Ear piercing of babies is a very common practice, but it can be dangerous to the baby.
It is believed that it is better to penetrate the ears of newborns shortly after birth so that they do not remember the pain caused, others do so that the baby's sex is not confused, others more for a simple cultural issue.
However, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend piercing the baby's ear, as placing a piece of metal in the ear can cause it to get tangled up in clothes and cause injuries that cause neonatal bleeding.
Another risk is that some parents do so within a few hours after the birth of the child, even before applying a tetanus vaccine, which must be applied two months after birth.
Between 6 and 16 months of life is when doctors recommend piercing the ears of babies.
The recommendation is also that earrings or earrings should be made of gold because the material to be used during piercing should be completely sterilized since otherwise it can create impurities and increase the possibility of the affected hepatitis.
Remember that children are the most precious thing we like a mother or father has.
That's why it's important to constantly update and update ourselves to get the best information at hand.
In this way it will not be easier to make decisions about the health and welfare of our babies.
Otherwise, the lack of information and knowledge will cause a wave of ignorance that will affect only our children.
Little or no information can be overwhelming and it is best to be well informed about issues related to our children.
Text: Rodrigo Gonzalez