Baby

Weaning

I have to return to work, what should I do about breastfeeding?

Returning to work depends on your contract and your employer. Depending on your wishes or your options, you can continue breastfeeding, for example the morning and evening milk can be stored. You can express your milk and keep it in the fridge to provide meals for your baby during the day. The alternative is weaning, either by spacing feedings to reduce milk secretion, or by using appropriate drugs. Prepare for your return to work by contacting a breastfeeding professional.

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Colds

I have the flu (common cold, sore throat, cough, etc.) without fever, what should I do?

The common cold is not dangerous for the baby. You can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea)
  • For example, for coughs: thyme tea with honey and lemon
  • For example, for colds: inhalation, seawater spray

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Fetal movements

My baby is moving much less than usual or not at all?

In the event of decreased fetal movement or absence of fetal movement, consult your physician quickly.
Firstly, make sure you have eaten recently, drink a very sugary drink, lie down on your side; after a moment's rest the baby should move otherwise stimulate your baby by moving your abdomen.

If the baby does not respond, consult your physician.

 

My baby moves a lot, is this normal?

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Hiccups

My baby hiccups often, what can I do?

Hiccups in babies are common and normal. They are due to feeding too rapidly from the breast or bottle. Caused by a spasm of the diaphragm, they often disappear on their own. If they persist, you can put your baby back to the breast briefly or give him/her a little water.

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Flu

I have the flu (common cold, sore throat, cough, etc.) without fever, what should I do?

The common cold is not dangerous for the baby. You can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea)
  • For example, for coughs: thyme tea with honey and lemon
  • For example, for colds: inhalation, seawater spray

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Tiredness

I am tired, what should I do?

Tiredness is relatively normal, it is due to the bodily changes and growth of your baby. This process requires a certain amount of energy.

Practical advice:

  • Don't feel guilty
  • Give yourself time to rest
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep hydrated

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CTG (cardiotocogram)

In consultation, the midwife sometimes uses a device called a "cardiotocogram".

This device records the heart sounds of your baby and measures the contractions over a given period of time.

This examination is completely painless and safe for you and your baby.

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Cracks

The best treatment for sore nipples is prevention.

The best prevention is to ensure a proper latch by the baby
Nipple pain often has one or two causes.

Either the baby is not properly positioned and does not latch onto the breast correctly, or it has a suction problem, or both.

See technical sheets - positions

Cracks may be without visible lesions at first, but the nipple will be sore during feeding: correct the breastfeeding position and the taking of the nipple in the baby's mouth will prevent the emergence of more extensive and painful sores.

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