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A newborn needs special care and attention in the first month of life - देखभाल: जन्म के पहले महीने में नवजात शिशु को विशेष देखभाल और ध्यान की ज़रूरत होती है
A newborn needs special care and attention in the first month of life
देखभाल: जन्म के पहले महीने में नवजात शिशु को विशेष देखभाल और ध्यान की ज़रूरत होती है

Newborn Care — नवजात शिशु की देखभाल — Ammaji Kehti Hain

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HealthPhone: A newborn needs special care and attention in the first month of life

देखभाल: जन्म के पहले महीने में नवजात शिशु को विशेष देखभाल और ध्यान की ज़रूरत होती है



Hindiहिन्दी - मानक हिन्दी - Mānak Hindī - Hindi

Understand the importance of basic newborn care at home and be able to recognize the danger signs and seek immediate help.

These videos focus on social and behaviour change communication and are made for individual and small group viewing, learning and discussion. They are designed to be used as interpersonal communication tools by communities and frontline workers in giving out important information to women and caregivers.

UNICEF

Produced by: UNICEF, India



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Key Messages
  • Proper care for the newborn baby in the first 24 hours, first week and up to 1 month of life is critical for its survival. When a baby is born you should:

    1. Keep the baby warm, preferably by skin-to-skin contact.

    2. Not bathing the child immediately after birth (wait at least 3 days).

    3. Initiate breastfeeding within one hour by feeding the baby colostrum. The first breastmilk is "nature's protection." Exclusively breastfeed the baby for 6 months.

    4. Keep the cord stump clean and dry- do not put anything on it.

    5. All family members should wash their hands with soap before touching the baby.

  • Monitor your baby closely in the first month for any danger signs. Seek immediate help from your ASHA or ANM or go to the nearest health facility. Danger signs include:

    1. Baby not able to feed since birth or stopped feeding

    2. Baby is cold to touch or has fever (temperature)

    3. Only moves when touched or doesn't move at all

  • To ensure your baby's survival and healthy future continue to monitor for any danger signs, exclusively breastfeed up to 6 months of age, get the primary vaccinations, continue to sleep with baby under treated mosquito net every night, and see your AWW every month to monitor growth and development of the baby.
Discussions and Frequently Asked Questions

 Why do newborns need special care after birth?

Key Response: The first days and weeks are especially risky for newborns- particularly for low birth weight babies. The majority of newborn deaths occur in low birth weight babies. A baby's chance for survival is greatly increased if danger signs are recognized and addressed in a timely manner.


 What can we do for our newborns?

Key Response: We can provide basic home based care for the newborn and recognize the danger signs and seek immediate help. An ASHA will make 3 home visits for normal babies (on day 1, 3, 7) and 6 home visits for small or low birth weight babies (on day 1, 3, 7, 14, 21, and 28).


 Newborn survival can be ensured by doing the following:
  • Having adequate nutrition and proper rest during pregnancy

  • Having an institutional delivery by a skilled birth attendant

  • Seeking antenatal care during pregnancy and postnatal care after delivery

  • Spacing births with a minimum gap of 2 years

  • Initiating breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth (and feeding the baby colostrum)

  • Not bathing the child immediately after birth (wait at least 3 days)

  • Keeping the baby warm with skin-to-skin contact

  • Maintaining handwashing and personal hygiene

  • Keeping the cord clean and dry - not putting anything on it

HealthPhone: A newborn needs special care and attention in the first month of life
देखभाल: जन्म के पहले महीने में नवजात शिशु को विशेष देखभाल और ध्यान की ज़रूरत होती है


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28 June, 2014

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