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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4 months: tactile sensations
Psychology By the fourth month, most of the problems with infantile colic usually go away, and the baby arrives almost all day in a positive mood. He still does not…

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Breast changes from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of breastfeeding
Medela experts talk about changes in the breast from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of breastfeeding, and also share tips on breast care throughout this period. From the…

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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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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…

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Sterilization of the breast pump
When you have no opportunity to breastfeed your baby, expressed breast milk will be the best food for him. To keep it safe, it is important to know how to…

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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,…

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6 months: we introduce complementary foods
The first lure is either mashed vegetables or porridge. It is one-component, homogeneous and should be introduced gradually. The fact that we started giving baby food does not cancel breastfeeding.…

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