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    1. Premature Infant - Topic Overview

      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 ...

    2. 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

    3. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - What to Think About

      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. ...

    4. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

      Note: This topic discusses bottle - feeding formula. For information about bottle - feeding your baby breast milk, see the topic Breast - Feeding.When is bottle - feeding formula the right choice for my baby?Your reasons for wanting to bottle - feed your baby formula are personal. You are the only one who can make the best decision for you and your baby. If you think you will have or are having ..

    5. 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 ...

    6. 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 ...

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

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

      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

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

    10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - What is Expected

      Usually your baby can begin bottle - feeding within hours after birth. Average feeding amounts will vary depending on your baby's age and how hungry he or she is at that moment.Average feeding amounts by baby's age Age of baby Formula feedings per 24 hours Amount of formula per feedingBirth to 2 weeks6 to 10 to 2 weeks to 1 month6 to 8 to 1 to 3 months5 to 6 to 3 to 6 months4 to 5 to 6 to 9 months

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