About 80% of newborn baby' require minimal care . normal term baby’s should be kept with their mother rather than in separate nursery .
Immediate baby care for a new born-
In this you will understand all the things that will happen just at the time of delivery
The baby should be provided with the breast milk within half hour of delivery or till mother has overcome the exertion of labour
The chord stump will be kept clean and dry . topical antiseptic can be used if the baby is living in a highly contaminated area
Eyes will be cleaned at birth and once every day with a sterile cotton swab soaked in sterile water or normal saline . separate swabs to be used for each eye
The baby should be dressed in loose soft cotton cloths
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