Small children are called “newborn babies” from birth to one month, after which we talk about babies in the environment of children.
Coming home from the hospital with your baby is beautiful but, at the same time, a little anxious. There are many doubts and among them there is one that is particularly troublesome: will I be able to do what is best for him?
The answer is yes, as long as you consider what rhetorical instructions look like, but hold the secret to a happy new mother’s influx instead: babies are fine when mothers are fine.
This means that only newborns (breastfeeding and care) are taken care of, at least in the first weeks after birth, all other tasks are delegated to others and, if possible, sleep is carried out, also at the expense of sleep, that is, in the morning.
In this way, you will quickly recover energy, perfect your physical form, and quickly overcome the so-called. The baby blues, once known as “postpartum tears,” manifests itself in subtle feelings of loss and melancholy caused by the hormonal changes characteristic of the period.
When it comes to caring for a newborn, it is important to know the following:
- He should always lie on his stomach: this position limits the risk of the dire occurrence of SIDS
- (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) (Italian for “Death Swing Syndrome”);
- Weight gain should be calculated from the fourth to fifth day of life, with weighing repeated no more than once a week.
- Around the first month of life, weight gain should be at least 125 grams per week or at least 600 grams per month.
- “double weighing” is not recommended during breastfeeding; H. before and after meals to find out how many grams of milk they have consumed;
- The baby is expected to be adequately fed if he is sleeping well for at least two hours after feeding, if he soaks at least six diapers a day in clean urine, and if he is excreted about three to six times a day with golden yellow stools of semi-liquid consistency;
- In terms of breastfeeding, newborns should have at least six meals per day during the first few weeks of life, once every three to four hours.
- If he claims to be fed more frequently, he should be full every two to three hours.
- Breastfeeding on demand is better than temporary breastfeeding because it makes the baby safer.
- Breastfed babies should not drink any liquids other than milk, so neither water nor herbal teas should be given.
- Breast milk is more than enough to completely moisturize the body (also applies to summer);
Bathing can be done from the first day of life, therefore from the time the baby comes home (it can also be done if the umbilical cord has not come off).
- It is important to dry the area well after showering, without scrubbing, but gently wiping it with a soft cloth.
- Until it falls, sterile gauze should be placed around the stump after bathing, which should be fixed with a suitable retinal retina.
- The gauze should also be changed at least several times a day during a diaper change.