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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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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Breastfeeding your baby with special needs
Breastfeeding is a serious burden for the baby. This process involves 40 muscles in the lips, tongue, jaw and cheeks, as well as six cranial nerves1 to coordinate sucking, swallowing…

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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.

A baby’s sleep at 10 months can be restless and intermittent. Some children scream and cry in their sleep, Continue reading

11 months: speech development

Now a dance appears in the physical development of the child. Of course, this is still a kind of movement to the music, but this is only the beginning! Turn on funny music more often and sing with it.

The baby’s sleep is also quite long. Many children by the age of 11 months are already sleeping twice a day, some only once.

Motor skills are improved, in particular fine motor skills. The child already knows how to turn the pages of a cardboard book, wrinkles and tears the paper, even if not accurately, but turns the pages of a regular book.

Changes are also taking place in the diet – a child can eat soft fruits on his own. Do not let the child eat solid fruit or vegetables in a piece (apple, Continue reading

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