Then came the day when mom and baby are discharged from the hospital home. And here begin continuous disturbances. About this I will tell, based on personal experience.
When we were discharged from the maternity hospital, we were delighted with the news about the jaundice, but at the same time nobody explained anything. And here we came home, a day or two, a week goes by, and my child is literally golden. Began to start a panic, a fire in the fire of my fear for my son threw a beloved mother-in-law.
They called the pediatrician to the house (every mommy should know that she can call the pediatrician to the house on any day during the first year of her child’s life). As it turned out, they were afraid in vain. This is a common occurrence in newborns and it goes through a week or two, no treatment is required. But if after a month you are still yellow, you should consult a doctor, although the pediatrician should see it on a mandatory examination.
At birth, on the navel of my son made a pin. When the clothespin disappears, they are punished to process with hydrogen peroxide and green. Handle twice a day. Our clothespin fell off a week after discharge. It is worth paying attention if the umbilical wound begins to fester – it is better to immediately invite a pediatrician.
Colic, as I understood it, is an accumulation of gas in the intestine that does not come out. They appear somewhere from three weeks of life to the third month. Here I have crocodile tears welling up. Read the tips: heat the diaper with the iron and put the baby on the tummy, rock the baby, iron the tummy clockwise. And to be honest, none of this helped us.
They ran to the pharmacy and purchased Espumizan, too, there was no big effect. Then we were advised to Plantex – such a powder, dilute it with boiled water and water your baby during the day. And eureka! Our baby began to be musical. We are still sitting on the plantex and do not know any problems with the tummy, besides, we are perfectly cocoa and do not suffer from constipation.
Oh, this thrush, I’ll tell you! It appears in the mouth of the baby in the form of a white plaque. Especially if he often regurgitates, or an infection can get. Delivers great inconvenience when feeding. We noticed her when Tyochka (our son) refused to breast with a terrible cry.
Caused pediatrician. The treatment turned out to be very simple: to treat the oral cavity with a soda solution for a week after each feeding (with a small spoon of soda for a cup of boiled water). Processed by winding a bandage on a finger, twice in a row.
Uneven head shape
Of course, I noticed that my child prefers to sleep, turning his head to the left side, and did not pay much attention to this until I saw that the right side of our head was round and the left side was straight. And again shock and panic. Nothing wrong with that.
It turned out that the baby should be turned over every 2-3 hours, also go straight (but at the same time watch that it doesn’t burp – it can choke). Now we are 2.5 months old and the head has acquired a normal shape, we are twisting it in different directions.
I love my child very much, but the lack of experience in the care I was very disturbed. One morning I noticed that the back and the baby’s bottom are covered with red dots. I was very alerted. Caused pediatrician. It turned out that I was eating improperly, or rather consumed a lot of sugar in food (we are breastfed). So they put me on a diet, after a day everything went away.
We were born in the heat of July. In the hospital it was insanely hot and stuffy. Despite the fact that I rubbed all the folds in the baby, we came home with terrible diaper rash in the armpit. What we just have not tried.
At first they used powder, everything healed for a very long time. Soon, a friend advised me Johnson’s baby oil before bedtime, the very next day the reddening began to pass noticeably. The pediatrician advised us to use D-panthenol ointment, but the effect of it is visible after 5 days.
Of course, each child is individual and what suits one may not fit the other.