Mother and Baby Care at Home

Adjusting to a new life can seem daunting for newborns and new mothers, but with the right information and guidance, of our dedicated staff you can begin to enjoy motherhood from the first day. Our staff is experience both in maternity and baby care and we are ready to help you feel safe and comfortable during your baby’s first few days at home.

Postpartum Mother

Postpartum is to reverting the changes in the mother’s body after childbirth as it was before. Also called postpartum or postpartum time. This process takes six weeks. If the mother has surgical wounds that need to be bandaged, they should be bandaged regularly during this process.



Breastfeeding is one of the most important steps in maternal and child care. Breastfeeding is very important for babies up to 6 months of age. Breast milk provides all the vitamins, minerals, water, carbohydrates, proteins and fats your baby needs. Proper breastfeeding techniques can help ensure that your baby gets enough milk for his needs and increase milk production. Breast milk’s immunity is one of its most important benefits, as it strengthens the bond between mother and child. After six months, the transition to breastfeeding begins, but as recommended by the World Health Organization, there is great value in continuing to breastfeed for the first two years of life.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 10 to 12 breastfeeding sessions per day are required and recommended by the first six months of life. Breast milk is digested in the baby’s stomach in 90 minutes. That is, the baby should suck milk from the mother every 1.5-2 hours. Trained nurses teach how to breastfeed properly and consistently.

Benefits of breastfeeding;

  • Placing your baby correctly to the breast, absorbs the milk more easily, and tires the baby less quickly. Sucking Harder Increasing the babies sucking activity and stimulates the mother’s hormones to help produce more milk.
  • Your baby’s reflexes will be strengthened, allowing for full breast emptying to prevent breast swelling and soreness.
  • Nipple cracking is less likely when the baby pinches the nipple properly.

The correct breastfeeding method helps both the baby and the mother to have a more comfortable breastfeeding moment. Therefore, this training is very productive.

Baby Sleep Training

When your baby is 4 months old, it’s time to start preparing for sleep training. The best time is between the 5th and 6th month.

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Stool and Urinary Frequency

Usually a baby urinates 2-6 times a day, on average 5 times a day for babies 1-5 days old, and 3-4 times a day for babies 1-6 weeks is normal. From 1.5 months to 6 months, babies poop 3-4 times, 6 at most.

Diaper Changing

As mentioned earlier, a baby’s diaper needs to be changed 6-7 times a day. In fact, this number may increase due to the fact that babies poop more often during the neonatal period.

Baby Bathing

The first thing you should know is that you need to wipe the belly button with cotton and sterile water until it falls off.
During the training provided by our experienced nurses, they show how to adjust the baby’s standing position during the first bath, adjust the water temperature, and the positioning of the parent when bathing.

Nail Care

Trimming fingernails should be done once or twice a week and toenails once or twice a month. The best time to cut your baby’s nails is before bathing. If your baby is uncomfortable or crying, it’s best to cut while sleeping. Care must be taken to ensure that the baby’s nail clippers are special to them and not use by anyone else.


Skin Care

Use bubble baths and soft baby soaps to keep your baby’s skin from drying out, but avoid alkaline soaps. Under no circumstances should you go without scented baby care products and powders. If the skin is dry, you can apply oil before getting out of the bath.

Lying Position

Babies who do not sleep on their sides during the first three months due to the softness of their heads usually see a flattened back of the head. Tilting left or right only breaks the symmetry of the head and face. The right thing to do is put the baby in different positions for each feeding.

Breast Milk Pumping

If the mother and child must be separated, they should express at least 6-7 times a day for 15 minutes. Expressing both breasts at the same time improves milking efficiency. According to the Ministry of Health, it can be stored at room temperature (19-26°C) for 3 hours, in the refrigerator (0-4°C) for 3 days, and in the freezer (-18°C) for 3 months.

What you need before leaving the hospital

1. Newborn basket
2. Dairy products
3. Breast pump
4. Postpartum clothes
5. Sherbet and postpartum food
6. Maternal and Child book
7. Newborn clothes
8. Baby care bag


Belly Button Care

In the case of a healthy baby, do not wipe anything until the umbilical cord is pulled out, and treat the baby gently as instructed by the nurse. If the cord becomes dirty or sticky with urine or faeces, wash it with soap and water and dry it thoroughly. It can be dried with absorbent cloth or paper and ventilated.

Sneezing and Hiccups

Sneezing in newborns is a reflex. Fluid and mucus left in the nose and airways after birth should be removed. Babies try to expel them using protective reflex mechanisms. Contrary to what is believed about maternal and child care, this is not a critical issue.

Mother’s Nutrition After Giving Birth

Another important point in maternal and child care is nutrition. postpartum nutrition by consuming a few cups of milk and yogurt daily, 5-6 servings of vegetables, 5-8 servings of muesli and 3-4 servings of protein (1 egg and 90g of meat/chicken/fish) will help cover your needs.


We’ve compiled important information about maternal and child health. For more information please contact us.