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When a baby is in the womb, the umbilical cord is the way that they get blood supply and nutrients from the mother. Once the baby is born, the cord is clamped and cut, leaving a small stump. Over the next 1 or 2 weeks, this will slowly start to change colour, dry out and… Continue Reading...

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What is an umbilical granuloma? An umbilical granuloma is a common condition affecting newborn babies and commonly seen in the first few weeks of life. It is a small, moist, pink or red growth of the tissue at the belly button, after the umbilical cord stump falls off. A yellowish, or sometimes...

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This resource from Bliss provides information on how you as a parent have an ability to comfort your baby through uncomfortable procedures.

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This resource from Bliss provides information on the most common illnesses, how to spot them, and when they should be treated.

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Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Surgical Unit parent and carer package resource for the comfort and support of your newborn baby.

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Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Surgical Unit All Wrapped Up resource for the comfort and support of your newborn baby.

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ICON is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with crying. ICON stands for: I: Infant crying is normal C: Comforting methods can help O: It’s OK to walk away N: Never, ever shake a baby

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NSU Little Stars Facebook page

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Our vision is for anyone born with OA/TOF to be able to live life unlimited. We are working towards a world in which those born with OA/TOF live long and healthy lives, unconstrained by the impact of being born with these conditions.

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Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

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What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the tummy where the bowel is brought to the skin surface and allows poo to come out. Your baby will need a general anaesthetic and an operation to have a stoma formed. The nurses and the doctors will explain this all to you in more… Continue Reading...

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What is an intussusception? An intussusception is a blockage of the bowel caused by a child’s gut folding in on itself. Intussusceptions usually happen in babies and small children. Intussusceptions do not usually have an identifiable cause, although they can sometimes occur if your...

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What is Hirschsprung’s disease? Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare condition that causes poo to become stuck in the bowels. It mainly affects babies and young children. Normally, the bowel continuously squeezes and relaxes to push poo along, a process controlled by your nervous system. In...

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Breastfeeding is the most natural method of feeding a baby. However, many mothers do not find it easy at first. Learning to breastfeed your baby and understand their need for food, warmth, and comfort will grow with time and patience. How will I know when breastfeeding is going well? At the...

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What is a tongue tie? The frenulum is a piece of tissue that attaches the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. A tongue tie is where the frenulum is too short or too tight. How common are tongue ties? Tongue ties happen in about 1 in 20 babies. What problems do… Continue...

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What is a tongue tie? The frenulum is a piece of skin which attaches the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. A tongue tie (also known as ankyloglossia) is where this piece of skin is too short or too tight. What problems can this cause? Most babies with a tongue tie… Continue...

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This information explains what retinopathy of prematurity is as well as why and how we screen for this. Why does my baby need an eye check? The eye check is called a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screen. Your baby was born at less than 32 weeks or weighed less than 1.5kg and so they will…...

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Why is breast milk so important? When your baby is born, every drop of breast milk you can give them is precious. Your milk acts like a medicine as well as feeding your baby. What can I do to help my baby? When your baby is born, they may not be ready to feed straight… Continue Reading...

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From your antenatal scans there are indications your baby may have oesophageal atresia which is usually with a tracheo-oesophageal fistula. This leaflet is to help you understand the condition and what will usually happen to your baby if they are diagnosed with Oesophageal Atresia, and are...

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Your baby has been diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This information is to help you understand the condition and what will happen after your baby is born and comes to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment and care. What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)? The diaphragm...

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