Jaundice, the yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by elevated Glossary Link bilirubin levels in the blood stream, is a common Glossary Link newborn condition.
Breastfeeding Your Newborn Baby
Breast milk is the most ideal food for your baby and breastfeeding is considered the “gold standard” for Glossary Link infant nutrition. Most parents want to know how often and how much to feed their baby.
Circumcision Care & Care of the Uncircumcised Penis
If your son has been circumcised, there are some additional steps to take when changing his diaper until the Glossary Link circumcision has healed.
Safe Sleep and Your Newborn
Unlike you, your baby will spend most of his time sleeping. On average, newborns sleep for 16 to 20 hours a day and may only wake to eat. Since newborns spend most of their day sleeping, making sure that they are sleeping safely is very important.
Cutting your baby’s fingernails is a nerve racking task that you will soon have to face. In the early days, the nails adhere to the skin of the fingernails and cutting baby’s nails is not recommended. The good news is that the nails will separate from the skin within a week or so.
Using the Bulb Syringe (a.k.a Nasal Aspirator)
A bulb syringe, also known as a nasal aspirator, is a tool used to suction mucous from your baby's nose or to clean out baby's mouth if he/she throws up. Keep a bulb syringe handy in your diaper bag and at home.
Care of the Umbilical Cord
The umbilical cord was vital to your baby’s survival when in the womb. But once your baby is born, the umbilical cord is no longer needed and will dry and eventually fall off