Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||The AAP recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three weeks ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||Don’t forget to put labels with date and time on your expressed milk bottles to check expiry dates ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||Sleep sacks and sufficient layers of clothing are safe alternatives to blankets for children less than six months of age ||The most important thing on growth curves is how your baby grows over time. If he's small but growing at the appropriate rate, there's usually no cause for concern. ||Newborns are expected to lose some weight after delivery due to fluid loss. Don’t worry ||Don't ever be afraid to ask for help from a friend or relative. Time away will let you recharge. ||Reading aloud will help your baby be a better reader when she's older ||
Sweat rash

It is a common cause of rash during summer season.

· It is a Maculopapular rash due to mechanical obstruction of the sweat ducts.

· The neck, trunk, diaper area and the covered areas of the skin are the commonest sites of affection.

· Most parents and grandparents are afraid of the cold, many do even advice an extra layer of clothes to your baby . This is not true: it is normal for the babies to sneeze, to have green colored stools, to have slightly cold hands these are not indications that your baby is cold. The only true indication is a cold tip of the nose. It is normal to dress your baby as you dress, to turn the air condition on without fears.
Management:

· Avoid further sweating

· Do not irritate the skin :Avoidance of excessive clothing

· Cooling of the affected area by Cool water compresses

· Avoid using talc powder, ointments and creams as they will further increase the mechanical obstruction.

· Calamine lotion

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