Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months is the best prevention of food allergies ||The sun is the most important source of Vit D ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||As a new baby mother who has to breast feed you should make sure that you drink lots of water ... Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. This will ensure that you are getting your water, and help your body produce enough milk. ||As a new mommy, sleep when your baby sleeps. Silence your phone and ignore the dishes in the sink ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position. ||Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. ||Infant constipation is the passage of hard, dry bowel movements — not necessarily the absence of daily bowel movements ||
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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