Maintenance of balance between heat loss and heat production
Heat production process unique to the newborn accomplished primarily through brown fat and secondarily by increased metabolic activity in the brain, heart, and liver.
Pinkish, easily blanched areas on the upper eyelids, nose , upper lip, back of the head, and nape of the neck.
Nevi aka (Stork Bite Marks)
Overlapping of cranial bones to facilitate passage of the fetal head through the maternal pelvis during labor and birth.
Generalized, easily identifiable edematous area of scalp, usually over the occipital area.
Collection of blood between skull bone and its periosteum as a result fo the pressure of birth
Bluish blackish pigmented areas, usually found on the back and buttucks of a newborn
Bluish discoloration of the hands and feet
White, cheesy substance that coats and protects the fetus' skin while in utero
White facial pimples caused by distended subaceous glands
Yellowish skin discoloration caused by increased levels of serum bilirubin
Sudden, transient newborn rash characterized by erythematous macules, papuls, and small vesicles
transient crossed-eyed appearance lasting until the third or fourth month of life
Color variation related vasoconstriction on one side of the body and asodilation on the other side of the body
Accumulation of fluid in the scrotum, around the testes
Soft, downy heair on face, shoulders, and back
Peeling of the skin that occurs in the term infant a few days after birth. If present at birth, it may be an indication of postmaturity
Flat, red, purple birthmark composed of a plexus of newly formed capillaries that does not blanch with pressure; usually located on the face or neck.
Birth mark composed of dilated, newly formed capillaries occupying the entire dermal and subdermal layers; it is typically a raised, sharply demarcated bright or dark red, rough surfaced swelling that may proliferate and become more vascular as the infant grows