On average , a baby born between 37 and 41 weeks gestation weighs about 7 pounds or 3.2 kilograms. However, for genetic reasons or depending on the experience of pregnancy and at delivery (if before 37 weeks or after 40 ) , some babies born will weigh little and more of what is considered normal.
Many moms I know have told me that giving birth , beyond receiving calls flowers and cards, there is something that overwhelms : the question of how much your baby weighed . This is because the weight of the newborn talks about his overall health. For example , babies born weighing little more likely to have health problems . This is because babies lose about 10 percent of his birth weight during the first week of life. This means that a baby of average weight of 7 pounds or 3.2 kilograms can lose as much as 10 ounces in the early days .
Babies with low birth weight are more likely to get infections and sick during their first days of life . Others may have problems in motor development ( movement ) or difficulties in learning long term. Selengkapnya…
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The environment to which they are exposed will help later in their speaking skills and vocabulary as they develop. Diana has a daughter two years old that will not stop talking . You say all the words that ask you to repeat , knows numbers , colors and recently formed his first sentence of 6 words .
However, his best friend, who is the same age , yet ” has released both the tongue.” A young mum , this concerns you. But everyone says that girls begin to always talk earlier than boys and that soon Javier (her son ) will start and will not stop .
Apparently , this has interested scientists to have been determined to find the cause Why should that language development is slower in boys than girls ? The explanation appears to have originated in the levels of the hormone testosterone to babies who are exposed before birth. Selengkapnya…
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The best thing to do to prevent food allergies is to breastfeed exclusively for at least 6 months and just start solid foods once you have the signs you’re ready . If you give formula, you do not add cereal , because their digestive system is not yet ready for processing.
Breast milk is the most complete and the only food your baby needs until he is six months old . Therefore, it is essential that you do not rush into solid foods ahead of time and once you do, do not stop breastfeeding because the solids are only a supplement to breast milk.
However, today, many moms and dads, pressured by others’ opinions or false beliefs , they start solid foods to their babies from 4 months . Not only your digestive system is not ready to digest , but babies who are fed solid foods at an early age are more likely to develop food allergies ( food allergies) .
A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics , conducted by British researchers suggests that breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continue to do so once you introduce other foods , is the key to prevent babies from developing allergies . Selengkapnya…
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Until a rash of red bumps appear. What can it be? Do not panic . It is likely to be a simple rash caused by excessive heat in the summer, or because you have the baby too warm during the fall or winter. This type of outbreak or rash known as prickly heat and occurs precisely because the baby can not sweat .
During the first months of life , the pores of the skin of the baby – which are the openings of the sweat glands , sweat – producing blocked very easily. The sweat is then caught , the baby can not sweat and the consequence is the appearance of a rash or rash that is commonly known as prickly heat . Granites, the size of the head of a pin , can be red ( miliaria rubra ) or whiter ( miliaria crystalline ) . Occasionally small blisters may also occur , which break easily and are very thin crusts. Points last few days but may recur if the cause of the rash is not deleted.
Heat rash is most common during the season of summer, excess heat , especially in very hot and humid climate zones , but mentioned, can also occur in cold weather if you tuck your baby too . The pores of the infant’s delicate skin become clogged or excess moisturizer or skin-tight or tight clothing that can cover them . Using some soaps or detergents can worsen the condition by irritating the skin. In other rare cases , the rash can be due to an infection caused by a fungus. Selengkapnya…
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Surely you see your baby while sleeping peacefully in her crib breathing fills you with love and peace. But especially if it is your first child, you may have some questions and concerns, specifically about whether he is breathing adequately. We are here to answer those questions that you will overcome with information, practical and with the passage of time.
Your baby’s lungs begin to develop in the fifth week of pregnancy and continue to grow throughout pregnancy. While in the womb, surrounded by amniotic fluid, the baby lives in a liquid medium and receives oxygen through the placenta. At the time of delivery, and separated from mom, your lungs will suck air for the first time. The first baby breathing itself is done within 10 seconds of birth. Once you start, your body will take a pink color, and normal breathing occur at a leisurely pace.
Generally, babies make breathing noises, which originate in the nostrils. The nasal cavity is very small, and when the air passing through them, these noises are produced. It may also happen that the baby has mucus, and in this case, to breathe more easily, you should clean it out with a soft tissue and inside with saline. You can repeat the cleaning each time the child is congested, and keep it semi-sitting, not completely lying.
Also consider that when the baby sleeps, in several stages. These include periods of deep sleep and quiet moments of activity and breathing loud moments. That’s normal, and it evolves during the first few months to regular breathing.
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Antibiotics are drugs that are prescribed to fight infections caused by bacteria. In the case of infants, may be necessary, for example, when there are urinary tract infections, throat infections caused by strep and ear infections. It is important to know that antibiotics should be used in moderation, and always follow your doctor’s instructions since its abuse or misuse may create resistance to them. Moreover, not only are not required for viral diseases such as the flu, but they do not work.
In addition, antibiotics should be administered with caution and under the supervision of the physician, as well as killing the bacteria that causes the infection, can eliminate the “good bacteria” in the intestinal flora and can cause digestive problems such as diarrhea.
But beyond resistance to these drugs can create and diarrhea, use of antibiotics in babies under 6 months of age, up by 22% the risk of babies becoming overweight from 10 months and 3 years old. So suggests a study by a pediatrician at the University of New York, which in turn clarified that normal weight can return, usually when the child reaches seven years.
To reach that percentage, pediatricians considered multiple variables such as the weight of the parents, if the baby was breastfed, the baby’s weight at birth and if the mother smoked during pregnancy, among others.
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When a baby is born, if you count the fingers of the hands, feet, see if you have two ears, two eyes, the mouth intact, arms and legs. When in appearance all is well, dads breathe quiet. However, there are health issues of children can not be determined at a glance.
For example, how do you know if your child hears well? There are a variety of medical tests aimed at assessing the hearing. The type of test depends, in general, the age of the child or baby. When are very little ones or neonates, are used tests with objective methods that can identify hearing ability baby without that MOST is to actively intervene. These tests are quick, painless and executed when the baby sleeps. The result indicates brainwave reader to assess the baby’s reaction to sound. As children grow, already can participate indicating when listen certain sound.
To find out if your baby or your child listen well, you should also be alert to the signs that can tell you that there is a hearing problem. Take note:
- The infant or child does not react to loud noises.
- The infant or child can not identify where it comes from a particular sound.
- The baby may stammer but then ceases to do so.
- Babbling not evolve to verbal communication understandable and consistent.
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Is one of the most important elements to keep our baby healthy during a visit to the pediatrician in the first two years of life of our baby one of the most important will be the application of vaccines to protect our baby of various diseases.
As we said vaccines and their proper application in the appropriate time frames protect our baby from diseases like polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and varicella name a few that are very dangerous for health of our baby, each of these vaccines will be applied by our pediatrician possibly in each of the visits we make to your office.
The importance of vaccines
It is always important to keep parents informed about the different tables vaccination offered by our hospital or international entities such as the Academy of Pediatrics updated it annually to accurately know how often our baby should receive vaccine to prevent different diseases.
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From the first months of life is the human voice that attracts baby’s attention. We recommend using lullabies to stimulate their curiosity. Hearing is a sense that you are connected and running at all times, has no on-off mechanism, therefore there is no need to direct it consciously.
From the moment of his birth is advisable to talk to your baby in front. The quality hearing your child’s learning environment depends on how early we stimulate your ear.
As auditory stimulation stimulate your baby’s hearing
What is auditory stimulation?
Is specifically to talk to your baby, introducing new sounds to go “associating” this sound with their surroundings or environment. At no time should speak ill baby, that is emulating the speech of a child or desmoldando words. They should talk to the baby properly, in a suitable volume and pace.
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There are per-bedtime routines, this circuit repeated daily actions tell the baby that is about bedtime for sleep also help you relax and predispose it to rest. The routine also reduces the number of times the baby to wake up during the night. The dream child cut causes havoc on parents who do not have the ability to recharge overnight.
Dream Baby Dream Baby vs. the dream of parents
The baby through the routine associated with pleasant manners when you go to sleep, giving confidence and tranquility. This routine is established by performing the same actions for several days at the same times.
We offer a sample routine, it can be customized based on each family manages schedules for bed: at 6 pm can be defined as the baby’s bath time and in the process you can use to play with your child the bath, this is a good way to tire and predispose to sleep. At 7 pm you can mark as the time to breastfeed or take a bottle, this is sacred time for the child and the mother, is the perfect time to pamper your baby with lullabies or soft music.
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