Problems of mother and baby can be in the 6 weeks after calving

For women, pregnancy and motherhood are sacred deeds that cannot be replaced, however, in order to achieve boundless happiness when welcoming a baby, the mother's body must also consume a lot of energy, change, both mother and baby can encounter problems in the first 6 weeks after birth.

1. M mother's problems in the first 6 weeks after birth

The post-maternity period is calculated from the moment the baby is born and lasts throughout the first 6 weeks after birth and this is also a period considered a crisis for both mother and baby. Some of the problems that mom will face include:

  • How to take care of your mother's health to ensure

Immediately after birth, the mother will be given a shot to help with the contraction of the uterus and a few days later she will face the pain of the baby to push the product out, to help safety, she should note:

  • Absolutely do not take abdominal genes because it can cause dangerous complications such as uterine sputum, blood bandages.
  • Depending on the location of each person, usually the epidemic will expire after 10 to 15 days.
  • If the vagina has a odor accompanied by abdominal pain and abnormally colored production, it is necessary to go to a specialist hospital for examination because it may be an abnormal sign.
  • It is necessary to enlist or ask the babysitting person for help to sleep a lot and regain strength in the first 6 weeks after birth.
  • Mother needs to practice walking gently and should not lie diagonally on both legs but straighten to push the product out easily.
  • If there are psychological problems, it is necessary to share with family to avoid stress and depression.
  • Do not wash at the same time.
  • Do not have sex until the cervical, vaginal and vaginal lines fully recover, usually after the first 6 weeks after birth can be close to the husband but must be very gentle.
  • Nutrition for the mother.

Nutritional problems for women in the first 6 weeks after birth are also important and have many different opinions, while old grandparents often abstained excessively leading to lack of substances and causing many problems, nowadays, post-birth maternity does not need to be too abstinent but also needs to adhere to the principles of eating to help quickly restore health for themselves and just have enough milk for their children.

In parallel with the addition of foods, mothers should also continue to drink iron and calcium, and should drink 3 liters of water a day, be it filtered water, soup, juice … Post-birth maternity absolutely does not eat hot spicy food and does not drink alcohol, smoke.


Post-birth mothers should drink enough 3 liters of water a day

2. Baby's problems can be encountered in the first 6 weeks after birth

For babies born full months, the first breastfeeding is very important, colostrum is very good for the baby because it contains many antibodies and beneficial bacteria that support the child's immune system later, especially in the first 3 days after birth is considered as the day of adult milk.

Breast milk with head milk is usually pale, greenish and the last milk is rich in nutrients, so mothers need to pay attention to breastfeeding all the last milk. In milk there is already water so the mother does not need to replenish the baby with water at all until the baby is 6 months old.

In the first 6 weeks after birth, the earlier the baby is breastfed, the faster it will be to emit coins and eliminate urine to reduce the risk of pathological jaundice. In addition, the more babies are breastfed, the more brain stimulation they will have.

For babies born with a lack of months (less than 37 weeks and less than 2.5 kg), the most perfect nutrient is still breast milk, especially, to help minimize problems in the first 6 weeks after birth that may occur to the baby, it is not recommended to isolate the mother and baby for too long, immediately after birth should apply the skin-adjacent method and apply the baby to the mother's chest every 30 minutes.

In case the mother does not have enough milk and must be fed with formula, it is necessary to pay attention to the following issues:

  • It is necessary to mix milk in accordance with the instructions and not to condense or dilute too much will affect the digestive system of the child and lose the nutrition of milk
  • Do not mix milk with bottled mineral water
  • When mixing milk must sterilize the bottle first
  • Feed your baby on demand and eat when they are hungry

Another problem that can occur in the first 6 weeks after birth for babies is the phenomenon of biological weight loss, however, if the child does not experience any other abnormalities, the mother does not need to worry at all, when she is 1 year old, the child's weight will be 3 times at birth.

Formula milk

In case the mother does not have enough milk and must be fed with formula, it is necessary to pay attention not to be mixed with bottled mineral water

6-week-olds or fussy children are also a normal problem but causing many mothers to worry, crying children can be caused by many factors such as hunger, wet diapers, abdominal pain … However, in case the child sleeps constantly, breastfeeding, it is necessary to take the child to a specialist hospital for examination because it may be a warning sign of the child's health problems.

Some children often have eating problems such as ironyafter eating milk , this may be because the baby's stomach is horizontal and does not have a curved angle, the mother just needs not overeating and burping the baby after breastfeeding will improve the situation.

For children who experience the problem of jaundice from face to abdomen, in about 10 days will run out on their own, in case the child's face and eyes are also yellowed and spread behind the back, when the sun is still not gone, it is possible that the child has a pathology jaundice, it is necessary to have the intervention of a specialist.

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About: Minh Quynh

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