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Do children or babies on Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) have malaria?
Any baby can have malaria at any age even as newborns if bitten by a mosquito. However, if the mum grew up in a malaria-endemic areas and has had many episodes of malaria herself, she will have become semi-immune to malaria like many of us in Nigeria. She can transfer some of these protective anti-malaria antibodies to her baby through the placenta in the womb. This can protect her baby from malaria for some time...the duration varies from one to another...may be as high as 6 months. That is not to say you should leave the baby to mosquitoes to feast on.
My 2-month-old baby hardly sleep at night.when he is on my laps he sleeps, but when I put him on the bed he then wakes up and star...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Does he eat well at night? Have you ruled out hunger, thirst, wet diaper, insect sting, mosquitoes bites etc.
My 2 months baby is coughing since Saturday evening and I don't know what to use.She is on EBF
@kofoworolaidowu, my 11 weeks old baby is also facing the same issue... I have done all listed above, even gone to general hospital and a very strong antibiotics was recommended which she has completed the dosage but the cough persist.
My 1-month-old baby always has reflux. He brings out the milk from his nose and mouth. I'm breast feeding him exclusively. Please,...
Don't lay your baby immediately after eating. Ensure your baby belch (gasp out air)
Can taking soft drinks once in a while affect a baby on Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) ?
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Yes...too much sugary drinks not good...Please take more of fresh fruits juice and food
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 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.
I stopped breastfeeding at 9month and my baby is a year old now. Started seeing my period at 10th month but anytime am about seein...
You should see a doctor for examination. Let's not joke with live
Can I give my baby of 4month+ liquid Parafin because he has not poo since a week ago he is on ebf ?
Please don't self medicate. Take your baby to the hospital
My son is two weeks old and keeps bringing out breastmilk after breastfeeding with persistent hiccups. What can I do, please?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Baby has reflux or more properly called Gastro-oesophageal reflux. It basically means food tend to return from the stomach back to the gut....which is the opposite of what is right way. There are some measures that can help like keeping baby upright for longer up to 30 mins after feeding and burping. However, in serious cases these measures may not work so you have to see your paediatrician for more....like we can thicken the feeds, use some medications and in extreme cases, few may need surgery (extreme being the key words). most babies do well with general measures like keeping them upright and not laying them flat shortly after feeds.....only few need the extra measures....for most babies s they get bigger and mature, reflux reduces as the sphincter or gate between the stomach and the oesophagus get stronger to prevent the retrograde flow of food/milk.
I noticed this morning that part of my 9weeks old head is getting brownish black. Pls should I be worried? she is on Exclusive bre...
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I will worry about MALNUTRITION or Micronutrient deficiency first!! But if your baby is otherwise well-nourished, it may be due to the products you are using on the baby's hair
My baby of 2 months hasn't pooed since over a week now. She is on exclusive breastfeeding. Can I give her an orange? She feels ver...
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No ma'am, do not give orange. It is normal for babies on EBF to go for as long as two weeks without poop. As long as the baby is eating well, no fever, no vomiting, no swollen stomach, there is no need to worry. Continue breastfeeding exclusively.
Can I start giving my 6 months old baby family meal? We did EBF
At 6 months – Start with thick porridge (pap), soft, pureed and well mashed foods.At 7 to 8 months – Mashed and semi-solid foods. At 9 to 11 months – can eat fork-mashed foods, finely chopped/diced foods that baby can pick up. At 12 to 24 months – family foods; either chopped or mashed if necessary."
I'm a breastfeeding mum and I just wanted to know if I can Deworm.I'am exclusively breastfeeding and my baby is just 3months old,...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

es a Breastfeeding mother can deworm herself with Albendazole 400mg taken once. It's an over the counter (OTC) drug hence we can prescribe it here online.
Is it advisable to breastfeed while pregnant?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Breast feeding your baby is safe as long as you are able to keep up with the caloric requirement/demand of the new pregnancy and breastfeeding.
My baby is 8weeks old, can I take lemon as a breastfeeding mom?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Lemon water Not recommended if you are still breastfeeding
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.
Does a baby of two months, on exclusive feeding have constipation? And how often can a baby poo?
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Hello Mum, it's normal in EBF babies. If the stool is not watery and baby is eating well, no vomiting, no swollen stomach, 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.
Good morning moms, I noticed that since my baby started growing teeth, his popo has been greenish and he is also on exclusive brea...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Starvation isn't the only cause of greenish stools. Some forms of diarrhea can also cause a similar thing. This is because, in diarrheal diseases, there is intestinal hurry, with drastic reduction of intestinal transit time. In simple language, faeces moves through quickly, giving little time for convertion of the greenish colored Bilirubin to the brownish Stercobilin. The first stool every baby passes, meconium, is also greenish in color, for the obvious reason that he/she is yet to feed. Occasional passage of a greenish stool, especially if bulky, and the child is not losing weight, may also be normal. Lactose intolerance, and milk allergy, may also cause it. In these cases, the child may be fussy, and irritable as well. In the former, there may also be bloating, and excessive passage of gas. .Greenish colored stools, the so called "starvation stools," could be an indicator that a child is not being fed well; that he is starving. This is so as, suboptimal feeding makes small volumes of food materials to be present in the intestine. Most of these would be absorbed by the body, and what would be present at the distal end of the intestine would just be bile, which would then run through, like water in a pipe, without enough time for intestinal flora to convert Bilirubin to Stercobilin. It would then come out as greenish colored watery stools.