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Exclusive breastfeeds: Mother and attendants are advised to exclusively breastfeed the babies till 6 months of age. Babies generally feel satisfied after feeding and are able to sleep or play well after feeding. Baby generally sleeps 2 to 3 hrs after feeds and passes urine 6 to 8 times pe
The routine dip baths should be avoided till the baby is in the hospital premises as this increases the risk of hypothermia. The sponging of the baby should be done once a day with clean water and mild soap, as per the requirement. The bathing may be undertaken once the the baby is discharged from the hospital and cord has fallen
Yes, it is recommended to have a follow up visit 48 to 36 hours after discharge, or as advised by the pediatrician. Baby will have a general checkup, and will be checked for weight, jaundice, feeding and you can discuss any issues you encounter in initial days.
(Tear Duct Blockade)
Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is a common condition causing excessive tearing or mucoid discharge from the eyes, due to blockage of the nasolacrimal duct system. This condition is quite common, affection 20% of the children. So yes, it is fairly common condition
Excessive unexplained crying of baby
As already discussed, immune system has its own limitations. Some antigens need to be repeatedly exposed to immune system to establish an effective immune memory. It is same way that some tough subjects take more time to learn.
Like we forget things after some time, immune memory for also wanes with time. So a repeat dose of the vaccine helps to refresh the immune memory and maintain effective protection
Don't worry, most of the vaccines are effective even if given at a later date. But you should avoid delaying, because a vaccine will work only after a lag period after it has been has administered. When vaccines are given at a later date, it is called catch-up vaccination. Contact your doctor and you will be advised an individualised catch up schedule as per age and vaccination status of the child.
Around the age of 6 months, an infant’s need for energy and nutrients starts to exceed what is provided by breast milk, and complementary foods are necessary to meet those needs. An infant of this age is also developmentally ready for other foods. This transition is referred to as complementary feeding.