Health Tips for New Babies and New Parents
We are very concerned with the health of your new baby, and would like to make the following suggestions! Please contact our office for more information at any time. We look forward to helping you as your family grows!
~ Dr. Eric and Michelle Vera
- We highly recommend always using organic formula and organic foods.
- If you are breast-feeding recommended to use the fennel tea to help prevent colic and increase the breast milk.
- Your baby does not have a good immunity until after 6 months. For this reason, we recommend breast-feeding.
- Also any caretakers of the baby should have their tetanus with pertussis vaccination. It will prevent them from passing on the pertussis to your baby.
- Anybody with a cold should be very careful around the child use a mask and avoid contact.
- There is a cell phone app called WebMD baby that you can download it and have available on your phone which is very helpful.
- You can prepare-year-old baby food simply by using ice trays and freezing them for one food; for example, carrots in one ice tray and green beans and another. Then when you to start feeding the baby, you can defrost one ice cube. I recommended to start with a new food every 5 days or so. I recommend to start at 4 months old with cereal.
- When you start the baby cereal, we recommend the Happy Bellies Cereal with probiotics and DHA. This will help the baby’s immune system.
- If you are unable to get a quick sick appointment on the phone. Please walk in so we can see you for the same day.
- If you have an urgent issue, Please take your baby to the emergency room at Cobb pediatrics.
- Probiotics are recommended organic and trivisol vitamins which is over the counter.
- Vitamin d is prescribed if breast feeding.
- For colic: Mylicon drops or Gripe Water is helpful as well as using the Swaddle sleeper.
- Allergies: The newest idea about allergies is that more exposure will decrease allergies as they get older. A recent study of children with dogs noted they had less allergies to dogs. Children on farms had less allergies than children that are not raised on farms. For this reason the study recommends starting feeding at 4 months old.