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I delivered a baby girl 9 days ago and Drs didn't prescribe any drug for my baby when I left the general hospital. When I got home...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

In medicine, there are standard treatment guidelines that provide information and treatment protocols for diseases. As a general rule of thumb, essential newborn care involves clean environment for delivery, clean cord cut, clean cord tie, clean cord care, vitamin k, care of the eye, provide warmth, early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, rooming in/bonding, immunization. There's no place for antibiotics treatment as routine care. If there's neonatal sepsis; the baby will be treated accordingly. While we know that the level of health care delivery and services vary; there still remains a standard guideline. If your healthcare provider does outside the norm, doesn't make it right or that someone is providing wrong info. What makes you think your info is the right thing. AGAIN in medicine, we individualize patients. Everyone's signs and symptoms may vary. Let's stop generalizing. Your healthcare provider should justify his/her actions. One cap doesn't fit all!
Which kind of water is good to a baby after six months, even kids...is it boiled, bottled or Cway water?
Nestlé bottled water is very good.
My triplets are just 4 months old, how many times in a week can I use glycerine borax to wash their mouth.
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Dear mom, use just clean water and wash cloth to clean their mouth.
My 3months baby pushes like adults when passing stool and the stool is also a watery stool sometimes green one. What could wrong a...
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As regards greenish stool Greenish stools suggest inadequate feeding , starvation stools or may also be a reflection of some pigments in your own food or drug intake.
My one-week-old baby has some green lines on his stomach like veins. Can u please educate me about it. Am worried. Thank you
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Veins on the stomach most times are as a result of abdominal distention. Please kindly visit the hospital and let the baby be evaluated by a doctor preferably a paediatrician. Treat as an emergency
My almost 11 months old Boy poop smells really bad. Have been to the hospital but till, he's teething too.
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As long as the stools are not watery, there is no need to worry and you do not need to cleanse any system. The smell of your baby's Poo depends on what the child is currently eating and there is nothing wrong with that.
My baby of 14 weeks poo five to 7 times a day and the stool is watery but does not sink into the diaper. He suffers by making a no...
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Frequent poo is normal in EBF babies. If the stool is not watery then there's nothing to worry about. Babies on EBF may not poo daily, they can stay up to 2weeks without having to poo. Sometimes, they can poo up to 12 times in a day. As long as the stools are normal. There's nothing to worry about.
My son of 4 years has LAPALAPA on his cheek and neck, pls ma what can I use before it start spreading. Thank you
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Kindly take her to the hospital for proper treatment. it will require the use of antifungals
Should I be worried if the stool is watery but baby strains before passing it? He is on EBF
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

How old is your baby ma'am? And by watery, do you mean it sinks into the diaper like urine?
Is nospamin or gripe water right for a 3 weeks old baby?
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No, most paediatricians do not recommend the use of Gripe water or nospamin
Can i give my 1 year old an orange everyday or after 2 days or 100% orange juice? I'm not breastfeeding
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Yes you an give your child and orange a day. Peeled and juiced orange is always better than packed “100%” juice.
What could make a three weeks old baby stomach to be making alot of noise. Thanks
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Colic is a major cause. Colic is a natural phenomenon which will resolve with time, just make sure your baby burps after breastfeeding.
If I give my 1year and a month old daughter anything sugary, she poos immediately. Even multivitamin drugs and fruits especially o...
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Avoid anything sugary. Give your children less of sugary Things and more of fresh fruits and drinks
My baby is 4 months and he's been snoring ever since he was born . The sound is disturbing and it's like he's struggling with brea...
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Snoring in babies could be positioning during sleep, habit especially if familiar or adenoids enlargement". Kindly see a Paediatrician for proper evaluation and management.
My baby will be 6months by Friday and we are on exclusive baby friendly.pls, what kind of meal can I introduce to her. Which milk...
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You can give any approved age appropriate milk. (6 months to 24 months etc)
Do babies teeth come in pairs or they can erupt one by one?
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They can come in pairs or One by one. Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. The lower front teeth usually come in first. Upper front teeth usually come in 1 to 2 months after the lower front teeth.However it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth
My baby is 1year and 2months and I delivered him through CS. I did a test yesterday and it was positive. What are the chances that...
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Yes it possible to have a normal delivery after having a previous Caesarean section (CS) but you need satisfy the criteria for VBAC this has been previously discussed on this forum. Things like reason for the previous c/s, size of the fetus, location of the placenta to mention a few would be considered. The one year interval is not bad though 18 months and above is generally advised.
Please doc, this issue of pressing and squeezing newborn with hot water, is it really necessary? If it is, what really is it's ess...
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Hello ma, it is not necessary infact it is a very dangerous practice. It is time to do away with all those dangerous child health practices. It does not matter who told you it's right. Even your granny or friend has raised a dozen children, your child is your responsibility. Be polite and firm.
My baby is three months old, he had cold about three weeks ago, took him to the hospital, was given saline drops and erythromycin,...
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Please take the child back to the hospital for follow up.
my baby of 5months has been pooing like four times daily and it's an egusi like poo, please should I be worried?
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Frequent poo is normal in EBF babies. If the stool is not watery then there's nothing to worry about. Babies on EBF may not poo daily, they can stay up to 2 weeks without having to poo. Sometimes, they can poo up to 12 times a day. As long as the stools are normal. There's nothing to worry about.