Normal Newborn

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  1. At Work

    Many mothers find they maintain milk production more easily if they breastfeed before showering or getting ready for work and then breastfeed again just before leaving the baby with the care provider.

  2. Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery

    Because babies born by cesarean may have difficulty clearing some of the lung fluid and mucus, extra suctioning of the nose, mouth, and throat are often needed.

  3. Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery

    Healthy babies born in a vaginal delivery are usually able to stay with the mother. In many cases, immediate newborn assessments are performed right in the mother's room.

  4. Baby's Care After Birth

    Detailed information on baby's care after birth

  5. Baby's Care in the Delivery Room

    A newborn baby is wet from the amniotic fluid and can easily become cold. Drying the baby and using warm blankets and heat lamps can help prevent heat loss. Often a knitted hat is placed on the baby's head.

  6. Bathing and Skin Care

    Bath time is a great time to bond with your newborn while keeping his/her skin healthy and cuddly soft. Get the facts—and proper supplies—to make these moments safe and enjoyable for both you and baby.

  7. Behavior Changes

    Although a baby's activity level, appetite, and cries normally vary from day to day, even hour to hour, a distinct change in any of these areas may signal illness.

  8. Birth Injuries

    For various reasons, some babies have a more difficult trip through the birth canal than others, resulting in physical injuries. Such injuries usually are not serious and clear up or improve within a few days or weeks following the birth.

  9. Bottle-Feeding

    Detailed information on bottle-feeding, including information on the different types of baby formula

  10. Breast Milk Collection and Storage

    Detailed information on breast milk collection and storage

  11. Breast Milk Expression

    Most mothers who plan to continue breastfeeding will need to express their breast milk during the work or school day if away from the baby for more than three or four hours.

  12. Breast Milk Expression - Helpful Equipment

    Hospital-grade, electric breast pumps are the only pumps built for frequent and prolonged use. These pumps automatically cycle suction with release of suction—similar to a baby's sucking action.

  13. Breast Milk is The Best Milk

    Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby's immature body systems.

  14. Breastfeeding and Returning To Work

    Detailed information on breastfeeding while at work

  15. Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby

    Detailed information on breastfeeding difficulties of the baby, including ineffective latch-on, ineffective sucking, slow infant weight gain, poor infant weight gain, mismanaged breastfeeding, over-active breast milk let down

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