Human papillomavirus or HPV is a sexually transmitted infection or STI with links to some types of cancer, including cervical and throat cancer. Breastfeeding women may worry about spreading the virus to babies through breast milk. But, for most women with HPV, breastfeeding is safe, and the benefits outweigh any potential risks. In this article,
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Sometimes, an ear infection can come back again and again. These are called chronic or recurring ear infections. In this article, we look at the different types of ear infections and what makes them chronic. We also discuss the ways to treat and prevent a chronic ear infection. Chronic ear infections Viruses and bacteria can
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Many women complain of itchy nipples while breastfeeding. It may be a sign of minor infection or just a transitional symptom as the body adjusts to breastfeeding. A lactation consultant or doctor who is knowledgeable about breastfeeding can help, but home treatments are often effective. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples
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Image: iStock Whether it is a headache, a pain in the neck, swelling or fever, ibuprofen is the medicine you reach out for. It is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug widely used because of its ability to subdue high body temperatures and provide relief from pain. But is it safe to use when you are breastfeeding?
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A Foley bulb induction is when a doctor inserts a small balloon into the cervix to help it dilate faster. This procedure is one of several ways to induce labor. An estimated 23.3 percent of women in the United States had an induced labor in 2012. In this article, we discuss how a Foley bulb
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People often get stomach upsets and diarrhea during pregnancy, but is it safe to take Pepto-Bismol for these symptoms when pregnant or breastfeeding? Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve an upset stomach, heartburn, and diarrhea. It is usually safe to use when not pregnant. However, many medications can cross the placenta, making them
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Drooling is common in young children, especially while their teeth are coming in. It is usually nothing to worry about. However, excessive saliva can sometimes irritate a baby’s skin and cause drool rash. Drool rash can be uncomfortable for a baby, but parents and caregivers can help them get relief with some simple home remedies.
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We had an unplugged summer and this is what happened. Earlier this summer, I wrote a post about my family’s “Summer Rules” for electronics. Basically, my older two have to complete a list of daily tasks before they get to use any electronics for the day, and electronics are limited to one hour. Now, previously,
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Many breastfeeding women who are recovering from childbirth will experience aches and pains, such as uterine cramps and muscle soreness. Ibuprofen may help relieve these pains. Some types of medication are not suitable to take while breastfeeding, so women may wonder whether or not taking pain relievers is risky. In most cases, ibuprofen is safe
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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a viral infection that can cause significant symptoms in infants under the age of 2 years old. However, most infants who get the virus experience cold-like symptoms and recover without issue. RSV can have serious consequences in certain groups, however, including: babies younger than 6 months babies born prematurely
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Getting your child his first big kid bike is a rite of passage. Children feel so free as they zoom along on their own two wheels. A bicycle is a fun way to get your child exercising but it is so much more than that. A bicycle can give a child courage and strength. A
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Image: Shutterstock We may visit the beach a zillion times, but each time it is fascinating. And when you have kids to accompany you, their thrill and squeals of laughter make things even more adorable. You may have already played various games on the beach, and wondering what new to try. MomJunction shares with you
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There are many types of birth control available. However, abstinence is the only birth control method that is 100 percent effective. All other forms of birth control can fail occasionally. When birth control fails, it is possible to become pregnant. Not all birth control methods are equally effective, meaning that some have higher failure rates
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