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

    Cup-feeding is a way to provide breast milk or formula to a baby who is unwilling or unable to breast-feed or drink from a bottle. If a mother wants to breast-feed,cup-feeding is also sometimes used as an alternative to bottle-feeding for a baby who needs supplementation for a few days. To cup-feed your baby,fill a medicine cup to about 1 fl oz (29.6 mL) with breast milk or formula. Make ...

  2. Sleep, Rest, and Breast-Feeding - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    Buying formula and suppliesTry to buy your formula and supplies before the baby is born. When you buy baby bottles and nipples, make sure you have a supply of small bottles [about ] for your baby's first few weeks. You may want to buy a variety of different bottle nipples so you can experiment to see which type your baby prefers. You can buy infant formula as a liquid concentrate or a powder that

  3. Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead

    When you breast - feed, you provide your baby with the best possible nutrition. The best way to stimulate milk production is to have your baby feed directly from your breast. If this isn't possible, your baby can drink expressed breast milk from a bottle. The first few weeks of breast - feeding can be challenging because of all the changes to your body and routine. Breast - feeding becomes easier

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well

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

    Caring for a baby can be difficult and frustrating at times. Most parents have periods when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and extremely frustrated. Help manage your frustration and anger by learning healthy ways to handle the stress of child care. You can learn techniques to help you stay in control of your emotions when everyday pressures mount. The following strategies can help you function in a loving and healthy way with your baby. Prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmedLearn about child development, child health, and effective and safe behavior management. This information can help you understand and deal with your baby's behavior and changing needs. Call your hospital for information about parenting education classes, or look for books in your local library.Talk with other parents about the ways they cope with the demands of child care.Take short relaxation breaks when you can. For example, listen to your favorite music, or do breathing exercises while your baby naps.Ask

  6. Sleep, Rest, and Breast-Feeding - Newborn Basics

    During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...

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

    Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called well baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to determine whether he or she is growing at the expected rate. At each well baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of ...

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

    Many of the tips for weaning babies from bottle-feeding can be used for toddlers (ages 1 to 2). Here are some suggestions unique to toddlers: Do not allow a toddler to carry the bottle around. Explain to your toddler that he or she can have milk only at mealtimes and snack times and in specific locations,such as in the kitchen. This makes drinking from the bottle less convenient and may also ...

  9. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Topic Overview

    Infant formulas take two times longer for a baby to digest than breast milk. The slower digestion of infant formula can affect:Feeding frequency. Babies who take infant formula usually want to feed less often than babies who are breast-feeding.Sleeping patterns. Babies who take infant formula may sleep longer at night once they are about 2 months old. But babies who are breast-fed usually catch up shortly after, at about 3 to 5 months of age.Bowel movements. Infant formula causes formed, brown stools that have a noticeable odor. Breast milk causes loose, yellow stools that have less odor.Breast milk, unlike formula, has antibodies. Breast-feeding may lower your child's risk for many types of infections and allergies. Breast milk may also help protect your child from some health problems, such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breast-Feeding.

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

    What is shaken baby syndrome? Shaken baby syndrome is brain injury that occurs when someone shakes a baby or throws a baby against an object. It is a form of child abuse. It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1 year old.It is never okay to shake or throw a young child. It may not leave any obvious sign of injury, but it can cause serious long-term problems or even death. Shaken baby syndrome often occurs when a baby won't stop crying and a caregiver loses control of his or her emotions. Parents can help prevent this problem by learning healthy ways to relieve stress and anger. It's also important to choose child care providers carefully.Shaken baby syndrome may also be called shaken-impact syndrome. Many doctors use the term abusive head trauma to describe the injury. They may use intentional head injury to describe how it happened.What causes the brain injury?When a baby is shaken or thrown, the head twists or whips back and

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