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Health issues in your newborn babyHHealth issues in your newborn babyHealth issues in your newborn babyEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC11.000000000000049.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about various health issues that may arise in your newborn baby. Behaviour changes, skin conditions and eye problems are discussed.</p><p>Newborn babies keep their parents on their toes! There is always something to keep mom or dad in a state of worry. Common health concerns in newborn babies include behaviour changes, skin conditions, eye problems, spitting up and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, infections and fever. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Health issues that you may experience with your newborn include behaviour changes, skin conditions, eye problems, vomiting, diarrhea, infection, SIDS and fever.</li></ul>
Problèmes de santé chez les nouveau-nésPProblèmes de santé chez les nouveau-nésHealth issues in your newborn babyFrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC11.000000000000049.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les divers problèmes de santé qui pourraient toucher votre nouveau-né. On y discute des changements comportementaux, des problèmes cutanés ainsi que des problèmes oculaires.</p><p>Les nouveau-nés ne donnent aucun répit à leurs parents! Il y a toujours quelque chose pour inquiéter maman ou papa. Les problèmes de santé les plus courants chez les nouveau-nés comprennent les problèmes de peau, les problèmes oculaires, les infections, la fièvre, les changements comportementaux, les régurgitations, les vomissements, la diarrhée et la constipation.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les problèmes de santé qui pourraient survenir chez votre nouveau-né comprennent des changements de comportement, des problèmes de peaux, des problèmes oculaires, des vomissements, de la diarrhée, une infection, le syndrome de mort subite du nourrisson et de la fièvre.</li></ul>

 

 

Health issues in your newborn baby453.000000000000Health issues in your newborn babyHealth issues in your newborn babyHEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC11.000000000000049.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about various health issues that may arise in your newborn baby. Behaviour changes, skin conditions and eye problems are discussed.</p><p>Newborn babies keep their parents on their toes! There is always something to keep mom or dad in a state of worry. Common health concerns in newborn babies include behaviour changes, skin conditions, eye problems, spitting up and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, infections and fever. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Health issues that you may experience with your newborn include behaviour changes, skin conditions, eye problems, vomiting, diarrhea, infection, SIDS and fever.</li></ul><p>Your newborn baby may not have the clear, radiant skin that you have seen in television commercials. They may in fact have any number of common skin conditions or birthmarks, which can take you a bit off guard at first. Some birthmarks disappear after a few years, and others remain throughout the child’s lifetime. </p><p>Newborn babies have weak immune systems. This is one reason why breastfeeding is so important for your baby: it provides them with antibodies to help fight infection. As a result of breastfeeding, your baby will have fewer infections than babies who are bottle-fed. When a newborn baby does develop an infection, it can become a great cause for concern. This is because newborn babies can get sick very fast. Luckily, they also respond very quickly to treatment, if the infection is caught in time. If a doctor suspects that your newborn baby has an infection, they will begin antibiotic treatment right away. </p><p>In newborn babies and young infants three months of age or under, fever may be the first and only sign of a serious infection. Another sign of illness in babies is a change in behaviour. If your newborn baby is ill, they may cry more or have a change in activity level. </p><p>Many newborn babies and young infants are prone to spitting up some of their breast milk or formula during or shortly after a feeding. Spit-up effortlessly rolls out of the baby’s mouth, sometimes with a burp. Vomiting is more forceful than spitting up, and it involves more than just a couple of tablespoons of stomach contents. Vomiting can be a sign of an infection in the stomach, a reaction to something the baby ate, or another gastrointestinal problem. </p><p>Diarrhea is when a newborn baby passes very runny, liquidy stools, sometimes at an increased frequency or more volume than normal. Diarrhea is sometimes associated with vomiting, and it is often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Constipation is when the baby’s bowel movements are hard and cause pain or bleeding. If your baby is constipated, they may groan or strain when trying to pass stool. </p><p>This section of the Pregnancy & Babies resource centre also covers the very disturbing condition called sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than one year old, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation and autopsy. </p><p>Finally, this section delves into the debate about circumcision, to help you decide whether the procedure is right for your newborn son. </p><p>For information about health issues related to the baby's development during pregnancy, or prematurity, see "<a href="/Article?contentid=370&language=English">Problems With the Baby" Birth Defects</a>" and "<a href="/Article?contentid=462&language=English">Caring for the Very Ill Newborn Baby</a>."</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/health_issues_in_your_newborn_baby.jpgHealth issues in your newborn baby

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