What is plagiocephaly (baby head shape flattening)? Plagiocephaly is a fancy term for flat head syndrome. There are actually 2 types: plagiocephaly (where one side of the head is flatter than the other, commonly associated with torticollis), and brachycephaly (flat head across the whole back of the skull).
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How long should a breastfeed be? Typically breastfeeds are between 10 minutes and 40 minutes – if breastfeeds are any longer or shorter than this range, there is often a breastfeeding problem and mom is usually experiencing a number of other concerns as well.
As a Lactation Consultant, one of the number one questions I get asked by nursing mamas is: “How do I tell whether my baby is getting enough breastmilk?”.
Cradle cap in babies is ubiquitous in the newborn period. It usually presents as orange or yellow, oily or greasy flakes on your baby’s scalp.
Baby acne on the face is prevalent in the newborn period. This baby rash usually occurs at a few weeks of age and presents a baby face rash with small bumps on the cheeks, nose, or chin.
Baby head shapes come in a lot of different “flavors.” A few hours to days after birth, it is prevalent for babies to have strange head shapes.
Baby poo can be an area of constant stress for new parents. There is a massive variation in the color, frequency, and consistency of stools, both in breast-fed and formula-fed babies.
Gas pains are extremely common. Typically at around one month of age. If your baby is otherwise fine, they are probably learning to poo.
Most pediatricians recommend only sterilizing for the first four months. After that, using soap and water is enough. Almost every other thing that your baby puts in their mouth is unsterile, including the human breast!