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  1. Circumcision - Risks

    Complications from circumcision are rare. Minor complications are usually short - term and may include:2, 3Pain. A baby may experience obvious pain when he urinates for the first time after surgery. Pain may continue for up to 2 weeks, whenever the healing skin comes in contact with urine and stool. But usually the most noticeable pain goes away within 3 or 4 days. Keep in mind that even though ..

  2. Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Topic Overview

    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 .

  3. Circumcision - What Happens During a Circumcision

    Circumcision for a newborn is usually done by a health professional at a clinic, in the hospital, or at an outpatient surgery center. During the procedure:The newborn is placed on a firm surface, often called a papoose board. Velcro straps are wrapped around the newborn's arms and legs to keep him very still during the procedure.The penis is cleaned.The surgical area is numbed with a local ...

  4. Premature Infant - Topic Overview

    What is prematurity?A full - term pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. An infant born at 38 weeks is fully developed and called a full - term infant. An infant born between 22 and 37 completed weeks of pregnancy is called a premature infant, or "preemie." In the United States, about 1 out of 10 births is premature.1Why is prematurity a problem? Most infants born close to 37 weeks' gestation (completed

  5. Umbilical Hernia in Children - Topic Overview

    What is an umbilical hernia? An umbilical hernia happens when intestine,fat,or fluid pushes through a weak spot or hole in your baby’s stomach muscles. This causes a bulge near or in the belly button,or navel. It may look like your child’s belly button is swollen. Many children have an umbilical hernia at birth. The hernia usually isn't painful or dangerous,and it often closes on its own ...

  6. Choosing Child Care - Topic Overview

    What is child care?In basic terms, child care is temporary care by someone other than a parent. Child care should offer a healthy, safe, and secure place for children to develop and grow. In the United States, approximately 75% of children younger than 5 are cared for on a regular basis by a person who is not their parent.1The high demand for child care is a reflection of many cultural and ...

  7. What Is Attachment Parenting?

    WebMD explains the theories behind Attachment Parenting, including opinions from proponents and critics. Could it work for you and your baby?

  8. Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Amniotic Band Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Amniotic Bands is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  10. Herpes, Neonatal

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Herpes, Neonatal is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

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