The benefits of breastfeeding after 6 months
How important is breastfeeding after six months? And how long should it last? The answers to these questions may surprise you, because the additional benefits of breast milk for the…

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Breast milk production: how it works
Your body is able to produce breast milk in accordance with the needs of the baby at each stage of its development. Understanding how milk production “turns on”, what happens…

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Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding
If a woman chooses to continue feeding during pregnancy, and with the birth of a new baby is going to do it at the same time (in tandem), she must…

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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

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

3 weeks: reaction to sounds

Child physiology
Although the baby’s movements are still jerky, he is already learning to control his body. He grabs your fingers and tries to pull himself up. Holds his head for several seconds when lying on his stomach. Some children in three weeks can hold their head for 10-15 seconds, turn it from side to side, but then they get tired and lie down again.
Usually, an umbilical wound heals by this age. However, with a sufficiently wide umbilical cord, the umbilical wound can heal even closer to the age of 1 month. This is normal. Most importantly, there should be no purulent discharge or blood from it.

Remember that you need to spread a three-week-old baby on the stomach when he is awake. Sleeping on Continue reading

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