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  1. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    You may choose to breast-feed and give infant formula for some of your baby's feedings. Supplementing breast milk with formula may decrease your supply of breast milk. But it will not stop your breast milk production. It is best to wait until your baby has been breast-feeding well for at least 6 weeks before offering your baby formula.Some babies have problems transferring their sucking patterns back and forth between their mother's breast and a bottle. Sucking a bottle requires different tongue and jaw motions from those needed to breast-feed. Sometimes the shape of the nipple plays a part in how well your breast-fed baby adjusts to bottle feedings. Many types and shapes of nipples are available. It will probably take some experimenting before you find one that works well for your baby. For example, some babies may have trouble using a flat nipple—the kind that is usually attached to bottles that have plastic inner liners. Some babies are not able to suck on the breast nipple

  2. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Sometimes a mother wants to stop breast-feeding,but her baby shows signs of wanting to continue. If possible,continue breast-feeding a while longer. If this is not possible,the following suggestions may help you: Offer breast milk pumped from your breast,formula,or cow's milk (if your baby is more than 12 months old) in a cup or bottle before you breast-feed or between breast-feedings. ...

  3. Bottle-Feeding - Common Problems

    Some women have problems-such as constipation,hemorrhoids,and sore breasts-that last for a while after childbirth. Many minor postpartum problems can be managed at home. If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Constipation and hemorrhoids Home treatment measures are usually all that is needed to relieve mild ...

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - When to Call a Doctor

    Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...

  5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    What are nipple shields?Nipple shields are devices to help with certain breast-feeding problems. A nipple shield looks like a little hat with a brim. The crown of the hat fits over the nipple, and the brim lies over the areola. Most nipple shields are made of a soft, thin, flexible plastic. Why might nipple shields be used?Nipple shields may be helpful for babies who have trouble sucking, such as:Premature infants, who may not be strong enough to breast-feed well.Babies born with a cleft palate. Premature babies may not have strong suction and may not be able to latch on as well as full-term babies. Suction is important because it helps the baby get enough of the nipple in his or her mouth. Nipple shields can help premature babies get a better latch and get enough milk.Nipple shields are meant for short-term use. For example, they might be used with a premature baby until the baby's expected birth date. So for a baby born at a gestational age of 35 weeks, you might use nipple shields

  6. Diaper Rash - What Is Expected

    Weaning is a gradual process. It starts when you begin giving solid food to your baby and ends when the child no longer breast - feeds or takes a bottle. This process may last a few months or more than a year.A rough outline of this process is as follows: Your baby begins eating solid foods at 4 to 6 months of age. At this point, introduce cup - feeding to supplement breast - or bottle - feedings

  7. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Symptoms

    The symptoms of mastitis most often appear within 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. If you have mastitis, you may first notice: a painful area on one breast, reddened, warm to the touch, or both; chills, aches, and flu - like symptoms.

  8. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    Caring for just one newborn is a big job. Raising more than one baby means even less sleep, more work, and less time for yourself. On some days, you may feel frustrated that you can't keep up with work at home. Do not wait for stress to become a problem before you ask for help. Your family, friends, and doctor can help you find ways to cope. Ways to copeBe a good planner. Buying supplies, getting your babies in and out of cars and strollers, and keeping track of what your babies have eaten or done can become overwhelming with more than one baby. Diapers, naps, nursing, and everything else that is part of your babies' lives can take over your life and keep you from taking care of yourself, if you let it. Charts and systems to stay organized and efficient will help you to cope. Get as much rest as you can. Do not feel guilty if you let chores go undone so that you can rest. Try to sleep when your babies are sleeping, rather than using that time to get chores done. If you are going to

  10. Weaning - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    The weaning processThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast - fed for at least a year and as long after as mother and child desire.1Weaning from breast - or bottle - feeding can be done gradually or abruptly. If you are not breast - feeding and your baby is younger than 12 months of age, use iron - fortified formula. Do not offer your baby cow's milk.1 The iron in cow's

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