Discharge instructions for newborn
Back to Sleep
Healthy babies should sleep on their back. One of the most important things you can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is to put your healthy baby on his or her back to sleep. Do this when your baby is being put down for a nap or to bed for the night Schedule for Feeding
You should feed your baby whenever he or she is hungry. Most babies eat every two to four hours. Do not wait longer than five hours between feedings. Care of the Circumcision
If your baby is circumcised, his penis may be swollen for about a week. Initially, the tip of the penis will be very red. Over the course of a few days it will slowly change to a more pink, fleshed-colored appearance as it heals. He may have a LITTLE bleeding. This should stop in 24 hours. If you notice more than a little blood, please call your pediatrician. There may also be a yellow-white discharge on his penis on the second day after the circumcision. This is normal and will go away as your baby heals. A little Vaseline applied directly to the area will keep the crust soft and keep the diaper from sticking. With each diaper change, place a quarter size amount of Vaseline on a piece of clean gauze and place it on the tip of the penis. By the sixth day or so the skin is healed, the yellow crusting disappears, and the penis appears pink and normal. Warm water and soap applied to a soft cloth are all that is necessary for bathing. Wash the penis and scrotum gently. This will not harm the circumcision and is necessary for good hygiene. His penis may be sore for a few days, so put his diaper and clothes on loosely When to Call Your Baby’s Doctor
• Has a sharp, high cry for no reason or is unusually fussy. • Feels hot or has a dry mouth.
• Doesn’t eat in his/her usually way.
• Breathes in a different way (slower, faster, and noisier). • Acts like she has a cold.
• Fever, especially when accompanied by signs of illness.
• Vomiting (not just...
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