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Drool Rash

Drooling in babies is mainly caused by teething, although there are times when a child can drool even when teething is not the underlying cause. When the baby constantly drools on the chest and the chin, the skin will develop a red irritation called a drooling rash. There are certain things that you should know […]

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Morquio Syndrome

Morquio syndrome is a rare hereditary birth defect that is estimated to occur in one of every 200,000 births. This disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms will worsen, as the child gets older. It is so rare that both parents must have a defective gene for there to be a chance of passing the syndrome […]

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Heat Rash in a Newborn

Heat rash which is also known as prickly rash may manifest in form of tiny red bumps that normally occur in newborn babies. This happens because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Therefore, when the baby sweats too much, sweat gets trapped in their pores since they have tiny pores. Heat rash is very […]

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect marked by severe underdevelopment of the left side of the heart. The condition is complex and rare in occurrence. In babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side is not so effective in pumping blood to different areas of the body. Hence, the right side […]

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Why do babies get hiccups?

Hiccups are a natural function of the human body and everyone experiences it time to time but these are most common in babies, especially among the ones under a year old. They experience the same in the womb, as young as 6 months or 6 weeks after the conception. Hiccups may last for a minute […]

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Signs of Lactose Intolerance in Babies

Lactose is a type of sugar occurring in milk and dairy items. The enzyme lactase breaks down this sugar into glucose and galactose. The enzyme is secreted by the walls of the small intestine, and is vital to proper digestion of sugar lactose. Lactose intolerance is a condition characterized by an inability in people to […]

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome causes irreversible physical and mental problems to a child due to the intake of alcohol by the mother, in her pregnancy. Children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) exhibit facial abnormalities, growth deficiency and delayed motor skills. They also have difficulties in understanding concepts as well as in controlling their behavior and […]

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Growth Spurts in Babies

Growth spurt is a condition wherein the baby grows faster than normal. During this phase of growth spurts the baby often nurse more frequently than usual. Sometimes they may nurse every hour. Such babies also tend to act crankier than usual. Significant increase in baby’s appetite for milk during this phase is temporary. In babies […]

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