Your Baby this Week
Has your baby smiled at you yet? If not, it will be soon. At 6 weeks, approximately one-half of all babies can recognise their parents, and many of these children are so happy to welcome Mom or Dad with an excited, gurgly grin. This is one of the first signs that your baby is developing the ability to socialise. In fact, this is what is called a “social smile,” and it is one of the most emotionally-gratifying milestones you may see in your baby’s reach. A breast pump will allow you to quickly remove breast milk. It may be helpful to have bottles of pumped milk to leave for your partner or a sitter while you go out. It can also increase your body’s production of the milk, making it easier for to feed a premature baby. Breast milk should be stored in feeding bottles or special bags to store breast milk. Please remember to write the date the milk was expressed on the container you put the milk in. Use chilled expressed milk within 72 hours.