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

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    Call a health professional if your baby:Is not growing and gaining weight as expected. About a weight gain per month is usually expected for the first few months after birth.Is constipated or if his or her stools are hard and/or dry.Is vomiting forcefully and seems to be uncomfortable. When vomiting occurs, all or most of a feeding is thrown up.Has diarrhea or skin rash or is vomiting or crying ..

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    Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand. But during the first few days of breast-feeding,be sure to awaken your baby for feedings about every 2 hours. This will help to get your milk supply going. To make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable,try the following: Cool your baby off by taking off his or her clothes. Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby ...

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    Almost all babies spit up, especially newborns. Spitting up decreases once the muscles of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, become more coordinated. This process can take as little as 6 months or as long as 1 year.When spitting up becomes a problemIf your baby starts spitting up after every feeding, there may be a problem with the way he or she is being ...

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    Surgery may be delayed until the child is 2 or 3 years old if only one nasal passage is blocked.The transnasal technique requires less operating time than the transpalatal approach, but the risk of the nasal passages closing later may be higher. ...

  6. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Postpartum Checkup

    Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section,your doctor will check your incision. Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control ...

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

    Overfeeding a baby often causes the baby discomfort because he or she can't digest all of the breast milk or formula properly. When fed too much, a baby may also swallow air, which can produce gas, increase discomfort in the belly, and lead to crying. An overfed baby also may spit up more than usual and have loose stools. Although crying from discomfort is not colic, it can make crying more frequent and more intense in an already colicky baby.Babies give cues during feeding that indicate how hungry they are. Pay attention to these cues to help determine when your baby has had enough to eat.A baby who is hungry 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 baby who is full will turn away from the breast or bottle and not want to suck.The amount of food each baby needs varies. Young babies usually do not take more breast milk or formula than they need. In general, your baby should seem

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    A health professional can usually diagnose mastitis based on the patient's symptoms and by examining the affected breast. Other tests are usually not needed.

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    BottlesSmall, 4 fl oz (120 mL) bottles are a good size for newborns. As your baby starts to take more formula during a feeding, you will likely want to have bigger 8 fl oz (240 mL) bottles on hand.Bottles are made of glass or plastic.Glass bottles can be cleaned by boiling them. Plastic cannot be cleaned this way.Wide-mouth bottles are easier to clean.Some plastic bottles are made for single-use plastic liners. Some people find these bottles clean, easy to use, and convenient.NipplesNipples have been designed to imitate a mother's nipple. The human nipple is short and flexible, which makes it easy for a baby to grasp and suckle. But some babies have difficulty with some bottle nipples that are too short.General guidelines for buying bottle nipples:Buy more nipples than bottles. With repeated use, nipples tend to crack and leak.Choose nipples that are made of silicone or rubber. Silicone nipples cost more but are more flexible than rubber nipples. Silicone nipples are not damaged by

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    Crying is a child's first way of communicating. Parents and caregivers become better over time at identifying their child's cry. Along with crying, a child may not act normally when something is wrong with him or her. Infection, illness, injury or pain, or a medical problem may cause a child to not act normally.If your baby has colic, you may be concerned that a health condition is causing the excessive crying. Usually a baby with colic isn't crying because of pain or physical discomfort. But it is important to be aware that health problems or injuries can cause a baby to cry excessively. And it's important to watch for related signs. Here are a few things to look for that may mean your baby has a health problem.Signs of not acting normallyLooks or acts different, such as a change in balance or coordinationAppears confused or doesn't interact with people or objects in his or her environment. Look for a change in the level of consciousness.Sleeps more or appears to have no

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