Examining the baby from head to toe for any abnormality, dysfunction or pathology. We also appreciate the presence of a number of reflexes: - fatping: the doctor, putting his finger in the palm of the baby, must cause a closing of the fingers and a powerful grip.
Often painful, the appearance of a tooth can be accompanied by fever, digestive disorders (loose stools) and other discomforts (cheeks on fire, red buttocks and runny nose). To relieve gums, give a cooled teething ring or apply a gingival balm. Taking paracetamol will soothe the pain and drop the fever that accompanies it.
Food rejection away from the meal, due to lack of tonicity of the lower esophagus or immaturity of the cardia. Your baby suffers from the acidity caused by the digestion of food. The doctor will recommend anti-reflux milk as well as an anti-emetic and a gastric dressing to line the mucosa.
Sucking his thumb is a manifestation of obvious pleasure that the baby has since he is in the womb. This gesture is accused of hindering the good implantation of the teeth, but since it is not permanent, it is perhaps less harmful than the pacifier, which to hold in the mouth must be constantly sucked.
Whistling noise accompanied by a slight embarrassment to the inspiration. This benign condition is due to a small malformation of the upper orifice of the larynx which is a little soft and tends to close with each inspiration. The "strident" noise is exaggerated when the child is agitated or crying. It will diminish and disappear spontaneously, usually before the age of one year.
Lead poisoning, from old paint particles that the baby will carry to his mouth and swallow. The resulting disorders are digestive (diarrhea, abdominal pain) nervous (convulsion, nervousness) and blood. Lead accumulated in the body can be removed by urine with appropriate treatment.
Unexplained death occurring in a very small, often between 2 and 4 months, rather a boy and during his sleep. The frequency of sudden death is increased from September to peak in the winter months. There is not one cause of sudden death, but several intimately related. Among the most common are respiratory infection, reflux, maternal tobacco or sleeping problems.
This doctor examines your baby at birth and sees him again when he leaves the maternity ward. With his specialization and hospital practice, he is the most competent to ensure the medical follow-up of an infant. Thus examinations carried out at key developmental ages (8 days, 9 months, 2 years, etc.) are generally performed by a pediatrician.
Due to a fungus, candida albicans, it is manifested by the appearance of "creamy" white patches on the inside of the cheeks and on the gums. These are rarely painful but leave the mucous membrane alive as soon as it is cleansed. At the time of delivery, the newborn came into contact with this fungus, which frequently elicited home in the maternal vagina.
Natural mechanism that allows the regulation of body temperature. Some children sweat more than others. Faced with this inconvenience, have the appropriate reflexes: give to drink, change the clothes often, take care of the hygiene (two bathings a day may be necessary). Homeopathy can help reduce this excessive sweating, in the form of granules of Calcarea carbonica if it sweats when sleeping or natrum muriaticum if it occurs after the meal.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) involved in the development and maturation of the infant's nervous system. Breast milk has the advantage of containing enough fatty acids. Conversely, an infant fed artificial milk not supplemented can quickly find himself in a situation of deficiency.
Essential action to develop the oral cavity in a harmonious way. The first teeth appear around 6 months, the small has very quickly 8 incisors, ready to cut the food. This is the time to offer solids to eat, in order to develop a good musculature of the face, as well as a good position of the tongue, glued against the palate.
It warms your baby's bottle or dish in seconds. Unfortunately, it leaves the container cold or warm. Thus, milk or food can reach an excessive temperature without you realizing it. For safety and to avoid any risk of burning your baby, always stir the preparation before giving it, let it cool and better taste it!
It is due to the immaturity of the ocular muscles, too weak to command the eye a correct movement. If the beginning of life is physiological, on the other hand, it must not persist beyond the first nine weeks. An ophthalmological examination becomes necessary and may reveal a difficulty in balancing the two eyes.