Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Infants raised on breast milk tend to score higher on tests of mental development than those on formula ||Every milestone is an accomplishment, but it means your child is more independent and needs you a little less ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||
Eating Disorders - Signs and Complications

 

What are the signs of anorexia or bulimia? 

    • Weight loss or unusual weight changes. 
    • Periods being irregular or stopping. 
    • Missing meals, eating very little and avoiding ‘fattening’ foods. 
    • Avoiding eating in public, secret eating. 
    • Large amounts of food disappearing from the cupboards. 
    • Believing they are fat when underweight. 
    • Exercising excessively, often in secret. 
    • Becoming preoccupied with food, cooking for other people, calorie counting and setting target weights. 
    • Going to the bathroom or toilet immediately after meals. 
    • Using laxatives and vomiting to control weight or sometimes other medications/herbal remedies to lose weight.

It may be difficult for parents or teachers to tell the difference between ordinary dieting in young people and a more serious problem. If you are concerned about your child’s weight and how they are eating, consult your doctor.

 

What effects can eating disorders have?

It’s important to remember that, if allowed to continue unchecked, both anorexia and bulimia can be life-threatening conditions; but if treated, most young people get better. Over time, they are harder to treat, and the effects become more serious.

Complications include: 

    • Death 
    • Heart disease 
    • Depression and suicidal thoughts or behavior 
    • Absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) 
    • Bone loss 
    • Stunted growth 
    • Seizures 
    • Digestive problems 
    • Kidney damage 
    • Severe tooth decay 
    • High or low blood pressure 
    • Type 2 diabetes 
    • Gallbladder disease

 

Eating Disorders - Definition and Causes

Eating Disorders - Getting Help

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