This almost doubles the weight of other newborns. The overweight boy is 58 cm long. The average body length of newborns is about 50 cm. He is in good health. His mom had given birth to a 4.5 kg girl before. The 35-year-old woman has diabetes, which led to eating disorders during pregnancy. That explains why her babies are larger than expected.
Create: 03/10/2017 - 11:35
Create: 03/06/2017 - 12:35
One of the things to remember is that you don't have to bathe your baby everyday, you can do it every other day. Or you can do it just a couple of times a week, it depends on what you want to do at the beginning when your baby is very young. They definitely don't need a bath everyday.
Create: 02/15/2017 - 13:55
Shauna Hicks, MD OB/GYN: So it's really normal to feel overwhelmed after delivery. You have this new baby at home that's keeping you awake all night long and you have all these new responsibilities that maybe you've never experienced before. Some things that you can do to help take care of yourself after delivery are to make sure you drink lots of fluid if you're breastfeeding. You're never gonna be thirstier than you've ever been in your whole life than when you're breastfeeding. Your body needs a lot of fluids to make that milk for your baby.
Create: 01/07/2017 - 05:05
Preparing to breastfeed before your baby is born can really boost your chances of breastfeeding success. To start breastfeeding well and get off to the best start you need to learn about how breastfeeding works, try and initiate breastfeeding and skin to skin contact after the birth and understand the natural feedback loops involved in building your milk supply. The more you understand about breastfeeding and the more support you get, the better.
Create: 01/07/2017 - 03:44
When you first bring your teeny-tiny newborn home, you suddenly realise the enormity of being responsible for this little life, and anything, anything, that seems out of the ordinary – from spots or blotches to squinty eyes – is pretty much guaranteed to send you into a little spin of panic. Before you go running to the phone to call the pediatrician, we've got the rundown on all the freaky, but totally normal, things you'll soon discover about newborn babies.
Create: 12/28/2016 - 08:06
When Rosamere Fernanda de Andrade first held her newborn baby she assumed there had been a mix up. Rosamere and ex-husband, Joao, are both black - but their daughter, Ruth, had white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. But it was no mistake - Ruth, suffers from a rare generic condition called albinism and has no skin pigment.
Since then Rosamere, 31, has had two more albino children as well as three black kids. So stark is the difference between Rosamere and three of her children, she is often mistaken for their nanny.
Create: 11/01/2016 - 11:52
Taking care of a baby isn't an easy task, particularly if it's your first child. The following tips will help you avoid the stress and enjoy those lovely moments spent with your bundle of joy.
- Consider getting help - there's nothing wrong with asking someone to help you, particularly at this point.
- Always wash your hands before handling a baby.
- Support your baby's neck and head.
- Be careful not to shake your newborn whether in play or in frustration.
Create: 08/30/2016 - 09:10
As you prepare for the arrival of your baby, it can be difficult to decide what to buy. Tempting as it may be, try not to go overboard as you can always add pieces as and when you need to.
Getting your nursery ready is an exciting part of preparing for your baby, one thing you are bound to need it a crib or moses basket for the first 6 months. Followed by a cot once baby is ready to move to their own room. Bare in mind the weather when buying bedding, to avoid baby getting too hot or too cold.
Create: 08/23/2016 - 12:58
The number one thing is to place your baby on their back to sleep, and also to have the baby in the room with you until the baby is over 6 months of age. So that could be downstairs or in your bedroom, but have baby close to you.
Create: 08/23/2016 - 04:12
This film focuses on one woman - Mayissa - who, at 9 months' pregnant, was injured in one of those airstrikes. But it features, too, the phenomenal dedication and skill of the ill-equipped doctors and nurses in the city's hospitals - who battle to save both her, and her baby's life. The film-maker Waad Al Katib is in Aleppo, to document the suffering of its people caught up in the siege and under regular bombardment.