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Ever since my baby started sucking her thumb she has reduced the rate at which she suck breast. In fact she prefer sucking her thu...
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There are many reasons babies suck their hands/fingers....most of the time it was a self-comforting habit especially also if they have to cry a lot before they are put to the breast.I t may then become a habit. What you need to do mums is to ensure you are breastfeeding your baby frequently at least every 2 - 3 hours. There is no need to wear glove...pacifier is even a worse alternative. Try and wash her hands frequently to prevent introduction of germs and IGNORE THE HABIT......It will go away....Make sure the baby feeds well.....Remove the hand and give breast milk when due...The baby should feed 8 - 12 times a day on breast milk and if adequately fed should sleep 2 - 3 hours after feeds though the duration gradually reduces as baby gets older
Can I Sex with my partner, when she is at 34 weeks of Pregnancy?
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Yes u can if she does not have any complication
What a great relief you have brought to a first time mother I shall use the olive oil straight away and sure to come back and test...
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What for please?
My baby clocked 6 months yesterday can I start giving her Cerelac sweet Potato pap etc
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Yes you can. Introduce meals one at a time
Can I use my mouth on his nose to extract mucus from my baby? Any side effect please?
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No, it is not advisable to do that, rather use a suction syringe to remove the mucus. Saline drops can also be used to help soften the mucus so that it can easily flow out.
My baby rejected my right side breast since birth and she's 8months_+ but she sucks the breast when I was fast asleep. Hope she's...
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It is not going to have any negative effect. Breast milk from the breast does not go sour. Only the one that was expressed and stored inappropriately can go bad.
My baby's eye is bringing water which later change to yellowish discharge we were given Ivygentacin Eye Ear Drops at the hospital....
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Do not try to make any changes to the prescription without seeing the doctor. It is advised that if your child is not getting better by a treatment given, kindly go back for a follow up for further evaluation
My baby is 4 months old and she is a premature baby. she was on pre Nan milk due to my breast milk that dried up. While on pre Nan...
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I think you're already seeing Paediatricians and/or other specialists... In that case please discuss your concerns directly with the managing doctors as they know your baby better. If you are not seeing a Paediatrician .kindly see one preferably at a Tertiary Hospital setting for further evaluation and management. All the best!
My baby of 9 months just started growing her teeth. Is right for me to still cont d use of cotton wool and water or should I start...
Use Cotton wool n glycerine
Does changing of environment affect babies? Travelled with my baby of 11montsh. He's not eating as usual.
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What kind of foods have you tried? Trying Fruits Puree can help
My baby who is three weeks poo is yellowish with some whitish in it. He can poo more than six times in a day. Any course for alarm...
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For the poo frequency, kindly note that babies on exclusive breastfeeding can poo up to 12 times in a day or not at all for 2 weeks. As far as the poo is normal (yellow/mustard colour and egusi-like). There is no cause for worry.
Is it good to de-worm a baby of 9 months
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You can deworm her from one year with an interval of every 6 months with Albendazole which is an Over The Counter drug.
My son was recently diagnosed with Paraspinal Abscess. Please, I need more light on the causes if it's avoidable.
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Paraspinal abscess is a collection of pus located around the spinal cord. This is usually seen as a complication of vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis (diskitis) but may be related to hematogenous seeding during bloodstream infection. Please, go to any government tertiary hospitals to see a paediatrician as soon as possible.
Which drug can you recommend for me to deworm my one year and five months baby?
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There are different types of deworming drugs and they can be bought without a doctors prescription. Albendazole is a good choice. The dosage (200mg /400mg) should be given to you by the pharmacist based on your child's age. 200mg for children below 2 years and 400mg for those above 2 years.
Can i give my 8 months baby oats?He doesn't want to take any other things except breast milk and it's very frustrating
I used to blend it dry to powder before making it for my 8 months old
How and where can I get a Mantoux test done?
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Mantoux test is carried out to confirm whether the child has taken the BCG immunisations or not. Kindly visit any General hospital, Teaching hospital or any standard hospital near you to have the test done.
What's the remedy or treatment for Ella in babies (sorry Ella is the Yoruba name, I don't know the English name o)
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You should see a paediatrician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Do not self-medicate.
What could be the cause of 2 years child in term had convulsion 3times? And is there any injection for such?
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Treatment or management of Convulsions is best done by a neurologist. You need to take the child to the hospital immediately after recovering from the convulsion for thorough examination and treatment. When you notice any form of Convulsion. The first thing to do is to bring your child's temperature down are by undressing your child so that they are just wearing a single layer (for example a singlet and pants). Also, make sure the room is not too hot or too cold. You can also administer paracetamol Ensure the child is treated early depending on the cause of the fever.
What is the best way to store breastmilk safely?
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You can store breast milk in a clean and dry container for 4 to 5 hours at room temperature and around 7 to 10 hours in the refrigerator.
Is it really safe to give mine 22 months girl sweet as part of her lunch?
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Instead of giving sweet all the time as part of lunch you could give other snacks or water. Ideal snacks for Children areBoiled eggs, well cooked liver (diced), well cooked meat or fish, bean cakes/akara, bean puddings (moi-moi), bambara groundnut puddings (okpa), banana, pawpaw, mango, orange, avocado pear (or any fruit in season), boiled plantain, boiled sweet potato, bread with groundnut paste/margarine, milk, yoghurt, soybean milk