Kangaroo Mother Care (or skin-to-skin care), is a simple, easy method of caring for newborn infants where the mother uses her own body temperature to keep her infant warm. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is particularly useful for nursing low birth weight infants (infants with a birth weight below 2500 g). KMC provides the infant with the basic needs for survival, i.e. mother’s warmth, stimulation, breast milk, love and protection. Pregnancy and having a new baby is a time of rapid growth and change that can trigger powerful emotions ranging from joy and excitement to fear and anxiety. Hormone fluctuations, sleep deprivation, new responsibilities and increased expectations are all part of the process, yet can be highly stressful.
Muscat Pharmacy provides a variety of pregnancy (Pre-natal) and after birth (post-partum/Post-natal) support by the range of products that are available at our outlets and are tailored to meet your individual needs.
Pregnant women need to maintain a balanced level of vitamins in their bodies to help in ensuring the mother’s health is in shape and that the baby develops in the most optimal manner. Women in the post-partum period need to also maintain a balanced diet, just as they did during pregnancy. Iron and folic acid supplementation should also continue for 3 months after birth. Women who are breastfeeding require additional food, sufficient water, and sometimes supplements.
Stretch marks and other changes in the body
sometimes, physical changes such as stretch marks, cracks, and hair falls can be noticed by a women during and after pregnancy. Our outlets have a variety of product ranges to control such issues faced during this period. Products that are available include and not limited to: creams that are applied on the stretch marks to lessen their visibility, shampoos to promote hair health, and creams that help soothe soreness and cracks in the body after delivery and at the time of breast feeding.
Maternity belts, back supports, as well as calf and feet supports are made available in our outlets to help support muscles and posture and meet your needs during the period of pregnancy and after.
Breastfeeding is best for your baby, and it’s good for your health, too. But it’s not always easy. Our outlet Pharmacist can advise on how to solve breastfeeding problems and handle issues that might arise during the process such as sore nipples, low milk supply, thrush, engorged breasts, and more.
Many moms want or need to pump their breast milk. Our outlet Pharmacists can show you the available breast pumps options, how to use them, how to pump and store breast milk, and how to solve common breast pumping problems. Two complications that may arise are dry and cracked nipples, as well as milk letdown.
Planning for a baby
Our outlets offer products that are readily available to help in planning for a baby. There are devices that can test the ovulation period to help determine the best time to try to conceive through-out the menstrual cycle.
Post-partum / post-natal care for baby
Your newborn baby will need a lot of care. Treatment options for diaper rashes and dermatitis are readily available at our outlets that will guard the skin from extra irritation and prevent any future infection.
Selecting the right infant and children milk formula also matters, a wide range is readily available always at our outlets, so speak to your pediatrician or pharmacist to understand the main differences between the different types of milks available. Additionally, Diapers play a key role not only in a baby’s health and well-being, but also in ensuring hygiene for the whole family and our society as a whole. Selecting the right diaper size and type will make a difference to the comfort of your new born. We have products that are specialized to fulfill the needs of your newborn, from nail cutters, to hair brushes, milk bottles, teethers, moisturizers, milk soaps, shampoos etc.
Visit our Retail Outlets to explore the wide range of products brought in from renowned International brands. Check with our pharmacist for the most suitable option for your case.