- Easily digested
- Perfectly matched nutrition
- Filled with antibodies that protect against infection
- Best start for mother and baby
- Helpful with the process of the uterus returning to is normal size
For Both Baby and Mother
- A beautiful and intimate way a mother can bond with baby
- Contributes to a very special and loving relationship
Home Safety Checklist
Take the time to review this list and plan to have these things done.
- You should have at least 2 working smoke detectors on each floor of the house.
- Have a working fire extinguisher, especially in the kitchen.
- Have cover plates for all electric switches and outlets. Keep all electric cords out of your child's reach.
- Secure cabinet doors with latches. Keep medicines, cleaning supplies and any other dangerous substances up and away from little hands.
- Place screens or safety rails on fireplaces.
- To prevent choking, do not allow any small items in your baby's play or sleeping area.
- Never leave your child unsupervised in or around ANY body of water.
- Keep all buckets up and out of the way to prevent drowning. Keep toilet seats down and bathroom doors closed. Always fence or cover pool areas with childproof equipment.
Baby's Warning Signs
If the following symptoms of illness occur, a call to your baby's healthcare professional is in order:
- Blue lip color is a 911 call!
- Blue or paled skin.
- Yellow skin or eyes.
- Patches of white found in baby's mouth.
- Eating poorly or refuses to eat.
- No stool for 48 hours and fewer than 6 wet diapers a day.
- Redness, draiange or foul odor from the umbilical cord.
- Does not urinate withing 6 to 8 hours of circumcision.
- Fever of 100F or more.
- Difficulty breathing.
- If the baby has a congested cough, running eyes or nose.
- Repeated vomiting or several refused feedings in a row.
- Crying excessively with no known cause.
- An unusual or severe rash (other than prickly heat).
- Frequent or successive bowel movements with excess fluid, mucous or foul odor.
The thought of having to do CPR on your baby is very frightening. However, there is nothing worse than not knowing what to do in case of such an emergency. It is highly recommended that you take and Infant CPR class. It is usually offered as part of your childbirth education class, but if it is not, you can call your local American Heart Association, American Red Cross or go online to find a schedule of classes close to you.