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Mongolian Spots

Mongolian Spots

Mongolian spots are an inborn, developmental, skin- exclusive condition wherein a macular pigmentation is generally noted in the sacral part (lower part of back or buttocks) or rarely on the legs or shoulder region of healthy, just-born infants. This pigmentation appearing as spots in colours ranging from blue-gray to dark brown or even bluish-black is the result of melanocytes (pigment-creating cells) entrapping in the dermis region during their migratory journey from the neural crest into the epidermis. Often Mongolian spots could surface in the initial weeks subsequent to birth that generally fade away spontaneously in the span of four years; however it could also last for lifetime. Mongolian spots are commonly observed birthmarks noted in races like Native Americans (90%), Asians (80%),  [...]

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part II

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part II

Nourishment: The child’s doctor might suggest the addition of iron, vitamins or supplemental formula to the existent breastfeeding schedule. Iron supplements are the usual line of treatment in case of premature babies or preemies due to the dearth of iron reserves as compared to those found in the full-term children. Some premature babies basically require additional energy and vitamin intake that could be acquired from supplemental formula for sustaining growth. Being vigilant about exposure to infectious diseases and smoke: The under-developed condition of the lungs of a premature child during birth makes it more susceptible to a host of conditions as compared to full-term babies. Keeping the child shielded from ailing kin members and pals alongside avoiding public area with enclosures  [...]

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part I

Preemies Babies – Able Home Tending In The Initial Weeks – Part I

While the mother and the lately born infant are just adapting to the home environment, eventually the duo would manage to jointly set up a routine. One would eventually find out that the premature baby is essentially different from what one would be expecting of a full-term child. In the initial weeks at home, one needs to contemplate the following stated crucial pointers: Snooze and sleeplessness patterns: During delivery, as premature babies have incomplete brain function development in contrast to full-term newly born babies, hence premature babies: Have a tendency of sleeping more for every 24-hour time span as compared to full-term babies do, though for smaller time periods. One could look forward to awakening repeatedly during the night times till six months following one’s due date.  [...]