Oftentimes, new fathers and mothers are concerned about some of the symptoms seen in their newborn baby (despite the fact that they are common in newborns). This may be the reason why parents are worried. and often bring the child to seek advice from a specialist doctor or nurse or may cause the baby to require unnecessary medical examinations.
The following conditions are common in newborns. or general characteristics in newborns It is a condition that does not require any treatment … Parents need not worry. Because these symptoms will disappear on their own as the baby grows up.
- Spitting milk because the newborn’s upper esophageal sphincter is not fully functioning. Therefore, most babies may have a small amount of milk leaking from the corners of the mouth and nose. which this symptom will gradually decreases and disappears as the baby grows The solution is to sit or hold the baby over his shoulder after feeding. to expel excess air If the baby still has a lot of milk spitting out every meal Even after bleeding should bring to see a doctor
- Hiccups are found in all newborns. may be found after suckling caused because the function of the diaphragm is not yet fully do not require any treatment May be corrected by holding a seat or laying across the shoulder to expel the wind. There is no need for the child to suck water to relieve this condition. Hiccups gradually decrease by 1-2 months of age.
- The tongue is white. It is common in all newborns. It will be seen as a thin white melasma spread evenly in the middle of the tongue. Babies will suckle normally. No treatment is required. but if it is found to be white It is a thick sheet that is firmly attached to the tongue, cheekbones, gums, or on the lips. Babies may also have decreased suckling or have diarrhea. Shows that there may be a fungal infection in the mouth. It is necessary to bring the baby to the doctor for treatment.
- Wheezing, wheezing, very common. Parents often misunderstand that their child has a cold. If the baby is well breastfed, sleeps well, does not cry, does not have thick mucus filling in the nostrils. No treatment is required. This creaking sound decreases or disappears when the baby is 2-3 months old. This may be an early sign of cow’s milk allergy.
- Sneezing with clear mucus during the first month after childbirth where the child does not have symptoms of heat, crying, or poor suckling often make parents worry whether the child has a cold or allergy This condition resolves on its own without treatment. And it’s not a symptom of a cold or allergy at all.
- Startle or panic especially when there is noise or being touched the baby will have a response by spreading arms and legs with open hands After that, the babies will put their arms together. It’s normal for babies. which indicates a normal nervous system Sometimes it can mislead parents. that the child has symptoms like this This symptom can occur in infants around 6 months of age.
- Twisting. A mature baby has body movements while waking up like a lazy adult. The baby will stretch his arms above his head. The hips and knees are flexed and the torso is twisted. Some people may be so twisted that their faces turn red with sluggish pronunciation. This is a normal condition.
- Spasms in certain rhythms of sleep. may see babies Mild spasms in the arms or legs without darkening or cyanosis And while waking up, there is no visible spasm. Often makes parents understand that their child has seizures. This is a normal movement during the newborn.
- Red rash all over the body It begins to be found during the age of 1-2 days, may be widely distributed. Except for the palms and soles that come and go and change places. Sometimes you may see a small white bump in the center of the red rash. Some people may have a shocking amount of rain. And parents may misunderstand that their children have allergies or have been bitten by ants or insects. which actually These rashes occur spontaneously for unknown reasons. and disappears on its own within 1-2 weeks, does not require any treatment and there is no harm to the baby
- A flat red birthmark above the eyebrows and upper eyelid. It is a clump of capillaries. It is fairly common and resolves on its own, but may take several months. and a few that may fade in years
- Group of white blisters at the tip of the nose. It is a sebaceous gland that is tightly arranged and organized. It is very common in newborns. heals on its own within 2-3 weeks
- A small white blister in the middle of the hard palate in the mouth. It is very common in newborns. May cause parents to mistaken for pustules This type of blister is normal and heals on its own in about 5 months.
- A bluish-green nevus, flat appearance, at the coccyx, together or on the back It is very common in Asian babies. fade by itself But it may take years.
- Skin peeling, premature babies, or babies with slow growth in the womb. The skin on the body or limbs may be peeling and cracking from the first day after giving birth often. or a term baby normal body weight Dry and peeling skin is often found at the end of the first week. which is normal Born due to expired epidermis And babies will have their own skin repaired to shine in 1-2 weeks.
- White mucus from the vagina in the female baby. and in some cases may be found with blood This condition is caused by a change in female hormone levels after childbirth. It is considered normal and heals on its own.
- Occasional strabismus and return to normal found in some babies due to the development of eye movements not yet fully developed Most of them will return to normal at the age of 1 month or at the latest, not more than 6 months, and some may look like squint, although it is normal. It is more common in children of Chinese and Korean ethnicity due to flat nose bridge and single eyelid.
- Milk is the breast of some male and female babies. May feel the milk as a breast and some may find milk coming out as well It occurs because hormones pass from mother to child while in the womb. This condition resolves on its own in several weeks. or several months without requiring any special treatment In the event that milk comes out Do not squeeze the breast area. Because it can cause mastitis.
- Bendy Legs. Newborn babies have natural bent legs. Leg bending should not be done. Because it can cause injury to the joints and bones. This condition gradually subsides until it appears normal. When the baby is about 2 years old and does not cause abnormal gait