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What is d best infant baby milk to introduces to 6 months baby to add into cereal?
Any age appropriate milk labelled 6-12 months is suitable for your baby.
My baby just took his 6 months vaccine and he weighed 7kg. His birth weight was 3.4. I want to know if d weight is OK.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

After birth, Babies first lose weight in the first 10 days before regaining their birth weight by the 14 day! So it is not unusual for babies to lose weight first. Don’t panic Mum. This is as a result of losing fluids, inadequate feeds at the beginning and so on but as the feeding become established they regain their birth weight at 2 weeks. Babies begin to gain weight thereafter usually about 30g per day for term babies; 20g per day for preterm babies. That is roughly about 1kg per month for term babies and 600g per month for preterm babies. At this rate, babies double their birth weights at 5 -6 months and Triple their birth weights at 1 year! Remember we are talking Averagely. Some babies do gain a little more; others a little less. So You don’t have to worry as long as your baby’s weight falls into the 80% – 120% range of the average weight mentioned, it is okay.
My baby is 6 months and she is refusing to eat anything only water and breast milk, she refuses pap, cereals even normal food. ple...
At this stage, breastmilk alone is not enough for your baby at this age so you will have to keep offering variety of complementary food and feed him patiently by yourself. You need a good dose of patience when feeding children especially those who are just learning to eat.
My almost 6 months daughter urine has reduced.I usually change her maybe 2-3 times per day due to urine but since yesterday it's not frequent today I used a panty and, not a di...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

If you breastfeed on demand
Is it possible for my 6 months son to change his crawling style?He started crawling with his tummy almost 2weeks ago, am just wondering if he will eventually change it to normal arms n legs craw...
It is a part of a normal developmental milestone. Nothing to worry about, the baby may change. Give your baby some time. An average baby crawls at 9 months. It's too early to worry.
Can I give my 6 months baby maize pap ( Just want to introduce complementarily)
Yes, provided the child is not reacting to it.
My baby of 6 months started throwing up as if she has catarrh stuck in her throat. But she does not have a cough or catarrh nor ru...
Kola Yetunde

Mother of 2 boys, Expecting

There are many possible causes of vomiting even overeating or indigestion. It could also be the first symptom of an illness. The most important thing is to know why or the Cause of the vomiting and address promptly if and when known. Please, kindly take the child to the hospital to see a doctor preferably a paediatrician for further evaluation and treatment.
My baby of six months plus refuse to take his food with spoon , once he noticed the spoon he will not open his mouth until you for...
my baby doesn't want to be spoon fed? It's a gradual process. Don't force him. You may even allow your baby enjoy touching the food in her bowl as you spoon-feed her. Try to pet and even reward him with smiles, hugs etc With time, he will adapt.
My baby of 6 months is sucking hand. What do I do to stop it?
It's a self comforting habit which your baby will outgrow with time.
Can a child of 6 months bath with Dettol soap?
Not yet, No do not use antiseptic/medicated soaps except acting on instructions from a medical doctor.You can use any mild regular/baby soap for your child.
Can I give my 6 months old baby honey?
No...Do not give honey to infants below 1 year due to the risk of Infant botulism
My Son of 6 months plus has been having catarrh for long, doctor prescribed Erythromycin and Sinufed for her, but he seems to be v...
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Kindly keep the baby warm, breastfeed and ensure that baby is protected from adults and children with colds and smoking or smokes generally. He should be fine soon.
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 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)
Good pm docs, nurses and mum in the house. Happy new month to all of us. Pls I am ftm and just completed EBF with my 6months old b...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Options for healthy food for six month old baby include: (1) Fruits puree: Fruits can be steamed and mashed or pureed to be given as their first solid food. The popular fruits that are given as baby foods are apple, banana, pear, avocado, chikoo and peach. (2)Vegetable puree: Vegetables such a sweet potato, potato, carrot, sweet pumpkin, french beans etc. can be steamed and given either as finger food or as a puree. (3)Rice porridge: Rice is a good source of carbohydrates and vitamins for babies. Broken rice can be given as porridge, made in breast milk or formula milk. (4)Cereal porridge: Porridge can also be made from a variety of single grain cereals like wheat, millets, barley, oats, etc. in breast milk or formula milk. These cereals can be dried and powdered together or separately, to make a mix for the gruel. (5)Vegetable soup: A variety of vegetables can be boiled in water, and the stock can be used for making soup.
Pls my baby of six months has rashes (red) all over his body. On his private part, armpit, back, chest, neck and some times his fa...
Use cacatin cream or Dustin powder mixed with ytacan cream
My baby wants to be glued to me always and it's really giving me concernsmy baby is six months old today her recent behaviours are giving me concern. She is becoming so glue to me, she always wants me to...
It is normal for a baby to always be clued to her mum. No worries. It's a normal phenomenon.
My son will be 6 months on the 30th of this month what food should I introduce to him he is exclusive breastfeeding baby
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Good evening ma'am, you can start by gradually introducing pap and other family foods including semi- solids. Fruits and vegetables as he can tolerate. Be sure to mash the food to ease swallowing and digestion and to avoid choking.
God bless you for helping mothers. Pls is it proper for a child of 6 months to weigh 14 kg? Birth weight is 4.1kg. Thanks
No it is not. The child weight is supposed to be double birth weight by 6months on the average. In this case the child needs to be examined by a paediatrician.
My Baby Is 6month, she Cough and Vomit A Lot Especially In the Night,pls What Medicine Can I Give To Her.
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Kindly note that we do not prescribe medications here.The child is sick and possibly the cough is severe. Kindly take her to see a doctor who will examine her properly