Revisiones médicas al momento del nacimiento

Medical check-ups at birth

The birth of our baby is not only a physical event , it is also a spiritual event , since we are born as parents and as a family . Before being discharged , the baby will be evaluated by the pediatrician or general practitioner who will be checking breathing , skin color , effective feeding , presence of urination and bowel movements .

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¿Cuándo y cómo realizar el registro civil de nacimiento del bebé y al régimen de salud?

When and how to register the baby's birth and health regime?

Every newborn is automatically affiliated with the EPS to which the mother belongs , regardless of the regime to which she belongs , for which the live birth certificate will suffice , however , and in order to legalize the corresponding affiliation , the parents or in their absence , whoever has custody or personal care of the newborn must provide civil birth registration no later than three months following birth . The process is carried out by the contributors or head of the family and their registration as a beneficiary proceeds . » Reference Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia .

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¿Cómo es la orina y la deposición de los bebés?

What is urine and bowel movements like in babies?

Urine or urination The baby should urinate at least 4 to 6 times a day. Your urine output may change in hot weather or when you are sick. Urinating should not be painful. If you notice any symptoms of pain in your baby, you should consult your doctor or pediatrician.

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Cuidados de la piel y uñas del bebé

Baby skin and nail care

You should not use skin care products that are not made for babies; they often contain perfumes and other substances that can irritate the skin.
Toenails do not grow as fast as fingernails and are softer.
We can use files, nail clippers or blunt scissors for toenails, we just have to be very careful not to hurt the baby.

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¿Cómo cuidar y limpiar los dientes del bebé?

How to care for and clean baby's teeth?

The baby's first teeth usually begin to emerge between 4 and 7 months of age, but they can be delayed a little due to hereditary factors and there is no need to worry. Pain relievers rubbed on babies' gums are not necessary as they disappear quickly.

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¿Cómo sacar los gases al bebé?

How to get rid of gas in a baby?

It is important to take a break while feeding the baby to make him burp and get rid of gas . If we are breastfeeding , we do it when we change breasts , if we do it with a bottle , it is advisable to do it every 2 or 3 ounces .

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Recomendaciones para dar leche de fórmula al bebé

Recommendations for giving formula milk to the baby

If you choose to feed the baby with formula milk , it is the doctor or pediatrician who must recommend what type of milk to use . To prepare formula milk, we must follow the manufacturer's preparation instructions exactly . We must always check the temperature of the milk before giving it to the baby , as it can be very hot and we can burn the baby . It is not necessary to heat the water , babies can drink milk at room temperature .

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¿Cómo dar baño al bebé?

How to give a baby a bath?

During the first days or weeks the baby does not need to be bathed daily . To bathe we can use a bathtub with a base , a mobile bathtub or a large container . We recommend touching the water and regulating the temperature before putting the baby in . The amount of water needed should be such that most of the body is above the water level .

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