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7 common mistakes that can hurt your baby

Maria Fernanda
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Mothers are always faithful defenders of their children, but ignorance can lead to a series of things that may be hurting the baby.

So that you don't follow the wrong patterns, consider the 5 common mistakes that can hurt your baby. Thus, the most common errors are.

1. Overly covering the baby with blankets

It is true that the baby must be kept warm, but not excessively. Some moms wrap him in many blankets, which makes it impossible for the baby to extend and flex his limbs.

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Warm baby

A baby has to have the freedom to be able to execute movements, so it is recommended that you do not put too many clothes on the child.

2. Put shoes on the baby

Yes! Babies' shoes look very cute, but the truth is, they don't need them and, not only because they can't walk, but because of other aspects.

Children's footwear has an age of introduction, the main thing is that the baby can perform the movements in the feet typical of age.

If you put shoes on him, you don't allow him to freely execute any movement with his feet. As a result, you will not allow it to develop properly.

3. Incorporate food or liquids before 6 months

Although there are thousands of campaigns about breastfeeding, what it is and how it is done, there is still an insistence among mothers to incorporate foods other than breast milk.

Lactation should be up to the first 6 months, in the milk are all the immunological and nutritional components that the newborn and the infant require for their development.

The reason for this is that milk is food that the baby's intestine can absorb, since it is not fully mature to tolerate other food.

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In this sense, it is a serious mistake for you to try to give it water, soup, meat, flours, creams, tea, juice, fruits, among others.

On the contrary, instead of helping him, you are predisposing him to diseases and giving way to pathologies such as diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte and metabolic disorders, even death.

It is worth mentioning that one of the ways that you do not breastfeed is that there are maternal or baby contraindications that prevent it.

4. Follow a breastfeeding schedule

If you did not know, during the first six months of the baby's life, the only thing he needs to feed himself is breastfeeding, which must be on demand.

The above means that you cannot set times for the baby's food, since he eats when you want.

A common mistake, especially in new mothers, is wanting to structure the baby's feeding. It is not healthy for the baby to follow a feeding schedule.

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At first, the baby can eat every 2 or 3 hours, gradually this style of feeding becomes more widespread.

Remember that each baby is unique, so don't try to imitate another mother's breastfeeding routine.

5. Kiss the baby on the mouth

This is one of the most frequent mistakes. Usually, parents or close loved ones give kisses on the baby's mouth, as a token of affection and affection.

The problem with this is that it is not hygienic and, apart from that, what you do is transfer the microorganisms that are in the mouth, passing them on to the baby.

However, the child does not have fully optimal body defenses, which can trigger infections.

6. Do not allow the baby to cry

The cry of a baby in many occasions is not well interpreted, calm down! As you relate to your child and strengthen the mother-child bond, you will begin to discern what that crying means.

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Crying baby

However, the mistake is not allowing the child to cry. Unlike older children and adults, who use language to communicate, the baby cannot, because he does not know how to do it.

In this way, crying is his method of communicating what he feels. So, if he is hungry, he cries, if he wants to sleep, it is the same, and so for everything he wants to express.

7. Leave the baby alone

The first months of life is when the baby depends on the mother for absolutely everything. It requires the mother to feed, dress, receive affection, among others.

A mistake is that you leave the baby without attention and care. Also, do not leave it unattended for a long time when you have it in the car, in the crib or in the playpen.

The baby cannot be positioned in space and can easily fall if you are not paying attention to it.

Enjoy the neonatal stage

One piece of advice in the face of all these mistakes is that you can enjoy and enjoy each stage of the baby. They are unique and unrepeatable, focus on improving what you have identified according to these frequent errors.

Later, when the baby is older, the challenges will be different, as will the experiences.