WHAT TO DO

Your Baby & Toddler - - The Dossier [First 100 days] -

If you think you may have PND the first step is to find out if you do. PNDSA (the Post Na­tal De­pres­sion Sup­port As­so­ci­a­tion) has an amaz­ing web­site – www.pndsa. org. za. Here you can take an on­line test to see if you have PND. This would be the first step in the right di­rec­tion. From there you can find the right in­ter­ven­tion to help you man­age your PND. You can also talk to your doc­tor for a di­ag­no­sis and dis­cuss how to treat your con­di­tion. YB

2AN IN­FEC­TION Be­cause a baby’s eyes are ex­posed to pos­si­ble bac­te­rial or other in­fec­tions dur­ing birth, it’s stan­dard pro­ce­dure to put drops into the baby’s eyes af­ter birth. New­borns are also prone to in­fec­tions de­spite metic­u­lous clean­li­ness. Try a drop of breast­milk squeezed di­rectly into the eye to clear up stick­i­ness but if it per­sists and gets worse, go to the clinic or the doc­tor.

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