Key notes when taking care of babies under 1 month old
It’s perfectly normal for a 1-month-old baby to sleep a lot
Babies under 1 month old sleep most of the day. Because sleep will help children accumulate enough energy and prepare to grow and develop leaps and bounds. Babies only wake up when there is a need to drink milk, wet diapers.
However, if parents notice that the baby is sleeping too much, they should wake the baby up every 2-3 hours to feed the baby. Because if you sleep for more than 4-5 hours without getting enough milk, your baby will have a lack of energy, affecting the child’s development . On the other hand, during puberty, children are extremely hungry and constantly sucking, causing them to choke on milk.
Do not let children sleep for more than 4-5 hours and have to get enough milk as needed so as not to affect the development of children during this period.
The baby will pass meconium within 1 day after birth
Meconium is dark green and thick. If after 1 day after birth, the newborn has not passed meconium, you should immediately notify the doctor for examination and timely treatment. This is an abnormal sign that is likely to accompany a medical condition: cystic fibrosis, thyroid disease, intestinal obstruction.
If you find that your baby’s meconium is dark green and thick and it continues the next day, you should take your baby to see a doctor immediately.
Always keep your baby’s body warm
At birth, babies have to learn to breathe and adjust their skin temperature to the environment. Therefore, children will need a lot of time to get used to the environment. Mother should always pay attention to keep the baby’s body warm often. If children are cold, cold will create conditions for bacteria to enter and harm the body.
Baby’s skin needs to adapt slowly to the temperature of the environment, so you should always keep your baby warm
How to take care of a premature baby (premature)
For premature or premature babies, you need to always follow the doctor’s orders and treatment instructions. After there are no abnormal signs and the doctor agrees to discharge the baby, you should take the baby home for care.
Compared with full-term infants, preterm infants need to be breastfed more often. Basically, premature babies are not physically perfect, their bodies need to compensate a lot of energy. Therefore, mothers should breastfeed their babies often and divide them into small meals. Note: don’t put too much milk at one time, it will cause the baby to vomit.
Premature babies need more milk to supplement nutrition and balance development
Colostrum is an antibody for babies
Colostrum is breast milk secreted during the first 7 days after birth. In colostrum, there are more than 4,000 white blood cells/cm3 and the IgA content is thousands of times higher than that of normal milk. These substances help destroy harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract. According to research reports, babies who drink enough colostrum have lower rates of pneumonia and diarrhea.
Breast milk is very good for the digestive system, helps the baby absorb quickly and also helps destroy harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract