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Remedy for measlesGood day Drs and moms, pls my 10 months old baby have been have having rashes for over six months now, each time we went to hospit...
please, can continuously giving of cerelac worry's my 1yr 3months baby tummy since is the only cereal he likes most. Please help m...
Cerelac will not cause him any harm in the future but it is better he eats other things apart from cerelac. You have to very patient and persevering when it comes to YOU HAVE TO complementary feeding."
Please I would like to be educated on 'ila' don't know if I spelt it correctly. Women often talk about it on babies, n recently so...
Eela is a common term among the Yorubas used for skin disorders in infants likewise Nla is used by the Ibos. This terms more commonly refers to a skin disorder called Infantile seborrheic dermatitis (henceforth referred to as ISD). The cause of this disorder is unknown. This rash may be due to child’s response to some organisms in the oily areas of the body namely the scalp, eyebrows behind the ears, or on the neck, cheeks, chest skin folds and diaper area. It’s most common in babies under 6 months.
My 3-month-old baby has been passing out stools frequently.Like 4 times daily.But today the colour of the poo was cream coloured.....
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Babies on exclusive breastfeeding may poo up to 12 times in a day or not at all for up to 2 weeks. As long as the stools are normal (yellow and seedlike) there is nothing to worry about."
Any mum uses Pears baby soap and lotion here? What are your experiences like? I'm a first time mother
It's okay, I bought it for N1500
I do add a raw egg to the oatmeal when cooking it. After cooking, I'll now add smashed banana alone with the milk. I just want to...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

The preparation is okay.
My 7 months old baby is not eating except I force her before she eats a little, have tried everything both formula and homemade ye...
Patience is very vital when introducing Complementary feeds to your child. This is one of the most frequently asked questions by Mums. Make all kids eat whatever mum offers them..sadly we don't. not forgetting a generous dose of patience......which many mums do not want to bother with....they have their hands too full I understand but it is the key ingredient needed especially with the fussy eaters.
I was told that eating melon soup (egusi) will affect my 5weeks old baby. Please, I want to know if it's true.
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

A breastfeeding mom needs to eat a well nourishing balanced diet. She should only avoid foods and spices that make her baby fussy or show allergic reactions. So if Egusi makes your baby fussy or show allergic reaction, then avoid it but if it does not you can go ahead and have it. The only thing she needs to clearly avoid is taking unprescribed medication.
My baby is 7months, please I do grind soya beans, groundnut, crayfish and unripe plantain. Then I mixed it to my baby pap with his...
It does not have to be unripe plantain....ripe plantain is fine. You can but ADD ONE NEW FOOD AT A TIME!!!”.
I had my baby when she was 32weeks, she is 6 months now but her weight is 5.5kg please I want to know if the weight is OK or not
What was your baby's birth weight?
My baby is 7 months, Please I need moms to suggest a formula milk for me. Thanks
NAN 1 is good
My baby of 3month is having a cold (cough and catarrh) for 4 days now, pls, what can I give him?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Babies with cough and catarrh should be exclusively breastfed. Keep the baby warm. Avoidance of smoke and people with cough and catarrh are what to do. No need for medications.If breathing difficulty arises, please kindly take the baby to see the doctor
Is it okay to give a child of 1year tiger nut milk and dates, popularly called kunu aya?
It’s good as long as that's not the only milk the children are taking.Such baby should also be on breast milk in addition to any of these milk
I noticed my 2days old baby's navel smells it's yet to fall off. How best do I care for it to avoid the smell pending when it fall...
I recommend cord care with the use of Chlorhexdine Gel applied once daily on the cord for 7 days or till the cord drops. Where Chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care is not available, use of Methylated spirit applied several times a day say every 4 hours or at every diaper change is the second best".
Can I still take my baby for his 6 months VITAMIN A immunization drops while he's above 6 months, like around 6.5-7 months old? Re...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Yes, he can still take it. Just that he may be at risk of vitamin A deficiency but if he is eating food rich in vitamin A like meat, liver, carrots e.t.c he will be fine. Most of our flour, sugar, vegetable oils are also fortified with vitamin A so if he is taking that, he will be fine. Kindly note that vitamin A is a supplement, not a vaccine.
What are the causes of this infection Escherichia coli (E. Coli) and remedy
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

E.coli infection is usually from contamination of food and drinks e.g unwashed hands after the use of the toilet as E.coli is usually bacteria found in the intestines and faeces. Usually, from the stool culture that shows the E.coli, the antibiotics appropriate (sensitivity) will also be listed. If detected in a baby less than 6 months, exclusive breastfeeding should be continued no water and utmost hygiene should be maintained especially by regular handwashing’.
What is the best type Of milk to give a 1-year baby apart from peak 123?
There are lots of age-appropriate milk like NAN, Aptamil etc you can go for depending on your financial capability
Giving my baby ewesubor pap at 4-5 monthsMy baby has minor reflux and we've been managing it simeine suggests introducing pap or ewedu at 4 months to aid digestion and kee...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Please, what is Ewesubor Pap?
Immunization for babies stops at health centres at a year old here in Ibadan and I know that from six months till a child is 5 yea...
Use another health centre.It's expensive in private hospitals
Can semo cause heartburn for 7 months, baby, cause its what my baby like to eat most?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

No, it doesn't, but you shouldn't limit her to just semi, give other other complementary foods as well. you also need to watch out for allergies when you introduce new meal, to identify allergies You just need to watch out for unusual things in the child. Signs of allergy include Rashes, itching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, cough, swelling on the body etc are all signs of food allergy and/or intolerance