Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||If your child's scalp is very crusty, put some baby oil or olive oil on the scalp 1 hour before washing to soften the crust ||Your baby's foot may seem flat, but that's because a layer of fat covers the arch. Within two to three years, this extra padding will disappear. ||Alternate the first breast you offer at each feed ||Never pick up your infant by the hands or wrists as this can put stress on the elbows. Lifting under the armpits is the safest way ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Newborns are expected to lose some weight after delivery due to fluid loss. Don’t worry ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||
Care Centre of the New born
Your baby is growing. At this age, a baby only needs breast milk.
Breast-fed babies should usually feed about 10-15 minutes at each breast during each feeding. Breast-fed babies may want to nurse as often as every 2 hours. Babies usually wake up at night to feed. This is normal. If your baby wants to feed more often, try a pacifier (not recommended before the age of 6 weeks). Your baby may need to suck but not feed. It is important to hold your baby during feeding. This is a good time to talk to your baby (Try to have eye contact with your baby)
You may need a certified lactation consultant if you face a problem with breast-feeding
Never switch to formula feeding except after your Lactation consultant suggested that for your baby
Development
Babies usually sleep 16 or more hours a day. Healthy babies should be placed in bed on their backs. Sleeping on the back reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Most babies will strain to pass bowel movements. As long as the bowel movement is soft, there is no need to worry. Call 2356 if the bowel movements are hard (constipation). Babies usually wet the diaper at least 6 times each day.
Falls
·         Never leave the baby alone especially when you are changing diapers except in a crib. For reading about way of diaper changing
Car Safety
·         Car seats are the safest way for babies to travel in cars and are required. Place Infant car seats in a back seat with the infant facing backwards.
·         Never leave your baby alone in a car or unsupervised with young brothers, sisters, or pets.
·         Car seats are used only for the car, never use it for sleeping seat as this may lower the Oxygen level.
Choking and Suffocation
·         If you use a crib for your baby, be sure to pick a safe location. Make sure the sides are always completely up. Use a crib with slats not more than 6 Cm apart. Crib slats more than 6 Cm apart can lead to injury.
·         Place your baby in bed on his back.
·         Chose a baby mattress that is Firm and of appropriate size. For more reading about crib mattress
Immunizations protect your child against several serious, life-threatening diseases. Between birth an 2 weeks of age, your child should have a hepatitis B shot.
Call 2356 if:
·         Your baby develops a fever.
·         Your child is very irritable and you cannot calm him
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