Pregnancy is the mother a time filled with feelings that rapidly alternate: joy, impatience, and a little anxiety or even fear, especially towards the end, when the birth is approaching.
The stay of the mother in the maternity clinic after giving birth is in most cases the period in which the mother relax, but at the same time new anxieties and questions arise as to three or four days will be longer alone at home with her baby. Especially if it is the first child, new mom literally flooded with thoughts and questions: how it fed, how do I know if satiated, what the crying, how do bathroom? This process is completely normal, but fortunately quickly Mum learns the baby and calms.
We will quote a few points that you might find very useful and informative for new moms.
Physiological responses of newborn
In the first days of life of the newborn can sneeze, have hiccups, do suddenly ‘wobbles’ to ‘squints’. These are all normal baby’s reactions.
After the 10th day most babies begin to show colic their Q1: this is a harmless condition, but which fills the environment with stress and anxiety, as many times the baby crying nonstop and we can not calm down. Usually colic begin in the afternoon, the baby crying, collects the feet of abdominal discomfort and audible. Making sure that it is not hungry, try to calm down. It has been observed that very effective can be the arms up on our shoulder, and so the belly and pressed it several times calms.
After the 25th day of life can the baby’s face appears a rash called seborrheic dermatitis. It is a common disorder of sebum. If this is extended to the scalp, called ninida. This situation is innocent and not worry.
Breastmilk advantage of every commercial milk, which is why we give high priority to breastfeeding. The child eats whenever he wants and as he wants, there is no timetable.
In the first 20 days, if our baby is not only wakes up, the wake up to four hours. Just wake up put the chest and the ever bother to not sleeping. We give a lot of time (up to one hour) to be able to breastfeed. After this period and if calm is most likely to have had enough. We spend 10-15 minutes to burp and then put to sleep on their side.
Most newborns in the first days breastfeed often enough, either because they do not know yet to breastfeed properly or because not enough mother’s milk.
This increased frequency helps in milk production, as well as more nursing the child, the more milk is produced.
Many times, regardless of whether the baby reftike or not, it turns out from the mouth of a small amount of milk ( “goulitses”). This occurs either because air remained in the stomach, or because it makes little regurgitation. In most cases, the regression is small and does not cause problems. If symptoms are severe, the baby drowning, constantly crying and while constantly hungry can not eat, then the regression is high grade and should consult the pediatrician.
The weight of the newborn
During the first days after birth of the baby presents weight loss up to 200 g., No more than 10% of birth weight. Until the 10th day of life has regained birth weight and then gaining around 180 g. Per week. At the end of the first month the baby should be getting at least 600 g. If our baby is getting less than 600 g. At the end of the first month this means not adequately fed or that another problem exists and should consult the pediatrician .
In breastfed babies is not possible to measure the quantity of drink, so our criterion is whether the child is calm and how it develops. Generally, breastfed babies get less weight than those fed with commercial milk, but this means not normally grow.
When we give a supplement? (Stock we have taken with the pump or commercial milk)
Our Maternity is perpendicular regarding breastfeeding, which promotes and supports through its continuing solidarity of our staff. However, during her stay in the maternity hospital there may be medical reasons why a newborn must be fed supplementary trade with milk if the mother’s milk is insufficient or should not be granted. Such reasons are great baby weight loss, the neonatal jaundice, fever or taking certain drugs from the mother or conditions of the mother.
In these cases, after leaving the Maternity Hospital to consult your pediatrician.
The stools of newborn
The suckling child normally makes many stools (usually 8-10 stools a day after the meal) while babies fed with commercial milk have fewer bowel movements and may even experience constipation, even not have daily bowel movement . Even in this case need not stress. Contrary to what we believe, constipation not annoy babies. The discomfort often discern is to eliminate gaseous colic, not to make emptying.
The stools of babies are usually yellowish orange, and may have mucus and “kompalakia”. If you see blood you must promptly report to the pediatrician.
The care of the newborn
We must not fear the water! By fall the stump of the navel and for 1-3 days after treats the area with denatured alcohol. Once the stump falls do bath baby normally using a special baby shower gel and putting and a special cream in the diaper area.
Ambient temperature and the newborn
We make sure that the ambient temperature is constant, the winter to 20-22 C and in the summer with the air conditioner at 27-28 C.
The normal child’s temperature is up to 37 ° C in the armpit and up to 37.6 C in the rectum. We should know that the classic mercury thermometers are more reliable.