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Taking care of newborns: How to hold your newborn

Dr Pooja AttreyPT
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Taking care of newborns How to hold your newborn

To a new mother, the motherly feeling comes naturally, right from the first time she hold her newborn in her arms, but the skills for the road ahead may require a bit of training. But, whatever be the case, don't worry! The best part is that all these skills can be learnt with little will power and lots of patience. So here we bring to you a blog on holding the baby comfortably.


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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jun 02, 2017

As n when baby starts sitting independantly anupriya. When he is able to master his neck n spinal balance from any abrupt force like jerks.. This milestone infants generally achieves anywhere between 6to 8 months.

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Anupriya J

| Jun 01, 2017

at what age can i make my child to sit in baby sitter in car??

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| May 24, 2017

Yes kartik.. Pictures would have definitely brought more clarity.... I insisted on same.... But somehow it couldnt happen at that time!

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Kartik Kujur

| May 24, 2017

Although it was quite informative still I feel it could have been better if illustrations were added along with the various title heads.

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Rabia

| Dec 15, 2016

Very informative

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Dec 13, 2016

Glad that the blog helped u renu n jayamala :):)

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renu

| Dec 12, 2016

hi.. my bAby is 2 months old n this ia very valuable information.. shared .

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Jayamala

| Dec 11, 2016

hi, this one is very much useful for me, thank u

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Sep 01, 2016

hi vidhula... glad that u found the article helpful.. at 2. 5 months,sitting is not advised but yes u can make him burp once in a while in upright position... keeping in mind to give proper support to his back n abdomen area.. and some infants don't like to lie on bed.. I faced same issue with my son... so much so that I had to literally sit whole night with him in my lap.. just so that he can have a peaceful sleep... after some time I tried making him sleep in side lying and it worked... try that.. good luck.

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Vidhula Mehta

| Sep 01, 2016

Hi, very nice article.. My baby is 2. 5 months old and he doesn't wants to lie down. He wants to sit or be in a upright position. Is it ok if i make him sit and also can i burp my baby in an upright position on my lap?

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Aug 23, 2016

hi rashmi.. there are very good articles on increasing milk supply on Parentune as well.. please have a look.. however u may try azwain kadha or methi Dana along with proper nutritious food n two time milk

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Aug 23, 2016

no problem@ halaby... ur baby is still to learn n master complete neck control.. it will come in some timw

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Halaby Barreto

| Aug 22, 2016

my baby is three month old and holds her head only in one position

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rashmi swaminathan

| Aug 13, 2016

i have done. c-section. i. am. doing breastfeeding. my uterus will shrink. faster.

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rashmi swaminathan

| Aug 13, 2016

i have low milk. supply. what can i do. for that. my baby is 2months old.

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Aug 05, 2016

hi sneha... upto one year of age baby will have little cough every now and then.. it's because of milk diet that she is taking.. so fir little cough don't worry.. however if cough is more and start disturbing her feeding and sleep... u may try cough relieving remedies for yourself.. like take haldi milk... or take gud azwain kadha.. .if u r breastfeeding her,it will reach her... to ease her symptoms,juse tie some garlic buds around her neck n chest area with round thread... like a necklace.. garlic smell will act as immunity booster and will not let little cough turn into any chest or respiratory infection.. gd luck.

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Aug 05, 2016

hi amreen.. sorry for replying late.. for hairs on anywhere her body,u need not to be worried... with age these hairs shed by themselves.. my son had much hairs on his forehead when he was born.. but now there's none!

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Sneha

| Aug 05, 2016

my baby is 1 month old. i m giving her similac powder. but now she is suffering from cough. i can feel cough when she sleeps . kindly advice

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Amreen Taj

| Jul 30, 2016

Thank u Dr pooja ur tip was very useful now my baby is ok.... she has hairs on for head and her head hairs are not growing wt can I do for that

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 29, 2016

and also thank you Parentune team for giving this opportunity to reach out fellow mothers and being able to help :) with print media,i had limited access to mothers but here almost from every corner of country mothers are connected.. it's really nice!

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 29, 2016

really happy that it worked for ur baby @kiranmai :)ur welcome anytime:)

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Kiranmai

| Jul 29, 2016

thank you Dr Pooja, it helps me also as my daughter is 2+ months and not taking milk and crying.. used gripe water. thank you..

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Amreen Taj

| Jul 29, 2016

thank u

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 29, 2016

u may also try chamomila30 ..a homeopathic medicine... gripe water can also be helpful. hope it helps u amreen.

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 29, 2016

hi amreen.. it could be stomach pain due to colic or gas.. if it is so,u may put her on her tummy at ur lap or on bed or shoulder hold her for some minutes to release gas. in home remedies,put little hing dissolved in warm water at her umbilical area n massage it in circles for a minute or two. also,if she is breastfed,u avoid eating things that are acidic in nature.. fir example citrus fruits, urad daal,spicy things etc.. have nutritious but easy on stomach meals. increase ur water consumption.

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Amreen Taj

| Jul 28, 2016

my baby is 3 months she got gastric wt can I do

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Nandini Vats

| Jul 28, 2016

Thanks Dr. Pooja.

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 28, 2016

@ ramesh : it's better to go with what ur neurologic pediatrician have told u.. I won't be much of a help considering that he can not be assessed or observed from here.. one thing that I suggest is if he is having trouble in body movements n balance,do consult a neurologic physiotherapist along.

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Swati

| Jul 28, 2016

Quite informative blog on how to hold your newborn. Thanks Dr Pooja

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Ramesh Kumar Patro

| Jul 27, 2016

my son is suffering from nurologycal problem. wt I will fo

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 27, 2016

@ asha: is this what generally his temp is or just these days it's reduced?also from which site at body u have measured it?from mouth or armpit or anus?

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lv Asha

| Jul 27, 2016

my son has temperature above 95 degree Fahrenheit is it normal

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 27, 2016

@ nandini.. it's an absolute NO for bouncing n shaking! never ever do this.. till upto at least one year of baby's age... reason behind is to avoid injury to their delicate internal organs... mostly brain from his skull bones!u can go ahead with little swaying to relax or soothe the baby though. n baby's this small don't have self head neck n back control... so if u try to make them sit or stand they will just curl or sway in imbalance..

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Nandini Vats

| Jul 27, 2016

Nice Blog. Is it ok to bounce , make sit and stand 3 months old infant?

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lubna

| Jul 27, 2016

Informative. Thanks for writing

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Kiranmai

| Jul 27, 2016

the information is really helpful.. thank you

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 27, 2016

@ asha: u can repeat ur queries here.. let's see if we .. fellow mothers can help!

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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Jul 27, 2016

so glad that this helped @ archna and arti..

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Archana Saravanan

| Jul 26, 2016

very useful thankyou

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Aarti Dhanrajani Haswani

| Jul 26, 2016

very informative. thanks.

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lv Asha

| Jul 26, 2016

there is no response from wellness center for my last two questions

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