BCG vaccine is given.What can I expect at the site of vaccination?
First vaccination given to newborns after birth is BCG in left upper arm and hepatitis B in thigh.
After BCG vaccination a small swelling develops in the area after 1 month.
This is followed by pus filled nodule .
The nodule ruptures later on ,leading to an ulcer.This finally heals and develop a scar in that area which persists lifelong.
Newborn baby poops after each feed
Pooping after each feed is common in newborns.
This is due to normal physiological phenomenon in newborns.
Sometimes it may be due to viral infection. In both the cases if the baby is feeding well, passing urine regularly and is active you don’t have to worry.
When should you worry?
If feeding is reduced.
Urine is reduced.
Baby is lethargic.
Visit the nearest ER.
Preterm low birth weight baby.What you should know
Preterm low birth weight babies mat have a variety of challenges.
Common issues are maintenance of normal body temperature.
This has to be often checked by touching baby’s abdomen and feet by back of clean hand.
Baby should be kept well covered. Specially head and limbs with multiple covers if needed and close to mother/care givers body.
Avoid bathing and uncovering the baby often. Avoid cold air where baby is kept.
Feeding depends on what type of feed mother has chosen.
Low birth weight babies should be on multiple vitamins, iron and calcium.
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Disclaimer :This is information for education purpose . Any health decision should be taken after consulting your doctor .
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