Posted on: 11 July 2017
Having your first child can be very overwhelming because there are so many decisions that you have to make as a new parent. Many parents are worried about taking care of the baby and forget that they have to make decisions for their child that will last the rest of their life. The following guide walks you through a few of the decisions you will have to make as a new parent that may require a lot of deliberation.
Consider If You Want Your Son to be Circumcised
If you have a son, you need to consider if you want his penis to be circumcised or not. There are some people who do not believe that circumcision is a necessary procedure for little boys to go through. Other people feel that it is an essential procedure for safety and cleanliness.
Consider If You Want Your Child to Receive Immunizations
When your child is born, the doctor will let you know all of the immunizations that are available to your child and what their benefits are, as well as what the potential risks associated with each immunization are. It is ultimately up to you to decide if your child will receive the immunizations, but be aware that many immunizations are life-saving options that could save your child from potential harm, sickness, or even death.
Consider If You Want Your Child to be Breast Fed
Babies need to eat a lot. For many babies, breast milk is the best because it provides them with the essential nutrients and vitamins that they need to grow. Breast feeding can be a bit difficult for working mothers, though so you will need to make accommodations to be able to have breast milk readily available while you are at work. If you do not feel that breast milk is right for your child or you do not have a desire to breastfeed, you will need to discuss with your child's pediatrician which baby formula is the best option for your child.
All of these decisions need to be made in a short period of time to ensure that your child is able to live as happy and healthy of a life as possible. Weigh the pros and cons of all of the options and speak with your child's pediatrician about any questions you have to ensure that you are able to make an informed decision that is right for your child.Share