Double pumping: more milk in less time
Do you know that double decantation is much faster and more convenient than single decantation? Double pumping is probably the most effective way to provide your baby with breast milk…

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Why breastfeeding should be part of the birth plan
Your pregnancy is proceeding successfully, and it is time to prepare for the birth of the baby. You might want to make a birth plan. If you intend to breastfeed,…

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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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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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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.

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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

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Feeding a baby with expressed milk: answers to questions
When can I begin to feed my baby with expressed milk? If your baby is healthy and breastfeeding is good, there is no need to give him expressed milk. The…

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Breastfeeding with pierced, flat or inverted nipples
The shape and size of the nipples in different women can vary greatly. Our practical tips will help you facilitate breastfeeding, no matter what your nipples are. In most women,…

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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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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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