Top Newborn Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Milia

    Milia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to milia: When you first meet your baby, there may be tiny bumps on his or her face. These may catch your attention or you might look right past them and not even notice at first. What is milia? Milia are little plugs of keratin in the glands of the skin of the face. […]

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  • Meconium Aspiration

    Meconium Aspiration: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Thick meconium; Particulate meconium, Inhaled stool. Introduction to meconium aspiration: We might think of amniotic fluid as pristine, clear water, but your growing baby was already making a mess. Old skin cells and hairs, which would become dust in the outside world, began to build up in the fluid. Unlike later in life, […]

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  • Lanugo

    Lanugo: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to lanugo: Before birth, a baby is covered with fine soft hair over most of the body – everywhere except the palms, soles, lips, penis, nails, and the sides of the fingers and toes. What is lanugo? This soft prenatal hair is called lanugo hair. Most of the time, most of this hair is […]

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  • Jaundice

    Jaundice: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bilirubin, Breast milk jaundice, Breastfeeding jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Neonatal Jaundice, Pathologic jaundice, Physiologic jaundice. Introduction to jaundice: Jaundice is common in new babies and is usually not a problem. Nevertheless, jaundice can be a sign of a serious disease and occasionally jaundice can cause lasting nerve damage. Parents need to know when to […]

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  • Inconspicuous Penis

    Inconspicuous Penis: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Absent penis, Buried penis, Concealed penis, Hidden penis, Micropenis, Penile agenesis, Trapped penis, Webbed penis Introduction to inconspicuous penis: “It’s a boy!” When we first glimpse our children in the delivery room, their sex is one of the immediate things we notice. It’s also one of the first things we report to family […]

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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Alcohol use during pregnancy Introduction to fetal alcohol syndrome: It used to be thought that drinking during pregnancy was fine for the baby. Fetal alcohol syndrome wasn’t discovered until 1968, and even then the effects of drinking during pregnancy weren’t widely accepted for several years. It is now widely recognized that exposure to […]

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  • Diaper Rash

    Diaper Rash: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Dermatitis – Diaper; Yeast infection – Diaper area Introduction to diaper rash: Diapers are a wonderful invention, controlling babies’ waste products in a relatively convenient, clean, and healthy way. Still, ever since children began to wear diapers, diaper rash has been the most common skin disorder of infancy.

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  • Cradle Cap

    Cradle Cap: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cradle cap: We are constantly making new skin cells at about the rate that we lose old, dry skin cells. The old skin falls off and we usually don’t even notice the process. In many healthy infants, the skin cells on their scalp grow faster than they can fall off, leaving a layer […]

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    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet, peaceful, miracle baby and begins screaming every evening. It is no wonder that parents become frustrated, discouraged, […]

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    Blocked Tear Duct: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Dacrostenosis, Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, NLDO Introduction to blocked tear duct: Our eyes are constantly making a protective film of tears to bathe the eyeball. Simple in appearance, tears have a marvelously complex structure. The tear film is composed of three layers. The thin outer layer, produced by the inside of the eyelids, is […]

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