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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
Once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
Once
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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

take care of yourself
daily
Eat well
daily
Trust your gut feeling when baby is crying
daily
Talk with other mothers
daily
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25 weeks pregnant, stool color changed from brown to yellowish and softer 10 days ago. Any risk for baby's or pregnancy health? What should I do?

25 weeks pregnant, stool color changed from brown to yellowish and softer 10 days ago. Any risk for baby's or pregnancy health? What should I do?

Pretty common: The color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change from green thru yellow to brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue.It is not a risk for baby. ...Read more

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I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

Depends: The changes may be related to your diet, what you are ingesting. It's reasonable to talk this over with your doctor to make sure nothing unusual is going on. You want to make sure you are well. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Change your baby's diaper often.
every other hours, while awake
Be sure the child's bottom is completely dry
daily
Avoid using perfumed products
daily
Give your baby's bottom plenty of airtime,diaper free(towel as backup)
daily
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What can cause a change in stool color?

What can cause a change in stool color?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). These factors may result in green or even a yellow hue. ...Read more

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