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Understanding Stunting in Children

Stunting in children is often a question of parents when visiting a pediatrician. Check out the following explanation about the causes of stunting in children and their characteristics. Stunting is a condition when a child is shorter than other children his age, or in other words, the child's height is below standard. The standard used as a reference is the growth curve created by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Southeast Asia, Indonesia ranks 3rd for the largest number of stunting. In 2018, although the number decreased compared to previous years, there were still 3 out of 10 Indonesian toddlers who were stunted. Causes of Stunting in Children Stunting occurs because of a lack of nutritional intake in children in the first 1000 days of life, ie since the child is still in the womb until the child is 2 years old. One reason is the lack of protein intake. Stunting in children can be caused by problems during pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or afterwards, such as…
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Baby on his stomach during sleep can have fatal consequences

The prone baby is one of the achievements of the development of the Little One. However, when this is done while they are sleeping, dangerous health risks can lurk your baby. According to experts, babies who are not taught on their stomach are more at risk of experiencing delays in their motor development. With the stomach on its stomach, babies can learn to start rolling, sitting, crawling, keeping their heads upright, and even standing. But in addition to bringing benefits, it turns out prone position can also endanger the baby. Come on, see the benefits and risks of a prone baby below. Benefits of stomach on baby Here are some benefits of stomach on your baby you need to know: Help strengthen the baby's back and shoulders.Strengthen the baby's neck muscles so that he can control the overall head movements.Train the baby to look up, down and around him. It also aims to develop coordination skills and follow things with his eyes.Prevent the shape of the baby's head f…

Signs of Childbirth Signs to Watch Out for

The puerperium occurs for 4-6 weeks after delivery. During the puerperium, bleeding occurs like menstruation. In addition, the puerperium may cause discomfort, there are even some conditions to watch out for as a sign of danger. In addition to the discharge of puerperal blood (lokia), there are some common things that occur after childbirth, ranging from discomfort during intercourse, changes in body shape, the appearance of stretch marks, hair loss, to constipation. Although these complaints will generally decrease towards the end of the puerperium, you still need to be aware of any danger signs that may occur during the puerperium. Such as excessive bleeding, high fever, or prolonged sadness. Recognizing Dangerous Signs of the Postpartum Some conditions during the puerperium that need attention because it has the possibility as a sign of danger, including: Postpartum bleeding Postpartum bleeding can be a sign of danger. This should be suspected if you need to replace the pads …