Osteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fractures

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Find out how to safely hold and support your baby or child with osteoporosis.

Key points

  • Do not be afraid to hold or cuddle your child if they have osteoporosis.
  • Learn how to hold your child and encourage them to explore the world around them safely.
  • Know the signs of a fracture so you can get help from your child's doctor as soon as possible.
  • Even if it carries a risk of a bone fracture, use standard first aid right away if your child appears to be choking or not responding to you.
  • Contact your nurse or doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you are not sure if you need help or are not comfortable managing your child at home.
Last updated: January 31st 2014