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Infant and Child Health

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain

When your children get sick or hurt, you are usually the first person to provide care. Your calmness, confidence, and competence in caring for your children's health problems will help them enjoy good health and learn the importance of self-care for their own use as they mature.

Virtually every health problem in this book can affect children. However, a few are almost exclusively childhood concerns. For convenience, we have grouped these problems into this chapter. If the problem you are looking for is not in this chapter, please look for it in the index.

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