If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||Make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||Colostrum is rich with all what baby needs for the first 2-3 days till the breast begins to produce milk ||Proper weight gain is the sign that your baby is having enough milk. Not crying and not comparing with other kids ||It’s never too early to read for your child ||Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours ||Every milestone is an accomplishment, but it means your child is more independent and needs you a little less ||Reflux is common in newborns. Most babies outgrow reflux between the time they are 1 and 2 years old ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||
G6PD Deficiency Guide

 

The G6PD diet is very easy to follow. However, if you don’t follow your diet you can get very sick. Some people become so ill that they have to be admitted to the hospital.
A mother who breastfeed a baby with G6PD should also follow the G6PD Diet.
If you avoid the following foods all of the time you will do well.

Foods to be avoided in G6PD patients:

Fava beans - also called broad beans. If not sure, identify the bean before using. Our Call Center can help. Call 2356 from any mobile phone.


Drugs and Chemicals That Should be Avoided by Persons with G6PD Deficiency:

Analgesics / Antipyretics

Acetanilid, acetophenetidin (phenacetin), amidopyrine (aminopyrine), antipyrine, aspirin, phenacetin, probenicid, pyramidone.

Sulfonamides/ sulfones:

Dapsone, sulfacetamide, sulfamethoxypyrimidine, sulphanilamide, sulfapyridine, sulfasalazine, sulfisoxazole.

Cytotoxic / Antibacterial:

Chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, furazolidone, furmethonol, nalidixic acid, neoarsphenamine, nitrofurantion, nitrofurazone, para-aminosalicylic acid.

Miscellaneous:

Alpha-methyldopa, ascorbic acid, dimercaprol (BAL), hydralazine, mestranol, methylene blue, nalidixic acid, naphthalene, niridazole, phenylhydrazine, toluidine blue, trinitrotoluene, urate oxidase, vitamin K (water soluble), pyridium, quinine.

Antimalarials:

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mepacrine (quinacrine), pamaquine, pentaquine, primaquine, quinine, quinocide.

Cardiovascular Drugs:

Procainamide, quinidine.

 

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