It is recommended that your child be assessed by the Paediatrician of your choice at frequent intervals, especially in the first 12-18 months of life. This is not just to administer the “shots” which are due, but also so that his development may be monitored.The earlier that any abnormalities in this area are detected, the better.
Read more: Milestones of Development
The newborn baby
Read more: The Newborn Baby
The usual length of pregnancy is 40 weeks (nine lunar months).
Read more: The First Nine Months of Life
Breast feeding is the foundation of good nutrition in infancy.
Exclusive breast feeding provides adequate nutrition for the first four to six months of life and is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this period. In the normal full-term baby, there is no need for supplements of water, formula or vitamins for the first six months of life.
Breast milk production begins when the baby begins to suck after birth but full production does not come on stream until the 3rd or 4th day after birth.
Read more: Infant Nutrition & Breast Feeding