Conditions and illnesses
A button battery is the small lithium round battery found in watches, hearing aids, remote car starters, toys, musical books, LED flashlights and more. The batteries are shiny, round and enticing to young children who may stick them in their nose, ears or mouth. This is extremely dangerous. If the lithium battery is swallowed, it erodes and causes serious tissue damage. Immediate medical attention is vital.
Don’t forget to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors.
The Emergency Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees approximately 40 children each year with injuries related to the use of bunk beds. Read more to learn how to prevent bunk bed injury.
Whether it happens in the schoolyard or online, bullying can be devastating for a child and for parents struggling to help stop it.
Bronchiolitis is a common illness in young children most often caused by various viruses.
A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.
A child’s bones heal in the same way an adult’s bones do. But since a child’s bones are still growing, there are a few special concerns. Read more...
Breast milk is the best food source for newborn babies. Some mothers have questions about whether to breastfeed or to formula feed their babies. The Obstetrics and Gynecology specialists of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) can provide information to new mothers and help them make the best choice for their families.
Ensuring a mother’s proper nutrition while breastfeeding is essential to making sure her baby gets the best nourishment possible. However, many breastfeeding moms worry that what they eat or drink can pass into their breast milk and harm their child. There are many myths, misconceptions and a lot of downright misinformation about this topic, so it’s important to get the facts.
MCH Developmental Pediatrician addresses breast ‘addiction’ in toddlers