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

    The skull consists of five thin,curved,bony plates that are held together by fibrous material called sutures. These sutures allow a baby's skull to expand with the growing brain. Usually,the area within a baby's skull doubles in the first 6 months of life and doubles again by age 2. Some sutures begin to close at about this time. After age 2,the skull and brain grow at a much slower rate. ...

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    Cognition is the ability to think,learn,and remember. Your baby is born with 100 billion brain cells ( neurons ). To function at their full potential,these cells must form connections (synapses) with each other. These connections carry messages between the cells in the brain and from the brain to the body. During a baby’s first month,the body makes more connections and improves how the ...

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    This topic advises parents and caregivers on ways to help prevent illness and accidental injuries in babies and young children. It is not able or meant to cover every risk that faces a child. However, the topic addresses many of the most common hazards so you can help minimize the risk of infections and injuries and identify areas and situations that can be dangerous for a child up to 2 years of .

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about jaundice in newborns:What is jaundice?Being diagnosed:How is a bilirubin blood test done?How are blood type tests done?Getting treatment:How is phototherapy for jaundice done?Caring for your baby with jaundice:How can I know if my baby is eating enough?

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    Feeding a baby who has cleft palate can be a challenge. Your baby may have a problem making a tight seal between his or her mouth and the nipple. But with a little preparation,you can successfully feed your baby with breast milk or formula. Bottle-feeding A health professional who specializes in babies with cleft palate can show you how to bottle-feed your baby in the best way. The health ...

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

    What is tongue-tie? Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a problem that occurs at birth. It happens when the tissue that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth (lingual frenulum) is too short. This can limit the movement of the tongue. See a picture of tongue-tie. What causes tongue-tie? The cause of tongue-tie isn't always known. It can run in families or may occur in babies who have other ...

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    A diary for colic shows the baby's daily activities and the amount of time spent in each one. The diary should include:Crying and fussing periods. Who was present when the baby was crying? What comfort measures were used? Was the baby being held when the crying began?Sleeping periods. Was the baby sleeping alone or in the caregiver's arms?Awake times. Was the baby alone and happy or being held? Were bathing, changing, or other activities taking place? Feeding times. How much formula was taken? How long did the baby breast-feed? What position was the baby in during feeding? How was the baby burped? Did the baby spit up or vomit after a feeding? If you are breast-feeding, the health professional will want a record of your diet during this period of time.Stool pattern. What is the amount, color, consistency, and odor of the baby's stools?Number of wet diapers. What is the color, estimated amount (small, moderate, or large), and odor of the baby's urine?Weight. When during the day was the

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

    The Gomco clamp is a metal device with a bell-shaped end. During circumcision using a Gomco clamp, the baby's foreskin is stretched over the bell, and the clamp is tightened over his foreskin.If the foreskin can't be pulled back (is not retractable), it usually needs to be cut before the clamp is put in place. The foreskin is cut away and the clamp removed.AdvantagesMany doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use.It has good cosmetic results.It allows for easy removal of all foreskin tissue.DisadvantagesApplying the Gomco clamp is:More complex than the other methods of circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and the Mogen clamp.More likely than the Mogen clamp to cause excessive bleeding.More likely than the other methods of circumcision to remove too much skin from the shaft of the penis.

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

    These stories are based on information gathered from doctors and consumers. They may be helpful as you make important health decisions.Jeremy, age 28: My wife and I have had a tough time since our second child, Caleb, was born at 25 weeks. We've always trusted our doctors to know what's best. We told our neonatologist that we had faith that Caleb would pull through and that we wanted him to do everything he could to help Caleb survive. What we didn't expect was that Caleb would have so many ups and downs. He had one infection after another and had to be on a ventilator on high settings for quite a while. After he had a grade IV brain bleed, we learned that part of his brain was damaged. He came home on oxygen and six different medicines. We were thrilled when he weaned off of the oxygen just before his first birthday! Frankly, with both of us having to work, keeping up with Caleb's weekly physical therapy, speech therapy, and other medical appointments has been hard for us and his

  10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    Babies thrive when all of their needs are fulfilled consistently and with loving care. A baby goes through so many changes that it can be hard for you to keep up with all the things experts say you "should be" doing to promote healthy growth and development. Remember that the best things for your baby are usually the simplest. Loving, holding, feeding, changing, and talking to your baby are the ..

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