Can you believe baby is now 1 month old!!!
This last month will most likely have been a bit of a whirlwind as you adjust to being a parent and baby adjusts to the outside world.
Here we will take a look at what may be happening at 1 month old, however do bear in mind that all baby’s develop at different rates. Sleep Probably a topic you discuss regularly and although it may not feel like it, baby will be enjoying plenty of sleep, while you on the other hand may be very sleep deprived.
At one month baby will have hopefully adjusted to sleeping more during the night than during daylight hours.
If this is not the case then keep curtains open during the day, even when they nap and have some background noise on, then during the night, keep the lights off and noise to a minimum to help baby regulate their sleeping patterns. Communication Your baby’s main communication method at the moment is through crying, whether they are hungry, tired or wanting cuddles, this is the only way they can let you know how they feel.
Baby will also start to discover the world around them and you may observe they start to notice sudden, prolonged sounds like the vacuum cleaner, and they may turn their head towards the noise. Movement Baby will be able to move their head from side to side which you will likely see when they are feeding, but they won’t have much neck control initially, but this will come soon.
You may also notice their movements are quite jerky, these will improve as they physically develop over the next few months.
Baby is also likely to have a startle reflex which is when their arms and legs splay out, this could be triggered by a loud noise, light or a sudden movement. Feeding Your baby will be feeding a lot at the moment, likely every two to four hours depending on if they are breast or bottle fed.
They will be on a milk only diet at present which will be giving them all of the nutrients they need and hopefully they will now be above their birth weight.
If you are struggling with breastfeeding, then do speak to your health visitor as they are there to help. You – 1 Month Post-Partum Over the last ten months, your body has been through a number of changes and post-birth these changes will have continued.
You stomach is still likely to be larger than pre-pregnancy as your uterine contracts, which can take up to 6 weeks.
Now is not the time to go on a diet, remember it took 9 months for your body to grow your baby, your body needs time and love during this transition, not a strict diet or exercise regime.
What you need is plenty of rest to recover from the birth, so be kind to yourself and allow yourself to heal fully.