The AAP recommends sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump falls off — which might take up to three weeks ||2- Breastfeeding your new baby ...Breast milk provides all the nutrients that babies need for the first six months of their life and guards against many illnesses and allergies. Also, breastfeeding can help build a special closeness with your baby. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. ||Until your baby is 6 months old, he'll get all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||Never tie a pacifier to your child’s crib or around your child’s neck or hand. This could cause serious injury or even death ||Try to develop passions outside of work. Don't define yourself by your job, and have the courage to be imperfect. ||Put a photo of a face – yours – on the side of the cot for your baby to look at. Human faces fascinate babies ||Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||Don't allow your pet on the couch while you are holding baby. This makes dogs bigger and taller in relation to your infant and may encourage aggression. ||Expressing milk should be painless. If it hurts, stop. ||
G6PD Deficiency Guide

 

The G6PD diet is very easy to follow. However, if you don’t follow your diet you can get very sick. Some people become so ill that they have to be admitted to the hospital.
A mother who breastfeed a baby with G6PD should also follow the G6PD Diet.
If you avoid the following foods all of the time you will do well.

Foods to be avoided in G6PD patients:

Fava beans - also called broad beans. If not sure, identify the bean before using. Our Call Center can help. Call 2356 from any mobile phone.


Drugs and Chemicals That Should be Avoided by Persons with G6PD Deficiency:

Analgesics / Antipyretics

Acetanilid, acetophenetidin (phenacetin), amidopyrine (aminopyrine), antipyrine, aspirin, phenacetin, probenicid, pyramidone.

Sulfonamides/ sulfones:

Dapsone, sulfacetamide, sulfamethoxypyrimidine, sulphanilamide, sulfapyridine, sulfasalazine, sulfisoxazole.

Cytotoxic / Antibacterial:

Chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, furazolidone, furmethonol, nalidixic acid, neoarsphenamine, nitrofurantion, nitrofurazone, para-aminosalicylic acid.

Miscellaneous:

Alpha-methyldopa, ascorbic acid, dimercaprol (BAL), hydralazine, mestranol, methylene blue, nalidixic acid, naphthalene, niridazole, phenylhydrazine, toluidine blue, trinitrotoluene, urate oxidase, vitamin K (water soluble), pyridium, quinine.

Antimalarials:

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mepacrine (quinacrine), pamaquine, pentaquine, primaquine, quinine, quinocide.

Cardiovascular Drugs:

Procainamide, quinidine.

 

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