Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Caring for Your Preemie After the Hospital

Having a baby is always an emotional experience, but when your child arrives earlier than expected, the joy of finally meeting him is coupled with worries over his health and future. Whether you were prepared for the possibility that your child might be born before your due date or you gave birth prematurely without warning, the feelings of uncertainty are probably the same. And it's far from an uncommon experience: More than half a million babies born each year (that's one out of eight) in the United States arrive prior to the 37th week of pregnancy. To quell your concerns, keep these considerations in mind.

Prepare to Pump

You'll likely be asked to begin pumping as soon as possible after birth. Long before a newborn is able to drink by himself, a nurse can rub a few drops of colostrum on the gums and tongue to get breast milk's immune-boosting benefits started. When your baby is ready to take a bottle, his stomach is still so small that he needs only a little. "One ounce of breast milk can last for two days at the beginning," says Christine H. Sajous, M.D., professor of pediatrics and neonatology at Loyola University Medical Center, in Chicago. If you're pumping regularly, your milk supply should increase with your baby's growing needs. Once you begin nursing, keep in mind that premature babies will feed more slowly than full-term infants, so be patient and allow adequate time for each session.

You may be wondering why there's such a focus on nursing. "It's incredibly beneficial for a premature newborn's immune system, especially the initial colostrum," says Dr. Sajous. Studies show that premature babies who are fed breast milk have fewer readmissions to the hospital following their discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and show greater gains in cognitive development than formula-fed preemies.

Protect Your Passenger

Before your baby is discharged, check the labels on the side of your car seat to make sure the minimum weight is appropriate for your preemie; not all seats can be used for babies who weigh less than 5 pounds. At one time NICUs wouldn't let a baby leave until he reached the 5-pound mark, but now many babies achieve stable health before reaching 5 pounds. "Before being discharged, premature babies typically have to meet the medical parameters set by their physician for temperature, breathing, and feeding," says Marilyn Bull, M.D., co-medical director of the automotive safety program at the National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children With Special Healthcare Needs at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, in Indianapolis. "Your baby should also be evaluated when properly positioned in a car seat to ensure that she remains medically stable when positioned upright."

Clear the Air

Several studies have shown that exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to numerous health problems, including decreased lung growth and function and an increased risk of respiratory infections--especially in preemies. Avoid letting smokers visit your house, even if they don't light up when they're there, and keep your baby away from cigarette-friendly areas.

Keep Things Calm

Bright lights and loud noises are more likely to upset premature babies, who have been agitated by constant commotion in the NICU, says Dr. Sajous. Make sure your child spends time in a dim, quiet room at various times of the day, especially when she's fussy or crying and you think she may be overstimulated.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Know The Symptoms Of Baby Blues Syndrome

Post-birth surely will emerge feeling yourself a mother feels happy, compassionate and relief because the struggle for 9 months during pregnancy and childbirth has passed safely. Now comes a heart fruit will accompany day-mother's day. But a few days later, hence the feeling of pleasure which is upon now turned into a full sense of sadness and worry. Almost 50% of mothers experience a sense of sadness and worry post-birth. This condition is known as Baby Blues Syndrome.

Baby Blues Syindrome commonly known as Postpartum Distress Syndrome is a condition in which appears a feeling or a feeling of gulana gundah sad that in the mother alamai post-birth. This condition usually occurs in the first 14 days after giving birth and tend to deteriorate at 3 ata 4 days post-birth. But if the mother is experiencing the same condition exceeds the normal limit of 2 weeks, then it's good mothers consult a physician, because worry about experiencing Postpartum Depression.

Many among the judging is a hormone that causes the mother experiencing baby blues syndrome. During pregnancy, the mother of many experienced great changes both physical and non physical including hormonal changes. Similarly, changes to the post-birth body and hormones back going again. The changes that occurred on yourself will be very mempenngaruhi mother's feelings. Drastically decreasing hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone and other hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland will cause mothers often experience a sense of fatigue, depression and decreased mood.

In addition to the presence of hormones, the little one that needs to be supervised, utterly filled his attention, day and night were raised a lot of capital, thus draining the mother experiencing fatigue and less time off. Changes in the pattern of life is also a factor as many moms post-birth experiencing depression. Besides anxiety that haunts his mother, anxiety will be the future of children, the anxiety is capable or not raising them properly, and other anxieties haunting the mother can also trigger the blues baby syndrome. Mothers who experience the Baby Blues Syndrome usually experience symptoms:
  • A sense of sadness and depression meet mother causing feelings of mothers cried
  • The emotion is very labile, irritable, irritable and often lost sense of sabarnya.
  • Mothers often feel exhausted and often afflicted with headaches
  • Often feel less confident
  • Often experience anxiety
  • Have difficulty in berisitirahat or insomnia
  • Often experience fear of various things.

Monday, April 20, 2015

How To Cope With The Baby Blues Syndrome

Baby Blues Syndrome could indeed be said to be a normal mom post-birth symptom. But the condition is quite painful for the mother. Therefore in need tips to avoid or minimize conditions due to the baby blues the syndrome. Here are a few tips that can moms do:

Do a thorough preparation prior to the birth. The preparation here could include physical preparation (baby equipment, funds, etc.) as well as the mental preparation. As a mother who is already mature and ready in the face of labor, then the mental mother would be honed when the mother has a new heart fruit.

Complete mother's knowledge of health care and will revolve around the baby. Knowledge can be through books, magazines, forums or the site-there baby. Here you can search for knowledge about caring for a baby in the world category toddlers. Mothers who have been ready to do baby care and have learned exactly how to raise a baby properly will be spared from the baby blues syndrome.

Support of families is very important particularly from the husband in order to avoid baby blues hit mother syndrome. Bitching is on the husband, sharing tasks and responsibilities just answer with husband will relieve the burden of motherhood

The break was the chance to rest as long as it exists. Caring for babies require extra attention. It takes effort and not a few thoughts that can make mothers very fatigued. Therefore if any of your rest period, or ask a parenting moment by either husband or other family to give you time to rest.

Share your experience with other moms who are believed to be able to reduce the burden of post-birth mothers. You can do this with a variety of community mothers are there. For you can join in Our Community.

Pay attention to your diet. keep needs nutrients and vitamins for mom. In addition to the quality of BREAST MILK, nutrients and vitamins that are met will make more maternal look healthy anyway.

Be positive. Throw away the negative feelings about whatever it is. Life will be lighter if you are always thinking positive.

Don't forget to pray, is to surrender to the Almighty for everything there must be in his hands. Pray for the life of your family, and your child continue to bless.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Beware Of Post-birth Blues Baby Syndrome

You are a mother who just had a baby? Then, do you experience what is called with the syndrome baby blues? Don't worry because this article will discuss in detail and depth about the baby blues factor associated with this syndrome causes, symptoms as well as things that can be done to overcome this syndrome baby blues.

Has been a public secret that post-birth period was where a mother will undergo days no less tiring of his compare with pregnancy.

The very circumstances associated with physical or psychological condition that would cause further feelings of stress (distress). Research shows that there are approximately 50-80% of women who experienced post-birth blues baby syndrome or often referred as well to the postpartum distress syndrome is. Meaning, there are more than half the women who recently gave birth to the syndrome is affected.

Syndrome baby blues was indeed classified as mild and typically occurs in about 2 weeks. This gives rise to a feeling of sad syndrome which is then usually realized by crying, anxiety, confusion, fatigue, restlessness, unable to sleep and even rejection of her own. If You feel that kind of stuff, then it is not impossible that You're exposed to this blues baby syndrome.

The Symptoms Of The Syndrome Baby Blues

A condition where a mother who is experiencing this syndrome can be seen from the onset of symptoms such as highly sensitive: easy to cry, feel sad and upset; occurrence of loss of appetite, weight loss or even could happen otherwise i.e. increasing appetite and the occurrence of excessive weight gain; reduced energy and motivation so difficult conduct various activities, including taking care of her own; sleeplessness and lack of feeling worried excessively like worry will hurt herself and her baby, and other anxiety.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The difference Baby Blues Syndrome with Postpartum Depression?

The differences are both located on the frequency, intensity, and duration of the symptoms above. On Postpartum Depression, you will experience a variety of symptoms were more frequent, stronger, and longer.

How do I tell the difference?

Actually it's easy. One of them is by observing the sleep patterns of the mother. If and when there are others to keep the baby, the mother was able to fall asleep, then it is likely the mother just suffered the Blues Baby Syndrome (BBS). But if the mother is very difficult to fall asleep while her baby was taken care of by someone else, then maybe the level with his worsening depression already included into Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Some Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression
  • Fast Angry
  • Confused
  • Easy to panic
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Changes in eating patterns and sleep
  • There is a feeling of fear can hurt the baby
  • There is a feeling of worry could not take care of her baby well
  • Arise a feeling that he couldn't be a good mom
PPD can take up to 1 year after birth the baby's.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Husband, Recognize The Baby Blues Syndrome

Basically it is reasonable if the mother experienced post-birth mental disorder or anxiety, as long as no more for two weeks. This period is called the Baby Blues Syndrome.

Blues Baby Syndrome, according to Dr. Iwan, characterized by attitudes are easily tired, feeling sensitive, even the dumbest feel worried. "This is effected by a decrease in the hormone serotonin," he explained.

To cope with the Baby Blues Syndrome, continued Dr. Iwan, husband and the environment must be understood holistically factor, i.e. biological, psychic and social the wife. A husband should play an active role in keeping the mood, thoughts and feelings of his wife through oral or action.

As such, the third could be realized by keeping her mother's food nutrition, health, fun words and behavior.

"Family approaches also helps moms post-birth so as not to go on having Baby Syndrome that can cause prolonged mental disorders," said President Director of Hayunanto HOSPITAL Medical Center.

However if more than 2 weeks after giving birth and are still experiencing disruptions of feelings, the State of the mother should be immediately consulted the psychiatrist.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Dangers Of Shaking A Baby Body

Never seen parents who throw-throw her baby into the air and then catch it to hear the baby laugh? Or mengguncang-guncang his shoulder hard while expression is cute? If you do so, then stop immediately. And if seeing others do so on their babies, forbid, because it is very dangerous.

Shaken baby syndrome or shaken baby syndrome is a term used to describe a form of violence in infants due to mengguncangnya too hard. Often this happens because the parents feel annoyed her baby wouldn't stop crying or whining.

This condition usually occurs in infants aged less than 1 year can result in severe and permanent brain injury, spinal cord injuries, bleeding in the eye (retinal hemorrhage) even up to death.

Statistical data from the Center for disease control and prevention (CDC) United States victims of shaken baby syndrome is commonly aged 3 to 8 months, and about 25 percent are now dead due to her injury.

Quoted from Medicinenet, Monday (2/8) babies have a very weak neck muscles and have a head that is heavy and big for his size. In addition, there is a space between the skull and the brain which allows for infant brain development.

If your baby is experiencing hard shocks, it can cause the brain inside the skull to move resulting in bruising of brain tissue and blood vessels tear.

Injuries arising generally included bleeding around the brain, bleeding in the eye and spinal cord as well as injury to the neck. But in some cases it is sometimes discovered a broken rib or other fractures. Usually injuries incurred due to this syndrome are not directly visible. But some babies may experience vomiting or irritability.

Common symptoms that often happens when babies experiencing SBS are:
  • Flagging
  • Loss of appetite or vomiting, with no obvious cause
  • Bruises on the arms or unusual chest
  • Babies don't smile or speak
  • Don't want to suck or swallow
  • It's hard to breathe
  • Seizures
  • The head or the forehead look larger than normal
  • Not being able to lift the head
  • Eyes unfocused or can't follow the movement
A baby who suffered injury due to this syndrome require emergency care, including respiratory assistance and operation. In addition, often the baby requires draining the blood around the brain to reduce injury, as well as other treatments including the required examination of the eyes (opthalmologic) and also the nerve (neurological).

This wobble resulting in brain damage and bleeding in the brain and on the surface of the brain, so that may give rise to serious problems in the baby's brain, and can lead to permanent problems, such as:
  1. Brain damage
  2. Cerebral palsy
  3. Blindness
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Difficulty talking
  6. Learning difficulties
  7. Coordination Difficulties
  8. Heart attack

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Danger He Shaken Baby Syndrome

The intensive Care Room DOCTORS Children's Hospital (RS) Dr. Oen solo city, Dr. Antonius Budi Santoso said the Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) may result in impaired consciousness, convulsions, difficulty breathing, sometimes lead to disability and death. Often in children who have failed a breath will need help breathing machine.

"All of this happened as a result of the process of bleeding due to space or urges swelling of brain tissue that would squeeze each other's brain tissue so nerve cells do not get oxygen and suffered damage," explained Anton to Joglosemar.

Simply known AS SBS is a group of symptoms caused by injury to the brain tissue due to strong shocks on an infant who experiences rudapaksa or mayhem. Generally, this happens not because SBS crash accidental, but by people around a baby in case of violence on a child or child abuse.

Anton, explained when the child can survive, there is still possible long-term effects such as the presence of impaired vision, hearing impairment, impaired intellect, and flower growing disorder. Therefore, stop violence in children, especially in that it is the baby.

"Violence on the child is a case of financial crime which led to the law. SBS is just one of the sorts of cases of violence in children. Let's keep the good things our children, "said Antony.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First Aid During Natural Child Shaken Baby Syndrome

Joking with the baby while nursing a too hard may incur brain trauma, also called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Parents could just be the cause since it is not deliberately playing too spirited. And if it happens, what to do when the SBS symptoms appear?

The symptoms of SBS relies heavily of the severity of his. Symptoms such as vomiting, fussy, doesn't want to eat, seizures, and even unconscious on the baby after the in-could be a sign of the SBS.

Dr. Meta Hanindita from RSDUD Dr. Sutomo Surabaya says the aid is done in infants exposed to suspected SBS was taking him to a nearby hospital.

"The sooner it is taken to the ER, further brain damage is preventable," said Dr. Meta Pazar take education pediatrician in FK Unair.

A similar case is also said by pediatrician from RS Premiere Jatinegara, Dr. Marissa TS Pudjiadi SpA. He says medical action can be promptly done if taken to the hospital as quickly as possible.

"Should be immediately taken to the HOSPITAL for a CT scan done. When it's discovered it would be taken blood vessels that broke it by doing the surgery," said Dr. Marissa as written to the Media on Wednesday (24/9/2014).

Dr. Meta and Dr. Marissa also said that SBS vulnerable occur in children under the age of one year even though it can also happen to children aged five years. Children under one year old are more vulnerable because many are crying so that the intensity of shaking the baby so that parents are also more often silent.

"Especially at the age of 2-4 months for a baby this age tend to be longer and more crying than in the other age. The baby is starting to be crying a lot more when he was 2-3 weeks, reached the Summit at 6-8 weeks and then a new decrease after 3-4 months," explained Dr. Meta.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Baby Blues Syndrome After Childbirth

The post delivery period is where the mother must undergo an exhausting day. Fatigue is linked to the State of the baby as well as the physical and psychological changes of the mother, and this can trigger feelings of distress (stress). Many new mothers give birth to get depressed after childbirth or better known as "Baby Blues Syndrome" or also called Postpartum Distress Syndrome, reportedly it is experienced by approximately 50-80% of women after giving birth to her baby.

Baby Blues is a feeling sad, realized by crying, feeling lonely or rejection of a baby being born, anxiety, confusion, anxiety, fatigue, and a feeling of neglect could not sleep.

Blues Baby Syndrome is still relatively mild and typically lasts up to 2 weeks. The difference with postpartum distress syndrome lies in the frequency, intensity, and duration of the symptoms above. On postpartum depression, you will experience a variety of symptoms were more frequent, stronger, and longer. If you have such a stage, we recommend that you consult a doctor.

Cause Factor

The exact cause of the syndrome Baby Blues are unknown, but suspected to be the cause of a number of factors, including:

1. hormonal Factors
After childbirth, hormone cortisol on mother rose is approaching levels like those of depression. At the same time the hormone prolactin and lactogen that triggers the production of BREAST MILK increases, and the hormone progesterone has decreased at very low levels. Meeting all of these hormones trigger the onset of physical stress on mothers and trigger the onset of depression.

2. Social Factors
A difficult mother adjust to her new role will be to continue to be bound by the presence of the baby.

3. physical Factors
Exhausted taking care of the baby all day can be a trigger for the onset of this blues baby syndrome.

4. Psychological factors
Mothers who experience fatigue require attention from the family of the husband. Disappointment over the lack of support could trigger the onset of the syndrome of the Baby Blues.

The symptoms of

Here are some of the symptoms of Baby Blues or Syndrome post-birth depression:
  • The decline of appetite, loss of weight or even an increase in body weight accompanied by overeating,
  • Energy & motivation reduced to doing activities,
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping longer, thus
  • Easy to cry, feel sad, upset,
  • Feeling worthless or expectations got & feel guilty of excessive as well as life is not pleasant,
  • Feeling tired, irritable, anxious &
  • Worry about hurting yourself or your baby, sometimes mothers seem to want to kill babies.
Efforts That Can Be Made

The following is an effort that can be done to help the mother with the Baby Blues syndrome so that mom can better prepared:
  • Science and experience: prospective mothers prepare by reading a book or magazine about labor and delivery, post or ask other moms to share experiences.
  • Communicating with your spouse
  • Assistant/babysitter: the maid/nurse child can relieve the burden of work of post-birth.
  • Parental support: the presence of parents can help soothe the mind as well as the negative feelings that emerged.
  • Try to please yourself,
  • The consumption of nutritious foods.
Some things that may help you to cope with the Baby Blues Syndrome:
  • Take time for yourself, and give pleasure to your own.
  • Read magazines, chat with friends or brother near you.
  • Rest as much as possible. Let your partner or family to help you with household activities and take care of the little one while.
  • Limit one friends who will visit you to wait a week or two.
Try to consult what you feel and think about the people nearest to you and does not need to be ashamed to discuss with your doctor, so that when you need advanced handling, everything will be done as early as possible.

Moms post-birth needs and should get the attention of her husband and family, the role of the family will really help overcome the Blues Baby Syndrome incidence in the mother after childbirth.