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    1. Spitting Up - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about DDH:What is developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)?Getting treatment:What should I know about a Pavlik harness?Living with DDH:How do I care for my child in a spica cast?

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

      Learning about spina bifida:What is spina bifida?What is a neural tube defect?How much daily folic acid do I need before and during pregnancy?Testing for spina bifida:What should I know about birth defects testing?Should I have the maternal serum triple or quadruple test?Should I have amniocentesis?Getting treatment:What is physical therapy?What is occupational therapy?What is a urinary catheter?Living with spina bifida:How can I help build my child's self-esteem?What are the educational rights of children with disabilities?What should I know about latex allergy?How can I take care of myself as well as my child?

    3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - Topic Overview

      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 ...

    4. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Caring for Your Baby - Topic Overview

      What is spina bifida?Spina bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. It occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) don't form properly around part of the baby's spinal cord. Spina bifida can be mild or severe. The mild form is the most common. It usually doesn't cause problems or need treatment. You can't see the defect, but some people may have a dimple, birthmark, or hairy patch on their back. Most people with this form don't know they have it until they get a back X-ray for another reason.A rare and more severe form is meningocele (say muh-NIN-juh-seel). In this form, fluid leaks out of the spine and pushes against the skin. You may see a bulge in the skin. In many cases, there are no other symptoms.The most rare and severe form is myelomeningocele (say my-uh-loh-muh-NIN-juh-seel). It's what most people mean when they say spina bifida. Part of the spinal nerves push out of the spinal canal, and the nerves are often damaged. You may see a bulge in the skin.

    5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Group Child Care Providers

      Narrowing your searchWhen you start looking for child care, narrow down your selection by considering practical issues as well as your child's needs.Do you need part - time or full - time child care?What days of the week do you need child care? Are the days always the same, or do they change?During what hours do you need child care (include your travel time if appropriate)?What are you willing to

    6. Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies - Topic Overview

      Kangaroo care is the skin-to-skin holding of an infant on your chest,under a hospital gown or loose shirt. After a premature or sick infant is medically stable,parents can practice kangaroo care,which is known to have positive effects on an infant's heart rate and breathing,as well as on parent–infant bonding. Many neonatal intensive care units encourage kangaroo care of premature infants. ...

    7. Phenylketonuria (PKU) Test

      A phenylketonuria (PKU) test is done to check whether a newborn baby has the enzyme needed to use phenylalanine in his or her body. Phenylalanine is an amino acid that is needed for normal growth and development.

    8. Diaper Rash - Routine Checkups

      You can ask your health professional about your concerns regarding your baby's crying during regularly scheduled well baby visits, but don't hesitate to call and discuss them at any time. This is especially true if comfort measures continually fail or you notice other symptoms along with the excessive crying. At the checkup, your health professional will want to determine whether your baby has ...

    9. 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. ...

    10. 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. Umbilical hernia: Should my child have surgery? ...

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