Knowing the physical condition of the baby is important for parents. Because of the baby’s immune system is still not stable, the physical condition of the baby is susceptible to various diseases. If the baby’s illness is not treated immediately, it can harm the baby’s life. Therefore, the mother should understand some common disease that can be suffered by babies.
One of the common diseases suffered by babies is abdominal distension. Abdominal distension is one in the baby’s stomach disease. Your baby’s belly will feel stiff. The gas caused this on baby’s belly. The common symptom for abdominal distension is constipation. Parents should be careful because these symptoms have the potential for more severe disease.
The second common disease for babies is injured during birth. The difficult birth process can because injuries. A very large baby could be potentially hurt. The most frequent injury is neck fractures. But, these injuries usually recover within a few weeks. If there is a small bulge side of the fracture, it is the sign that the wound is recovering.
Besides injuries, muscle weakness is the other common disease that commonly occurs for newborns. Baby’s face and arm muscles can be weakened. Parents do not need to worry because this disease can be cured within a few weeks. Consultation with your doctor can make the recovery of the disease run rapidly.
Maybe some new mothers are already familiar with the term of baby blue. The baby’s color of the hand, tongue, and lip’s turn is turning to blue when the weather turns too cold. This is a normal. However, if the blue color of the baby’s body have not changed and survive in a relatively long time, your baby’s chances of contracting the baby blues are big. Baby with baby blues will have difficulty breathing, weak heart rate, difficulty eating, and the lungs do not function normally. Babies are vulnerable for lack of blood and oxygen. The physicians’ attention is very important for the safety of the baby.
During the time of delivery, forceps’s assistance is usually required. However, if there are some injuries on the baby’s face due to the use of forceps, the mother needs to pay further attention to the wound. The wound will usually disappear within a few days. If the wound is not disappearing immediately, contact your doctor.
A disease that is very dangerous in infants is jaundice. Jaundice is a disease caused by a pile of bilirubin in the blood. This is caused by the buildup of bilirubin liver condition which is still not operating optimally. Parents should be alerted if the amount of bilirubin in the blood reaches in the alarming amount. Although the amount of bilirubin in certain levels can be treated, in more extreme cases, jaundice can make the nerve become weak. Jaundice usually occurs in infants who are breast-feeding. This is because the mother is not breastfeeding well. Normally, baby breastfeed as much as eight to twelve times per day. Enough breast milk will help the baby to control the amount of bilirubin in the blood.
Infant’s jaundice symptoms usually appear on the face. There is yellow color on the face and then spread to the legs. Baby’s eyes also turn yellow. If the baby’s jaundice appears to twenty-six hours, the baby should receive intensive care. Clinicians should take care to intensive five-day old baby. Some newborns should be checked earlier, including babies born prior to the due date, jaundice appears within 24 hours after birth, and babies who have a family that is suffering from jaundice.
If the baby is jaundiced, the baby must be treated by a doctor. Undressed baby during irradiation can help reduce jaundice. Babies need adequate time to rest. When she woke up, the baby is likely to be alert. If the baby is not alert, the mother should consult a doctor.
Newborns need a few moments to breathe normally. If the baby is having trouble breathing after birth and not being stable, the possibility of the baby having problems with their respiration is huge. A respirator is unbelievably important for the baby. Especially if your baby has some respiratory symptoms such as rapid breathing, retractions, grunting, flaring in her nose, and having blue skin, you must be aware and contact your doctor immediately.
All kinds of disease in infants can be overcome. But physicians’ help will be vital to avoid undesirable things.