Don’t forget to put labels with date and time on your expressed milk bottles to check expiry dates ||Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||During growth spurts - around 6 weeks after birth — your newborn might want to be fed more often ||Preservatives, fragrances, harsh soap, rough fabric, sweat, and stress can be potential irritants for babies suffering from eczema ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Use a firm mattress and avoid placing your baby on thick, fluffy padding that may interfere with breathing if your baby's face presses against it ||When your infant is carried, he should be oriented toward the carrying adult ||
Iron Deficiency Anemia

 

Iron is a nutrient that's essential to your child's growth and development. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays in areas such as walking and talking.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children 

    • Babies who are born prematurely — more than three weeks before their due date — or have a low birth weight
    • Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
    • Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
    • Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
    • Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 710 milliliters of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
    • Children who have certain health conditions, such as chronic infections or restricted diets

Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.

Symptoms

Many kids with iron deficiency don't show any symptoms because the body's iron stores are depleted slowly. As the anemia progresses, you may recognize some of the following symptoms in your child:

    • fatigue and weakness
    • pale skin and mucous membranes
    • rapid heartbeat or a new heart murmur (detected in an exam by your child's doctor)
      irritability
    • decreased appetite
    • dizziness or a feeling of being lightheaded

Rarely, a person with IDA may experience pica, a craving to eat nonfood items such as paint chips, chalk, or dirt. Pica may be caused by a lack of iron in the diet.

Prevention of iron deficiency in children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula for at least 12 months. The AAP does NOT recommend giving cow's milk to children under 1 year old.

Diet is the most important way to prevent and treat iron deficiency.

The best sources of iron include:

    • Baby formula with iron
    • Breast milk (the iron is very easily used by the child)
    • Infant cereals and other iron-fortified cereals
    • Liver
    • Prune juice

Other good sources of iron include:

    • Apricots
    • Kale and other greens
    • Oatmeal
    • Prunes
    • Raisins
    • Spinach
    • Tuna
    • Chicken and other meats
    • Dried beans and lentils
    • Eggs
    • Fish
    • Molasses
    • Peanut butter
    • Soybeans

 

Source:

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