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Mother's Hope has full time medical-staff and helpers to look after the babies round the clock. Baby Care is one of our top priorities. Some of the basic medical and baby care rules that we follow and observe consistently concerning baby symptoms are:

Soft Spots

The indent on top of a baby's head (the fontanel) is where the bones haven't completely grown together. It's covered by a tough membrane and is not easily injured. By about 18 months, it will be closed.
This yellowish tint to baby's skin occurs when a substance called bilirubin builds up faster than the baby's liver can break it down. If the condition persists, the baby may need treatment with special lights.
Spotty skin Plugged pores can cause little white spots on the baby's face. They will fade away in time.
Stork bites
These pink, brown or red stains on the back of baby's neck will likely go away by about 18 months.
Mongolian spot
A large bluish-gray mark on the baby's back is common among babies of Asian or African ancestry. It will likely disappear by age 5.
Don't have to be too alarmed. Bruises from delivery will heal eventually.
Cradle cap
This flaky condition on a baby's scalp is caused when the skin produces too much oily sebum. Loosen the scales with baby oil or petroleum jelly, then shampoo scalp and pat dry.
Crossed eyes
Extra folds of skin at the inside corner of the baby's eyes may make him look cross-eyed. Most babies outgrow the condition.
Clogged tear ducts
If baby's eyes look watery or have a discharge, the baby may have clogged tear ducts. Baby is taken to the doctor for consultation.
Rashes are common in newborns
Most will fade with time.

Babies have small stomachs and need small meals throughout the day and night to make sure they get all the nutrients they need. Although every child follows a slightly different eating pattern, we feed the babies every two to three hours, or more according to their age. As the baby grows, the frequency of feeding declines and the amount of food they eat at each feeding increases.

Feeding Guidelines: No two babies will eat the same, but we follow some helpful guidelines during babies feeding:

  • Birth to 4 months of age: we feed them 6 to 8 feedings each day (18 to 32 ounces)
  • 4 to 6 months of age: The babies are fed 4 to 6 feedings each day (28 to 32 ounces)
  • 6 to 9 months of age: The babies are fed about 3 to 5 feedings each day (24 to 32 ounces)
  • 9 to 12 months of age: The babies are fed 2 to 4 feedings each day (24 to 32 ounces)
Again one of our most important roles is to make sure that the babies are immunized. Immunization protects babies against dangerous diseases.