Common neonatal and infant problems and easy solutions
HERE WE PROVIDE SIMPLE SOLUTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS EVERY NEW MOTHERS HAVE.
Baby vomiting after feed
All babies throw up some amount of curdled milk soon after feed. Swallowed air is expelled out of the stomach along with the ingested milk. Good burping after each feed will take care of this problem.
Baby hiccups and sneezing
Baby hiccups and sneezing are common and normal reflexes.
Passing stool after each feed
Normal newborn passes stool 8-12 times in a day. It is normal to pass semi liquid greenish stool after each feed till baby is gaining weight and on exclusive breastfeeding.
Enlarged baby’s breast
It occurs due to transfer of hormones from the mother to baby through the placenta. Avoid local massage and fomentation. Never try to express the milk. The engorgement spontaneously disappears.
Bleeding from vagina or white discharge
Menstrual like vaginal bleeding may occur in some female infant after 3-5 days of birth. The bleeding is mild and lasts for 2-4 days. It does not need treatment except cleaning. Similarly whitish discharge is due to withdrawal of hormones.
Red pimples on face
Baby acne is common. No need of treatment. Use of mild soap is required.
Position of sleep for infants
All infants should be put on the back while sleeping to prevent chocking. Pillows should not be used. Mattress should be firm and not soft.
Normal sleeping pattern for newborn babies
Babies sleep average 16 hours a day. It is normal for a bay to stay awake at night and sleep more in daytime. It is good to start fan or ac if it’s too hot.
Bathing of baby
For 1st one to two days only sponging is required. Take cotton or soft cloth and rinse it in lukewarm water. Ask us about choice of soap.
What we can do at TheChildPlus?
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