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Your baby's umbilicus is a fragile area that can take a long time to heal. Watch him closely to prevent him from becoming infected.
At birth, the midwife "clamps" the umbilical cord with a small forceps. This allows the fibrous tissue of the cord to become necrotic: the cord loosens, then falls on average between the sixth and the tenth day. The cicatrization that takes place around the seventeenth day is delicate. It can drag in length and cause an infection.
Who disturbs it?
- You. You do not like to handle this little piece of flesh too much. Infected or poorly healed, the umbilicus is not always pretty to look at and you are afraid of hurting it. Rest assured, your baby feels nothing: the umbilicus is devoid of nerves.
The umbilicus oozes
Once the cord has fallen, there persists a small piece of flesh called a fleshy bud. It is seen in the bottom of the umbilicus by folding it. It is not dry and a little liquid flows out, it oozes. Rest assured, it's benign.
- What has to be done. With a small stick, your pediatrician will apply some silver nitrate to the bud and its base to accelerate healing. This care can only be done by a specialist: used in the wrong place, on healthy skin, silver nitrate could burn. In general, healing is fast.
- If the bud persists, the application can be renewed.
The umbilicus bleeds
When the umbilicus begins to bleed, it means that the forceps has not sufficiently tightened this little piece of flesh.
- What has to be done. The pediatrician will direct you to the hospital for a new forceps to be placed. This visit will also help rule out a bleeding disorder.
Mourad Meaning - Birth
Heavy legs, sciatica, insomnia, stress ... pregnancy is often accompanied by a procession of small sores that you can relieve with prenatal yoga posture. No need to have practiced yoga before, you just need to wait until you reach your 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
1st yoga posture: to relax
- To relax and move away from stress, breathing is essential. But life and its little worries often tend to put us in apnea. With yoga, you will be able to pay close attention to your breathing.
- Remember to breathe while still breathing through your nose. For expiration, you have the choice: by the nose or by the mouth. This posture will allow you to take seven times more oxygen than usual, it will have the immediate effect of soothing your nervous system and lengthen your breath. It will also be very helpful to help you relax your hips and open your ribcage to make room for your diaphragm to move more easily. It's an excellent relaxation pose!
You need a carpet, a rolled blanket and two cushions.
In practice :
- 1) Sitting cross-legged, gently drop your back on the rolled blanket.
- 2) Arms along the body, your palms turned to the sky. Join the soles of your feet, as if you were a frog, and place a cushion under each knee. Your hips, shoulders and diaphragm relax completely. You have room to breathe.
- 3) Inhale into the bottom of the belly that inflates like a balloon and empty all the air while exhaling. Repeat three times.
- 4) Then move the breathing to the chest. Inhale, your chest lifts and descends when exhale while emptying the air. When you have done it three times, move the breath towards the clavicles.
- 5) Inhale, the clavicles rise, exhale the clavicles down. Repeat three times before putting on the three breaths: belly, chest and collarbones. To do three times! Then you can stay in the pose by breathing normally as long as you want.
- 6) To leave this position, bring your knees close and roll on your side so you will not hurt your back. Stay in the fetal position for a few breaths. To get up, help yourself with your arms and hands by pushing on the floor to get back into a sitting position.
Find the posture in video below
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It tells you "no" or "no"! He runs away, screams and taps. He who was so cute. It is between 16 months and 3 years and half, your little devil crosses the famous phase of opposition. Small scenes of everyday life revisited by Professor Daniel Marcelli, psychiatrist.
1. "Not so long ago, when I said" no "to Mathias, he stopped dead, now he tests me, and if I let him loose the stroller, he rushes to the road. (Sarah, mother of Mathias, 16 months)
What is happening
- This relationship game is characteristic of the opposition phase. Before, when you said "No" to your baby, he jumped and stopped, sitting quietly beside you. At 16 months, he acquires a driving autonomy and intends to use it. Not to mention that by fleeing, it also mobilizes your attention. He says to himself: "No, mother, I will not do all that you want and by opposing me, I'm taking you."
How to react
- At first, clearly state the prohibition, the code of conduct: "I want you to stay close to me when I open the stroller." Then, but only in a second time, give the explanation: "The road is dangerous. "For the message to be clear, follow this order carefully.
2. "As soon as we have to leave the square, it's a nightmare, Raphaëlle does not obey, she runs away in the opposite direction and kicks me when I catch her." (Janny, Raphaëlle's mom, 20 months)
What is happening
- A classic! You tell your child that you will have to go. It looks like nothing. Then, seeing that he can no longer postpone the departure, he runs away and struggles when you catch him. Kicks are the driving expression of the opposition. Up to 3 years, he still has the right. But at 4-5, he will have to be able to control them.
How to react
- Contain your child without hurting him. When a toddler is contained in his motricity, he calms down. Verbalize immediately the code of conduct: "I forbid you to kick me, it is not done." Recognize his emotion helps him manage it better. A few words are enough: "I understand that it bores you, you had fun." Finally comes the explanation: "It's cold, you have to take a bath."
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Feeding the babyQuestion:
- Are the Tedi juices good for my 4-month-old daughter?Answer:
The "Tedi" brand juices are pasteurized products obtained from carrots and various fruits and enriched with vitamins (vitamins A, C. E, B1, B2, B6, B12, PP, folic acid, etc.) being specially designed for children.
They are healthy and generally highly appreciated by children, but I do not recommend that you take them from 4 months, unless you have already tested the baby's digestive tolerance to several fruits.
This is because each Tedi juice assortment contains a mixture of carrot juice with another 3-4 types of fruit and if the baby does not tolerate a certain fruit, you will not be able to figure out which one.
Thus, considering that from this age the diversification of food begins, I suggest you to postpone the use of these juices for another 1-2 months, until you have tried, in turn, each fruit contained in these preparations (remember the diversification rule: no more than one new food per week).
After you go through these steps, you can try the Tedi juices too: at first, offer them small amounts of juice or dilute the juice with boiled water or tea. Do not forget to also consider the baby's preferences (he may not like the assortment of raspberries and bananas, for example, but be delighted by the one with bananas and apples) and the particularities of each child: some children tolerate these juices very well while others do not, being able to develop diarrheal episodes after them.
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What goes in must come out, so just about every feeding in the early weeks following birth should produce a bowel movement. The number and type of movements your baby has will indicate whether he's getting enough to eat.
During the meconium phase (the first few days after birth), your baby may have four or five tarry, dark, greenish-black stools spread out over two or three days. As your colostrum develops into mature milk, he should have at least two to five bowel movements in a 24-hour period for the first six weeks. He may even have had a bowel movement every time you change his diaper throughout the day.
After six weeks, it's normal for some babies to have fewer bowel movements, though others may continue having frequent ones. Don't be alarmed if your baby has a bowel movement only once a week. He's not constipated unless his stools are hard and dry. If your baby's producing loose, unformed stools with a pea soup consistency and cottage cheese-like curds, he's getting a good balance of foremilk and hindmilk. Don't be concerned if his diaper overflows!
Once your exclusively breastfed baby begins eating solids (between 6 and 8 months of age), his stools will get firmer and have a stronger odor.