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Questions & Facts – Parenting

Questions

Your baby may have colic. It usually presents a few weeks after your baby is born and lasts for approximately three to four months. It’s not harmful to your baby and will subside eventually.

Home pregnancy test recognises the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) – known as the ‘pregnancy hormone’ in your urine.

Always keep your hands clean: New-borns don’t have robust immune systems yet and so are more susceptible to getting an infection.

It’s recommended that you breastfeed your baby for the first six months. However, you can start introducing solid foods from in conjunction with breastfeeding from between four to six months.

Whenever you’re cradling your baby, it’s essential to support them, particularly their head and neck; their muscles are still developing.

Facts

  1. Days 14 to 25 of your menstrual cycle is your ovulation window.
  2. The time length between menstruation cycles generally ranges from 21 to 35 days.
  3. Taking drugs such as cocaine during your pregnancy can cause stillbirth, intestinal complications and growth defects.
  4. Once your baby has started on solid food, always cut it up into tiny pieces because babies can choke on something such as a small piece of soft fruit.
  5. Never shake a new-born: It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing or become frustrated for some reason, NEVER shake your baby. It can cause bleeding in the brain and even death.
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