
Read on for important information to review and share with anyone who may help care for your infant. Education is key for reducing the risk of sleep-related causes of death in babies aged 0-12 months.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Pregnancy & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Coughs are a common complaint of parents, particularly when the cough is keeping the parent up. Coughing can be caused by multiple things.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
While breast milk or formula is a necessity, adding solid foods to your baby's diet is an exciting milestone. Introduce foods one at a time, a few days apart:
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Mia Taormina
Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Please read the commonly asked questions about measles including symptoms, treatment and the MMR vaccine.

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
When you become a parent, nobody tells you how hard it is on your body, especially your wrists, elbows, back and neck. Practice these safe lifting techniques to avoid injury.

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
Breast feeding is very good for you, as well as your baby. To help you get off to a good start and make sure that your baby is getting enough breast milk, it’s important to nurse every one and a half to three hours – or at least eight to 12 feedings in a 24-hour period.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Pneumonia is a reaction in the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or other irritants, which results in the air sacs of the lungs filling with pus or other body fluids.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Oh, the joys of parenthood! Your toddler has continued to grow and develop, and he is challenging your endurance and occasionally your patience. Your family is doing a terrific job rearing this little tyke. Keep up the good work.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
How time flies! It seems as though just yesterday, you were waiting for your baby to roll over. Now, your toddler has started to really develop into a little person. Her personality is truly evident with all the little things that she does. Your patience and endurance is tested quite frequently, but rest assured, your family is doing a terrific job. Keep up the good work.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

By Dr. Boettcher
Twelve months have passed. Your baby has grown quickly and is continuing to keep the family looking forward to the next step or word. She has done wonderfully, thanks to your family’s love and guidance. Your baby has probably now tripled her birthweight and has grown by about 50 percent. The next few years involve toddlerhood, a challenging and gratifying period for the family.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

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