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  1. Delayed Walking and Other Foot and Leg Problems in Babies

    Find out about the common foot and leg problems such as bowed legs, pigeon toes, and walking on tiptoes that can cause delays in a baby learning to walk.

  2. How Well Do Newborns Hear?

    Find out how well newborns hear the world around them.

  3. Glass vs. Plastic Baby Bottles

    WebMD compares glass and plastic baby bottles and addresses concerns about the safety of polycarbonate bottles, sterilizing bottles, and choosing the best baby bottle for your baby.

  4. Your Baby's Bowels and Constipation

    There are a lot of misconceptions about constipation and its significance in an infant. Find out more from WebMD about your baby and his bowels.

  5. A Baby Diaper Troubleshooting Guide

    WebMD's guide to diapering your baby and treating diaper rash.

  6. Color Changes in Your Baby's Bowel Movements

    Are your baby's bowel movements normal? Find out more from WebMD about how diet changes can affect an infant's stool color and consistency.

  7. Baby Skin Care: Tips for Your Newborn

    Newborn skin is delicate -- and so is a baby's immune system. Learn more from WebMD about protecting your newborn from skin irritation, dryness, rashes, and chafing.

  8. 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.

  9. Answers About Your Baby’s Sleep

    Answers to parents' top 7 questions about babies and sleep.

  10. Combining Breast-Feeding and Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview

    You may choose to breast-feed and give infant formula for some of your baby's feedings. Supplementing breast milk with formula may decrease your supply of breast milk. But it will not stop your breast milk production. It is best to wait until your baby has been breast-feeding well for at least 6 weeks before offering your baby formula.Some babies have problems transferring their sucking patterns back and forth between their mother's breast and a bottle. Sucking a bottle requires different tongue and jaw motions from those needed to breast-feed. Sometimes the shape of the nipple plays a part in how well your breast-fed baby adjusts to bottle feedings. Many types and shapes of nipples are available. It will probably take some experimenting before you find one that works well for your baby. For example, some babies may have trouble using a flat nipple—the kind that is usually attached to bottles that have plastic inner liners. Some babies are not able to suck on the breast nipple

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