How To Take Care Of Your New Born?
The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons- the joyful bonding with your baby and the health benefits for both mother and child.
2. Urine & Stools
- After the first 72 hrs, a baby should pass urine at least 6 times in 24 hrs.
- Urine should be in large quantities and transparent.
- Stool should be golden yellow after the first 72 hrs.
- Stool frequency is unpredictable – a baby may pass 7-8 times a day or once in 7 days.
- A baby’s stool may occasionally be green in color, which is normal.
3. Diaper Care
- Use diaper rash cream before use, and after every cleaning.
- Apply on the entire area in touch with the diaper.
- Change diapers frequently, especially after the baby passes stool. There is a higher tendency of urinary infection if you leave it on.
4. Baby Bath
- Both traditional (baby on lap) and tub bath are fine.
- Water should be lukewarm; any gentle/mild soap can be used.
- Oil massage can precede the bath after the baby is 7-10 days old.
- Wiping the baby dry right after the bath is the most important thing to keep in mind.
- If the baby has dry skin, baby lotion or cream may be applied as a moisturizer after the bath.
5. Signs of illness
- If the baby’s skin has turned blue.
- If the baby is not breathing.
- When the baby’s skin is deep yellow in color, it might be jaundice.
- Abnormal movements like fits and rolling-up of eyes.
- If the baby is not feeding well.
- If the baby is very lethargic/dull (i.e. sleeps a lot).
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