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Excessive Weight Loss After Pregnancy

While many women may struggle to lose weight and regain their pre-pregnancy shape, other new mothers may shed pounds quickly. The rate at which you lose your pregnancy weight can affect your health and the health of your breastfeeding baby. Very rapid weight loss may signal the presence of postpartum depression, or baby blues. Notify your doctor if you experience any unusual postpartum symptoms such as excessive weight loss, loss of appetite or frequent crying spells.

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Salmonella Vs. E. Coli

If you are becoming leery of eating out at restaurants because of the possibility of food poisoning, you are not alone- especially after the most recent egg recall. Food poisoning, an illness you can get by eating contaminated food, affects anywhere from 6 to 33 million people in the United States every year, according to Penn State. Salmonella and E. coli are two of the most common causes of food poisoning. The most recent egg recall was caused by a salmonella outbreak. Learn how to prevent sickness from this bacteria.

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How Much Weight Will My Baby Lose After Birth?

Just as the rate of your baby’s growth in your womb provided valuable information during your pregnancy, the period immediately following birth also requires close monitoring of your baby’s weight. Many factors can influence your baby’s ability to gain weight after delivery. While most babies lose a little weight early in the postpartum period, continued weight loss can be dangerous.

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Home Remedies for Children’s Fever

Childhood fevers are fairly common and while the symptoms are unpleasant for the child, they are generally a good sign that the body is fighting off an infection. Most fevers do not need to be treated with medication, but if your child has a history of febrile seizures you will want to try and prevent the fever from getting too high and setting off another seizure. The symptoms caused by a fever can make a child uncomfortable, but it can often be alleviated using natural treatment methods.