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Is It Normal For A Newborn To Loose Her Empirical Cord In 8 Days
SEPARATION VARIES: The care of the umbilical cord stump influences the timing of separation. In areas where it is left to dry naturally or occasionally cleaned with rubbing alcohol, it often separates in a week or less. In areas that apply tripple dye as an antiseptic technique, it may delay separation 3 or more wks. International comparison studies show no increase in infections with simple drying over other methods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn is 42 days old now. Her skin colour is darker than mine or her dad's or her younger brother, is that normal or is it gonna change by time?
Normal: Children in a family can take on a variety of skin tones, facial features and genetic traits. Remember children are not a perfect "mix" of mom and dad. Ever met a red headed child and no one else in the family has red hair? In terms of skin tones, these can vary also on ethnicity and race. Skin tones typically do not get lighter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My newborn is always asleep and i have to wake him up to feed him, he barely eat, he's not sick and he is 11 days old now. is this normal for his age?
Weight gain: Please check the baby's weight. His weight should not be less than what he weighed at birth. Monitor the weight weekly to ensure that he is gaining weight. You should consult your doctor if he does not gain weight. In any case he should be checked in the well baby clinic at regular intervals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies with feed: Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs.This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up.After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily.If the kid is quiet & seems ok i wouldn't be concerned.If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn baby boy is still with mild yellowish appearance, he is 25 days old now, it was appear 2 days after birth. Is it normal?
Common problem: Mom disposes of most of babies metabolic waste before birth.Afterward, the baby's liver must get up to speed removing the products of blood recycling.Many are transiently jaundiced. Breastfeeding, blood group issues, skin bruises, and more can aggravate the process. Most pediatricians will monitor this and test as needed. Faint jaundice x 3-4 wks can occur in bf kids.Testing can rule out problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Newborn is 4 days old and there is foul odor coming from umbilical cord stump but no discharge. Is this normal?
Abnormal: Foul smelling umbilical cord stump indicate bacterial growth-which is not good. This may be treated with alcohol swabbing of the stump several times a day. If it drains fluid or remains foul smelling, or the area around it turns red-a visit to the doctor is recommended. You want to avoid omphalitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal HR ; RR: The normal range for heart rate is 100-160 for a 3 week old, although if baby really upset crying hard up to 180 would not be unusual. Respiratory rate ranges from low 20's to 60. # week old babies also still have a percentage of periodic breathing, a normal breathing pattern where they breath very rapidly and then slow way down and almost look like they are not breathing and then speed up again. ...Read more
Is it normal for newborns hands and feet to peel a few days/weeks after delivery, or is this just seen in overdue babies?
Peeling skin: Yes normal baby's skin can peel a few days to weeks after birth. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more