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HEALTH TOPICS TREATMENT TIPS

NEWBORN GUIDELINES

Normal Newborn
Sneezing and hiccups are normal for newborns. You may note some "noisy" breathing caused by nasal congestion. If this occurs before a feeding or prior to sleep, you may use saline nose drops (Ocean or equivalent) and a nasal aspirator/bulb syringe to gently clear the nose.

A creamy white discharge from the eye is common. This is not usually an eye infection, but rather results from a partial tear duct obstruction. Cleanse the eye with a cotton ball moistened in warm water. The discharge gradually disappears over several weeks and occasionally months.

Babies often have a rash on the face or torso which may resemble mild acne. 'Baby acne' should resolve within a few weeks without treatment.

For serious symptoms in an infant, visit When To Call the Doctor.

HEALTH TOPICS TREATMENT TIPS

NEWBORN GUIDELINES

Normal Newborn
Sneezing and hiccups are normal for newborns. You may note some "noisy" breathing caused by nasal congestion. If this occurs before a feeding or prior to sleep, you may use saline nose drops (Ocean or equivalent) and a nasal aspirator/bulb syringe to gently clear the nose.

A creamy white discharge from the eye is common. This is not usually an eye infection, but rather results from a partial tear duct obstruction. Cleanse the eye with a cotton ball moistened in warm water. The discharge gradually disappears over several weeks and occasionally months.

Babies often have a rash on the face or torso which may resemble mild acne. 'Baby acne' should resolve within a few weeks without treatment.

For serious symptoms in an infant, visit When To Call the Doctor.
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