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Your Baby’s First Six Months | Mothers & Babies


make stepping movements when they are held upright. All of your baby’s senses are fully alert at this stage, so he’ll enjoy the gentle touch and soothing voices of mum and dad.


Within the fi rst few weeks of your newborn’s life, you will already begin to notice


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BABY STEPS, GIANT MILESTONES


From exhausting sleepless nights to the joyous moment of your baby’s fi rst laugh, new parents have plenty to be excited about in their baby’s fi rst six months of life.


getting used to the tiny details: the shape of his tiny hands and feet, the different expressions on her face. The type of birth you have had will affect how soon your baby wants to feed; however, in many cases newborns should feed within the fi rst hour. Signs that your baby is ready to feed include starting to move as soon as he (or she) wakes up, moving his head around and fi nding something—usually his fi ngers—to suck. Babies are born knowing how to suck, and learn how to co-ordinate sucking with breathing after a few days. Newborns can also grasp things with their hands and feet, and can


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fter your baby’s arrival, you—like most other proud parents—will probably spend the fi rst few days


signifi cant changes in how your baby interacts, as he begins to take more notice of your voice, face and touch. Your baby should also be able to hear perfectly by this stage, and will start to turn his head in recognition of sounds he recognises. At this stage, your baby’s movement is limited so his head and neck will need constant support. In the fi rst few


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months of its life, your baby will only need breast milk and, formula to feed on.


This allows the digestive system to develop fully so baby can cope with solid foods later on. It is universally agreed by experts that breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby and ‘breast is best’ is recommended exclusively for baby’s fi rst six months of life. Research shows that breastfed babies have less incidence of diarrhoea and vomiting, fewer chest and ear infections and a lower likelihood of developing type-2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses later in life. After six months, feeding your baby additional appropriate solids, alongside breast milk, will help him develop healthily.


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