Baby Care

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HOW TO CARE FOR A REBORN BABY GIRL

If the nipple is not cracked you can try feeding the baby through a nipple shield’ which is made from a flange teat with a hole cut in it. The mother needs to have a good milk supply for this to work, and the teat should be boiled until it is soft. Get the baby […] Read more

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Foods to avoid when breast feeding

Foods to avoid when breast feeding If there is a history of allergies such as asthma, hay fever and eczema on both sides of your family, your child may turn out to be allergic too. By breast feeding you are doing the best thing to prevent your baby from being sensitised and subsequently developing allergies, […] Read more

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NEWBORN BABY GIRL CARE

Cracked nipple. Occasionally a sore nipple can become cracked and bleed. Blood then swallowed by the baby is not of any consequence and will not harm her. The cracked nipple looks red and grazed and may have a blister or fissure. It is usually the result of incorrect treatment of a sore nipple and is […] Read more

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Breast problems

Breast problems Sore nipples. This is one of the most common problems when breast feeding and can put you off if not correctly handled. Fair or red-headed women often have a sensitive type of skin that chafes and cracks easily, but it can happen to anyone, especially in the first weeks. Causes Incorrect fixing at […] Read more

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Drugs and breast feeding

Drugs and breast feeding Nicotine comes through in large quantities in breast milk, so cut down on smoking or give it up altogether if you possibly can as it can cause colic and restlessness. Alcohol in moderation should not do any harm, but if taken in large quantities (more than two or three glasses) could […] Read more

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Breast feeding problems

Breast feeding problems Rejection of the breast can be very off-putting to a mother who is breast feeding. Around eight to 12 weeks a baby sometimes begins screaming and fighting as soon as the mother takes her in her arms and holds her horizontal for feeding. It is very easy to feel rejected and lose […] Read more

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A BABY GIRL DOLL

The baby should not be put to the affected breast for about 24 hours and the expressed breast milk should be given from a bottle or spoon. If there is insufficient breast milk give a complementary feed of evaporated (103) or soya bean milk. Follow the above procedures for healing the nipple while it is […] Read more

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HOW TO CARE FOR BLACK BABY GIRL HAIR

Do not use anything that has a drying, astringent effect on the nipples. Friar’s balsam is an old remedy that is effective on some skins but can have an irritating effect on sensitive skins. It must be mixed with a few drops of lanolin cream or other nipple cream before applying. Wipe off before feeding. […] Read more

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A NEWBORN BABY GIRL

Small amounts of blood may come through in the stools if the baby sucks on a cracked nipple but it will not harm the baby. Larger amounts of either black or red blood, or excessive mucus or a foul smell should be reported to your doctor. Frequency of stools. It is normal for a breast […] Read more