Posts Tagged ‘newborn’
The cleaning of the umbilical cord of the newborn is always a daunting time for parents. Here are some tips …
First lesson: not (too) worry …
Clean the cord , or rather what remains of it a few days after birth, is often disturbing.
The cord is black and hard, sometimes there are a few losses, an unpleasant odor …
What anxious new parents!
Here are the criteria that should bring you to the pediatrician:
Pus (yellow liquid) escapes from the wound.
The skin around the cord becomes red.
The area is sensitive (your baby cries when you touch it).
Your baby has a fever .
The area is swollen and losses continue once the cord has fallen. Read the rest of this entry »
Every baby is different, also the best way to much power it is to feed the demand. Thus we do not wake a baby to feed. However, it is preferable to respect a minimum interval of 2:30 for the digestion bottle. In terms of quantity, it usually will drink what he needs. Sometimes he will end his bottle, sometimes not, in any case do not force it. The best way to know if a baby has eaten is simply to look after the feeding, a baby who falls asleep peacefully and sleeps at least 2 hours 30 is a happy baby. the first few weeks it is normal ever hungry at night, his body not containing energy reserves needed to continue fasting 6 or 8 hours. During the first three months, a well-nourished child will take an average of 150 to 200 grams per week. Read the rest of this entry »
With the help of his senses (sight, the ear , the touch , the smell and taste ) that the child discovers the world and carries out basic skills that will enable it to develop.
From birth, the child already has a range of basic sensory abilities that will develop throughout childhood.
In the meantime, the exponential growth of his brain , his nervous system and its perceptual system will allow it to become fluent and more confident sense of its finest. Read the rest of this entry »
Massage in newborns is an excellent therapy, especially those who are premature or drag a health problem. The pediatric literature reveals, in recent years that newborns experience shows that massage relaxes and strengthens the bond between children and their parents. But not only the emotional processes, massage helps babies in order to keep the digestive processes also very sensitive to even very immature bodies and stimulate their growth. Read the rest of this entry »
The nursery is the branch of pediatrics dedicated to the care of the newborn baby from birth to 28 days. Its comes from the Latin root meaning “born” meaning “birth” and “logos” meaning study, ie that the nursery will be the study of the newborn.
At first it was the doctor in charge of the early days of the baby, until it began to be regarded as a different specialty due to the particular characteristics of the newborn.
The neonatologist (newborn specialist) is tasked with the care of the baby until 28 days, then continue with the care pediatrician. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the first things that mothers do when they learn their pregnancy, is to fill the wardrobe of their future baby, and buying clothes for baby! Fear of missing or a desire to find the latest trends in baby clothes, all are good reasons to prepare as it should be baby’s arrival.
These are essential to remember! Read the rest of this entry »
The bathroom is one of the most important moments in the life of the newborn, not only because it keeps it clean and cool, but because it is a place for his parents encourage him to talk and generate close to him.
This must become a habit that is nurtured from the early days of the baby. Although at times it seems the little annoying and irritating, is an activity that will give you rest and will provide several benefits to your body, including the release of toxins and the ability to reduce fever. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the greatest fears of any new mother, it’s time to bathe the baby. It is not easy the first time, a baby monitor resbaladizo, restless and crying, and every mother wonders how, when and where to do so. However, it is a matter of acquiring practical and soon find a liking to the baby’s bath, making it become a full party.
The baby should receive their first bath market the day after the fall of the umbilical cord, that is, between 7 and 14 days old, approximately. The frequency of the bath depends on age. A newborn does not get dirty, only when he defecates or regurgitates, and probably only need to bathe two or three times a week, but it is important that the area is in contact with the diaper is always clean. Read the rest of this entry »
It is perfectly adapted to the immature digestive system of the newborn.
The composition of breast milk changes to follow the formation of the baby’s digestive system. At birth, the digestive system of the newborn is immature, the mucous membranes of the intestines are too permeable and let in too large proteins in his blood. The direct passage of these molecules in the blood may trigger allergies, including allergy to milk. Maternal the milk is perfectly suited to the immaturity of the digestive system.
With breast milk, infant receives only what he can absorb. Read the rest of this entry »