1. Infant needs to be bathed everyday - FALSE
If you bathe your newborn everday, it can dry out baby's skin or cause other irritations. You should increase your newborns' bath gradually week to week.
2. I should not wake my newborn to feed - FALSE
It is important to wake your newborn to feed in order to avoid dehydration as well as other injuries. Newborn babies should feed every 2-3 hours.
3. Breastfeeding comes naturally to all women - FALSE
Some women have no problem getting their newborn to breastfeed and that is fantastic, however; majority of women struggle and this is common. Try and get as much support in those first few days. Lactation Consultants and Doulas are a great at helping your baby establish breastfeeding.
4. If my baby is fussy, its cause he/she is hungry - FALSE
Your newborn can be fussy for many different reason. Always consult your physician to rule out any medical related issues. But if your newborn is healthly, fussiness can be hunger sometimes but it cant also be dirty diaper, bored, gas or being overtired.
By Natasa Oliveira
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