Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and large airways occurring in young children. The illness may begin with a runny nose, followed several days later by a harsh, barky (seal-like) cough, and hoarse voice. As the windpipe below the voice box narrows, noisy breathing (stridor) occurs as the child breathes in. Symptoms of croup often start suddenly during the night when the child awakens with a cough. Fever frequently is present.
Mother’s own milk is best for baby. When it is unavailable, the next best option for babies is pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM). The IWK supports families who intend to exclusively breastfeed by offering pasteurized donor human milk, when medically indicated.
What it is, the risk factors, ways to prevent it.
If the amniotic fluid (bag of water) around your baby is leaking, and you are waiting to go into labour, it is important that we watch for early signs that may suggest you are developing an infection in the uterus.
After the hard work of delivery of a baby, many mothers have questions about when they should start to exercises, or return to their usual exercise routine. This guide should help with some of those questions.
Definition of jaundice; treatment options for newborns with jaundice.
Jaundice is a condition that causes the skin to appear yellow. It occurs when bilirubin builds up in the blood. During phototherapy to treat jaundice, your baby's skin is exposed to special light. The skin absorbs the light and changes the bilirubin so that his body can more easily get rid of it in stool and urine.
La jaunisse est une maladie qui donne une couleur jaunâtre à la peau. Elle survient lorsqu’il y a excès de bilirubine dans le sang. / definition of jaundice; treatment options for newborns with jaundice.