Return to work and breastfeeding
Finding a balance between work and personal life after maternity leave is not so easy. Many mothers are torn between the reluctance to part with the baby and the need…

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5 months: change the mode of the day
Many children by this age already show an active interest in food. This is a normal formation of nutritional interest, but it does not mean that it is time for…

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Why is colostrum so important?
Colostrum - the first milk that is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding - is the ideal nutrition for a newborn. It is very concentrated and rich in proteins and…

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7 months: teeth are cut

Active teething accompanies the seventh month. But in some children, the first tooth erupts only closer to the year, and this is also normal. The lower central incisors erupt first, followed by the upper central incisors. After the lateral upper incisors, and then the lower lateral incisors.

The process of teething of all 20 primary teeth is ending closer to 2-2.5 years. Typical symptoms of teething are anxiety and moodiness of the child, increased salivation, a slight increase in temperature (not more than 38.0 C), refusal of solid food, chewing of fingers, a small rash around the mouth.

Do not use dental gels containing lidocaine for pain relief. Many large-scale studies have shown that these gels come into contact with the gums for an extremely short time, and then the child simply swallows it. This time is not enough for pain relief, but with frequent use of dental gel, the child swallows too much of it. This can lead to convulsions, severe brain damage, as well as heart problems and even Continue reading

10 months: learning to walk

The baby can already confidently sit and sit on its own. Able to get up at the support, walk along it and even let go of his hand and stand for a few seconds. Many children in 10-11 months begin to take their first steps, but do not worry if your baby does not make such attempts. Many learn to walk only in the second year of life. Most healthy babies begin to walk independently by the age of 15 months.

The child knows how to capture small objects, trying to take food from your plate. Maintain his independence, but make sure that the game and food are safe. Fine motor skills are beginning to form. Try to develop it through games.

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3 months: causes of crying

A fairly active physical development of the baby begins. Remember that the basis for bone health is a sufficient dose of vitamin D3. Since birth, all children are advised to take this vitamin to prevent rickets. Vitamin D is not enough in breast milk.

If the baby is on mixed or artificial feeding, then make sure that he receives daily at least 400 IU of vitamin D from the adapted mixture. If not, then just give him daily vitamin D3 for prophylaxis (prophylactic dose is up to 1000 IU / day).

Psychology
A three-month-old baby already distinguishes between mom, dad and everyone else. His emotions are becoming more diverse. He highlights the adults he knows well and reacts to their approach with a broad Continue reading

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1 month: revitalization complex
The baby is becoming more and more like children from the cover of glossy magazines. Postpartum puffiness disappears, the skin straightens, most of the transient conditions of the skin of…

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Why is colostrum so important?
Colostrum - the first milk that is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding - is the ideal nutrition for a newborn. It is very concentrated and rich in proteins and…

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Breast milk and mixtures: what is common between them?
For starters, compare breast milk with infant formula. In some respects, the mixtures are similar to breast milk: they contain nutrients, moisture and energetically valuable ingredients, so the baby will…

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What is mature milk?
Breast milk begins to ripen in about two weeks, but it becomes fully mature only when the baby is four weeks old. From this moment, its composition will hardly change…

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