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What cereal is the best for a six months old baby?
Any age appropriate milk and cereal of your choice is fine.
How do you encourage a baby of below 6 months to eat. He would rather prefer to suck his hands throughout the day. He refuses to s...
Have you completed exclusive breastfeeding? Normally your child should be on Exclusive breastfeeding until 6months
Please I want to know if cerelac baby food or sma gold will be good for my baby, she will be 6 months old onFriday
You can give any age appropriate formula to the baby. Please give one type at a time and watch out for any allergic reactions.
Can worm expeller be given to a baby of 6 months old?
NO, it's from 1 year and intervals of every 6 months.
My baby is suffering whenever she goes to the toilet. I've gone to the clinic still no cure. She poo hard things its been 6 months...
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You certainly are not doing something right. What's her diet like? Does she take lots of water, fruits and vegetables? You need to check this and do the needful. I'm also not certain the Doctors you have met haven't said this if truly you have been to one, then please go see a Paediatrician if after trying the above and it still persists.
My baby is 6 months plus and he has a dry cough, what should I give to him?
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Don't self medicate. Please take your baby to the hospital to be reviewed by a paediatrician in order to ascertain the cause of the cough and for possible management.
My baby boy is six months today, weight 8.11kg, we are on EBF. Thanks to all the doctors here for ur advice. I wish we don't stop...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Congratulation on the successful completion of Exclusive Breastfeeding. Thank you for the feedback. Please note that WHO recommends two years of breastfeeding
Pls can Dano milk full cream be added to the pap of a six-month child.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

There are nutrients added to infant formula that are very important for brain growth, protection against infections etc that make the age appropriate formula as close to breast milk as possible. These essential nutrients are not present in the adult or regular cow milk
I hope giving a 6 months old baby Cerelac cereal is not bad
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There is nothing bad in giving a 6months old baby cerelac as long as it is age appropriate and the baby doesn't react to it. Also, try to introduce other kinds of foods to your baby and continue breastfeeding.
Can my six months old baby take watermelon and carrots juice? Do I need to boil the bottled water that he will drink?
Yes. You can give your baby fresh fruit juices and ensure it is diluted with clean water for the 1st time you are giving her.
My 6 month old baby is running temperature not that much and her poo is watery and drawing pls what could be the reason for this a...
If the poo doesn't not sink into the diaper like urine, then it's okay. But please pay attention to your own diet. If the mucus persist like see a Peadetrician.
My baby of 6months have sore in her mouth and spits a lot, is it something I should be worried about. She is also restless sometim...
please take the child to the hospital. The cause of sores need to be ascertained before treatment.
What food can someone introduce from 6months apart from pap?
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Hello ma'am, you can give age appropriate cereals.
My baby of 6months has this persistence cough. What do I do pls
Kindly note that most cough and catarrh are due to viral infections and will resolve on their own....There is no need to give antibiotics....Keep warm, and avoid any one adult or child with colds.
Pls, Can I add sugar in my baby's pap? He six months old and refuses to drink pap even water
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When introducing complementary feeding you need to be patient and do it gradually. Don't expect the baby to be finishing full bowls immediately you start.. It is progressive and you have to be patient and persistent. Don't be in a hurry to give up. Keep at it... Don't force feed... Just feed more frequently. Try varieties but not more than ONE new food per week.
Pls Doc can you give the list of oily fish for 6months baby
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Examples of fish you can give to your baby are, tuna,Titus, Sardine, salmon, just make sure you remove the bones from the fish before giving your baby, offer a cup of water after every meal.
Pls ma, can my baby of six months be using Jago milk or peak sachet inside her pap?
No you should not use them. Kindly use Infant formula appropriate for his age labelled for 6-12 months.
Please help a worried mum. My 6months old baby is always uncomfortable while eating, she stretches her body as if she's having sto...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello ma! Congratulations on the successful completion of the 6months EBF for your baby.. It's a great investment and I'm sure everyone will be better for it. On introducing complementary feed to your child, you give age appropriate formula to the cereal to help enrich it (formula for age 6-12months is the appropriate milk to add
Good morning Doc, My baby of 6months plus hasn't pooed for 3 days now. He is on complementary food plus breastmilk. What could be...
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You have to note that Baby on formula feeding should be given enough water... You may want to check if the baby is taking enough water.
Have just introduced Cerelac to my baby of 6 months and 2 weeks, cause I just completed the exclusive breastfeeding, but I noticed...
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hHiccups are common and nothing to worry about in infants... They usually resolve spontaneously on their own. It is caused by the stretching of the diaphragm in Babies You don't have to do anything, it will resolve on it's own.