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  1. 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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    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

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    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. Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits ...

  4. Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview

    From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

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    Feed your baby whenever he or she seems hungry (on-demand).During the first few days or weeks, breast-feedings tend to occur every 1 to 3 hours around the clock. And formula-feedings tend to occur every 3 to 4 hours around the clock. You may have to wake your sleepy newborn to feed in the first few days after birth. A baby will usually wake up during the night for feedings for about the first 6 months. After that, babies may wait as long as 8 hours between feedings. Babies typically eat more just before and during a growth spurt.A baby is getting enough to eat if he or she: Wets at least 6 to 8 diapers a day. Gains 4 oz (0.1 kg) or more each week.Babies give cues during feeding that show how hungry they are. A hungry baby will latch on to the breast or bottle and suck continuously. A baby who is getting full during a feeding will take longer pauses between sucking. A full baby will turn away from the breast or bottle and not want to suck.Your baby may be eating too much if he or she

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

    A well baby checkup is a good time to ask questions about weaning. During this checkup, your baby's health professional will: Compare the baby's current weight, height, and head size with measurements taken at birth to see if the rate of growth is normal. Ask how well the baby is eating and sleeping and whether any problems have developed. ...

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

    Babies begin developing language at birth. By 12 months,they may have mastered a few words and usually understand far more. Speech development is extremely variable,but language skills develop in many subtle ways. At 1 month of age,infants turn to a soft voice,especially a parent's voice. Around 3 to 6 weeks of age,babies use different cries to communicate,such as a shrill cry for pain ...

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

    What is a hydrocele?A hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. Although this swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable, it usually is not painful and generally is not dangerous. Although hydroceles are common in newborns, they can also occur at any age in later life.What causes a hydrocele?The cause of most ...

  9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Why It Is Done

    The surgery opens nasal passages to allow the baby to breathe. A newborn can only breathe through the nose (except when crying) in the first weeks of life. ...

  10. Bottle-Feeding - Recovery At Home

    During the days and weeks after the delivery of your baby (postpartum period),your body will change as it returns to its nonpregnant condition. As with pregnancy changes,postpartum changes are different for every woman. Physical changes after childbirth The changes in your body may include sore muscles and bleeding. Contractions called afterpains shrink the uterus for several days after ...

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