Flu

Influenza, or the \"flu,\" is a respiratory illness that can cause fever and vomiting. The flu spreads quite easily and can be very serious. Here you'll find what you need to know about it, and how to help your child recover.

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All About the Flu Shot for Babies

Every child over 6 months old should get vaccinated against influenza. Find out when babies can get a flu shot and why it's so important.

How to Decode Your Baby's Cough

Caring for a baby with a wet or dry cough? Listen for wheezing, hacking, or barking first, then read on to find out what's normal and when it's time to worry.

Cold Comfort: How to Treat Baby's Runny Nose

The fall and winter months are Sicky City. From the common cold to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), learn about the most common illnesses in babies that strike during flu season, and how to treat them.

Flu Symptoms in Babies and When to Call the Doctor

Is it a cold or the flu? Knowing the most common baby flu symptoms, along with the most common baby cold symptoms, will make it easy to tell the difference between the two this fall and winter. Consider this your cheatsheet.

CDC: 6 Out of 10 Babies Aren't Getting the Flu Shot

Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies are getting vaccinated against the flu, but the CDC recommends the shot for all kids 6 months and older.

H1N1 Must-Knows for Breastfeeding Moms

Check out these tips to protect your breastfeeding newborn from swine flu and other flu viruses.

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What Parents Need to Know About This Nasty Stomach Flu

You may never have heard of it, but rotavirus is a widespread bug that causes potentially fatal stomach flu in hundreds of thousands of children every year.