No. Parental response is the most important factor in a child’s ability to develop deep, loving relationships. A baby whose needs are promptly met learns to trust his parents and will learn to be outgoing, [...]
Female infants may develop a white, creamy vaginal discharge shortly after birth due to residual maternal hormones. There may also be vaginal bleeding. This is a normal occurrence.
Studies have shown that it is not necessary to clean the cord with alcohol. To prevent infection, do not submerge the cord in water and keep the diaper tucked beneath the umbilicus until it falls [...]
This is likely an infection caused by the fungus Candida Albicans. It is very common in the newborn period and can be easily treated with an antifungal suspension.
Both male and female infants may develop some breast swelling with redness shortly after delivery. This is caused by residual maternal hormones and is not a cause of concern. The infant should be evaluated if [...]
The cause is unknown but it has been attributed to maternal hormones. Approximately 20% of normal newborns develop acne in the first month of life. If desired, the lesions can be treated with a mild [...]
All newborns make strange noises when they breathe. At times the breathing is irregular, fast and noisy. They may sound congested due to their narrow nasal passages. Babies do not know how to breathe through [...]
Fever is the body’s attempt to fight off infection. A rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above in a baby younger than 2 months is a cause for concern. Please notify the doctor immediately. [...]
Hiccups are common in newborns, particularly after feeding. You can try to feed through them or let them subside without intervention. Please do not give infants younger than 4 months water. Water has no caloric [...]