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    1. Circumcision: Mogen Clamp - When to Call a Doctor

      Your son's penis will be examined during routine well - baby visits. However, it is important to call your health professional if problems develop after circumcision.Call your doctor immediately if your circumcised baby: Is younger than 3 months of age and has a fever.Develops signs of infection of the penis or around the circumcision site. Signs may include severe swelling, redness, a red streak

    2. Spitting Up - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about undescended testicles: What is an undescended testicle? Are there different types of undescended testicles? What other conditions may be present? Who is affected? Being diagnosed: What is a medical history for an undescended testicle? What happens during a physical exam? What kinds of hormone tests are done? What is an ectopic testicle? What is a retractile testicle? What is an ...

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

      Speech and language development milestones relate to receptive language (the ability to understand words and sounds) and expressive language (the ability to use speech and gestures to communicate meaning). Receptive language skills are the first communication skills learned. Expressive language also begins soon after birth. Speech progresses from isolated sounds to possibly making a simple ...

    4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Health Tools

      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. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children Sleep: Helping Your Children-and Yourself-Sleep Well ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Circumcision: Mogen Clamp - Why It May Be Done

      Circumcision is performed on newborns mainly for cultural reasons. For example, parents may make the decision about circumcision based on religious and family traditions, personal preferences, or the social norms within their communities. It is also important to consider the benefits and risks of the procedure.Should I have my son circumcised?Circumcision is not medically necessary. There may be .

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

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis? Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

    8. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Paying for Child Care

      Budgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or that there may be a waiting list,especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance. Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal government agencies) can help ...

    9. Mastitis While Breast-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 ...

    10. Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months - Topic Overview

      What is prematurity?A full - term pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. An infant born at 38 weeks is fully developed and called a full - term infant. An infant born between 22 and 37 completed weeks of pregnancy is called a premature infant, or "preemie." In the United States, about 1 out of 10 births is premature.1Why is prematurity a problem? Most infants born close to 37 weeks' gestation (completed

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