“Answering Mums Biggest Worries on Newborns” with PetPet
It was held at My CookBook, Sunway Giza.
(from left): Dynas with baby Khyra, Dr Khoo Paik Choo (Consultant Pediatrician) and commercial director of Disposable Soft Goods (DSG), Foo Yoke Mun.
Dr Khoo addressed some common worries regarding newborns.
Mothers, especially first timers worry the most.
We were shown the cold hard fact to prepare us for the arrival of our newborn, that our little precious won’t look like beauty queens :P
Tell ME about it! I was so expecting to see a cute little baby boy smiling at me in the OT when I delivered Ethan, instead, a wailing wrinkly little creature was all I see :P
Are you always asking if your baby is getting enough milk? According to Dr. Khoo, breastfeeding should begin as soon as possible after delivery. It is highly recommended that a mum breastfeeds at least 8-12 times a day. By the fourth day after birth, expect your baby to have six to eight wet diapers a day. Also expect regular bowel movements — often three or more a day.
Do you know that if you store expressed breast milk well, it can keep up to 12 months? Working moms out there need not worry that their baby won’t be getting breast-milk once mommy returns to the workforce.
Being new mums, like as if we have nothing else to worry, we always get ourselves anxious with the baby’s urine and stools. A newborn stool patterns differ from adults’. The frequency or consistency of stools depend on the individual baby and on the food he or she is fed.
The “Feeding and Diaper Goals” is a guide to help ease new mum’s anxiety. We can estimate when to change the diaper :)
I remembered being extra anxious about diaper rash when I first got Ethan. I bought almost all type of rash creams available in the market just to make sure I have something to apply SHOULD Ethan get the rash but *touch wood* no such things happen!
I laughed when Dynas said the same thing! She bought like every rash creams on the shelf too! Tsk tsk.. :D
But diaper rash is no laughing matter. Babies who is effected by it can get it really bad…
– Change your newborns diaper often, preferably as soon as it is wet or dirty.
– Use fragrance-free disposable diaper.
– Clean your newborn genital area and bottom properly after each bowel movement. Water is the best.
– Let the area dry completely before replacing with a new diaper.
– Make sure the diaper fits firmly, but not tightly.
Is your newborn always crying? Are you at wits end as you don’t know why he is crying?
Newborns cry to communicate their needs.
The common reasons for crying:
A newborn may sleep as much as 12- 16 hours a day (or even more), often in stretches of 3 to 4 hours at a time.
– Let the cot and bassinet be the only places for sleeping
– Set a bedtime routine which includes a bath a gentle massage and soft music.
– Do not stimulate your newborn by playing with the when they wake up for feeds
Ensure that your baby is wearing a good diaper
Dynas also demonstrated how to clean a newborn’s umbilical cord and changing the diapers.
With all these knowledge being refreshed in my mind, I’m so ready to get #2 :P
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