Bathe baby for no more than ten minutes in warm water especially if he shows signs of skin eczema. ||Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||For protecting young children during summer months, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||When your infant is carried, he should be oriented toward the carrying adult ||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 ||You'll develop a unique parenting style that is right for your family and may be quite different from your neighbors and friends. ||Do not postpone your baby’s vaccines unless he is sick or feverish ||Breastfeeding releases Oxytocin which causes contractions of the uterus, helping to stop hemorrhage and initiating weight loss ||
Iron Deficiency Anemia

·   Anemia means that the number of red blood cells in your child's body is below normal. The red blood cells carry oxygen in the bloodstream, and iron is needed for the body to produce red blood cells.

 ·   Iron deficiency anemia is caused by too little iron in the diet. 

·   This diagnosis must be confirmed by a physician

Doctor's Instructions

Medicine contains iron may need to be taken for 2 to 3 months to get your child's red blood cells back to a normal level. It can occasionally cause an upset stomach and should be taken with food to prevent this. Mix the iron medicine with a juice con­taining vitamin C (orange juice, for example). This will improve iron absorption and prevent staining of the teeth. (Note: If the teeth become stained, the stain can be brushed off with baking soda. The iron may change the color of bowel movements to greenish black, but this is harmless. Too much iron can be

dangerous and cause a serious poisoning. Treat iron like any medicine: Keep it out of your child's reach.

Diet. If your child's diet is well balanced, he /she will not get anemia again. The following foods contain iron:

·   Meats, fish, and poultry have the most iron.

·   Raisins, dried fruits, sweet potatoes, lima beans, kid­ney beans, chili beans, pinto beans, green peas, peanut butter, enriched cereals, and breads are other iron-rich foods. Spinach and egg yolks also contain iron, but it is in a form that is not readily available to the body.

Your child should not drink more than 600ml of milk each day (About three glasses) so that she has an adequate appetite for iron-containing foods. Milk doesn't contain any iron.

Follow-up Visits. We would like to see your child in 1 week and again in 2 months to be sure the level of red cells in the blood has returned to normal.

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