Baby cares

In this article you can learn about the different newborn baby cares just after birth. The newborn baby, in the delivery room, is dried, weighed, measured and identified. To help you warm up, it is best to put it on top of the mother. 

In the delivery room the newborn baby receives a few basic newborn baby cares:

The newborn has to be dried

Newborn needs heat

Identification of the newborn baby

Weigh and measure the newborn for a good follow-up

The newborn has to be dried

Newborn needs heat

The newborn baby needs warmth. It will breathe better and your heart will beat with more energy. It may be placed in the delivery room under a heat lamp, but the best place is next to his mother. She will give him/her all the heat that needs.

Contact with the mother’s body helps better than any lamp to regulate not only the temperature of the baby, but also your breathing and your heart. That contact is also very important so that they begin to know mother and child and favors the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

The baby may be wrapped in a towel or blanket and tucked into the same bed as the mother during the transfer to and after the room.

It is necessary to identify the newborn baby at birth

There are several possibilities to make sure there are no confusions of babies. The most common identification methods are the mother’s fingerprint, the child’s hand or footprint, identification wristbands and cord blood collection, among others.

Weigh and measure the newborn for a good follow-up

It is of great interest to know how much the child weighs when he is born; Will already give us an idea of ​​the importance of neonatal weight loss in the following days. Usually newborns lose some grams during the first few hours because they retain liquids and still do not drink much milk.

Feeding newborn baby cares

Colic: They are relatively common, especially when taking industrial formulas. If you are breast-fed, you are likely to be swallowing air when you suck, so check the breastfeeding technique or the bottle manila is filled with milk. “It is important not to despair, apply abdominal massages, move your legs and tap your back to expel the gases. There are also medicines that can be supplied, but under medical prescription because there is risk of intoxication.

Depositions: The common thing is that they make popo after each take and leave with the months. The color varies according to the feeding: when it is breast milk they are usually yellow and pasty, if the consistency is hard it may be constipated. When the stools are more liquid and frequent it is a diarrhea that must be evaluated with the specialist.

Bloating and Vomiting: It is normal for babies to regurgitate after eating, and even when changing positions. This should decrease as they grow. If it is not so or if vomiting is very frequent and accompanied by crying, consult a physician.

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