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Hello welcome to -- dog on dog demanding.
Becoming a parent it's exciting.
But once you get home from the hospital learning how to care for your baby can be confusing and stressful.
Joining me now with tips every new parent should know is -- that I -- Miller a resident pediatrician that New York Presbyterian Hospital.
I'm so excited they are here because you know all about BBS sides and -- like babies tonight deliver babies I but I.
I get into the Paris and as they now talk to you pediatrician.
So let -- would that some of the tips cause I want to go down the line.
Let's start with fevers what is considered a fever in it in the child.
So if you aren't in -- born at less than two months of age is equal to 38 degrees Celsius are a hundred point four degrees there and -- 200 point 400 point four okay.
And if your baby did not have favored to this level it's very important that you take them to the nearest emergency room right away because it's one of the few indicators that your beating -- be seriously -- especially little -- especially little ones okay.
We don't give babies aspirin -- could ask them more -- last for an out there good so Tylenol is a drug of choice.
How much Tylenol because you know for a lot of patterns is very confused -- -- he told me about talent so there's a nationwide initiative right now to -- the shelves of the old infant Tylenol concentration or the eighty milligrams -- point 08 and now formulation of Thailand -- This is actually three times more potent than the -- that we now have on the shelves the 160 milligram -- five and -- formulation.
It's very important to ask your doctor the appropriate dose to get your newborn and make sure you check the concentration that's on the bottle before giving it to your baby.
So that is so so -- -- -- -- that concentration of the bottle becomes important.
And also the that kind of method they used to give the talent right because the little cubs.
Sometimes I that I had equals so you can't take that a little -- from let's say.
And rue to toss and BM and use a foot Tylenol that would be a -- No definitely not appropriate in the near the talent on the we have now on the shelves should have a dropper that comes with the bottles and make sure that you use that -- where it's very important what's the Ding you with too much time and when children.
Want to let's -- on children can cause.
Liver failure -- paddock failure and the liver and cents could be elevated ahead.
So it's important to not give Tylenol to frequently we -- recommend every four to six hours for fever or pain and but if you're getting it on a regular basis you really need to talk to your doctor about.
Sort of the implications of -- getting it and then discuss that and -- that might lead to further tests later on.
Literally incredible Motrin or liquid Ibuprofen riot is that a good drug of choice for fevers in -- so now we don't recommend motor trend under the age of six months it's very very crucial to give it greater than six months that they -- -- -- to a lot of mothers.
About breastfeeding because I think is very significant but I usually flip it.
More to your -- you guys.
Head tell mothers are there wise -- important to -- feet.
So breastfeeding your baby is incredibly benefits.
Mothers who are able to breast feed.
Should do so regularly because the stimulation that the baby provides on the nipple produces a hormone in our bodies called oxy -- and that is very crucial to providing further milk letdown in the future act.
So it's very important to do so on a regular base says if you are planning to breast feed.
Also the first few days of life -- produce a substance called cluster them that's incredibly beneficial for the baby it has important growth factors and hormones and it Axel into bodies that can protect the baby against infection in the crucial first month and -- -- right.
And you listen and even within the auction -- at least one of the things that it does for mothers and I'd tell them all the time.
It really prevents or -- it really reduces the incidence of postpartum depression.
Which is a big problem for a lot of women nowadays.
-- we got that out a -- breastfeeding good for you are a lot more.
Vaccinations big controversy we could do all the whole hour on vaccination yeah but but what should take him vaccination.
So my take as I highly believe -- vaccinated your newborn and I think that it's incredibly important to them especially getting those two -- vaccinations can probe can confer.
A lot of protection against incredibly.
And in the literature there's actually no reported association between primaries -- the Mercury component in vaccines that helps preserve them.
An -- has that we highly recommend it for all of our.
I mean I think the argument for a lot of parents is they feel that you know when I was a kid there was a handful of vaccines now.
You've got a whole bunch of vaccines that are being offered.
And the question is it is that you know is it too many.
You know people get polio people get may -- the measles or.
War or you but now there's so many you -- have to tie it is.
There is a lot we've actually seen a resurgence fell -- processed within our hospitals in New York.
And this is because parents are our refusal been vaccinated the whopping -- black -- exactly.
And that can be.
In absolutely devastating to a -- weren't so it you know one of the most common side effects that you got from -- vaccine is just a little bit of redness and soreness at the site of injection.
So we got that out of the way vaccines gonna feel it prevents a lot of diseases I agree.
Let's on the west sleeping which is The Hague they get item -- with patterns -- you may get newborn babies sleep regularly.
So what sleeping regularly it's tough because a lot of parents -- just made it tells them when they see that they're newborn is crying and fox saying.
But it's important that number 11 and foremost that they sleep in a cred.
Sleeping with your newborn baby inside of your bad can be incredibly -- -- they're even.
There's even it absolutely dangerous and there's takes a -- -- that's that strap on to the bad that are marketed as safe.
And the tip of the matter is is that accidents do happen so it's incredibly important to put your baby in a -- to bad.
At every single day and that they should always be placed on their back because this is out as.
Prevent against sudden infant deaths and.
There is a lot of talk about.
You know would you bring a baby home.
Parents don't know you know I certainly you know and -- -- delivering babies were living but you know let's say the proved.
And the tell me some of the norms that you would expect a little newborn to have.
So actually having you know a little bit of swelling -- in the bilateral -- so both sides of the -- is actually completely -- -- -- amendment that estrogen a hormone right.
Exactly -- and you know it's it's normal in the first few days of life to have very dark -- store known as -- M night that and when you when you decide to breast feed -- formula feed your baby will change to Wear yellow to greenish mustard -- the law.
It's pretty gross but it's completely normal things to be concerned -- it if your baby you know develops blood in the stool that's something very concerning.
Is that his -- I get excited about the baby pool being exactly.
Right because I got all excited when my babies died of whooping -- and see the -- felt it after him every five minutes and he proved that he Bobo wanted to make sure that all the piping was working.
That's important it's very important it's important that the baby does have -- and during the first few days of life.
And if the baby does not slow within the first few days of like he should tell your doctor right away thank you for being here.
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