Physical Problems

Constipation Constipation is a common problem when babies are formula-fed and when they start eating solid food.  Straining is typical newborn behavior that is often mistaken as a sign of constipation.  Find out how to tell if your baby is constipated, why it might happen, and what you can do about it.
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Gassy Baby As a new parent you might be surprised by how much gas your newborn baby passes.  If your baby has crying attacks, you might worry that the two are connected.  Discover why your baby is gassy, if gas discomfort is likely to cause crying, and how to prevent and relieve any discomfort.
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Teething “Teething” is often blamed for babies’ broken sleep, crying, fever and diarrhea.  But is it the really the cause? Learn what to expect when a baby is teething, the order of tooth presentation, how to relieve any discomfort, and how to care for your baby’s teeth.
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Carbohydrate Malabsorption / Intolerance If your baby suddenly develops diarrhea, and yet appears to be well, the reason could be carbohydrate malabsoption.  Learn which foods are linked to malabsorption problems, and what you can to do if your baby is affected.
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Thrush Thrush is a fungal infection that can affect a baby’s mouth, diaper area and breastfeeding mothers' breasts.  In some cases it can be difficult to treat.  Learn about the signs of thrush, how to prevent it, and the various medical and non-medical treatments.
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Diaper rash When you change your baby’s diaper, the last thing you want to find is a red little bottom.  Diaper rashes are common in babies between 4 and 15 months old.  Some types of diaper rash can be painful.  Learn what causes diaper rash and what you can do to protect baby's skin.
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Vomiting Milk flows with force out of your baby’s mouth.  Is she vomiting or refluxing?  Many babies are said to be vomiting when they are in fact refluxing.  Its helpful to know the difference as the cause and treatment differs.  Find out how to recognize the difference, what causes vomiting and when a vomiting baby needs to see a doctor.
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Dehydration If your baby is dehydrated, it means she's losing too much fluid or not taking enough in.  Depending on degree, dehydration can be a life-threating condition.  Learn how to prevent dehydration in babies, how to spot dehydration, how to treat it and when to get medical help.
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Baby Hiccups Babies under the age of 12 months often hiccup.  When they do, it generally concerns parents more than it bothers babies.  Discover why babies hiccup, what you can do if your baby has hiccups.
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Nasal Congestion Nasal congestion is very common in babies and children.  It usually isn't serious.  But a stuffy nose can be very upsetting for a baby, especially at feeding and sleep times.  Discover the various reasons for nasal congestions and what you can do to reduce your baby’s frustration.
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