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Your Baby’s First-Month Development

After birth, the woman begins to follow the development of her child month after month, today we show her the milestones of her baby's development in the first month.
Your Baby’s First-Month Development

Part 1: Baby appearance in the first month:

Don't be surprised if you find your baby look messy, and he (she) doesn't look like the angles she sees on TV, In fact, there are many changes in the appearance takes place during the first month, so that;

Baby Head:

One of the common features for babies in their first month who first have a flat head image then will switch to ordinary head. These changes occurred according to changes in the baby's skull, which consists of several flexible connected sections.

The Fontanelle is a diamond-shaped immersion that can be found on the front of the baby's head, most babies are born with at least two of them, the largest called the "previous" fontanelle is usually between 4 – 5cm transverse.

Fontanelle usually disappears when the baby is 15 months old because the head grows and the skull bones meet.

The other is a smaller triangular shape called a "back" fontanelle, you can find this on the back of the head and usually disappears when the baby is about four months old.

Baby skin:

In the first few days, some small pimples appear on the baby's nose and chin.

In addition, there are some red spots that can be found on the baby's neck, it's called (salmon patches) as well as disappearing within a few months.

Sometimes, after a few days of birth, there are small white or yellowish bumps surrounded by pink or reddish skin, which is known for (erythema toxicum), and may appear on your baby's skin will also disappear within a few days.

In black-American, Indian, and Asian babies, a blue-grey childhood macula (called Mongolian spot) appears. These look like large, flat gray or blue areas that contain additional pigment, and appear on the lower back or buttocks, usually will disappear over time.

Baby Hair:

Lanugo is fine hair that covers the baby's body before birth and appears on the back of the baby, shoulders, and forehead after birth.

Anyway, all the hair from birth will change in the first month, and many bald babies will have hair after a few months.

Part 2: First Month Examinations of Babies:

Your baby's doctor should be sure from the first moment of birth that the baby is breathing and that your nose and mouth are clean of fluids.

There's also some research you need to do to find out more about your baby's health.
  • (a) Apgar Points:

The first test is done immediately after birth and will determine the baby's approman scores. This is a quick assessment of your baby's color, heart rate, reflexes, muscle tone, and breathing.

Scores (scores) between zero and 10, so babies who score 10 are in good health, however scores below 5 mean the baby needs help.

  • (b) Measurement checks:

During the first approximately 12 hours of birth, your baby's doctor performs a physical exam by measuring your baby's duration, weight, heart rate, and breathing for abnormalities.

Part 3: Protection of the first month of babies:


  • A) Eye protection: Gonorrhea is transmitted from mother to baby and can lead to a mixture, so it should be treated with an antibiotic or a specific solution immediately after birth.



  • B) Vitamin K injection: Shortly after birth, babies are given vitamin K because they have a low level of vitamin, which is necessary for normal blood clotting.

  • (C) hepatitis B vaccination; Babies can bring hepatitis B from there mother during pregnancy, if this does not have the proper treatment can cause liver damage, so the baby should receive the vaccine shortly after birth.

Part 4: The baby's problems and treatments in the first month:

Most of the problems babies face after childbirth will soon resolve.

  • 1's Edition: Jaundice:

About half of babies are born with this problem or appear a few days after birth, their sign is yellow on the baby's skin and eyes.

Although some low levels of jaundice may go away without treatment, several cases should remain in the hospital for a few days, depending on the level of jaundice.

However, you can treat some cases by feeding you frequently. Unfortunately, other cases in a special place should be under a bilirubin light under medical supervision.

  • 2'nd Problem: Infection:

Your baby's body isn't ready to fight infections yet. Therefore, any infection is more important to the child than in older children. Treatment of the infection is necessary when doctors have doubted a possible infection, begin to administer antibiotics immediately.

  • 3'rd Edition: Learn to Eat:

Some of the new mothers find it difficult to feed newborns, regardless of breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, occasionally some of the babies who eat slowly need a tube that feeds through their first days, after which they can normally feed.

Normally, the eldest of newborns lost about 10 percent of birth weight there in the first week of birth, then they will gain weight afterwards, if this does not happen, it is necessary to talk to the doctor and do all the necessary tests.
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