International Stuttering Awareness Day 2019: October 22 was designated International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) in 1998. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people; one percent of the world's population who have the speech disorder of stuttering.
More than 2.5 million children were analysed for the study. More than half of the ones born prematurely showed no serious health concerns in adulthood. That said, babies who are born extremely premature (22 to 27 weeks), however, can still face health complications, as per the study.
Baby care myths: There is nothing that walkers can do, expect increase the risk of accidents, such as the baby falling down. Walkers will also force the baby into movements that they aren't necessarily ready for, harming their muscles.
ADHD in kids: No matter what, please understand that ADHD is not a mental condition or learning disability. While this is true to a certain extent, it does not mean that affected individuals are intellectually disabled.
Breastfeeding is known to contain natural antibiotics, besides increasing intelligence and decreasing the chances of getting middle ear infections. Breast milk is also known to increase cold and flu resistance.
Hernias in infants differ from those in adults. In adults there is no patent opening, but a generalised weakness of the tummy wall which causes intestines to bulge out. Hence the treatment also differs in children and adults.
There are many children who are shy, scattered, disorganised, dreamers, clumsy and noisy. They might still have huge reservoirs of creativity, talent, ability, generosity, etc, but all that is lost behind cobwebs of mis-wiring that keep them from connecting and showing their sparkle.
If your child is not cooing, smiling and babbling by three to six months, not responding to name and sounds in the environment and does not understand or wave bye-bye by six to nine months, then that is cause for concern.
Radiation therapy usually doesn't start until after the pregnancy, since it could harm the baby. If chemotherapy is required, your doctor will wait until after the first trimester, to reduce the risk of it impacting the baby.