Expert advice on how to deal with A new born baby from the first hour

     When a child is born, mothers (especially new mothers) get confused about how to deal with him from the first moment after his birth, especially since the mother needs a bit of rest after giving birth. And I should mention that it's a common mistake to breastfeed a new born baby immediately after birth, rather than breastfeeding him after 3 hours (a period that is enough for the baby and the mother to be relieved from childbirth pain), even the milk is not going to immediately come out after childbirth.
Here are the top tips you should be aware of as a new mother on how to treat your new born baby:


       The new born must be in moderate conditions; he must bathe with warm water after birth to get rid of any fluids stuck on him, avoid wearing lightweight or very heavy clothes, avoid exposure to  high or low temperature, and not be exposed to cold air conditioning during the first 24 hours after his birth, and unfortunately this is the case in most hospitals, where the delivery room has air conditioning, which may cause pulmonary infections for babies.


        Regarding the baby’s feeding, a new born baby must be breastfed 10 ml per one feeding period on the first day, 20 ml per one feeding period in the second day, 30 ml in the third, and up to 70 ml on the seventh day, except if a baby needed some more, we do not prevent him only if he wanted.
A new born must be breastfed every 3 hours day and night for 3 months, and after two months we prevent breastfeeding at night until the baby gets hungry to let the mother and the baby’s intestines have a bit of rest
It is also advised to avoid feeding the baby with herbs during the first 6 months because they cause him gases and stomach cramps.


         The crying of a new born is not only because of hunger, but it may also be due to pain, hence a mother should not breastfeed her child whenever he cries, but she must respect the times of his breastfeeding.
And experts confirmed that a baby also needs care and tenderness that includes the father, the mother and the whole family, and no matter how little a new born is, he tries to pick up peace and warmth from both the mother and the father.


         The first 6 months period is the most sensitive period in a baby’s life.
A new born baby only needs his mother’s milk in this period, he does not need any food or water.
And you must take his psychological needs into account so you should not let him cry a lot.
It is advised that a bilirubin test should be done on the fourth or the fifth day of a baby’s life because ignoring it may lead to serious complications that can affect a baby’s brain or lead to mental disabilities for life.


      The mother is advised to avoid coffee, Nescafe, soda, spicy and junk foods during the first 6 months after childbirth.
She should not breastfeed the baby while she is crying.
She should avoid dieting as most mothers get concerned about returning to their weight after childbirth, but she can exercise instead.