For the first 6 months – your baby only needs breastfeeding. The baby and the mother would have a mutual bond and closeness. Also, the baby would also get nutrition from the mother, in that, the latter has to eat a well-balanced diet and should be healthy at all times (please ask your doctors for specific meal plans/foods that should and should not be eaten). Breastfeeding should also be done on demand, both day and night at about 8 to 12 times a day to increase milk supply. After 6 months, the baby should be having complementary food aside from the breast milk. Baby food, vegetables and etc. should be given. With this, it is very important to consult with your doctors on what should and should not be given.
Consulting with your pediatrician about your baby’s health is also a must. He/she would be giving medications, vitamins and food instructions for the baby. In addition, your doctor will also keep track of your baby’s weight and height, any abnormalities and vaccinations. On the personal note, you should also keep a personal medical record of your baby to keep track of his/her progress, sickness, vaccination record and the likes. At the end of this all, everyone just wants their baby to be healthy, as they say, health is wealth!
Where can you find more information?
Contact Faith Medical Group or drop by at our clinics!