is celebrated as the World Prematurity Day. It is a global event which is celebrated
in order to raise awareness about the preterm births. Being a serious health
problem, people should know more about premature birth and how to care for the child.
Prematurity is when the baby is born in less than 37 weeks after the mother’s last normal menstrual period. This is also termed as preterm birth or premature birth. And the babies born in this duration are said to be as preemies or premies. So in order to spread awareness all over the masses, World Prematurity Day is celebrated.
WHEN THE DAY WAS FIRST OBSERVED?
The World Prematurity Day was first observed by Europe in 2008. It evolved as a worldwide celebration since 2011.
HOW IT IS CELEBRATED?
The celebration of this global event is done in different ways. The organisations, NGO’s, schools or the public indulge in activities like conducting media campaigns or events that generate awareness about how to care for the premature babies. Social media also plays a vital role in generating awareness; people change their display pictures to any information about the premature birth.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PREMISE OR PREMATURE BABY?
Feeding and Nutrition
Breast milk is the best nutrition that you can give to your premature baby. Continuing breastfeeding for 6 months is a means of assurance that your baby is getting proper nutrition.
Prevention from infections
Special care should be taken for the infant. The environment should be clean and healthy. Visitors coming from outside carries infections along with them which get transferred to your child as faster as you can think of. So avoid visitors for a certain period of time.
Regular check-ups and follow-ups
It is very important to have regular check-ups or follow ups if your baby is prone to long term health issues as eye problems, hearing problems or respiratory problem. These check-ups will provide adequate treatment for your child.
Hope this information is helpful to you and the people for whom you are concerned of.