Tips for a Healthy Baby and a Healthy Mother

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Congratulations on becoming a new healthy mother! You are now responsible for a tiny soul. Understand your baby. You need to know when she is hungry, unwell, uneasy or sleepy. You must understand all this. How to carry a newborn? How to feed her, how to burp her, how to clean her and how to make her sleep?

You must discover how to do all this further. I know that you will put your best efforts in doing what is the best for your baby. No matter how much tired, sleep deprived or unwell you are, you will make sure that your baby is healthy and happy. This sums up being a mother. Sadly, you tend to ignore that you, as a new mother also need good care.

It happens in most of the cases that new mothers overlook their health and well-being. Those initial days with a newborn make most of the mothers forget that they need a dedicated attention too. The postpartum period is the time when the new mother heals. She learns to get adjusted to a new role, responsibility, and schedule. That is why it is important that the new mother should be taken care of, along with the baby.

While most of the family members get consumed in thinking about the health and growth of the new baby, the new mother gets neglected. As the baby needs to be fed and often changed, in most the cases, the mother is sleep deprived and tired. Plus, constant feeding and trying, brings a lot of frustration. Thus it is necessary to provide much-needed cogitation to the new mother during the first six months after the delivery. A newborn’s health and well being solely depends upon the mother.

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If the mother is happy and salutary, she gives the best care to the baby. With the arrival of a  tiny member in the family, it becomes the duty of all the family members to keep both the mother and the baby safe and blooming. And no one should ignore the mother’s health as only a healthy mother can raise healthy babies. Isn’t it?        
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1. A New Mother Should Take Plenty of Rest:

She should sleep as much as she can to cope up with tiredness and frustration. She should be given family support so that others can do some of the baby’s work. Like cleaning baby’s clothes.

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2. A New Mother Should Eat Healthy and Right:

She is feeding the baby in every few hours. So she should be given a healthy diet which is full of nutrients. This promotes her healing and keeps the baby fit as well. She should also take care of her hygiene and atmosphere. If she falls sick, the infection eventually will catch the baby. No one wants that!

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3. A New Mother Should be Given Emotional Support:

Postpartum depression is very common these days. In the absence of family support and help, a mother feels lonely and hopeless.  She needs someone who can talk to her, can listen to her and can give her emotional support.

4. A New Mother Should Visit The Doctor Regularly:

Many bodily changes and issues happen after the delivery. Breast issues, uterine pain, vaginal discharge, are a few common health problems that come during the postpartum time. They make the healing process slow for a new mother. Hence it is crucial to address these things timely in front of the doctor.

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