What could be more beautiful than a newborn baby? When a happy new mummy holds her crumb in her arms, enjoying these wonderful moments, she does not yet know what difficulties she will have to face.
We will analyze the most popular problems that a young mother and her month-old child may face.
Colic and gas formation
The most, perhaps, popular and exciting mummy problem is pain in the tummy. Practically all the monthly children experience them. Do not worry about it. Problems will disappear at a time when digestion is established and the correct intestinal microflora is formed. However, do not let things go by themselves. There are several ways how to help the kid in this case.
Since monthly babies are fed solely by mother's milk or milk formula, it is necessary to correctly approach the issue of feeding a newborn. If you are fighting for breastfeeding, then this is an undoubted plus. Thanks to mother's milk, the small intestine is filled with useful bacteria faster and digestion is normalized. Try to exclude from your diet gas-producing products: cabbage, legumes, bread and carbonated drinks.
If you feed your baby with a mixture, you need to pick it correctly. Consult a district pediatrician on this issue.
Temperature in monthly children
Unfortunately, no child has ever grown up without a disease. All children are vulnerable to viruses. Some carry the first cold only to two years, while others can get sick already in the first month.
It is worth saying that the temperature of newborn babies can be slightly increased up to six months. This is considered normal, provided that all tests are good and there are no other manifestations of colds. The temperature of the child's body in this case can rise to 37.5 degrees, especially in the evening.
If the increase is much higher and lasts for several days, then perhaps your monthly baby is sick. Never do self-medication. The kid is still so small and can not tell you what hurts him. Therefore, without examination, a pediatrician can not do this. Strictly follow all the recommendations of the doctor and perform the necessary procedures.
A good helper in the formation of immunity is the mother's milk. If you will feed the baby, then you will be able to avoid many diseases, thanks to the persistent immunity of the baby.
Constipation or diarrhea
Quite a few monthly children experience problems with bowel movement. Some have diarrhea, others, on the contrary, suffer from constipation. What should a young mother do in this case?
The newborn baby normally drains his bowels in every feeding. This is not a diarrhea and an excuse to contact a doctor. If the kid has a very liquid consistency, unusual color or impurities of mucus, it is necessary to immediately show the child to a specialist.
About constipation speech can go in the event that the baby has not emptied his intestine more than two days. Then you need to help the baby. There are several options for forcing a baby to go to the toilet. You can make an enema, use a gas pipe or use a medicine that the pediatrician will appoint.
Day regimen of a month-old baby
In most cases, newborn babies sleep in the first month of their life. They wake up only when they want to fill their tummies with tasty maternal milk. On average, in a state of sleep, the monthly children stay about twenty hours a day.
From five to ten times they wake up for feeding. Earlier pediatricians advised young mothers to feed the child every three hours. Now the approach to this issue has changed somewhat. On-demand feeding is welcomed. It is very convenient for both mom and baby. However, it is worth remembering that the break between meals should not be less than two hours, otherwise there will be a large load on the small stomach and the baby will begin to experience the heaviness and pain in the abdomen.
To change diapers or diapers is necessary as they fill (contamination). In this issue there are no certain standards or worked out schedule.
Bathing the baby should be done at the same time, preferably at bedtime. Thanks to this regime, the baby will start to get used to the established schedule from the first days.
Laying a month-old baby usually passes easily and at ease. Most of the children fall asleep during feeding, after which mom puts them into a warm cozy bed.
If you first became parents, ask for help in caring for the baby from experienced grandmothers or moms. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to seek advice from a pediatrician.
Love your crumb and create the most comfortable conditions for her.