Separation Protests: Helping Your Child - Topic Overview
Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 6 months of age,peaks near 10 months of age,and starts to fade sometime near the first birthday. Some children's separation protests may peak at or continue through to about 18 months of age,resolving closer to the second birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament ...
Premature Infant - 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 .
Jaundice in Newborns (Hyperbilirubinemia) - 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?
Circumcision - 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 .
Doctors Who Treat Cleft Lip and Palate - Topic Overview
Often,several doctors and other health professionals will help care for a child with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The team may include primary care health professionals,surgeons,dentists and orthodontists,and a variety of therapists. The staff at most large hospitals can help you to know who you need to see and when. They can also help you schedule appointments. Primary care health ...
Choosing Child Care - Individual Care Providers
Types of individual providers Babysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal in-home care for your child,such as when you need to run errands or have planned an evening out. They are usually paid hourly and maintain general household order. But they are not expected to do housekeeping chores. A mother's helper is similar to a babysitter but is someone who watches your child ...
Necrotizing Enterocolitis - 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 ...
Babies' Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Topic Overview
Many studies have shown that placing a baby younger than 1 year old to sleep on his or her back is the most important thing parents can do to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Since 1992,the number of babies who sleep on their back has gone up (due mostly to the national "Back to Sleep" campaign),and there has been a steady drop in the SIDS rate. 1 Placing babies to ...
Cleft Palate: Feeding Your Baby - Topic Overview
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 ...
Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby - Topic Overview
Comforting techniques often will calm a crying child if the crying isn't caused by pain. These techniques may help comfort a baby with colic, because colic isn't caused by pain. But if the crying doesn't seem normal or your baby seems sick, call your doctor.First, check to be sure your baby isn't hungry. Very young babies usually don't eat much at one sitting and may become hungry 1 to 2 hours after a feeding. Feeding your baby might stop the crying.Offer a pacifier for sucking. Sucking can help babies relieve stress without crying.Try rocking your baby. Gently rock your baby, or use a mechanical swing.Sing quietly to your baby. You may find that singing the same song over and over is soothing. You can also try playing music at a low volume.Turn on something with a rhythmic sound, such as a fan that hums, a vacuum cleaner, a clothes dryer, tape recordings of womb sounds, or a crib sound-and-motion device. A vibrating soothing device, which generates white noise and vibrates the bed,