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

    What is cradle cap?Cradle cap is an oily, yellow scaling or crusting on a baby's scalp. It is common in babies and is easily treated. Cradle cap is not a part of any illness and does not imply that a baby is not being well cared for. See an illustration of cradle cap.What causes cradle cap?Cradle cap is the normal buildup of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed skin cells. How is it ...

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

    Extremely premature infants are born before the nervous system is mature enough to handle outside stimuli without becoming overstimulated. Such an infant is said to have a disorganized nervous system. If your premature infant has a disorganized nervous system,you may notice physical reactions (destabilization) in the presence of too much sound,touch,movement,or light,including: A drop in ...

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - When to Call a Doctor

    Callor other emergency services immediately if:You are afraid that you are about to harm your baby and you cannot find someone to help you.Your baby has been shaken, has a change in his or her level of consciousness, or has signs of severe difficulty breathing.Call your health professional immediately if your baby:Cries in a peculiar manner or for a very unusual length of time.Has not been ...

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

    Babies cry to communicate that they are hungry, wet, tired, too warm, too cold, lonely, or otherwise uncomfortable. When you respond promptly to these cries, you help your baby feel confident and safe. After your baby's need is met, the crying usually stops. The more consistently you respond to your baby when he or she is upset, the greater chance that your baby will cry less at age 1 and show less aggression at age 2.1Letting a newborn baby cry it out usually makes the situation worse and the crying more intense. It is often harder and takes longer to calm an extremely upset baby than one who has just started to cry. Crying patternsMost babies cry the most during the first four months of life.Starting at about 2 weeks of age, your baby may cry for no apparent reason and can be hard to console. Many babies have a fussy time of day, often during the late afternoon to early evening when they are tired and unable to relax. This crying is a way for your baby to release the tension that

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

    When you encourage emotional bonding with your baby by cuddling,talking,and playing with him or her,you also stimulate brain development and communication. To further promote learning and communication: Learn your newborn's cues and recognize when he or she is most alert and receptive. Newborn communication can be subtle. Look for signs that your baby is happy and eager to interact,such as ...

  7. Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview

    What is necrotizing enterocolitis? Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the intestine. It is most common in babies who are born early (premature). Many newborns who have it go on to live healthy lives. But if the infection becomes severe,it can cause severe damage to the intestine,which can be deadly. Some children may have ongoing problems with digestion,growth,or ...

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

    Complications from circumcision are rare. Minor complications are usually short - term and may include:2, 3Pain. A baby may experience obvious pain when he urinates for the first time after surgery. Pain may continue for up to 2 weeks, whenever the healing skin comes in contact with urine and stool. But usually the most noticeable pain goes away within 3 or 4 days. Keep in mind that even though ..

  9. Bottle-Feeding - Taking Care of Yourselves

    If your premature infant is moved to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), expect that you will become overwhelmed with new emotions and information. Don't be surprised if you and your partner handle this crisis differently, which may or may not create a strain on your relationship. Both of you, in different ways, may feel: Fearful and helpless.Grief. Separation from your infant at birth is a .

  10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - When to Call a Doctor

    Home treatment usually helps relieve minor teething symptoms such as discomfort, drooling, and irritability. However, talk to your doctor if your child develops additional symptoms that become severe or last longer than a couple of days. Such symptoms may include: A fever higher than or an ongoing low - grade fever- to measured rectally.Frequent ear pulling.Ongoing or severe diarrhea. A severe ...

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