What do you know about meconium?
Little known in the maternal world, meconium is the name given to the newborn’s first feces. When parents see their feces for the first time, they are almost always a little concerned, taken by surprise, due to their color, which is a very dark, consistent, and viscous green. It is expelled in very little quantity, […]
Difficulties and challenges of breastfeeding
Nature in its absolute wisdom starts milk production during pregnancy! The mother’s breasts begin to prepare themselves to offer a wealth of nutrients and vitamins that guarantee the defense system of your child. Breast milk is like a built-in vaccine for the newborn, as antibodies are passed from the mother to the baby, thus strengthening […]
The importance of the placenta
In order to communicate between the mother’s body and the fetus, the placenta acts as the intermediary for the exchange of nutrients and it is essential to be able to support, protect and develop the baby during pregnancy. It has the role to filter the mother’s blood when passing to the fetus, removing everything that […]
The magical science of breast milk!
Considered one of the most nutritious foods out there, breast milk is pure magical science that we should all study, especially mothers. It is recommended by the World Health Organization that babies feed on it exclusively in the first six months of life and that it can be present in their diet until the age […]
The importance of the tummy time
“Tummy time” is a term designated for the intentional moment the baby lays face and tummy down, and is very encouraged by the experts due to having multiple physical benefits also, very important to strengthen the muscles of the back and neck. It will also help with sitting without support, crawling, and walking in the […]
Caring for a premature baby at home
When you have a premature baby at home, many parents feel lost with the precise and high needs of care. As much as they ask doctors for guidance and follow the recommendations, they are afraid they have missed something. I understand because premature babies really demand a lot of special care and undivided attention. Premature […]
The benefits of a natural birth
Undoubtedly, pregnancy is one of the most important stages in one’s life, especially their child’s birth. In addition to being all-new, it is the milestone of a new stage that will change their lives forever. Many fear vaginal delivery due to the great pain it causes and believe it to be an invasive procedure. Natural […]
Premature babies: Their characteristics and the importance of hospitalization in the NICU
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a baby is considered premature when they are born before completing the 37th week of pregnancy. The classification of the baby’s prematurity according to the time of pregnancy, can be: The more premature the baby is born, the greater the health risk is exposed, as their organs and […]
Is it possible to prevent diaper rash? And how to treat them?
Having a baby for the first time is a unique experience for many parents. The adrenaline of having part of you concretized and amazing but there are challenges too, in not knowing how to deal with many new and frequently occurring situations, with a baby who is a fragile being and requires full attention. Some […]
How to care for the baby’s umbilical cord?
One of the little addressed topics when we talk about newborn care is umbilical cord care, and we know that most first-time parents are a bit intimidated by it if they are doing things right or not. The umbilical cord is not difficult to take care of, but it has a process; it is necessary […]