Practical Guide Tiny Tot child from pregnancy to two years
The edition 2016 of the Practical Guide Tiny Tot child from pregnancy to two years, provided to all expectant parents during the prenatal, has just been published. Printed 113 000 copies, this edition “contains small changes that will allow to make to stay current,” says Chantale Audet, editor of the guide published by the National Public Health Institute of Quebec (INSPQ). Here are some examples.
No oka or feta
baking cheese pasteurized semi-soft (Oka, Havarti, etc.) are now targeted as cheese avoided by pregnant women, not to transmit listeriosis. “Blue cheeses were not mentioned before, but they are also part of the cheeses that are not recommended during pregnancy,” says Ms. Audet. Another change is the feta added to the list of non grata cheeses. “The fact that it is a soft cheese does not self-evident,” says the editor. Cheese curds wins, meanwhile, the list of the safest choice. “A mother who develops listeriosis during pregnancy may not be very ill, says Ms. Audet. But there can be serious consequences for the developing fetus. ”
Multivitamin to take
It is now recommended that pregnant or wish to become taking a multivitamin containing at least 0.4 mg of folic acid. So far, only a folic acid supplement was recommended. This change is “based on new recommendations from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada says Dr. Audet. Health Canada also made this suggestion. ”
Emergency contraception To avoid having another baby right away, the new mom who has had a bad or unprotected sex may use the copper IUD for emergency contraception, “regardless of the time after the vaginal or caesarean delivery, “says the guide.
The maximum period for a doctor inserts from five to seven days after intercourse, since this method is effective for a week.
No amount of milk to suckle
The line showing the average amount of milk the baby breastfed needs a day was removed. “For parents, the idea is really to get to know their child and go as needed, says Dr. Audet. Babies are so different from each other, we try not to put that information provides specific tags. ”
“Otherwise, we realize that there are parents who follow certain instructions to the letter, to the detriment of the health of the child, she said. Sometimes they give too much, other times they do not give enough … A baby, that’s not a recipe. Needs change from one day to another. ”
Not automatically emergencies
Until this year, the guide recommended “consult urgently if a child of 3 to 6 months has a rectal temperature of 39 ° C or more.” The 2016 edition says instead: “If your baby under 6 months has a fever, contact Info-Santé or your doctor. They will advise you on what to follow. ”
The decision to go to the emergency must be based on “the state of the child, rather than on a precise tag says Ms. Audet. The idea is not to send infants too quickly to emergencies, or too late. ”
“Never place a child aged 12 and under in the front if your vehicle is equipped with a front airbag on the passenger side,” warns the guide now. If we do so because of “exceptional circumstances”, the best is to push to the maximum the passenger seat backwards to reduce the risk of injury in the event of deployment of the cushion.
The Best live no longer states that “it is not mandatory to use a car seat in a taxi.” In an emergency, it is nevertheless clear that a baby unable to stand upright by itself can be carried by its parent in a taxi. The adult must then focus “and keep her child on her lap.”