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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.

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    Urinary catheter - infants

    A urinary catheter is a small, soft tube placed in the bladder. WHY IS A URINARY CATHETER USED? A catheter may be needed if your baby is making only small amounts of urine. This could be because your baby has low blood pressure or an abnormally developed urinary system, or uses medicine that ...