Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||Every milestone is an accomplishment, but it means your child is more independent and needs you a little less ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||Bathe baby for no more than ten minutes in warm water especially if he shows signs of skin eczema. ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||For protecting young children during summer months, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside ||
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

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