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

    Caring for your baby who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) requires special attention to detect and manage problems that he or she may have. These problems can range from mild to severe,but may include: Sensitivity to stimulation. Your baby may be very sensitive to touch,sounds,and light. 1 Watch for things that may be overstimulating to your child. If your baby seems irritable ...

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

    A Mogen clamp is a metal, hinge-shaped device used during circumcision. The Mogen clamp does not require a cut in the foreskin before its placement.During a circumcision using a Mogen clamp, the baby's foreskin is pulled forward through the hinge of the clamp. The clamp is closed and locked in place for about 90 seconds, crushing the foreskin to decrease bleeding. The foreskin is removed surgically and the clamp taken off.AdvantagesThe Mogen clamp:Takes less time than the other methods of circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and Gomco clamp.Is least likely to lead to infection, excessive bleeding, and/or swelling.DisadvantagesFewer doctors are familiar and comfortable with its use than with the other procedures.There is greater potential for accidentally removing the tip of the penis (glans).

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

    After the umbilical cord is cut at birth, a stump of tissue remains attached to your baby's navel (umbilicus). The stump gradually dries and shrivels until it falls off, usually between 1 and 2 weeks after birth. It is important that you keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding skin clean and dry. This basic care helps prevent infection. It may also help the umbilical cord stump to fall off .

  4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Helping Your Child Get Started

    At the start of a new child care routine,it's common for a child to show some signs of anxiety,such as clinging or crying when you leave. With your child's needs in mind,try to ease the transition. Prepare yourself and your child. If you are enrolling your child in care for the first time,it may be helpful for you both to get used to spending time apart. Hire a babysitter or ask a friend ...

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

    Learning about congenital hydrocephalus: What is congenital hydrocephalus? What are the different types of congenital hydrocephalus? What is the difference between communicating and noncommunicating hydrocephalus? How does this condition affect the soft spots on a baby's head? Living with congenital hydrocephalus: How can I take better care of myself while also taking care of my child? ...

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

    If your premature infant was born before the gestational age of 32 to 34 weeks, he or she cannot feed by mouth. This is because of:Poor coordination (or lack) of sucking, swallowing, and gag reflex.Weakness of both the oral and stomach muscles.Small stomach capacity.Until your infant becomes stronger and more mature, tube feeding is used to feed milk, formula, or a combination of the two directly into the stomach. For the infant whose gastrointestinal tract cannot yet digest properly or is affected by necrotizing enterocolitis, intravenous (parenteral) feedings are given through a tube into the umbilical site (umbilical catheter) or into a vein.When your infant is mature enough to feed from a nipple, oral feedings are introduced. Over a period of days or weeks, you can gradually replace more tube or IV feedings with breast-feedings.Premature infants, including those born at 34 to almost 37 weeks, often have trouble with oral feedings and may need extra help.In some cases, doctors

  8. 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

  9. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - The Sick Premature Infant

    Many premature infants are resilient and surprise everyone by overcoming great odds. However, premature infants are also vulnerable to infection and to complications related to immature body organs. Expect that your infant can progress for several days but may then have a medical setback. With each additional week of prematurity, a newborn is at greater risk of having medical problems. Infants ...

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

    Baby teething starts around 6 months and lasts until the child reaches about 3 years of age. Read about symptoms of teething and how to soothe teething babies.

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