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    Umbilical cord care in newborns

    The umbilical cord connects the baby to the mother's placenta. During fetal development in the womb, the umbilical cord is the lifeline to the baby supplying nutrients. After birth, the cord is clamped and cut. Eventually between 1-3 weeks the cord will become dry and will naturally fall off. During the time the cord is healing it should be kept as clean and as dry as possible.

    When your baby is born the umbilical cord is cut and there is a stump left. The stump should dry and fall off by the time your baby is 5 to 15 days old. Keep...

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    Urinary catheter - infants

    A urinary catheter is a small, soft tube placed in the bladder. This article addresses urinary catheters in babies. Why is a urinary catheter used? Babies...