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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The composition of breast milk. What is breast milk made of?
Breast milk is the very first food of the child, therefore, of course, it contains the necessary nutrients - carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as water to maintain water balance…

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How to use a breast pump
As with any new business, it may take you some time to get comfortable with the use of a breast pump. It is important to be patient and not to…

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months and years

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 the child to administer complementary foods. On the recommendation of WHO, the introduction of complementary foods for children who are both breast-feeding and artificial feeding is recommended from 6 months.

The baby can play for a long time, lying on his stomach. He goes through the toys that are in his reach, manipulates them. Many five-month-olds are already trying to get on all fours. They stretch their arms, pull up and bend their knees. Many people get up on all fours by the end of the month and swing back and forth. This is an excellent preparation for crawling.

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2 months: infancy

The sleep is still quite long, but the waking time is increased to 1-1.5 hours. It is important to learn to understand when a child is tired and at the first signs of fatigue try to put him to bed. The fact is that he quickly overworkes and then cannot fall asleep because of this. Many mothers notice the optimal waking time of the child, after which it is easiest to put him to bed.

The nutritional volume of children is approximately 1/5 of their weight. Frequent attachments to the chest are still relevant for this age, but many children themselves already create a certain sleep-meal-wake regimen.

The baby’s gastrointestinal tract has adapted sufficiently to a new type of diet and is no longer responding strongly to any changes in the diet of a nursing mother. The stool in children on exclusively Continue reading

2 weeks: intestinal colic

By the second week, the child recovers the weight lost in the first week. By the end of the week, physiological jaundice of newborns is already passing.

Infants are born short-sighted, therefore only a baby is seen that is very close, at a distance of no more than 20-25 cm. A newborn can see your face clearly only when you hold it very close. Do not be surprised that he does not look you in the eye – he is much more interested in looking at your eyebrows, hair or moving mouth.

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Breastfeeding twins or triplets
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all - feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this…

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What is transitional milk?
A newborn changes literally every day, and the same can be said about breast milk. With the advent of milk, the breast can increase to an impressive size, and changes…

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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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Benefits of Breastfeeding for a Baby
You may have heard that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breast-feeding a baby for at least six months. Why? Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to protect…

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