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For most mothers, pregnancy is just the onset of being a parent and thus during that period of pregnancy, mothers are supposed to be able to start tuning their thoughts and emotions to accept the great role ahead of them so that sudden happenings does not come to them.
However, the baby’s awareness and the mother’s desire to be a good mother become some reliable sources of energy and also stress because the two will often go together while ensuring the mother performing her roles carefully and according to the standard baby requirements.
Knowing more about babies does not make one to become a good mother as there are other factors that must connect the mother and the baby such as the mother must know when the baby starts to love her because babies often get attracted to human face at their first sight and this procedure is called attachment work for deep and lasting love.
Mothers are supposed to get nice education on afterbirth care because in some cases they might have signs and symptoms like ache all over, sore arms and legs, tenderness, pain or warmth in their calves and may put the mother in a sickly condition and thus these make them feel uncomfortable for their role as a mother.
For such conditions, immediate mothers are asked to visit a doctor so that their health can be taken care for so that they can be able to take up their role and become good mothers to their new born babies.
Care for caesarean mothers
Apart from knowing the basic requirements of the baby such as bathing, dressing, holding and feeding the baby the most crucial of them all becomes the signs of illness in a newborn because there are no easy ways of communicating with the baby and thus mothers are supposed to be very much aware of the various signs and symptoms that the baby will show when sick.
Crying itself does not make the baby to be sick because crying for some hours in a day is a very healthy case for new born babies. However, for older babies crying more than usual will mean a different thing compared to the younger ones and thus mothers should deal with babies according to their relevant ages.
Changes in the baby’s behavior such as crying more than usual, crying with different tones and at different times of the day than usual, the baby being more irritable than usual or the baby sleep is becoming more or less and for some cases the baby can become restless. All these changes in behavior can occur and mothers must be able to note such factors so that they can be able to draw accurate conclusions concerning their baby’s well being.
The baby’s appetite is of most concern because of the early stage that require more and frequent food for faster growth in order to enable the baby to be strong and resistant to infections that usually occur in any kind of family set up. However, matters such as changes in the baby’s appetite or digestion, any kind of vomiting and the way it happens, signs of constipation and diarrhea, kind of stool that is whether it is watery or hard than usual and the kind of urine whether its color has changed and also is it frequent as usual or not are vital signs to be looked out for.
Mother’s must also be in a good position to ensure that baby’s breath is the normal one as their respiratory system is very tender and has a very quick response to any change in the surrounding environment very quickly. They are supposed to analyze whether the baby’s breath is normal or it possess some features like heavy breathing, or does the baby have sound congestion while breathing and does it show any signs of coughing with running nose. Such factors must be known by the mother however, they look small and usual to the grown up children but for babies it pose a very serious health problem which must be treated earlier before it gets worse.
The baby’s skin must be well cared for because any cell damage or any unwanted growth under the baby’s skin is clearly shown on the skin surface. Signs and symptoms such as rashes, pale or flushed skin, glassy or dull eyes and any discharge from the eyes apart from the normal baby tears together become issues of concern to mothers as they are required to know such signs in order to care for their babies with much more confidence than before.
Normal fever must be known in new born babies because this fever will often signify major sickness like malaria infections that come about through such insects known for their blood sucking activities which end up leaving malaria diseases to the baby and due to that the baby’s environment at any time of the day must be kept free from any infectious situations to enable mothers to be free from worries concerning the baby’s health.
In most cases mothers are supposed to be responsive to the above signs and symptoms because being reluctant to them means making the conditions become worse and then in the end require more and very expensive care which often does not bring back the desired results as expected.
After giving birth, mothers are supposed to develop maternal instinct a feature that enable them to feel happy and take good care of their young ones despite the amount of unbearable pain they have caused while giving birth as this will minimize chances of child neglect that can lead to serious unprotected infections to the baby’s health.
Finally, mothers are supposed to know the correct kind of food for the baby at different stages and time of the day as this will ensure the right growth and development of the baby.