Ultrasonography (USG)

Ultrasonography (USG) will probably be one of the most enjoyable examination during pregnancy. You and your partner can see the growing baby in the womb. The examination is also a useful tool to get detailed information on the development of the fetus. Ultrasound examination did not pose a danger to you or the baby. The possibility of adverse effects has been widely studied and proven to have never found a problem.

Ultrasonography is the examination results of two-dimensional images of the fetus or embryo developing in the mother’s pregnant belly. The examination includes the use of high frequency sound waves that are created by installing transformers on a device called the transducer.

Transducer will receive and transmit sound waves. Transducer moves above the gel that is applied to the maternal abdomen. The transducer collects sound waves echo when it bounces on the baby, then the computer will translate it into an image. The situation can be illustrated as radar used by aircraft or submarine terrain to create a picture in the dark of night or in the bottom of the ocean.

Before the examination, you may be asked to drink 1 liter of water. By drinking water, health technicians will make it easier to see the uterus. The bladder is located in front of the uterus. If the bladder is full, then the uterus pushed forward and out of the pelvic area and can be seen easily through ultrasound. If the bladder is empty, the uterus will be located further down in the pelvis and will make it difficult to see.
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When Holding the Baby Pampers Considered

A lot of people say do not be too often carrying children. It is believed to have a negative impact for children, which can make a child spoiled. Is this true?

In the first three months of life, babies are very dependent on their parents. Because he can not speak, he could only cry if you feel uncomfortable (hungry, thirsty, wet diaper). He will also cry if need touch. Really want your child close to her parents.

In a German study, get the fact that infants whose mothers were slow to react or not react at all to the needs of her child, will make baby cry half hour longer than the infants who had mothers who immediately reacted. Closeness between mothers and infants encourage children to grow properly. If you include a direct maternal cradling and stroking your baby when it cries, you have done a good job. Of research in Germany was also said you have to meet the basic needs of the baby will be a physical touch. Your actions while holding your baby, it heals the baby from hunger, cold, and apart from the trauma of the experience of the mother. If you think that the separation would make it self-sufficient, it will make the baby stress. In these conditions only a slight endorphin hormone produced in the brain of the baby. Though these hormones that encourage a sense of happiness. And unique, when you are holding the baby, hormones direct endrofin increased. Continue reading “When Holding the Baby Pampers Considered”

Communicating With Little

The little one was a baby should be encouraged early communication, although the little guy can not handle it well. By doing communications, will help its development. Many ways to do the communicating, among others:

The sooner begun the better. Actually, by the time your baby is born, he has begun to communicate with you, that is through the eyes. When the child grew up, she will be talking and smiling as a way of communication.
Talk to him, see how your child responds and what her reaction. Pay attention to your baby’s body language carefully, as this will help you to further understand it.
Look at your child’s eyes with a distance of about 20-25 cm, this is the best distance for babies to focus.
Then touch him gently, wipe him, smile at him, talk and sing to him. This is the best way of communication with your child.
Cry, the little guy is also a way to communicate, to express desire. Respond to give what he wanted. By answering the communication, your child will feel safe awake.
Notice the movement made little, although the movement was so soft when she answers your communication. This will train your child to understand communication early on. Actually, the best time to perform active communication that is after your child finishes eating. When the child feel happy and relaxed.

PASI … What actually ??

PASI stands for BMS (ASI), and generally in the form of milk formula. PASI is a baby food to meet the nutritional needs for growth and development. PASI can be given in circumstances where the baby should be separated from his mother, for example if the mother is seriously ill or infectious. In such circumstances, the baby can be provided PASI according to the instructions your doctor or health worker.

PASI way to give to the baby should use in retailing PASI dose corresponding to the labels on cans or packs PASI. The water used to dilute the PASI is water that has been cooked to a boil. Equipment used to dilute and give PASI should also be rinsed with hot or boiling water.

Besides giving PASI, other complementary foods should also be given to meet the nutritional needs of the baby. However, there are some disadvantages due to the provision for babies PASI, among others:

Babies do not gain immunity substances that exist in breast milk so it can increase the risk of infection
Threat of malnutrition if not in accordance with the instructions given on the use of PASI
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Premature Babies Need milk? Surely it!

Premature infants who were breastfed at birth have turned out to show the results of tests of mental development better in the next life, when compared with infants fed formula milk.

The researchers for the first time demonstrated breast milk for newborns weighing less than 2 pounds. With the advancement of medicine and medical techniques, premature infants are generally getting protection from the hospital. In premature infants, normal brain development that should occur in the womb in the third trimester of pregnancy, it turns out they had experienced in the hospital room.

Contents of the milk, in the form of fatty acids, it can assist the growth and brain development in premature infants. While breastfeeding is very minimal would be easy to make the baby sick and thinking skills lower than other infants who were breastfed.
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Sleep Disorders and Child Behavior Problems

Breathing disorders during sleep your baby can vary, ranging from snoring to sleep can occur momentarily stop breathing due to obstruction of the airway, which is known as obstructive apnea.

This disorder of the results showed was associated with increased behavior problems with children. Several previous studies have also shown the existence of behavioral disorders in children with respiratory disorders during sleep.

To ensure this, the researchers from Ohio, United States, conducted a survey involving as many as 829 children aged between 8 to 11 years. Breathing disorders during sleep in children is known from snoring children sleep habits or recording of the aircraft monitors mounted throughout the night to see the presence of apnea during sleep.

The results obtained, 5% of the children were categorized in apnea during sleep, 15% of children had snoring without apnea, and the remaining 80 did not have any sleep disorders.
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Reduce Little Sugar in Food

Although this research was conducted in the United States, but it seems not much different from the situation of children in Indonesia, where children consume too much sugar in the diet every day.

When your child starts to get solid food, need nutrients such as calcium and other nutrients often do not meet the needs of the body, especially coupled with the high sugar should be consumed.

This high sugar consumption in the long term, will cause great risk for heart disease, obesity and tooth decay. Moreover, poor food habits received since childhood, will continue to be carried into adulthood.

Research in America through data collected from children’s food survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1990. This survey is a detailed look at what’s consumed more than 5,400 children aged 2-5 years old for two days, mainly to see how much added sugar in the diet of children, as well as the presentation of food in the process.
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Baby Food Guidelines

Mother happy, we all know that what you eat will determine the condition of her child at a later date. Nutritious food is the main capital in the development of the body and brain of the child. In fact, many experts believe that children can be smart because the intake of food quality and high nutritional value.

However, processing and presentation of the food was also to determine whether your child will love the food given to the parents. That’s why, in this booklet, in addition to guidelines for foods nutritious baby also presented some recipes that are expected to stimulate the appetite of the child. Good luck!

Baby Food Guidelines

Healthy foods for infants (0-1 year) consisted of:

The main food, the Mother’s Milk¬† . If milk production is not no / not enough food can be given breast milk substitutes .
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Breastmilk Storage Sundries

Milk look different every time because vary at any time, including milk fat content and color. The amount of fat in the milk will fluctuate from day to day. Even the milk that came out in the early minutes will be different colors and looks.¬†Breastmilk issued the first time the pumping process will look “thinner” than ASI issued in the next minute, as it is called foremilk (because it is rich in protein). While breast milk that came out a few minutes later would look more thick and called hindmilk (rich in fat). The color of milk also varies depending on what the mother consumption.

Generally milk smelling fresh and sweet-scented. Every now and then thawed frozen milk will smell like soap and sometimes the baby would not drink it. This is due to changes in the structure of milk fat due to sudden changes in temperature so that the action of the enzyme lipase disturbed. Therefore it is not advisable squeeze scald milk at high temperature, or frozen immediately after being heated again. If the milk smells sour squeeze, may have stale milk and immediately discarded. In essence, during the squeeze milk stored in accordance with the proper procedures for storage, then the milk will not be stale.

Breast milk storage containers

No specific rules have to use bottles or containers for storing breast milk. The point is to use a container that can be tightly sealed and always cleaned or sterilized before use. Squeeze the milk should be stored in small amounts (enough for one drink = 60 ml) so that there is no milk left and wasted. Continue reading “Breastmilk Storage Sundries”

Seizures In Infants

Seizures in children is a disease caused by a fever. Approximately 2-5% of children aged six months to five years generally have a fever. However, not to infect the child’s brain.
What to do when a child has a febrile seizure? Although febrile seizures look very scary, actually rare severe complications, the most important thing is to remain calm.

When the fever, tilt the child’s position so he does not choke on her saliva and do not try to hold the child’s movement. Lower fever with open shirt and wiped the boy with a little warm water. Once the water evaporates, the fever will go down. Do not give an ice pack or alcohol because the child will be shivering and body temperature has increased, although his skin was cold. For children weighing less than 10 kg may be given medication, febrile seizures will stop by itself before five minutes.

Does the child need to be hospitalized? When the seizure lasted less than five minutes, then the child conscious and crying, usually do not need to be treated. If high fever and seizures lasting more than 10-15 minutes or recurrent seizures, then you should take him to the doctor or hospital.
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