Archive for After The Baby Is Born

Cracking The Crying Code Of Your Newborn

Jun 04, 2011 No Comments

Sure, crying is a baby’s only form of communication—but that doesn’t mean you’ll always know exactly what he or she is trying to say. Not to worry. This cheat sheet can help you figure out what those whimpers, wails, and shrieks really mean:

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Penis Care Of Your Newborn

Jun 02, 2011 No Comments

At birth, the foreskin is firmly attached to the glans (the rounded end of the penis). Over time in an uncircumcised penis, foreskin and glans begin to separate, as cells are shed from the surface of each layer. The discarded cells, which are replaced throughout life, accumulate as whitish, cheesy ‘pearls’ that gradually work their […]

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6 Breastfeeding Myths

Jun 01, 2011 No Comments

1.MYTH: You can’t breastfeed if you have small breast or flat nipples. REALITY: In no way does outward appearance affect the production of milk or a mother’s ability to dispense it. Breasts and nipples of all shapes and sizes can satisfy a hungry baby. Inverted nipples that don’t become erect when stimulated don’t even usually […]

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Burping Baby

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Milk isn’t all baby swallows when sucking on a nipple. Along with that nutritive fluid comes non-nutritive air, which can make a baby feel uncomfortably full before before he or she’s finished a meal. That’s why burping baby to bring up any excess air that’s accumulated — every 60 ml (2 fl oz) or so […]

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6 Advantages Of Breastfeeding

May 21, 2011 No Comments

Nursing stimulates uterine contractions that help prevent hemorrhaging and return the uterus to its normal size. Breast milk is convenient and economical; it is sterile, portable, and always the right temperature. Nursing promotes a special kind of mother-infant bonding.

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How To Heel Sore Nipples

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Soggy nipples, that is, nipples that remain wet for long periods, are more prone to soreness, it therefore helps to expose your nipples to air and sunlight as much as possible, until the soreness heals. You can wear a loose garment without a bra, or you can wear a tea-strainer without a handle inside your […]

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Workout Rules For The First 6 Weeks

May 07, 2011 2 Comments

Wear a supportive bra and comfortable clothing. Try to divide your exercise schedule into two or three brief sessions rather than doing one long session a day. Start each session with the exercise you find least strenuous. Do exercise slowly, and don’t do a rapid series of repetitions. Instead, rest briefly between movements.

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New Foods For Babies In The First Year

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

During the first 3 months of life, breast milk or formula provides all the nutrients newborn baby needs. The following summarizes the generally accepted guidelines for introducing new foods to babies under one year of age. It should be noted, however, that all babies are different; consequently, the timing varies considerably from one baby to […]

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How Long To Breastfeed?

Apr 04, 2011 No Comments

A working mother can combine breastfeeding with bottle-feeding. Ideally a baby should be breastfed for 2 years; or, for a minimum of 6 months. Some mothers feed for 1 year or 8 months. The reason why breastfeeding is recommended for 2 years is that it gives the baby greater immunity to fight infection during the teething phase. At […]

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Bleeding/Sex Postpartum

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments

After the birth of the baby vaginally, or after a Cesarean section you will have a longish period lasting a week or several weeks (may be 4 to 6 weeks). Thereafter you may not have a period for several months, especially if you are breastfeeding. The first period that occurs is usually longer and heavier […]

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Losing Weight Postpartum

Mar 03, 2011 No Comments

Though childbirth produces more rapid weight loss than any diet you’ll find on the bestseller lists (an average of 12 pounds overnight), most women don’t find it quite rapid enough. Particularly after they catch a glimpse of their paunchy postpartum profiles in the mirror. The fact is, no one come out of the delivery room […]

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