FEVER

FEVER IN CHILDREN What is a fever? A fever is a rise in body temperature that goes above a certain level. The level that is considered a fever depends on how you take the temperature. Here are the values that are considered a fever: Rectal temperature above 38ºC Oral...

CROUP

CROUP What is croup? “Croup” is the term doctors use for a group of infections that affect the trachea, the main airway through which we breathe. Croup is common in children between 6 months and 3 years of age. It causes a cough that sounds like a seal barking. In...

BRONCHIOLITIS

BRONCHIOLITIS What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis an infection that affects a part of the lungs called the “bronchioles.” The bronchioles are the small, branching tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When these tubes are infected, they get swollen and full...

BREASTFEEDING WEANING

BREASTFEEDING WEANING What is weaning? Weaning is when a woman stops breastfeeding. After babies are weaned, they no longer drink breast milk. How long should I breastfeed before weaning? Most doctors recommend that women breastfeed their baby for at least 1 year (12...

BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS

BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS Common breastfeeding problems What problems can women have when they breastfeed? Women can have different problems when they breastfeed. Sometimes, women choose to stop breastfeeding when they have these problems. But most problems can be...