Your baby is here! First of all, congratulations, and second, a very useful tip: be patient and be prepared to hear comments from everyone. Some are based on experience, but others are myths that are passed down from generation to generation and are not based on any evidence. We mean those dangerous tips from grandmothers to new mothers
They will say to you that of "It has been done all the life!" or "Nothing happens!" But do you want to know what advice from grandmothers you should heed and what not? We will tell you!
Do not take him in your arms, he will only want arms
In the top 1 of the tips is not to carry the baby too much in your arms because if he does not get used to it badly and he will not want to be in the crib or in the stroller. You'll hear it 1,500 times or more… but never feel bad about holding your baby. Your baby needs your love and warmth!
Dipping the pacifier in sugar
Another classic is that the baby's grandmother tells us that in order for the child to stop crying, we should dip the pacifier in sugar, honey or anything sweet. Although it has been done in the past, this custom is counterproductive because we could promote future cavities and accustom the child to the taste of candy.
Give him an infusion for colic
In their first three months of life, babies can have colic. Before they were given chamomile or anise tea, but this is totally discouraged because the baby only needs milk in its first months. Infusions have not been shown to alleviate colic symptoms and, furthermore, if the newborn is fed only breast milk, inserting a bottle may be an unnecessary interruption.
Lower a fever with a cold bath
Although it has always been heard that to lower a fever you have to immerse the child in a bathtub with cold water, in reality it is something that pediatricians do not recommend, because fever is a natural defense mechanism of the body.
Maybe you don't have enough milk
If your mother-in-law or mother tells you that you don't have enough milk to breastfeed your son or daughter, ignore it, as the breast produces milk on demand. You also do not have to drink more liquid than what your body asks for.
Do not eat legumes, asparagus or spicy
In addition to telling you that you have to eat for two, surely you hear that you should not eat foods that can cause gas because you transfer them to the baby. The mother's diet does not interfere with the baby's colic. A mother must eat everything. Spicy, onion or garlic also does not affect the newborn.
Put on a girdle to lose your gut
Before, women wore a girdle to lose weight and regain their waist after giving birth. It is proven that the use of postpartum girdle does not facilitate the recovery of the figure. The factors that influence the return to the pre-pregnancy weight are the hormonal change, the retraction of the uterus to return to its normal size, the expulsion of the retained liquids and the recovery of the muscular tone of the abdomen.
Give the baby water
You should not give your baby water in the first months, even if it is summer. The baby is perfectly hydrated with the milk he drinks. You can already offer it to him after six months of life.
If you have diarrhea it is because your teeth are going to come out
A very grandmother's phrase is also to affirm that if the baby has diarrhea it is because he is starting teething. It's another myth, so don't downplay those symptoms because you could be having a stomach infection or gastroenteritis.
Put a hat on him so that he does not have flare ears
Seriously, you don't always have to wear a hat to stick his ears to his head. The spread ears have more to do with genetics than with the restraint that any hat can do.
All these statements of the popular heritage have been scientifically proven that they do not help your baby, so what you have to do is guide yourself by common sense, by your maternal instinct and, above all, by what your pediatrician advises you.
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