Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is more than just food. The child needs proximity to her mother’s arms. It is known today that close body contact has a great significance for the child’s continued emotional development. There are a number of good reasons to try breastfeeding: Breast milk is the best nutrition for the baby. It contributes to protection… Read more »

How it Affects Your Eating Milk Content

What the breastfeeding mother eats, and has eaten, affects the content of breast milk. Small amounts of different proteins and other nutrients can pass over relatively unchanged from the mother’s food to the breast milk and affect the baby. Some environmental toxins stored in the mother’s body fat can also be transmitted to breast milk… Read more »

Vitamin D and Iron: Vital Vitamins and Minerals

A supplement of vitamin D is recommended right from the start, and eventually foods that contain iron and other nutrients the child needs to build up his body. Breast milk contains almost all the vitamins and minerals an infant needs. But there are a couple of important exceptions: Vitamin D and iron. Iron The iron… Read more »

Infant Formula

The infant formula available in the trade is nutritionally a good alternative to breast milk when you cannot, or do not want to, breastfeed. Like when, for practical reasons, you want to combine breastfeeding with bottle compensation. The infant formula is made from cow’s milk as a base with the addition of vegetable oils and… Read more »

Good to Know about Breast Milk

It takes 2-14 days for milk production to start. The milk contains all the nutrients your child needs, except vitamin D. But if you want to save leftover milk – do it right, otherwise it will be ruined. The breast consists of fat, gland and connective tissue as well as blood vessels and nerves. The… Read more »

Tips and Advice on Breastfeeding Problems

Do you have sore nipples, dairy cough or tired of constant breastfeeding? Breastfeeding problems are often due to things that can be corrected. Here are some useful tips that might help you. That it hurts when the baby sucks is a biological warning signal and probably a sign that the breastfeeding technique should be corrected.… Read more »

The Child’s Discovery Desire: Tips and Advice

The newborn child is thirsty for attention and needs love, support and guidance in his discovery of the world. You see and confirm the child by talking a lot with the child. Wrap it with all the beautiful words you know. Meet its looks and respond to all its bodily expressions of presence with your… Read more »

Most Popular Names of Newborns

Are you thinking of a name for a newborn or newborn baby? Here you will find the latest top 10 list by name. Alice is the most common girl name and William has again been top among the boy names. But we have some bubbles – Maryam and Matteo are the names that increased the… Read more »

What is BVC?

At the BVC, you can regularly visit a district nurse or child nurse with your child. There are examinations, vaccinations and doctor’s visits, but you can also get support in the role of parent. BVC is an abbreviation of child care center. A district nurse or child nurse, who is the key person in the… Read more »

Complications after Childbirth

If you suffer from a high fever and illness after you have come home from BB, always contact your maternity ward or emergency department. Below you will find a number of complications that can occur after childbirth. In the past, “cot fever” harvested many women’s lives in Sweden. With today’s modern maternity and childbirth care,… Read more »

First Infant Age: BB Examinations and Good Advice

Before it’s time to go home with your newborn child, a series of investigations on BB are on the agenda. Here we list them together with some good advice that is good to think about once you have come home with your baby. The midwife does the following examinations Child’s jaundice / car check More… Read more »

Sudden Infant Death – SIDS

Below you will find questions and answers about sudden infant death, and how you can reduce the risk of your baby being hit. Unexpected death in a previously healthy infant is also called SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The child’s respiratory center does not normally respond to a lack of oxygen, which causes the child… Read more »

Navel Care – Newborn

Normally, the navel dries together and falls off 7-12 days after birth. Sometimes the little stump can hang for a few more days. The navel sometimes smells quite strongly in the final days before it is released. It’s completely normal and nothing to worry about. If the clamp on the umbilical stump remains on arrival,… Read more »

The Child’s Development the First Year

At 5-6 months, the little child is usually able to turn around himself – and suddenly runs the risk of falling down from the changing table, so pay extra attention. Two to three months later most toddlers usually start to crawl and be able to sit themselves. Read frequently asked questions and the expert’s answers… Read more »


In Sweden, about six percent of all children are born “prematurely”, which means before 37 weeks of completed pregnancy. In most cases, these premature babies are doing just fine. Swedish neonatal care (newborn care) has developed a lot and is today among the most prominent in the world. This means that the vast majority of… Read more »

Postpartum Depression

Psychological changes when the child is born can give rise to what is sometimes called “maternity blues”. During the first week after childbirth, up to 40-80 percent of all new mothers experience psychological symptoms – however, it is NOT the same as birth depression. Mental symptoms often occur within 3-4 days after the baby is… Read more »

The Body after Pregnancy and Childbirth

Your body has gone through a lot – a long pregnancy and then a birth. As long as you remain in the hospital, the staff can help and advise on bleeding, for example, and dare to go to the toilet if you have had sutures in the genital area. In the past, new mothers lay… Read more »

Toddler Parents Sex

Hug at least once a day, tune in to a love meeting in the kitchen, look each other deep in the eyes and whisper beautiful words in your ear. An increased dose of sensualism is the best medicine for preventing divorces among new parents. Tone Ahlborg, midwife, university teacher and author of the book Lust… Read more »

Dictionary for the First Infant

Coming home with a small newborn baby can feel both annoying and nervous. Here is some in-depth reading about infants, which can facilitate after their return home. Supine Infants sleeping on their back is safer, as the child may otherwise roll over from side to stomach. Research shows that the risk of sudden infant death… Read more »