Child Development / / March 24, 2016
Features care of premature babies
How to care for a premature baby
Every tenth child - aborted, ieborn to term (those considered to be 37 weeks of pregnancy).Common concerns mothers, the child in all respects will lag behind peers in vain.Just a premature baby needs special care to adjust to a world in which he made haste to come.
doctors called premature baby if it weighs less than 2500 g, and its height reaches 45 cm But the major problem of premature babies -. Not the weight, and the immaturity of the major body systems - respiratory, cardiovascular and thermoregulatory.Such children are divided into crumbs with a very low weight - less than 1500 g and extremely low - less than in 1000 Of course, these are born infrequently - 0.4% and 0.2% of the number of premature babies.
While doctors nursed your baby, you, too, try not to waste time.Do not forget to express milk, to have something to feed your baby when he leaves the hospital.
British scientists have proved that the breast milk of mothers who gave birth prematurely, more conducive to the growth and development of premature infants than infant formula milk and the donor women who gave birth in time: its unique composition meets the individual needs of your baby.
When you finally deploy precious bundle home, do not worry that the baby does not look like a baby on the cover of the magazine.Believe me, he is still to come!The head seems too large, and the legs are too short, but the proportions of the body are at this period of development.
not worry because Cannon covering cheeks, shoulders and back: it will fade in the coming months.The ears are very soft and too pressed to the head, will cartilaginous skeleton and give them a nice shape.
Peel also not always be the red and wrinkled: she smoothed at least the appearance of subcutaneous fat, which imparts plump appearance.For premature babies rapidly gain weight.Born in due time to the initial weight was satisfied, and were born before the term - increased 4-10 times.
Bathe baby born weighing less than 1500 g, not earlier than 3 weeks, and larger - in 7-10 days.While premature baby not scored 2500 g, to walk with them is impossible, but it is necessary to ventilate the room regularly.
Note: premature babies poorly kept warm and easy to overheat.So check the baby's temperature - it should be 36,5-36,8S, under the blanket, wrapped in which child - 28-33S, and in the room - 22-24S.