Post-Natal Episode 4: DAY 5-7 What You Need to Know by the End of the First Week

Nearly the end of the first week – and what an intense week it has been!!

MATERNAL WELL-BEING:

* Last BP check

* Fundus involution

* Lochia Discharge (Rubra/Serosa/Alba)

* Uterine Placental wound site healing

* Sutures (Perineum/C-Section wound)

* Breasts (Lactogenesis-2, Sore nipples)

* More

NEONATAL WELL-BEING:

* One-week detailed clinical examination including length, head circumference, reflexes & fraenulum check (tongue-tie)

* 2nd Oral Dose of Vitamin-K

* Weight-Loss & management (eg 7-8% normal | 10% vigorous? | 11-13% Need assessment | 14-15% Must see Paed

* Audible swallows of milk transfer

* Pacifiers/Dummies

* On-demand vs Scheduled feeding

* & More

Luv & light,

Kathy

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