The First Cry of My Newborn and the Joy of Motherhood
The first cry of a child clamours his needs for utmost love and care. Though there were several complications in my pregnancy, the first cry of my newborn baby girl changed my world. I gave birth to a premature baby girl weighing only 2.36 kg. She was weak and needed utmost care. I was worried as I was not having enough milk, she was kept on preNan. My doctor advised me to breastfeed her after every two hours, this will improve lactation. Being a science student I knew the importance of breast milk, especially colostrum which is loaded with huge antibodies. Hence, I worked hard, I had to sacrifice my sleep to feed my baby after every two hours and this improved my lactation and finally, there was enough milk. She was kept on exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
This beautiful phase of life comes with so many challenges. Now, comes the phase of her weaning. My daughter is choosey when it comes to food, she doesn’t like the taste of cerelac. She only loves khichdi and sooji. I add ghee and potatoes with khichdi and sometimes give her egg yolk as well. I ensure that she is getting micronutrients as well as macronutrients. Apart from vitamins supplements that she is getting, it is important to add fruits and green vegetables in her diet as well.
She is a healthy happy baby who loves to gossip and socialize with everyone. As the norm of a nuclear family is being followed, nowadays children are becoming less interactive and much more involved with the digital world, hence it is important to keep a balance between indoors as well as outdoors games. Though my daughter is too small to play games I avoid using mobile as entertainment for her.
Giving quality time to children help them become a better individual. Though my husband is a busy doctor, he does give quality time to our child. I thanks my husband for his support, love and care.
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