Eye discharge in newborns can also be a sign of conjunctivitis , or pinkeye. His lower lip and tongue will scoop up a large amount of breast and you can help tuck the nipple in under his top lip with your thumb if necessary. Squashed nipples can be painful, become damaged and may restrict the flow of milk. If the side of the newborn's nose becomes red or swollen, stop the massage immediately and contact a doctor. After the frenulum is cut, it may take the baby a little while to learn how to stretch his tongue out and nurse more effectively.
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Breastfeeding: Sore Nipples
Without treatment, severe engorgement can lead to blocked milk ducts and breast infection, which is called mastitis. Peeling skin may be present at birth in some infants, particularly those who are born past their due date. Being a parent Help with childcare Sign up for weekly baby and toddler emails. Engorgement can make latching difficult. Breastfeeding is a learned skill for mothers. Newborn babies can quickly become dehydrated unless they feed at regular intervals, and chapped lips can be a sign of dehydration in a baby who is feeding poorly or is ill or vomiting. The cord takes about a week to dry out and drop off.
These may deepen in color or may first appear as the child grows older. This redness normally starts to fade in the first day. Don't be alarmed if you see the fontanels bulge out when your infant cries or strains, or if they seem to move up and down in time with the baby's heartbeat. Boys' testicles develop inside their body and sometimes take a while to descend into the scrotum. Then in most deliveries, they're pushed through a narrow, bone-walled birth canal.
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