Journey Through 3 Trimesters of Baby Bump and Feeding Your Newborn


Pregnancy is a gift as new life takes form and comes into the world with a whole new journey ahead of it. The total nine months journey is segregated into 3 trimesters for the ease of setting and tracking fetus developmental milestones, and also giving medical care accordingly.

First Trimester: is a delicate phase where new life is just formed and gets itself implanted in the uterine wall. In the beginning, it is just a single cell multiplying at an amazing pace to form a human body. Pregnant women usually come to know that they are pregnant after missing a period and take a pregnancy test to confirm the same. Within the first 3 months, foetus goes through a lot of physical changes growing from a little spot to few centimeters human form with webbed fingers and toes.

Second Trimester: is another crucial stage where all the organs form and grow. By the end of 6 months baby becomes the size of a small pumpkin with all its organs and parts formed. Skin also covers the tiny body. Foetus continues to feed on Placenta through the umbilical cord.

Third Trimester: From 7th month to 9 months or delivery is an exciting phase as all the organs start to function especially kidneys as foetus pees in the womb. It is also believed that foetus starts to feel the emotions that the mother goes through; hence it is important to take little or no stress at all so that baby’s health is not affected.

Please read more here for an in depth understanding of developmental milestones at each trimester. At all stages, pregnant women need to take good care of their health by eating healthy and balanced food, take timely medical help, eat supplements to meet the growing needs of the baby, sleep for good number of hours and take plenty of fluids.

Post delivery, feeding your newborn becomes the most important task as the baby needs milk to survive for the coming 6 months. Feeding newborn baby at regular intervals is essential to ensure that it is getting all the required nutrients and also does not dehydrate. Newborn baby’s organs especially digestive system and eyes still develop at least in the first six months; hence they completely depend on milk. Mothers need to take good care in feeding their babies with required amount of breast milk until the babies feel full.

In the first six months after delivery, newborn babies may demand cluster feeding which is nothing but frequent feeding sessions with very less time between feeds. These sessions may last few hours to couple of days before they get back to their normal routine of 2-3 hours interval between the feeds. Mothers need to be on healthy diet and eat at regular intervals to meet increasing breast milk needs of their newborns.

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