Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect
-- 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 defect:
- 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 avoid.
- Address any emotional issues that bother your child.
Posted: November 2011