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  1. Congenital Hydrocele - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about congenital hydrocele: What is a congenital hydrocele? When surgery is needed for congenital hydrocele: How do I care for my child's incision? ...

  2. Necrotizing Enterocolitis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about necrotizing enterocolitis: What is necrotizing enterocolitis? Who gets it? What increases my child's risk? How can I prevent it? Getting treatment: How can I care for my child's ostomy? ...

  3. Choosing Child Care - Other Concerns

    Paying for high - quality child careBudgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or there may be a waiting list, especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance.Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal ...

  4. Phenylketonuria (PKU) Test

    A phenylketonuria (PKU) test is done to check whether a newborn baby has the enzyme needed to use phenylalanine in his or her body. Phenylalanine is an amino acid that is needed for normal growth and development.

  5. Umbilical Hernia in Children - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Umbilical hernia: Should my child have surgery? ...

  6. Growth and Development, Newborn - Routine Checkups

    WebMD describes newborn tests and screening, the birth examination and routine doctor visits your baby needs. Learn about types of newborn tests, like screening blood tests for inherited diseases, and immunizations doctors will give your newborn baby.

  7. Circumcision: Gomco Clamp - Topic Overview

    The Gomco clamp is a metal device with a bell-shaped end. During circumcision using a Gomco clamp, the baby's foreskin is stretched over the bell, and the clamp is tightened over his foreskin.If the foreskin can't be pulled back (is not retractable), it usually needs to be cut before the clamp is put in place. The foreskin is cut away and the clamp removed.AdvantagesMany doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use.It has good cosmetic results.It allows for easy removal of all foreskin tissue.DisadvantagesApplying the Gomco clamp is:More complex than the other methods of circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and the Mogen clamp.More likely than the Mogen clamp to cause excessive bleeding.More likely than the other methods of circumcision to remove too much skin from the shaft of the penis.

  8. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

    What is developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)? Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a hip problem a baby is born with or that happens in the first year of life. In this condition, the top of the thighbone doesn't fit securely into the hip socket. This problem may affect one or both hip joints. In a normal hip, the thighbone fits tightly into a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis, and it is held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. But in DDH, the hip socket may be too shallow or the tissues around the joint may be too loose.In mild cases, the ligaments and other soft tissues aren't tight, so the thighbone (femur) moves around more than normal in the hip socket.In more severe cases, the hip socket is more like a saucer than the deep cup that it should be. As a result:The ball at the top of the thighbone (femoral head) may slip partway out of the hip socket. This is called subluxation.The femoral head may slide completely out of the hip socket. This is called

  9. Cleft Palate: Feeding Your Baby - Topic Overview

    Feeding a baby who has cleft palate can be a challenge. Your baby may have a problem making a tight seal between his or her mouth and the nipple. But with a little preparation,you can successfully feed your baby with breast milk or formula. Bottle-feeding A health professional who specializes in babies with cleft palate can show you how to bottle-feed your baby in the best way. The health ...

  10. Cognitive Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

    Cognitive development is the process by which the brain develops the abilities to learn and remember. Cognitive development follows a typical pattern in the first 12 months of life. Between 1 and 2 months of age,infants become interested in new objects and will turn their gaze toward them. They also gaze longer at more complex objects and seem to thrive on novelty,as though trying to learn ...

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