How to keep your child healthy
May 20, 2018
Here are two facts of parental life: children are sick, and parents are worried. How often and heavily the child is ill depends primarily on the susceptibility of the child to illnesses, and not on your parental qualities. But there are important things that you can do to reduce your child's risk of getting sick and speeding up the recovery if the baby does get sick. Here's how to start your medical partnership with a pediatrician.
If you learn to understand your healthy child, it will allow you to more subtly intuitively understand that the child is sick and help him. Attachment as an approach to the child really allows you to shine in revealing the diseases and treating the child. A sensitive approach to crying your child and all the hours that you spend holding the baby on your hands and chest - all this strengthens your ability to understand your child. You begin to feel your child when he is healthy, and therefore you are instinctively alert at the first sign of a malaise: "He began to behave strangely" or "He cries differently. I know that he hurts somewhere. "It's not so important to know that
Dr. Moi and Dr. Ded
One of the most intuitive parents in my practice is a completely blind mother, Nancy. Since she can not see her child, she does everything solely by sound and touch. Her child often has a different skin rash, which makes her regularly visit my office. At the very beginning of our diagnostic epic, Nancy brought to me the baby Eric about the rash, which I could not see. But the mother of
said: "I feel it".As usual, the next morning it happened: I was able to see the rash. Another intuitive mother shared with me that she can tell when her child has a sore throat, "because she sucks differently."And another loving mother once told me how she determines that her child starts otitis media: her child refuses to put her head on this side and take her breast on this side. Such deep sensitivity to their children honors these mothers of an honorary degree Dr. Mom( or Doctor Mama).
Affected and loving mothers and their trusting children help the doctor. For many years that I examined healthy and sick children, I constantly noticed that the children of sympathetic parents show a trustful attitude to others, especially when they get sick. They are so used to the fact that their needs are satisfied, that when they get sick, they believe that the doctor will give them good health. During the examination, they express less dissatisfaction, due to which both the doctor and the child themselves are less tired. It seems that these children act according to some inner conviction, which tells them that this doctor who thrusts a wand into his mouth pokes them in the stomach and shines with a flashlight in the ear, on their side. A docile child who helps the doctor,
allows you to put the right diagnosis. For example, if the child is filled with a cry, the eardrum may blush, and the examination of the ear is then misleading.
Close attachment between parents and a child makes it easier for parents to care for a sick child. Many infancy diseases fall into the category "I do not know what's wrong with your child, so let's wait a day or two to see what the changes will be."Take, for example, a child with an increase in the temperature of unknown etiology. In this case, I tell my parents that, in my opinion, this is just a harmless virus and that in three to four days their child will recover, but I add: "Call me if the symptoms change."This last instruction has a lot of meaning. I am actually handing the sick child to Dr. Mom and Dr. Da-deo( Dr. Mom and Doctor Pape) and trust them with such a responsible assignment how to let me know if the child's condition worsens. But what advice do these home doctors have? They are sensitive to their child, they can understand the signs of their child, and they so intuitively feel their child, that they can, it is said, hurt where their child hurts. This sick child is in good hands.