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I found little bit if blood in my newborn baby's nappy twice in 2 diffrent days . First time there was a poo in the nappy with little bit of blood.?

I found little bit if blood in my newborn baby's nappy  twice in 2 diffrent days  . First time there was a poo in the nappy with little bit of blood.?

Newborns: Hi, rectal bleeding should always be evaluated. Sometimes it is related to hard stools, anal irritation, diaper rash, irritation from baby wipes, fissures, and many other causes. You should call your pediatrician or have the baby evaluated by a medical provider. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How long should I swaddle my newborn ? I read the article recommended only the first one month because it needs room for baby to move.

How long should I swaddle my newborn ? I read  the article recommended only the first one month because it needs room  for baby to move.

Transition from womb: Swaddling often helps baby settle by replicating the snug feeling they were use to in the womb & avoiding the random movements of arms & legs that sometimes scare a baby that doesn't understand what is happening. Gradually loosening the wrap allows baby to to transition to the open feeling. The sooner the better.The goal is to be in a onezie on a firm mattress on their back by no later than 1m. ...Read more

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Does a newborn have to wear a hat to regulate body temp? If so how long? First 6 weeks? Longer? Only outside or at all times, incl inside?

Does a newborn have to wear a hat to regulate body temp? If so how long? First 6 weeks? Longer?  Only outside or at all times, incl inside?

Baby hats: Placing a hat on a newborn doesn't truly regulate body temperature in the physiologic sense but does help prevent excessive heat loss. The surface area of a baby had is relatively large. During cold weather, it would be wise to use a hat for at least several months. ...Read more

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What are important warning signs to look for in the newborn in the first 48 hours?

What are important warning signs to look for in the newborn in the first 48 hours?

Stable transition: The first 48 hours of life are important for the newborn in making the transition to "real life." most infants who run into difficulties do so in areas related to breathing and or feeding. Breathing patterns in newborns are not the same as adults but while you are in the hospital if you have any concerns please let your healthcare providers know. Poor feeding may also be an issue to address. ...Read more

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How many vaccinations does a newborn need to get in the first month?

How many vaccinations does a newborn need to get in the first month?

Get all yourvaccines: Vaccines are important to keeping a baby healthy. There are almost no valid reasons to delay those recommended. Only the Hepatitis B Vaccine is typically given in the first month, even this can be delayed till 2 mths unless mom is a hep b carrier. In areas where pertussis is prevalent, the vaccine can be given at 6 mths. Mothers of newborns should check they are vaccinated for flu and pertussi. ...Read more

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Do I have to wash newborn baby's clothes even if they are brand new before using them for the first time?

Do I have to wash newborn baby's clothes even if they are brand new before using them for the first time?

Yes: Imagine how many hands have touched those garments, from manufacturing to retailing!, they have probably even been on the floor and stepped on! Do wash them,please! ...Read more

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When can a newborn have their first bath? Is there a certian amount of time you should wait after the birth?

When can a newborn have their first bath? Is there a certian amount of time you should wait after the birth?

When cord separates: In general a sponge bath is all baby needs in the begining. Try to keep umbilical cord dry. May use alcohol to keep base from getting infected or moist. After cord separates-then can give infant a bath. Don't bathe more than 2x/wk or will dry our skin. ...Read more

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Our newborn was waking up every hour the first 2 nights. A baby nurse had  put him to sleep on his side and he slept 3, was this a mistake due 2 sids?

Our newborn was waking up every hour the first 2 nights. A baby nurse had  put him to sleep on his side and he slept 3, was this a mistake due 2 sids?

Worrisome: The last data I reviewed show side sleeping as risky as belly sleeping in the first 4 months of life.Unfortunately, if you pattern a baby to side or belly sleep in the first few days of life, they may resist back sleeping.During the early years of "back to sleep" I threatened to have baby nurses fired if I ever saw a newborn in these positions, it stopped and my babies accepted back sleep ...Read more

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If my newborn just had his first MMR shot and he’s running a fever, should I call the doctor?

If my newborn just had his first MMR shot and he’s running a fever, should I call the doctor?

Probably: Remember, MMR can not be given until at least one year. If your infant develops a fever (over 101 degrees) after any vaccine, and you are concerned, contact your doctor for advice. For the MMR vaccine, some children will get a mild fever and/or rash, but generally not until 10 days after receiving the vaccine. ...Read more

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