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Home Care of New Born

Posted Aug 13 2009 7:59pm
I am very thankful to Dr. Angelito "Lito" V. Lo for what he has done when I gave birth last July 24, 2009. He is my baby’s pediatrician, who has clinic at Saint Luke’s Medical Center (Monday: 1:00- 4:00pm and Tuesday: 8:00- 11:00 am) and Jecsons Medical Center (Wednesday to Saturday: 10am- 12:00nn and 1:00-4:00pm).

Here are the instructions he has given me for home care of new born babiesI. Feeding
1. BREASTFEEDING is the BEST.
2. Feeding should be given on demand basis.
3. Burping the baby after each feeding is necessary.
4. Baby should be carried during feedings

II. Cord Care
1. Apply 70% alcohol on umbilical stump and allow to dry. It should be done 4x.
2. Binder, powder and dressing are not needed.
3. Sponging should be done until naval falls off.
4. Tub- bath with lukewarm water can be done daily when the cord has fallen off.

III. Bowel Movement
1. Bowel Movement may occur during or immediately after each feeding.
2. Breastfeed babies usually have loose yellow stools.

IV. Guidelines
1. Sneezing is a natural phenomenon, and is not necessarily a sign of illness.
2. Consultation is needed if one or more of the following conditions become persistentCough
Watery bowel movement
Poor sucking
Swelling or foul discharge from the umbilical cord
Regurgitation / vomiting
Fever
Rapid or Difficulty of breathing
3. Expose to early morning sunlight for 30 minutes

I hope that these instructions given to me by Dr. Lo can help every mother around. Let’s enjoy being a mother to our children!
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