PEDIATRIC CENTER

Zion Women셲 Hospital, Serving with Love

Q1. The baby keeps vomiting.

Methods that help to alleviate the vomiting

01. Feed while standing.
02. Feed in a quiet location an when the baby is not too hungry.
03. If using a baby bottle, check if the nipple of the bottle is the right size.
04. Burp the baby after feeding.
05. Make sure the baby does not move much after feeding.
06. Reduce the amount of milk or feeding time if the vomiting continues.
07. Slightly raise the head if the vomiting occurs while sleeping.

Q2. The baby has a runny and stuffy nose.

01. Use a humidifier to raise the humidity.
02. Drop physiological saline into the nose and prevent dryness.
03. Gently remove foreign substances using a nasal irrigator

Q3. Is it constipation if the baby has not pooped for several days?

Diagnosis: firm and dry stool
Considering the feeding condition and age, it is diagnosed as constipation if the number and volume of bowel movements is considerably small.
10 days of bowel movement delay is considered to be within the normal limits for babies who are breast-fed.

Q4. The baby fell and hurt his/her head. Will he/she be fine?

The baby must be taken to the hospital in the following circumstances.

01. The cut on the scalp is wide open and seems to need stitching
02. The baby has vomited more than 3 times
03. It is difficult to wake the sleeping baby and its breathing is irregular
04. The baby셲 walk and talk is strange.
05. The baby keeps crying and is seriously fretful.
06. Blood or transparent fluids run from the nose and ears
07. The baby is having convulsions

Q5. Is it normal for the baby to frequently have hiccups? What can be done to stop the hiccups?

An immature nervous system is the main cause of newborn hiccups

01. Hiccups: characteristic sounds produced by the chord glottis suddenly shutting due to the involuntary movement of the diaphragm
02. The major cause of diaphragm irritation is the change in temperature.
03. Swelling of the stomach and gastroesophageal reflux due to overeating
04. When the diaphragm or stomach is irritated by wrong inhaling of oxygen

Home remedies

01. Warm the body and the environment
02. Give warm water to drink
03. Put fingers in both ears
04. Stimulate the uvula region
05. Surprise the child
06. Give sugar to eat
07. Make the child hold his/her breath

Q6. I am planning on taking the baby on a trip abroad. When can he/she ride a plane?

The baby can board a plane from 2 weeks if the mother and child are both healthy.

Q7. If the baby has a fever, should I wait until morning or go straight to the emergency room?

The standard for the first day of fever is 38섴 by an ear thermometer.

Before the baby is 100 days old
– Vaccination
– When the surrounding temperature is high
– Dehydration; insufficient breast-feeding

If the three cases do not apply and the baby is having a hard time, go straight to the emergency room!

After the baby is 100 days old
=> First take antipyretics.

If the child sleeps comfortably, plays well and is smiling, the child can be simply observed until morning.

Q8. What can be done if I missed the vaccination period?

Make a quick visit to the pediatrician with the vaccination diary in hand so that the schedule can be kept.

Q9. Diaper rashes keep appearing.

Causes of diaper rashes

01. A humid environment
02. Skin friction
03. Prolonged contact with urine or stool
04. Fungi infection
05. Bacterial infection
06. Allergy against the components of the diaper

Conditions where diaper rashes are more prone to develop

01. When the infant has grown slightly, particularly between 8~10 months
02. When the infant has not be cleaned and dried properly
03. When the infant has frequent bowel movements
04. When the infant or the mother, who breast-feeds, is on antibiotics (fungi infection develops more easily.)

How should diaper rashes be prevented?

01. Change wet diapers quickly.
02. Gently wash the part of the diaper in contact with the skin with water.
03. Use soap only when stool is not falling off easily.
04. Dry by patting and not rubbing. Dry completely in the air before putting on the diaper. Coat the skin with a thick cream or a diaper rash cream. Take care not to attempt to wash off the cream when changing diapers since it may harm the skin.
05. Avoid using baby powder since it can be inhaled.
06. Avoid alcohol or perfumes since they may irritate the skin.
07. Loosely fasten the diapers.

What should be done when diaper rashes appear?

01. Visit a pediatrician if the rashes worsen, do not improve in 2~3 days or blisters or pus has formed.
02. Apply topical steroid medication only when recommended by a pediatrician.

Q10. Is it okay that the baby sweats a lot?

Since young children are sensitive to the surrounding temperature, clothe the baby in many layers of clothes and cover them with blankets. It is common for babies to wet the pillow with sweat since they have only their head to release sweat when the surrounding temperature increases.

It is very rare for babies to suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Q11. Should the baby셲 earwax be cleaned out?

Management of a newborn셲 earwax

01. Earwax generally falls out naturally.
02. Turn the face sideways and press the cheek to make the earhole visible, and then wipe only the opening with a soft cotton swab.
03. 3. Unless there is liquid or dirt left after cleaning the ears, it is best not to wipe inside of the ears.

Q12. Is my baby growing well? Is he/she eating well?

Newborn Breast-feeding

01. 8-12 times a day
02. More than 15 minutes for each breast
03. Feed with both breasts at each session of breast-feeding
04. Wake to breast-feed if baby sleeps for more than 4 hours
05. Number of urination and diapers
06. Strength of sucking, strength of crying

Newborn Weight Gain

01. Newborns gain over 200g each week
02. Weight decreases for 3~4 days postpartum
03. The birth weight is recovered around the 10th day postpartum

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