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I have a son who doesn't have a good appetite. Yesterday he weighed 7.1 kg and he is 9 months. His birth weight is 3 kg. Is his we...
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Your baby’s weight is okay. All you need is a generous dose of patience. Capitalize on what he eats; just introduce varieties. Continue to give formula if you like otherwise adult food (rich in protein with fats and oil and carbohydrate, vegetables and fruits) are adequate and balanced for your baby.
My 14 weeks old baby mouth is White both the inner chic of the mouth including the lip. What could be the cause?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Likely to be Oral thrush, please see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment
My 4 months baby has been stooling like light green in colour
Greenish stools suggest inadequate feeding , starvation stools or may also be a reflection of some pigments in your own food or drug intake. Kindly breast feed exclusively on demand or at least every three hours and empty one breast thoroughly before switching to the next during feeding...Also kindly check your food and all intakes generally
My six weeks baby struggles to fart, he squeezes himself, raises his two legs up to fart and its loud, pls what should I do becaus...
Your baby is probably having colic, it should resolve on its own without any treatment. It usually starts a few weeks after birth and often improves by age 3 months. By ages 4 to 5 months, the majority of babies with colic have improved. You may, however, give Infacol for relief, but note that it does not work for every baby.
Please anyone used Dr brown's Diapers by Wemy industries. Is it okay? What do you think?
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Used it years ago for my firstborn and it was good. Are they still in the market? I haven't seen them for a while now
White secretions in the eyeI just noticed white secretions at the corner of my 11 month old eyes and he also has catarrh.please what can I give him as he doe...
A newborn's tear ducts are very narrow and susceptible to clogging, which causes white or yellowish gunk to collect. To help relieve symptoms, keep the area clean by regularly wiping your baby's eyes with a clean, moist cloth. On your second question, World health organization recommends at least 6 months of breastfeeding
My 4 months baby has been stooling like light green in colour
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Greenish stools suggest inadequate feeding, starvation stools or may also be a reflection of some pigments in your own food or drug intake. Kindly breastfeed exclusively on-demand or at least every three hours and empty one breast thoroughly before switching to the next during feeding...Also kindly check your food and all intakes generally
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.
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
I have a 5 months old baby who is passing stools that have mucus but has now turned green with white things. She is playing normal...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Greenish stools suggest inadequate feeding , starvation stools or may also be a reflection of some pigments in your own food or drug intake. Kindly breast feed exclusively on demand at least every 3 hours and empty one breast thoroughly before switching to the next during feeding...Also kindly check your food and all intakes generally. Just continue exclusive breastfeeding.
My 5 month baby refuses 2 drink any formula. What will happen if i give him cow milk
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Your baby is expected to be exclusively breastfed in the first 6 months. But in cases where you can't, only age appropriate Formula should be given
My son always has tears and pus coming out from his eyes. Pls, what should I do?
Hello ma'am, clean with cotton wool and water and watch, if it persists, kindly see an ophthalmologist for proper examination and treatment.
I gave birth to my daughter at 35 weeks. She is one year and one week old today but she has not grown any teeth or started walking...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello ma'am, a child should be taken for the first dental visit at age 1 (teeth or no teeth), so let your child see a dentist. Your baby will walk, but if the baby has not started walking at 18months, kindly see a paediatrician.
I just noticed now that my baby boys hair is receding. What do I do?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

It's a normal phenomenon. Some babies experience that. As long as there are no scalp rashes or flaking... No need to worry. The hair will grow back later... Just relax.
My baby throws up each time she feeds, not febrile and she induces the vomiting. What is the intervention?
Just watch for now and if the vomiting persists, take him or her to the hospital. She also said that " vomiting could be the first sign of illness or it could be due to irritation.
What's the cause of a 7 months old child that stool immediately after feeding with complimentary food
Hello ma'am, as long as the stools are normal there's nothing to worry about. Normals stools are not watery, not greenish and have no mucus. All the best.
What could be the cause of 8 months old suddenly won't eat and her stool is greenish?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Also increasing the frequency of feeds as well. If breastfeeding also watches your food intake, drugs if taking any
My baby of one week poo just after feeding. I'm worried it may cause him to reduce wait.
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A baby can poo up to 8 times in a day, indeed after each feed and it is perfectly normal.....on the other hand too, the baby may not poo at all for 2 weeks and it is also perfectly normal. I am talking about an exclusively breastfed babies. The stools are normal and the baby is well, no other symptoms observed....so relax eh
My 1-year-old baby always likes to lie on cold tiles even when the weather is cold, this started like 2 weeks ago and he is not ac...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Seriously, it is not a problem.....hope there is nothing biting him on the mattress of the bed....Just Check and if there is nothing, it may just be one of "those things"...habits that will pass with time perhaps the floor is cooler too so make sure the room is cool enough as well and when he is deep in sleep, transfer him to bed!"
My baby's hair is cutting by the day. She is eight months. The back of the hair is the worst(almost bald), initially, I thought it...
Kola Yetunde

Mother of 2 boys, Expecting

Some babies have this as a result of underlying scalp conditions which must be treated...for others, there is really no reason for the hair loss and it will just grow back on its own. You need to be careful not to use any products that will worsen the hair loss. It is better to see your Paediatrician or Dermatologist first