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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.
my baby doesn't suck breast as she used to be on Exclusive breastfeeding (ebf), pls what should I do? or is it because she wants t...
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Your baby's refusal to eat could be the first sign of illness please take your child to see a Paediatrician or doctor for proper evaluation and management
My neighbour practice absolute breast feeding for six and that she wished to dilute the baby food with baby food. after a while th...
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Exclusive breastfeeding does not stop children from eating properly. You have done the right thing by breastfeeding exclusively
My baby is 5 month one week and she is on EBF I discover her poo has turn greenish and her temperature will be hot and after some...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

As for the temperature, kindly note that normal body temperature using a digital thermometer is between 36.5°c - 37.5°c, anything above is fever. You can tepid sponge
I just gave birth 12 days ago. For the first 7days the baby is very okay and growing fine but now my major problem is lack of brea...
lactation is all about demand and supply; the more you put your baby to breast, the more milk you produce. A good way of producing more is also expressing your breast milk. by expressing, you are inadvertently signalling to your body to produce more. Eating well and resting well also contribute to a good milk supply. Get someone to attend to baby while you catch a good nap. Wish you all the best.
I just put to birth 3months ago and during my pregnancy, I lost lots of weight, now have delivered my baby he is 3months old have...
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All you need to do is eat healthy i.e highly nutritious meal. Your aim should be a healthy weight with the right BMI (body mass index) and not looking to be fat.
My eleven months old baby doesn't want to eat anything solid only liquid and mostly breast. what should I do?
IN NEED OF A RELIABLE BREAST PUMPGood day moms. Please I need advice on the best double breast pump in Lagos and stores that sell same. Thanks
You can get it on jumia, konga or PEP stores in Lagos
My daughter is 5months and she changes a very wet diaper once a day. Please, does that mean she's not getting enough breast milk?...
Some diapers are hyper dry. Ensure that your baby is well fed. Babies normally pass urine within 30minutes of adequate breastfeeding or liquid intake . You may need to remove the diaper and see the stream. You can also take the baby for proper examination and appropriate decision .
My son of two months who is on Exclusive Breast Feeding has scalp issues. I have been using coconut oil on his body and hair since...
What you described is called cradle cap. Read about it below. Cradle cap looks like: Waxy pink or orange scales on the scalp. They can be mild or can grow so thick it looks like your baby's wearing a cap. Cradle cap generally shows up in the first month or two but can pop up anytime within your baby's first two years. What's going on: This is a form of seborrheic dermatitis, which is also responsible for dandruff in adolescents and adults. "The most common cause is a yeast that grows on everybody's skin but prefers to live in greasy areas like the scalp," says Dr. Siegfried. Babies are prone to cradle cap because mom's hormones that are still circulating through their body send oil-producing glands into overdrive. How to help: For mild cases, just use a gentle shampoo to wash your baby's hair. You can also try massaging mineral or olive oil into the scalp and then washing it out. It's okay to next use a soft-bristled brush or your fingertips to brush out flakes, but be gentle. "The more trauma you inflict to skin, the more likely the scales are to reappear," cautions Dr. Siegfried. For a severe case of cradle cap, your pediatrician may recommend that you use a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo. Cradle cap may look kind of funny, but it's not dangerous. "Transient things like little red spots, bumps, and scaly areas probably happen on other organs too -- who knows? But we don't have fancy names for them because we can't see them," says Dr. Siegfried. "If your child is growing and seems comfortable and happy, you don't have to worry so much.