11 months: speech development
Now a dance appears in the physical development of the child. Of course, this is still a kind of movement to the music, but this is only the beginning! Turn…

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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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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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changes literally

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

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, followed by the upper central incisors. After the lateral upper incisors, and then the lower lateral incisors.

The process of teething of all 20 primary teeth is ending closer to 2-2.5 years. Typical symptoms of teething are anxiety and moodiness of the child, increased salivation, a slight increase in temperature (not more than 38.0 C), refusal of solid food, chewing of fingers, a small rash around the mouth.

Do not use dental gels containing lidocaine for pain relief. Many large-scale studies have shown that these gels come into contact with the gums for an extremely short time, and then the child simply swallows it. This time is not enough for pain relief, but with frequent use of dental gel, the child swallows too much of it. This can lead to convulsions, severe brain damage, as well as heart problems and even Continue reading

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 occur not only outside but also inside. During the first week, the milk-producing cells and the connections between them are rearranged and prepare the breast for the upcoming feeding. From that moment until about the end of the second week they will produce the so-called transitional milk.

“After the placenta is released, the level of progesterone, the hormone of pregnancy, begins to decline rapidly,” explains Professor Peter Hartmann of the University of Western Australia, a leading specialist in the study of the composition of breast milk. “As the level of progesterone decreases, milk synthesis Continue reading

Breastfeeding with pierced, flat or inverted nipples
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Six Essential Breastfeeding Things to Take with You to the Maternity Hospital
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