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Infant Formula Basics for Parents
Up to age 6 months, formula-fed babies eat about 1 to 8 ounces at a time. These small numbers are a big reason each feeding is so important. Infants need balanced nutrition to grow healthy and strong. Even a few days without proper feedings can lead to long-term problems with their health.

Tips for a Successful School Year
Even in uncertain times, a new school year brings a sense of possibility and hope. Here’s how to set your children up for success as they return to classrooms this fall.

Keep Your Children Safe from Lead Poisoning
Lead occurs in our soil, water, and air. You can’t see, smell, or even taste it. But exposure to lead is linked to a number of health problems in kids—from slowed growth and hearing problems to learning disabilities. How do you keep them safe?

Helping Your Child Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit
Many kids have concerns about going to the doctor. Luckily, there are things you can do to ease any worries in advance. That can lead to more smiles—and fewer meltdowns—at the doctor’s office. Take these steps before your child’s next appointment.

How to Talk About Gender Diversity with Kids
Gender identity refers to the way a person perceives themselves—male, female, both, neither, or somewhere in-between. This is different from sexual orientation, or who a person is attracted to. All kids go through gender development, so here’s what you should know.

Baby Care 101
As a new parent, taking care of your infant can be a little intimidating. There are so many “firsts” to tackle—from baby’s first bath to those initial wobbly steps. Brush up on your caregiving skills with this quick primer.

How to Handle Your Child’s Earache
Does your little one pull on their ear? Is your baby extra fussy or having trouble sleeping? It can be hard to know what’s wrong—especially when your child is too young to tell you. But these are all possible signs of an earache. What causes ear pain? Is there anything you can do to help?

Talking with Teens About Marijuana
As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older, teens are trying it more often. In fact, marijuana use among teens is at its highest level in 3 decades.

Social Media 101 for Parents
Educate yourself about social media apps that appeal to kids. Below are some tips on helping your child use social media safely and appropriately.

Rates of Childhood Diabetes Skyrocket During the Pandemic
The pandemic has brought many children stress, disruption, and a loss of routine. Now, new research suggests they’re at risk for another unwanted memento of this time: diabetes.

Easy Ways to End Childhood Constipation
Constipation can cause children a lot of discomfort—and parents a lot of concern. But childhood constipation is very easy for parents to handle and prevent with simple strategies.

Parents, Wake Up: Sleep Problems Now Could Harm Kids’ Health Later
Snoring sometimes serves as the punchline of jokes. But snores often signify a serious disorder: obstructive sleep apnea.

Follow-Up Care for Kids and Teens with ADHD
Managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t end with a medicine and treatment plan. Although your child or teen with ADHD may be thriving at home, in school, and with friends, they need ongoing care to live well with the condition.
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