The newborn baby tips and help
Tips for your newborn baby
After birth, the newborn has a reddish coloration and he’s covered by a thick layer of fat.
Once you remove this layer of fat, the skin becomes soft and smooth.Babies born after term
may have a dry and crinkled skin.
The baby’s first scream triggers the first breath and provides the necessary oxygen.
The baby can be born hairless or with long, glossy and dark hair.
The newborn, awaken from his sleep avoids opening his eyes, but they are usually gray at
those babies who will have blue eyes.
The small nose, the short neck, the short and squatting arms and legs-all these reveal that you
have given birth to a perfectly healthy child.
In the first minutes after birth, the doctor evaluates the newborns condition, which means
calculating the APGAR score – skin color, respiratory function, circulatory function, muscle
tone and the response to specific excitants.After that the baby is weighed and transferred to
the newborn ward.
It’s important to know that in the first five days, the newborn may lose weight, but he
recovers quickly; if the weight isn’t recovered in three weeks, the newborn is either underfed
In the first two-four days the baby’s skin will get a yellowish color, wich is called jaundice
and goes away in one-three weeks.
Another important element is the skin exfoliation, which begins in the intrauterine life and
continues in the first weeks of life. We will clean de skin using chamomile infusion and we’ll
never use antibiotics or soapy water.
The baby will be placed at his mother’s breast 6-12 hours after birth. Breastfeeding has the
purpose to empty regulary the breast and so it helps the uterus to contract and to recover more
quickly after birth.
Breastfeeding can be painful the first time and the mother may have some difficulties with the
newborn if he refuses to drink his mothers milk.
You shouldn’t oblige the baby because in two or three days, he’ll get comfortable around you
and also will feel safe, which will lead to accepting the breastfeeding. The baby will eat six-
seven times per day and the time he feeds will become bigger and bigger.
How do you breastfeed your baby?
1.During breastfeeding. You should be calm and avoid any kind of conversations because
they will surely disturb the newborn.
2.You will have to wash your hands carefully,to clean your fingernails and clean your breast
using a wet handkerchief.
3.You should know the perfume smell can make the baby refuse the breast.
4.After you done all this things, you have to discover the perfect position to breastfeed, for
both you and your baby.
5.Another important thing you should always remember is: if the baby falls asleep try not to
wake him with suddenly moves and remove him from your breast as gently as you can.
6.The feeding schedule is established with the pediatrician, but basically you’ll breastfeed
your baby five-seven times per day.
It’s recommended that in the first two-three weeks, after each meal, the baby should
burp .This will help him evacuate the air from the stomach and so he won’t have problems
such as vomiting or abdominal colics.
If the newborn decreases weight or stagnates during the third week of life it’s time to consider
feeding your baby using baby formula.
Find baby girl names on our homepage.