All about baby's first few days home from the hospital
You've just brought your baby home from the hospital and you are wondering what to do next. You have a million questions about how to care for this little one, but where should you start? This blog post will answer all of your first-time mom worries so that you can focus on bonding with your newborn.
What It’s Like for Baby
The first day home from the hospital is going to be exciting for baby! They are finally outside your womb, and all of their senses are kicking in. You may notice that they have started eating more frequently now or might need a nap soon after being released from medical staff’s care. One thing we know about babies: when it comes time for something new (like sleeping through night without waking up due to hunger), make sure you accommodate them by providing appropriate environments where these needs can be met so there isn't any confusion as far as what should happen next
It can be hard to know what and when your newborn needs to eat. This blog post will give you a rough idea of how often and how much they need, as well as some tips for feeding them.
Newborns typically eat eight times in 24 hours, with feedings coming every two to three hours. They usually drink about one ounce per pound of body weight each day (or 32-36 ounces). Feeding time should take between five and 10 minutes on average. When introducing solids or other liquids, it's important that the baby is showing signs of hunger before starting because this could lead to overfeeding which can cause vomiting and other complications. It's also important not to introduce anything new until at least six months old so.
If you’re looking for a break but baby seems glued to your nipple, try this trick: Offer him (or her) up with the pinkie facing upwards and tickle his palate gently. “A baby has been sucking nonstop in utero," says Dr Tobin "and now all of sudden there's nothing anymore! Using one finger as opposed to breast soother makes sense until they gain weight and become established at feeding time."
When your baby spits up, don't be worried. It's typical for them to take in a little extra air during feedings and then spit it out again - usually without any more than a tablespoon of liquid coming back into their mouth!
Pooping and peeing
As a new mom, you will find yourself changing about 10 diapers a day. You might be wondering what is the right way to clean your newborn and how often they should go potty (pee). Here are some tips for when it's time to poop and pee:
-Poop: Between 8-12 times per day. Newborns usually do not form their first bowel movement until after 24 hours of life. The stool may look like tar or black currant jelly, but this color will change as the baby starts eating more solid foods.
-Pee: Your newborn can urinate anywhere from 4-10 times in one 24 hour period, so don't be alarmed by multiple wet diapers in a row!
As a new mother, you may be wondering how much sleep your newborn needs. The answer is different for every baby and mom. Some babies need 18 hours of sleep per day and others only need 12 hours. Newborns typically wake up at night to feed or cry because they are uncomfortable, so it's important to keep in mind that there will be no set schedule for sleeping during the first few months of life. And as time goes by, you'll start noticing patterns such as your child preferring certain times of the day over others for naps and nighttime sleep.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to your baby’s sleep habits is that there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. Some babies simply need more sleep, while others will thrive on less. There are also some universal guidelines for all parents to follow in order to get the best night's rest possible for themselves and their little ones.
Crying from the first moments of life is a natural response to being born into an unfamiliar world. It can be difficult for parents to know what their crying baby needs, but it's important to remember that your little one will settle down and learn to thrive with love and attention. Here are some tips on how you can soothe your newborn: -Hold close or hold in a carrier -Pat or stroke them gently -Offer a pacifier if they're sucking reflexes are developed -Use white noise like a vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, fan, soft lullaby music
When to call the doctor
Here are a few things that can occur and if they do happen, it's best to contact your doctor right away:
- Your baby has not passed meconium (the first stool). - You notice bruising or bleeding from the umbilical cord after birth. - You notice swelling in your newborn’s face or body areas.
-You might have noticed that your newborn baby has some redness and swelling around his or her umbilical cord stub. This could be due to infection, so you should contact a doctor immediately!
-The high temperature in a newborn is an indication that they may be seriously ill and need immediate evaluation.
-Any dramatic changes in baby’s looks and behavior. For instance, a weak cry or an endless wailing are signs for concern to alert you that this could be something wrong with their health.
These could signify an infection. If you have any concerns about these symptoms please contact us at our office as soon as possible so we can address them and provide appropriate care for you and your new bundle of joy! The sooner we know what is going on, the better we can help!
Conclusion paragraph: You may be feeling a lot of pressure to take care of your new baby, but you also need to make sure that you're taking care of yourself. The first weeks and months can be especially challenging for new moms because they're still getting used to caring for their little one while trying not to forget about themselves. If the thought of balancing everything feels overwhelming or too much so far, try finding support from loved ones as well as self-care practices like meditation, exercise, healthy eating habits and stress relief methods such as aromatherapy oils . Feeling better is just a few drops away with our organic calm drops!