How to treat a newborn in the early days
Behind, it would seem, the most difficult is the baby’s bearing and the birth of a new life, the first days of being with the newborn in the maternity home, when the mother and child get acquainted and get used to each other. And so you want to return home as soon as complete family structure. But often it happens that after a maternity home, the young mother is lost. After all, there was always a number of experienced staff there, ready to help in caring for a crumb, to answer inevitably arising questions. And at home, parents are left alone with a new family member, and sometimes realize that they do not know how to treat a newborn. This often happens with the first child, even if the pregnancy was read by a sea of books on this topic.
First of all, you should calm down and understand that this is affected by hormonal adjustment and stress of the last week, when the body and psyche of a woman experienced heavy loads, even if the emotions were positive. In the care of the child there is nothing difficult with which the parents would not be able to cope on their own.
Usually the basics of caring for newborns are taught already in the hospital. Nurses show mom how to make a morning toilet, handle the umbilical wound, clean the spout. One should not hesitate to ask to show these simple manipulations and explain all the necessary number of times to feel confident with the baby at home after discharge.
A separate occasion for anxiety is a children's chair. It is unlikely that the parents expected that they would be so concerned about this topic. It is right to look at the state of health of the child. If he is calm, then do not rush to use an enema, gas pipe and other means to cause a chair, which was not a couple of days. For babies on breastfeeding is normal, when all the nutrition is absorbed, as well as the chair after each feeding, everything is individual here. The green color of the feces with the child's well-being is also not a reason for panic. This happens when the imbalance of the front and rear milk, with the adjustment of feeding everything will come back to normal. The only thing that should be concerned is feces with blood and situations when constipation is accompanied by strong crying and suffering of the baby. Then you need to see a doctor immediately.
The first days and weeks of life with the child fly quickly, over time, parents feel more confident in their new role, they know what to do with the baby in different situations and are ready to give advice to less experienced mothers. Handling a newborn is easy, because the main thing that he needs is a mother's love and care.
Author: Ermolaeva Larissa