There are many stages in a woman’s life, but motherhood can be considered the most important and significant one. And so, when a woman first becomes a mother, there are many questions related to caring for the baby.
To date, information on newborns can be obtained from books, and on the Internet, and by communicating with other young mothers. A large number of sources of information leads to the fact that different issues are highlighted in different ways and not always true.
So there are so-called myths or wrong opinions. With accurate data in the field of caring for and care of newborns, a woman can correctly determine what is the norm, and there will simply be no reason for excitement.
All small children look like nice puppies, but only their external similarity unites them with dolls.
In all the rest, children are characterized by the reactions and behavior of ordinary people: they hiccup, suffer from insomnia or constipation, are capricious, which makes inexperienced moms worry much and sometimes panic. Although in fact, nothing terrible with the baby does not happen and the behavior of the crumbs is absolutely natural for his age. Therefore it is important to know what reactions are normal, “healthy” for the baby.
The intermittent breathing of a child is a cause for serious concern.
The first days of motherhood are the brightest, most memorable and at the same time disturbing, because the woman has not yet fully realized and entered a new role. Newly mummified mothers do not depart from their children almost a single step, even at night they do not close their eyes: they listen to the child’s breathing. Fear causes uneven breathing, and sometimes barely audible. But do not be afraid of this, because newborns really have uneven breathing, sometimes turning into snoring, if the baby is put on a barrel or back. If the child is breathing all the time, then this is the norm. It is worthwhile to get alert and consult a doctor if the nature of breathing changes abruptly: from calm and measured to intermittent and even nervous, similar to trying to take the air sharply with a mouth.
Shaking the body of a child during sleep and wakefulness can be signs of epilepsy.
In medical terminology, there is such a thing as a trimmer, i.e. the chin twitching of the child at the moment when he is crying or strongly dissatisfied with something. In many mothers, such a manifestation causes great anxiety, as it seems to them that this is a sign of a strong nervous breakdown. In fact, in newborns, all the systems of the body and, in the first place, the nervous system are still imperfect, one can say, are not fully developed. As a rule, after two or three months all these manifestations disappear. In addition, the kid is not yet fully adapted to the world around him and a lot of sounds familiar to adults, but new to the child. Newborns can shudder at the noise of household appliances, transport, neighbors’ voices, etc.
Icing is a sign of hypothermia.
There is an opinion that it is possible to help a child get rid of hiccups in two ways: to warm or frighten him. In fact, these actions are unlikely to produce a result, since they are far from the truth. Of course, in some cases it is the hiccups that become the response of the child’s body to hypothermia, but this is extremely rare. Usually moms note that their baby starts hiccup immediately after a tasty conversation with the mammoth bust. What is the reason? The fact that greedy breast sucking leads to the fact that the child corny captures together with milk and a lot of air, or simply over-eating fatty foods. In the case of a full stomach, he begins to act on the diaphragm, which reacts accordingly, sending nerve impulses to the brain. As a result of the response, the diaphragm begins to quickly-rapidly contract, the lungs capture air, which is, in fact, a hiccup. Do not be afraid of this, because the baby does not do any harm, although there is no special benefit either. Because of hiccups, the baby interrupts its nourishing diet and no longer swallows additional air into the stomach.Avoiding hiccups is easy – hold the child upright, hold it to yourself, and then give it to him again. It would be foolish to treat a hiccup with fright – is it worth it to injure the child’s psyche from the first days?
Coughing and sneezing in a newborn testify to his illness.
Often moms, just hearing a cough or sneezing from their baby, rush to blame the staff of the maternity home or loved ones that they have chilled the baby. However, often they have nothing to do with it. For a child in the first weeks of life is completely natural dry cough. If, however, dry crusts form in the nose of the baby, sneezing may occur. The fact is that the newborn’s body strives to get rid of the accumulated garbage accumulated in it before birth. This one causes a “false” cold. But if a baby has liquid droplets or cough gets a hoarse shade, then immediately you should contact a pediatrician or a visiting nurse.
The newborn must be urinated on the first day.
If this does not happen, he has kidney problems. Milk from my mother will not arrive immediately, but only 3-5 days after delivery. Therefore, all this time the little one has practically nothing to write. But the original feces, meconium, you will see. But when the child begins to receive a full meal, he immediately expresses it by repeated writing in a diaper – up to two dozen times a day.
Dysbacteriosis and constipation can cause the child to have a bad stool.
In the first days of life, the feces of the child have a greenish-black color, since it also leaves the remnants of meconium. Only by 4-5 days the stool becomes more light and liquid, becoming yellow. And this is normal. Do not be frightened by finding in the stool white lumps, reminiscent of the grain of mustard. The fact is that the intestine only learns to digest and assimilate the mother’s milk, so that these curdled clots form in it. A newborn can be observed a couple of times a day, usually after a feeding, but the absence of a chair in the baby for one or two days is not a cause for concern. A child who is breastfed can not chew for up to four days – the intestine can fully absorb all milk without residues. Greenish or reddish shade of the chair should not scare parents. It is worth to feed the child at his request and to ensure that the baby feeds like the front milk, which flows at the very beginning of the feeding and has a bluish translucent color, and the back, which is greasy, with a yellowish color, stands out in the second half of the meal. The fact that the color shades in the feces indicate that the child does not gorge, so compliance with this simple rule will likely lead to the normalization of the stool. Also keep in mind that the color could appear due to some product eaten by the mother, for example, red vegetables (beets, carrots). Often parents are frightened by mucus, which they find in children’s excrement. But this does not always indicate an intestinal disease. Slime may well indicate that the child is only adapting to new food, lure. But if the chair is frequent, liquid and greenish, contains blood clots and at the same time is accompanied by a sour unpleasant odor, this should alert the parents. In such a case, immediately consult a doctor by preparing physical evidence that has alarmed you – a diaper or diaper.
If the baby is often fed, then he can rip off his stomach.
It is perfectly normal for a newborn to eat once per hour, or even once every 40 minutes. After all, the main thing he does in life now is to eat and sleep. And do not pay attention to people of the older generation who believe that it is impossible to overfeed a child, giving him a breast upon request. Advice can be given not to feed a child more often than once every three hours and gradually introduce complementary foods. Ostensibly such intervals allow to relax a stomach. But the authors of such advice are mothers who keep children on artificial feeding.Specialists on breast nutrition unanimously believe that newborn ways to absorb breast milk almost without interruption, this is their digestive system. Usually the mother’s breast milk is enough for the baby, but the introduction of complementary foods increases the risk that breastfeeding may stop.
The reason for crying a child is his hunger.
The crying of a child can testify to a lot – that the baby is cold or hot, about boredom, about fear, about pain, fatigue, loneliness and, of course, about hunger. So the reasons are really great. Crying a child immediately after feeding does not say that you need to supplement your baby with an artificial mixture, try to calculate some other reasons for the child’s anxiety.
A child with violent screaming tears his lungs.
It is not necessary to see in the cry of a newborn attempt to manipulate the parents or any deep reasons. Everything lies on the surface – the child needs help from the mother and he asks for it as he can. So try to give him everything you can. Be merciful do not throw the child to come in a nervous cry. Many mothers believe that crying – it will be more patient, but crying – the evidence that the child is bad, in this case it is necessary not to educate, but to help. Young mothers should remember that up to three months a child can suffer from colic in the abdomen, which can also cause crying. Since the digestive and nervous system of the baby is not yet developed, his intestine painfully swells from the bubbles of the gazicks. The intestine itself can experience spasms or clench. Do not rush to take in this case, medicines, dill water, it will be enough just to put the baby right to the chest. When feeding, the baby’s lower lip should be slightly turned, covering the lower half of the areola of the mother’s nipple. And before feeding it would be nice to make a baby a light tummy massage, gently hand in a clockwise direction, squeeze the baby’s legs against a pussy. The child will be fine if it is often worn in the hands of warming his own heat, because the body temperature of a healthy mother – the perfect warmer for the child. After that, the crumb in the position “column” otrygnet excess air.
The presence of vomiting in the child indicates his illness.
First, decide – is it regurgitation or vomiting? And in these two terms there is a big difference. Vomiting is a flowing, and regurgitation is a small volley. Until the third month of life, regurgitation is normal for the child, which allows the baby to clean the stomach of the air absorbed with food. If a child regurgitates after eating, but it is cheerful and grows well, there are no reasons for concern. Yes, and vomiting is not always an excuse for unrest. Having once happened, it only shows a passing stomach spasm. But if vomiting is repeated 3-4 times a day and accompanied by fever, then this is already a signal to call the pediatrician. Simply vomiting, without temperature, is already an occasion to visit a neurologist. Do not panic for every reason, you should be careful and keep reasonable calm, despite the excitement of the first weeks of communication. Soon you will begin to understand your baby and his reactions well.