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  1. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Surgery Overview

    Choanal atresia (say "KOH - uh - nul uh - TREE - zhuh") is blockage by bone or tissue of the nasal passages (choana) leading from the back of the nose to the throat. The condition-present at birth in about 1 in 7, 000 babies-makes it impossible to breathe through the nose. Choanal atresia is diagnosed at birth when both passages are blocked. If only one passage is blocked, the diagnosis may be mad

  2. Weaning - When to Call a Doctor

    Talk to your child's health professional about weaning if:Your baby refuses all solid food and is older than 6 to 8 months of age.Your baby has changed from sleeping through the night to waking up during the night hungry. Your baby develops dental cavities (caries).Your baby seems overweight for his or her age, size, or birth weight.Your toddler (1 to 2 years old) focuses on breast - or ...

  3. Breast-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - 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. ...

  4. Repair of Choanal Atresia - What to Expect After Surgery

    After surgery, your baby should be able to breathe normally and will be able to breast - feed or bottle - feed. Newborns stay in the hospital for a few days; older children having surgery on one side may go home after a day or two. Health professionals will teach you how to suction your baby's nasal passages at home to keep the stents open until they can be removed. They also will have you watch f

  5. Cup-Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula - 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 ...

  6. Breast-Feeding: How to Use a Breast Pump - Topic Overview

    Using a breast pump is a good way to provide the benefits of breast-feeding when you have to be away from your baby. Pumping will help keep up your milk supply and prevent discomfort and breast engorgement. You can also use a breast pump to slowly reduce your milk supply if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly.There are different types of breast pumps to choose from. They may look confusing at first, but they are easy to use. If you have any problems with pumping, ask for help. A lactation consultant or other breast-feeding expert can help you learn how to use a breast pump. Getting ready to pumpRead all the instructions that came with your pump. Be sure you know how to put it together and how often you will need to clean and sanitize the parts.Choose a good place to pump. Find a spot that's clean, comfortable, and private so you can relax. If you're pumping at work, you may feel more at ease in a room that has a door you can lock.Using a breast pumpWash your hands before you

  7. Caring for More Than One Baby - 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

  8. Repair of Choanal Atresia - How Well It Works

    Surgery cures the problem. Most children need only one operation, but in some cases, the procedure may be repeated if the nasal passages close again. ...

  9. Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready - Topic Overview

    Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).If you are breast-feeding, your baby may: Suck a few times and then stop nursing.Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.Refuse to breast-feed.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup. If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may: Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - 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 ...

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