Anne Richards, MBBS, CCFP, FRCP(C)

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Your Baby: Things To Watch

Breathing Your baby may often sound sniffly and sneeze or cough occasionally. Breathing is irregular - sometimes slow, sometimes fast. You will notice lots of hiccups - and when an infant is really upset and cries very hard, baby's skin may turn blue for a few seconds. All of these breathing...

Jaundice

It is not uncommon for an infant's skin and eyes to be yellow. A hospital nurse will take a blood sample by pricking the baby's heel and will undoubtedly recommend frequent breast-feeding. If you're breast-feeding, don't give the baby water by bottle - it can upset the breast-feeding and...

Getting acquainted with your baby

You've waited nine long months and sometimes wondered if your baby would ever arrive. Suddenly the infant is in your arms - and most mothers feel that their organized life has become topsy-turvy.

Genitalia & Circumcision

Baby Girl There may be some mucus coming from the vagina and even blood (pseudo-menstruation). This is caused by hormone changes and is nothing to worry about. Baby Boy The testicles may seem quite big, but this is normal. Important: The tip of the penis is covered by foreskin designed to protect the...

Baby Blues

Memo to new mothers: Your hormones are changing, you are anxious about your new responsibilities, you are still sore and your breasts are a little tender. You're tired and you sometimes can't find time to eat. Ask for help from family and friends. Maybe they can make casseroles for dinner,...

Bowels & Bladders

Urine & Stools Your baby will urinate six to eight times each day. It is hard to tell exactly the amount of urine with the disposable diapers and it may even be hard to distinguish urine when it is mixed with a watery yellow stool. A baby boy will shoot an occasional fountain...

Bathing Baby

It doesn't matter what time of day your baby has a bath. Experiment to find the time that works best for both of you. You may find that your baby is calmer and sleepier after a bath; or you may find that your baby is ready to play after...