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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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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1 week: unconditioned reflexes
Physiology The first week of a baby’s life is rich in skin surprises. On 2-4 days after birth, physiological jaundice of newborns may appear. This is an increase in the…

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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. If you introduced vegetables to the first lure, then it is worth the porridge to enter the second lure (or vice versa).

6 months is the most frequent time when active teething begins. However, they can erupt both earlier and later. In some children, teeth begin to erupt only closer to the year and this is also normal.

The first incisors erupt first. They can appear together, or they can one after another. After the appearance of the first tooth, they must be started to brush – 2 times a day with a soft children’s Continue reading

8 months: the beginning of socialization

If you have not secured the house earlier, now is the time to do it. Crawl at the level of the child, try to detect possible dangers. Remove fragile and sharp objects from the child’s field of activity so high that the baby does not reach them. Attach all not very stable furniture to the wall. This is especially true for dressers and whatnots.

In the child, most likely, 2-4 teeth have already erupted. Many mothers notice that the intervals between the teeth are quite large. Do not worry, most likely, they will close closer to two years, when all 20 deciduous teeth erupt.

In the diet at 8 months, you can add fruit. For a start – in pureed form, later – in small pieces. The rest of the introduced products – vegetables, cereals, meat – vary. Continue reading

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 the newborn pass (toxic erythema, infant acne, milia, physiological jaundice).
Sleep newborn
By one month, the child himself forms a kind of regimen. His periods of wakefulness, food, and sleep are already quite clearly distinguished. The kid is active for about 40-60 minutes, after which he quickly gets tired and falls asleep.

Children at this age do not distinguish between day and night. They have not yet developed their circadian rhythms. Remember that the baby’s stomach is too small and can quickly digest breast milk or Continue reading

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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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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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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9 months: educational games
If the child still does not sit down on his own, then be sure to consult a doctor. The main thing is not to miss the neurological pathology, which often…

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