10 Facts For Expectant Mothers
Need to know facts about your baby and your body. No need to worry this will cover all your concerns!
- Normal sleep schedule for babies: infants 4-11 months 12-15 hours. At around 10-11 pounds, your baby will develop a normal sleep schedule.
- Help your baby go to sleep by breastfeed, rocking, laying him/her on their back, and playing white noise.
Fever & Rashes
- Anything over 100 degrees could indicate the baby has a fever from infection or vaccines. Before treating your newborn call your doctor. If your child is under three months call the pediatrician immediately; giving your baby reducers and keeping him/her hydrated (never give a baby water) can help treat the fever.
- The most common types of rashes would be the:
- Cradle cap: thick yellow crusty or greasy patches on baby's scalp; if it doesn’t go away try new shampoo or oils
- Diaper rash: patch of bright red skin on bottom; contact doctor if different lotions don't help or it begins to blister
- Milia: tiny white bumps on nose and cheeks; wash once a day with water and mild soap.
- Consult with a pediatrician before taking any medication because it could effect your breast milk. Ask pediatrician before taking any type of medication.
- Both Tylenol and Motrin are doctor recommended, Motrin vs Tylenol: Motrin is an anti inflammatory and is tylenol is a generic pain reliever.
- A healthy diet for nursing mom would be well balanced colorful plate, 8 or more glasses of water a day, take the necessary vitamins, and extra calories to maintain energy (if breastfeeding).
- Moms should avoid, while nursing, smoking, taking certain medications, alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, fish, and common allergic foods such as milk and/or nuts.
- healthy well fed infant who cries more than three hours a day
- usually starts around two weeks
- causes- tummy trouble, reflux, gas, growing digestive system, hormones, over sensitivity to light
- calm a baby: feed them, change diaper, hold them, anti gas drops (only provided by doctor)
- call the doctor: unusual crying, trouble breathing, fever, abnormal bowel movement.
- There is no possible way to know if your baby is meeting his/her milestones, all babies develop differently. Look for progress, if anything is abnormal consult with a pediatrician.
- Smile: 1-3 month, roll over, sit up & make sounds: 4-6 month.