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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Your Newborn Baby

Your Newborn Baby

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  • Gastrointestinal Problems

    Gastrointestinal Problems What might gastrointestinal problems indicate in a newborn? A newborn's ability to eat and digest food is essential to growth and development. Most babies are able to absorb...

  • Colic

    Colic What is colic? Colic is a problem that affects some babies during the first three to four months of life. It is defined by the "rule of three": crying at least three hours per day, more than th...

  • Behavior Changes

    Behavior Changes A change in behavior may be one of the first signs of illness in a newborn. Although a baby's activity level, appetite, and cries normally vary from day to day, even hour to hour, a ...

  • Breathing Problems

    Breathing Problems What might breathing problems indicate in a newborn? Babies breathe much faster than older children and adults. A newborn's normal breathing rate is about 40 times each minute. Thi...

  • Fever in A Newborn

    Fever in A Newborn Adults have a tightly controlled thermostat to help regulate their body temperature. When cold, an adult shivers, helping to raise the temperature of the body. Sweating occurs when...

  • Hyperbilirubinemia and Jaundice

    Hyperbilirubinemia and Jaundice What is hyperbilirubinemia? Hyperbilirubinemia is a condition in which there is too much bilirubin in the blood. When red blood cells break down, a substance called bi...

  • Natal Teeth

    Natal Teeth What are natal teeth? Natal teeth are teeth that are present when the infant is born. About one in every 2,000 newborn infants have natal teeth. These are not the same as neonatal teeth t...

  • Skin Color Changes

    Skin Color Changes What might skin color changes indicate in a newborn? The color of a baby's skin can often help identify possible problems in another area of the body. It is important for you to de...