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Babies & toddlers

Woman breastfeeding baby.

Breastfeeding

Many mothers who breastfeed have some ups and downs at the start, and sometimes even after they get going. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding, when to feed your baby, attaching to the breast, feeding positions, sore nipples and where you can get help and support. Read more about Breastfeeding
Little girl holding peanut.

Food allergies in children

Babies are more likely to develop allergies if there's a history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies in the family. Learn about foods that commonly cause allergies, how to spot a reaction and when to seek medical advice.

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Parents holding crying baby.

Signs of serious illness in babies and small children

If your baby has a serious illness it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. This article explains which symptoms to look out for, when to call for an ambulance or when to take your child to the emergency department.

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Children's medicines

Most illnesses get better by themselves and make your child stronger and able to resist similar illnesses in the future. Sometimes though, you need to relieve discomfort, or treat an infection. Find out about common medicines for babies and children.

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Crying baby.

High temperatures in babies and children

A fever is a temperature of over 38 °C or higher. Fevers are quite common in young children and are usually mild. Here is advice on how to treat a fever, and information about different types of thermometers.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013