Using nutrients from breast milk
For premature babies, breast milk is the best substance to help them restore their weak body after birth. If the baby is not yet able to suckle, take care of it by intravenous nutrition. If you are busy, express your milk and store it properly so that others can still feed your baby. In addition, premature babies need extra iron. Use in the first 4 months is enough to meet the iron deficiency in the child’s body.
Premature babies often lack iron, so it is necessary to supplement for 4 months for the baby’s body to develop as normal
Let premature babies sleep more
Sleep is very important for babies born prematurely. To take care of your baby while sleeping, you need to pay attention to the following issues:
- Let the baby sleep on his back, absolutely not on his stomach.
- Let your baby lie on a firm mattress without a pillow.
Premature babies sleep more often, but for a very short time. Therefore, you need to be by your side often to take care of your baby to sleep.
Too much sleep is a phenomenon that occurs in premature babies because it needs to re-adjust the body’s energy
Supplement vitamins and iron for children’s body
The nutritional composition of breast milk includes enough vitamin D and essential minerals.
The respiratory and digestive systems of premature babies are often weaker than normal babies, so when breastfeeding, mothers need to divide the number of times into 8 to 12 times per day. If you want to add iron to your baby, note that, do not use it with milk when breastfeeding.
It is necessary to divide the number of times of feeding premature babies because their digestive systems are weaker than those of normal babies
Pay attention to the amount of milk when breastfeeding
Many mothers think that giving their baby milk as much as possible will help them develop well, but this is very wrong. Remember that the amount of milk and the time frame to drink it are very important especially for premature babies.
You should feed your baby every 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours and the amount of milk is only 1/3 of the amount indicated on the instructions for use. And every month, increase your baby’s food intake gradually and introduce solid foods when your baby is 6 months old.
For premature babies, each feeding is spaced from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours and the amount of milk is only 1/3 of the amount stated on the instructions for use.
How to take care of babies who gain weight quickly
Improve your baby’s sleep and make sure your baby sleeps on time, gets enough sleep, and the time frame you need to pay attention to the most and from 10pm to 2am because this time will help your baby produce 4 times growth hormone time.
Breastfeed your baby regularly and regularly to fully supplement vitamins and minerals for the baby’s body. It is advisable to pay attention to the appropriate feeding time and milk dosage so that the baby can develop comprehensively.
You need to pay attention that, you should not give your baby solid foods too soon because the baby’s digestive system is still not perfect. So, introduce solid foods when your baby is 6 months old. And should also refer to the menu for 6-month-old weaning babies to provide the most necessary nutrition.
Sleep, milk intake, vitamins and minerals are the things you need to keep in mind in the early stages to help weight develop well.