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Baby has anemia; doctor told us to stop breastfeeding

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Introducing Baby Food ? Please Help!

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introducing formula at 2 months old

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What is y'all's take on breast feeding and formula feeding?

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Delaying Cord Clamping

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. » Read more

How to Survive the First Month of New Motherhood

By From wikiHow - How to Survive the First Month of new Motherhood

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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

Your newborn baby was up for most of the night, which means that you were up too. Now it’s morning, and the rest of the world is awake, but you’re so tired you can’t even remember how to make coffee. How are you going to make it through the day? » Read more

Your Newborn’s First Checkup: What to Expect

You’ve brought home a beautiful baby from the hospital; now it’s time to start settling into a new life and new routines with your little one. One of the most important things you can do for your baby in the first few weeks and months is to make sure that he gets regular well-baby visits with his doctor or health-care provider. » Read more

Umbilical Cord Care

  Newborn babies umbilical cord usually dries up and heels anywhere from 10 days and 3 weeks. The umbilical cord will initially be white to yellow in color and gradually darken to a black color before falling off. Until the umbilical cord falls off there are some things you should do to help keep it clean and dry.
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

New moms have plenty to worry about. Your baby is so tiny and helpless, there are so many new things to learn, and you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But many moms share the same fears, and talking about them somehow makes them seem less frightening. Here are some of the most common fears, and some ways to ease your mind:
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Newborn Jaundice

What is newborn jaundice? Jaundice refers to the yellowish coloring of the skin and whites of the eyes. Jaundice occurs in up to 50% of newborns, generally requires no treatment, and usually resolves within a few days to a couple of weeks.
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Newborn "Heel Stick" Screening (Newborn Genetic Screening)

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Newborn Hearing Screening

  Both the AAP and the CDC recommend newborns having hearing screenings. Many states require newborns to have hearing screenings before they leave the hospital. Up to 3 babies out of 1000 born will have significant hearing loss. In fact, according to the March of Dimes, hearing loss is one of the most common congenital birth defects.
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Circumcision and Circumcision Care

Choosing whether or not to circumcise your son can be a difficult choice. The important thing to remember is that circumcision is a choice. When a male fetus is developing, specifically his genitals, the penis develops with a special covering. This covering is called the foreskin. What once was thought of as a useless bit of skin, much like the appendix, has turned out, through research, to have a purpose Performing Circumcision Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. This is generally performed on infant males within the first few days of life.
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