Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart
(HealthDay News) -- Children born with a heart defect can live
long and healthy lives.
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers these
recommendations for parents of children born with a heart
- Talk to your doctor about a feeding schedule and
calorie-appropriate meal plan for your child.
- Encourage your child to get plenty of physical activity, and
speak with the doctor about any exercises your child should
- Address any emotional issues that bother your child.
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