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Are babies sensitive to light? Should exposure be controlled?

Jan 09, 2016
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Your baby’s eyes are not very sensitive to light in the first month of life. In fact, the amount of light required for a 1-month-old infant to be aware that light is present (called the light detection threshold) is 50 times higher than that of an adult. So, normal lights can be kept on during … Continue reading Are babies sensitive to light? Should exposure be controlled?

Can babies be given over the counter drugs for cough and cold?

Jan 09, 2016
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It is advised to consult the baby’s doctor/paediatrician before giving over the counter drugs to the baby as the doses of these drugs depend on the body weight, and hence cannot be generalized to all babies. Too small doses will be ineffective, and higher doses can cause harmful side effects, and possibility of drug toxicity. … Continue reading Can babies be given over the counter drugs for cough and cold?

How to prevent my new born from pneumonia?

Jan 09, 2016
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Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of morbidity in both western world and developing countries including India. It kills one child every 15 seconds. Despite these sobering statistics, there is good news: solutions exist to prevent and treat pneumonia, and ultimately save young lives and significantly reduce the burden of families and society Preventive … Continue reading How to prevent my new born from pneumonia?

What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Jan 09, 2016
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is defined as the sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, thorough examination of the death scene, and review of the infant’s and family’s clinical histories Prevention: – … Continue reading What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Should we avoid travel with new born babies?

Jan 09, 2016
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Your baby can travel soon after birth. Most airlines prefer babies to be at least two days old, but after that, it’s up to you. Young babies generally make good travellers if they feel cuddled and secure and are fed regularly. The movement and activity often helps them sleep, too! By three months, the baby is … Continue reading Should we avoid travel with new born babies?

What should be the sound level around new born infants?

Jan 09, 2016
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Infants especially newborns are susceptible to hearing damage from loud noises because their skulls are thinner. Exposure to excessive noise during pregnancy may result in high-frequency hearing loss in newborns, and may be associated with prematurity and intrauterine growth retardation. Loud noises can cause hearing loss by damaging parts of the inner ear; the area … Continue reading What should be the sound level around new born infants?

Is follow up care required for new born babies?

Jan 09, 2016
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Follow-up is needed for most babies, with varied aims. Babies with an uneventful hospital stay have to be watched for jaundice 24-48 hours after discharge, if discharged within first 3 days of delivery. Babies who have been sick due to any reason, will be followed up for assessment of their brain functions, hearing and visual … Continue reading Is follow up care required for new born babies?

How to take care of babies at home?

Jan 09, 2016
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Care of a normal baby at home is of utmost importance especially during first few weeks and includes: Exclusive breastfeedingfor the first 6 months of life. Keep umblical cord open and dry. Eyes of the baby must be cleaned with a sterile swab soaked in sterile water. Baby to be bathed once in 3-4 days … Continue reading How to take care of babies at home?

Can relatives spend time with the new born baby?

Jan 09, 2016
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Welcoming a newly born baby is so exciting! But there are some newborn etiquette which have to be ensured. Avoid too many guests. This allows mother- baby dyad to bond and learn breastfeeding techniques. Guests with flu like symptoms should avoid visiting the newly born till they are symptom free. Handling of the baby by … Continue reading Can relatives spend time with the new born baby?

What is Kangaroo Mother Care?

Jan 09, 2016
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Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a simple and safe method of caring for low birth weight babies. It includes early, prolonged and continuous skin- to -skin contact with the mother/father or any care giver and exclusive breast feeding. KMC is initiated in the hospital and continued at home as long as the baby needs and likes … Continue reading What is Kangaroo Mother Care?
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