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Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness is illness caused by ingesting contaminated food. Infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning. Infectious organisms or their toxins can contaminate food at any point of processing or production. Contamination can also occur at home if food is […]
1-800-222-1222 In 2013, America’s 55 poison centers received over 3.1 million calls. Of those, about 2.2 million were calls about poison exposures ranging from carbon monoxide to snake bites to food poisoning. The rest were calls for information. The 24-hour national toll-free Poison Help line provides immediate poison information and emergency instructions to all callers […]
The first signs of labor vary from woman to woman. However, three things can indicate that labor has started or is about to start: a show appears, the water breaks, or contractions begin.
Here are the procedures you should follow when you think you or your child may have been poisoned.
Do not treat swallowed poison with ipecac syrup unless advised by a doctor or poison control center. The AAP recommends that syrup if ipecac no longer be used routinely for non lethal swallowed substances.
When introducing solid foods to your baby, be sure to try a new food every 3-4 days. This will help you to detect any food allergies.
The recommended number of pounds you should gain during your pregnancy is a factor of your height and how much you weighed before you got pregnant. It is important to remember that in order for your baby to be healthy, weight gain is a must.
A child who has exclusively breast-fed may reject the cup at first. It is not necessary to introduce formula after 12 months of age.
The sun and wind can wreak havoc on a person’s skin, especially the tender skin of a young child. This is a situation where
Weaning your child from the breast to a bottle can be very tricky business. Many mothers find that upon returning to work or other activities they desire to switch to bottle feeding. How long this process can take depends greatly on the baby and the mother. A baby who has exclusively breast fed may reject the bottle at first. Below are some techniques we have found that may be of some help.