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    1. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

      What kinds of development occur in my baby's first month?Babies are called newborns during their first month of life. Although your newborn sleeps a lot, powerful changes are occurring in the five major areas of development.Physical development. Don't be alarmed if your newborn loses some weight shortly after birth. This weight usually is regained within 10 to 12 days. Most newborns gain about to

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

      Some breast-feeding mothers claim that certain foods cause colic in their babies. Colic,by definition,is extreme crying that is not related to physical discomfort or digestive problems. But it is possible that some foods affect breast milk and contribute to intestinal gas or other digestive problems,which may make crying episodes worse. More research is needed to investigate this ...

    3. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

      For healthy growth and development, newborns need physical and emotional care. You enhance development and give your newborn a sense of security and being loved by: Feeding on demand. Respond to your baby's hunger cues, no matter how frequent.Encouraging emotional bonding. Your baby needs to be close to you and to anticipate that you will respond to his or her needs.Stimulating learning and ...

    4. Spitting Up - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about cleft palate: What is cleft palate? How common is it? Can it be prevented during pregnancy? How are cleft lip and cleft palate related? Being diagnosed: What kind of physical exam is given? What are the different classifications of cleft palate? What are some common concerns parents have? Getting treatment: Besides surgery,what other treatment will my child need? Which health ...

    5. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

      How often do newborns have bowel movements?You may be surprised at the number of diapers your newborn goes through every day.Many newborns have at least 1 or 2 bowel movements a day. By the end of the first week, your baby may have as many as 5 to 10 a day. Your baby may pass a stool after each feeding. The number of bowel movements may go down as your baby eats more and matures during that first month.By 6 weeks of age, your baby may not have a bowel movement every day. This usually isn't a problem as long as your baby seems comfortable and is healthy and growing, and as long as the stools aren't hard. What will the bowel movements look like?Your newborn baby's bowel movements (also called stools) can change a lot in the days, weeks, and months after birth. The stools can come in many different colors and textures—all of which may be perfectly normal for your child. The first stool your baby passes is thick, greenish black, and sticky. It's called meconium.The stools usually change

    6. Cradle Cap - 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 ...

    7. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Topic Overview

      Caring for your baby who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) requires special attention to detect and manage problems that he or she may have. These problems can range from mild to severe,but may include: Sensitivity to stimulation. Your baby may be very sensitive to touch,sounds,and light. 1 Watch for things that may be overstimulating to your child. If your baby seems irritable ...

    8. Teething - What to Expect

      WebMD’s teething schedule shows which teeth babies grow first. By age 3, most children have all of their primary teeth.

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

      Speech and language lessons start in the uterus,where your unborn baby hears and responds to familiar voices. Indeed,soon after birth,your baby prefers and responds more to the mother's voice than to any other. Also,your newborn can recognize whether sounds are part of his or her native language. Your newborn continues to learn language by listening to the basic and distinct sounds ...

    10. Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      What is congenital hydrocephalus? Congenital hydrocephalus is a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain at birth. The extra fluid can increase pressure in the baby's brain,causing brain damage and mental and physical problems. This condition is rare. Finding the condition early and treating it quickly can help limit any long-term problems. But long-term effects mostly ...

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