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    Babies and diarrhea

    Diapers and diarrhea

    Normal or healthy baby stools are soft and loose. Babies have frequent stools during the first 1 – 2 months. Because of this, it may be difficult to tell...

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    Babies and heat rashes

    To prevent or treat heat rash in an infant, dress the baby in light-weight cotton, use a fan with a gentle breeze (if air conditioning is unavailable), and avoid the use of powders.

    Heat occurs in babies when the pores of the sweat glands become blocked. This happens most often when the weather is hot or humid. As your infant sweats,...

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    Baby feeding patterns

    Baby feeding patterns refer to the time schedule for giving a baby food through a bottle or breast.

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    Bedtime habits

    YOUR NEW BABY (LESS THAN 2 MONTHS) AND SLEEP At first, your new baby is on a 24-hour feeding and sleep-wake cycle. Newborns may sleep between 10 and 18 hours...

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    Bili lights

    Using bili lights is a therapeutic procedure performed on newborn or premature infants to reduce elevated levels of bilirubin. If blood levels of bilirubin become too high, the bilirubin begins to dissolve in the body tissues, producing the characteristic yellow eyes and skin of jaundice. Bilirubin also has an affinity for brain tissue, where it can accumulate and cause permanent brain damage.

    Bili lights are a type of light therapy (phototherapy) that is used to treat . Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin and eyes. It is caused by too much...

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    Brachial plexus injury in newborns

    Brachial plexus injury is a loss of movement or weakness of the arm that occurs when the collection of nerves around the shoulder are damaged during...

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    Breast milk jaundice

    Newborn jaundice (producing yellow skin) can have many causes, but the majority of these infants have a condition called physiological jaundice, a natural occurrence in the newborn due to the immature liver.  This type of jaundice is short term, generally lasting only a few days.  Jaundice  should be evaluated by a physician until decreasing or normal levels of bilirubin are measured in the blood.

    Jaundice is a condition that causes the skin and parts of the eyes to turn a yellow color. Breast milk jaundice is long-term jaundice in an otherwise...

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    Breath holding spell

    Some children have breath holding spells. This is an involuntary stop in breathing that is not in the child’s control.