Your first week


Everything is new now and you are probably still on top of having a baby with you all the time. You should now make sure he or she gets enough food and sleep. In addition, changing nappies is a new daily activity. However, there are also many other things that you should also keep in mind.


Routines

You should now learn the baby's routines with sleep and how much he eats and the like. It is perfectly possible to write down the first time what times the baby sleeps, how much the baby wants to breastfeed / eat and how often you need to change the nappies. In this way, you quickly get a routine and thus know in which way your baby feels best. You will also learn which cry is due to the baby being hungry and which is due to the diaper being wet.

Breastfeeding

Find a quiet place where you breastfeed and make it comfortable for both you and your baby. You both need to be able to relax and be calm so that breastfeeding will run painlessly. In addition, be patient, it is not always that it succeeds immediately perfectly. Also, let your baby burp after each breastfeeding so that unnecessary gas comes out.

Bather

When the umbilical stump has fallen off, you can bathe your baby for the first time. This usually occurs between 7 to 10 days after delivery. You can advantageously make the bath clear and check that the temperature is suitable. Make sure you have everything else you may need ready before taking your baby to the bathtub. This way it goes much smoother.


common questions

Q: Why should I give vitamin D to my baby
A:
You give vitamin D in liquid form to the baby from the time the baby is two weeks old. This is because the vitamin D that the baby had in his body has run out. When breastfeeding, you should give vitamin D supplements, but if you use infant formula, the supplement may be smaller. Vitamin D is necessary for growth and bone structure development. It also means that the calcium in the food is absorbed in the best way and in addition it maintains the calcium and phosphorus balance in the body.

 

Q: What should I do if my baby has colic
A:
You can not comfort colic in a baby. Some have had the help of Miniform or Semper's stomach drops. Some have also tried acupuncture, which is safe to try. You can also try eating a milk-free diet yourself while breastfeeding and test if it helps. If it helps, however, it was not colic but a cow's milk allergy


Q: Is it normal for the baby's poop to be green sticky mourning?
A: Yes, the baby's first poop looks like this, it depends on the food the baby has received in your stomach. The poop that the newborn has, we call meconium. When you start breastfeeding, the poop will be yellow, green or brown and to the consistency grainy, sticky or quite firm.