According to the doctor, it is necessary to provide warmth to the child.
‘Kangaroo Care’ is very important for premature baby.
World Prematurity Day 2022: Today is World Prematurity Day. The purpose of this day is to make people aware about the care of premature babies. Let us tell you that premature babies need more care than normal babies. If you are about to welcome a premature baby at home, then you can take good care of them at home by adopting some methods suggested by the doctor.
Swastik Maternity and Medical Center, Gurugram Gynecologist Dr Saroj Kumar According to the Premature birth of children can be due to many reasons. Chief among them are-
- maternal history
- genital infection
- renal disease
Apart from this, there can be many other reasons for premature birth. Now we will know how to take care of premature babies…
How to take care of premature baby at home?
What is the temperature of the child’s room?
According to Dr. Saroj Kumar, it is very important to take care of some things for the care of premature baby. According to the doctor, it is necessary to provide warmth to the child. Premature baby should not be bathed daily. Keep it in a warm room only. Room temperature should not be cold.
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How to feed the baby?
Feed the baby after a while. During feeding, keep in mind that the child should not be fed with a bottle or with any such thing, due to which the child burns more calories. For this, you can use a milk pump to give the mother milk with the help of a bowl or a spoon. This will not waste the energy of the child. In some premature cases, breast feeding can also be done.
When to give milk to the baby?
Usually, doctors advise to feed the child in 1.5 to 2 hours, but now new mothers are also being advised to feed as per the need. On this, Dr. Kumar says that the urine output can be checked to see whether the child is able to feed properly or not. With the help of which the feeding pattern can be known.
After how many days after bringing the child home, take him to the doctor?
On this question, Dr. Saroj said, “After discharge, doctors give different advice to everyone. Some a week, some 4 days. It can be different for everyone. He told to pay attention to this that after 1 month the child must be taken to the doctor. Also, checkup of eyes and ears must be done. Apart from this, take the child to the neurologist as well.
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What to do before going to the children?
Wash hands thoroughly before carrying or handling the baby. You can also use sanitizer. Change the child’s clothes and bedsheet etc from time to time.
‘Kangaroo Care’ is very important
‘Kangaroo care’ is very important for a premature baby, that is, the mother should keep the child with her. Doctor Saroj told, “For kangaroo care, the mother should keep the child near her breast. This makes the child hypothermia won’t be a problem. The bonding between mother and child will be stronger. Along with this, feeding will also be done well.
Tags: health, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Pregnancy
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 17, 2022, 15:31 IST