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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 5 years old boy breath so loud and he is not having a cough and Catarrh. please, I want to know if my baby is Okay.
It depends on the reasons for the heavy breathing first. Is the house dusty? Does he have a blocked nose etc Kindly see a Paediatrician or ENT surgeon for further evaluation and management
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.
My son 1year and 3 months and I want to wean him. How do I go about it cos sometimes he refuses to take the breastmilk?
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 2 months old baby refuses to drink his bottle I have tried to change bottles I even used breast milk in his bottle but he refus...
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You should introduce the use of feeding with plate, cup and spoon. Plates and cups are easier to clean and has no hiding place for germs. Our professionals discourage the use of bottle feeding due to challenges with cleaning especially the teat and despite sterilisation, bacteria can still hide in the bottle leading to infection.
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 2 years and four months baby doesn't eat any thing cooked food only cereals.
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Some children are picky eaters and require more patience than any other.
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.
My baby is 7 weeks old. How can I help her get rid of phlegm? She sounds congested when breastfeeding and sleeping, she also choke...
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Good day ma'am, Kindly take your baby to see a doctor preferably a Paediatrician first for thorough evaluation and treatment
Pls I need ur help Dr and mums.... I gave birth to May baby through CS in 2017 and since the month of May of this year I have been...
No cause for alarm at all. You may get pregnant right away, but you may not. It's important to know what is considered normal, so you don't worry if there is no cause for concern.....90% of couples will conceive within 12 to 18 months of trying. Infertility. Remember, you can only get pregnant only in a narrow window of five to six days a month during your fertile period.
Doc and mom in the house please help me oooool my 2 years old girl ear is leaking and now blood and smells alot please what can I...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

A ruptured eardrum can cause a white, slightly bloody, or yellow discharge from the ear. You need to visit the hospital immediately.
My friend's daughter of 2 years+ has got an itching vagina without rashes or redness. Could it be a vagina infection (I never knew...
Please, also rule out any case of sexual assault or abuse from peers /school etc. Just to be sure