Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months is the best prevention of food allergies ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||There are parenting mistakes that are harmless. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician ||2- Breastfeeding your new baby ...Breast milk provides all the nutrients that babies need for the first six months of their life and guards against many illnesses and allergies. Also, breastfeeding can help build a special closeness with your baby. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. ||To keep the eye free of infection, massage inner lower corner of the eye twice daily to empty it of old fluids ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||Use a firm mattress and avoid placing your baby on thick, fluffy padding that may interfere with breathing if your baby's face presses against it ||Set aside time for your partner and share what's happening in each other's life ||
Delayed Speech
Delayed Speech
Your son's speech compared to his peers is way behind. This scenario is common among parents of kids who are slow to speak. Knowing what's "normal" and what's not ,can help you figure out if you should be concerned or not.
 Normal Pattern of Speech Development
Newborn
Startles to loud noise
3-4 months
Vocalizes alone or when spoken to coos and laughs
7 months
Turns to soft sounds out of sight
7-10 months
at 7 months sounds used indiscriminately (Dada, Mama)
at 10 months sounds indiscriminately
12 months
2-3 words other than DADA ,MAMA
18 months
6-10 words shows 2 parts of the body
20-24 months
Use 2 or more words to make simple phrases
2.5 -3 years
Talks constantly in 3-4 words sentences
What causes speech delay?
Speech delay occurs in up to 10 percent of children. The most common causes of speech delay include:
1. Mental Retardation
2. Hearing Loss
3. Maturation Delay
Other causes might include
4. The child just doesn't want to talk (Elective mutism)
5. Bilingualism
6. Psychosocial Deprivation
7. Autism
What can my doctor do to find out if speech delay is the problem? • Listening to your child's speech
• checking your child's mental development
• hearing test
What can be done if my child has speech delay?
• Some children just take more time to start talking so your child might not need any treatment.
• The treatment Protocol depends on the cause of the speech delay.
• A speech and language pathologist might be helpful in making treatment plans.
• In some cases an audiologist (a hearing doctor), a psychologist (a specialist in behavior problems) is needed to share in treatment protocol.
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