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New Born Baby
Different reasons: Some babies may be born with anatomical defects requiring emergency surgery like certain heart malformations or a hole in the diaphragm allowing abdominal organs to push up and take up lung space. Certain neurological problems may also require surgery, like spina bifida or hydrocephalus. These are just a few examples. ...Read more
Read on: Depends on the wording. Newborns develop kneecaps 4 months in utero but the are all cartilage, not bone. After birth the are growth centers and bone will develop. Around 3 yrs in girls and 5 to 6 in boys they are ossified(bone). Am interesting fact. Some say that they develop into bone later as we bear more weight on the legs and need support also crawling is easier on the knees when not bone! ...Read more
Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them! ...Read more
Yes: Safe to use from 4 weeks of age, unless the baby was vorn prematurely. ...Read more
Spitting Mucus: Hello! Newborns may spit up mucus leftover from amniotic fluid up to 72 hrs after birth but tends to resolve sooner. If the saliva seems excessive, a doc visit is needed to check for issues of the esophagus. Spitting up milk is also common in newborns and should be discussed with your doc to ensure it's normal infant reflux. For future consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more
New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?
Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?
Same as 4 U: There is no reason to keep the room at any temperature other than the normal comfort range. I like 70-74, but that's just me. You can tell that baby's getting hot if their sweating into the back of their neck/head. Too cold and they get chill bumps, fingers turn pale or blue. A variety of onzie outfits that correspond to their need will make life easier for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No absolute rules: There are no absolute rules for this. Remember that your newborn just came from a very protected environment (the womb) so when you do start to take your baby out, keep contact and stimulation to a minimum, as they gradually learn to handle the changes in their environment. For the first couple of weeks, have family and friends come to see you and the baby, rather than going out to see them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool ; this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. ...Read more