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Can i give my baby of 6month + Ribena to drink?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Please, do not give Ribena. it is not advisable to introduce sugary drink to your baby and if you must, it shouldn't be introduced until your baby is a year old.
My son is a year and 5 months and I noticed his mouth smells awful whenever he wakes up in the morning and he cries whenever I bru...
Bad breath or "Halitosis" in children can occur due to several reasons like poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, gum disease, infections in the mouth, bacteria on the tongue, dry mouth, tonsil stones, foreign objects in the nose and some medical conditions.
I'm EBF mother my baby of three month had fever and those not feed well and I went to the hospital and the doctor gave me antibiot...
Did your child undergo laboratory tests before those drugs were prescribed?
Pls, how much does a collar bone surgery cost in Nigeria?
please visit the hospital for cost, as this may vary from one hospital to the other.
My son of one ( 1 ) year was born circumcised. But we discovered that when he urinate, the urine goes back instead of front. We ha...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

It is not normal
What is the meaning of swab test?
A swab test involves taking a sample of secretions from the infected area with a device that looks like a cotton bud. The swab, with secretions attached, is then placed in a special container and sent to the microbiology laboratory for further analysis
Good morning doctor, pls should a baby of 10weeks take paracetamol after immunization? Thanks.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Yes it is okay for a baby to take paracetamol to soothe his pain or calm fever after immunisation. The paracetamol should be given immediately AFTER the immunisation especially if s/he develops a fever.... So give one dose first AFTER the vaccination and if no subsequent fever, you can stop.
My baby is just 3months but any time he poo is strong and always crying don't know what to do,and he only take breast
Please be calm,Babies on exclusive breastfeeding may not pass stools every day even up to two weeks and there is no need to worry as long as the baby is otherwise fine... Eating well... No vomiting and no swollen tummy
pls my sister inlaw daughter don't use to sleep all night, she is just 41days
Sleep when baby sleeps and be awake when he's awake... Follow his pattern first then he will adapt to yours after a few weeks. That is what using my Mummy's word is called being an "Abiyamo".... Being a mother is synonymous with regular night or if you like baby vigils. Welcome to motherhood
Family planningHow much can I do my family planning in Lakowe health center
BabyPlease my 30 days old baby nsara please kilo fa, and what can I do to stop it Oman fun mi so much consern. Thank you
Please HelpWhat can someone use for indigestion and heartburn in pregnancy
VomitingI'm five months gone but don't seems to keep foods down...what do I do please
Eat smaller, but more frequent meals. Instead of eating a large breakfast, lunch and dinner, eat smaller portions with healthy snacks in between meals, Avoid food with too many vegetable oils. Some moms find chewing gums helpful too
My baby (3weeks today) grunts each time she wants to poop, she's on EBF.At times while she's grunting and pushing, breastmilk comes out from her mouth and nose and it almost choked her last night, tha...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

You can keep them in the car seat put in an upright position if you are too tired or busy to carry them that long...others can help too.....sometimes that may not work and ....but we will do that only if it so bad and not allowing the baby to gain weight....please see your paediatricians for further management at that point
Can beverages like 'Milo' be mixed with pap for a 10month old?
Dear Mum, No. Do not mix beverage with your baby Pap. Please hold on till s/he is a year old
Please can breastfeeding mum take Fanta or coke?
It is not advisable because too much of sugary things is not good. Take more of fresh fruit juice instead. Even if you should take, do not make it an everyday thing.
I have a fever and I am an EBF can I take breastfeeding to my baby. Can I feed her using my breastmilk?
kindly go to the hospital to know the underlying cause of fever, PLEASE DO NOT SELF MEDICATE. Please you can continue breastfeeding, it can not be transmitted.
Pls is it wrong to light candle where a baby is.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Yes, it is wrong. It is not advisable to use such around babies because it could expose them to burn injuries. Keep such out of babies reach.
My baby took vaccination yesterday, she is one month and two weeks, it's like her tongue is on fire, her mouth is hot
The 6, 10 and 14 weeks shot's main side effect is fever. You can give the paracetamol every 6 hours for 2 -3 days. However, make sure you are given the right dose based on your baby's weight. From experience, most mums who got immunization at health centres usually just give one size fit all dose of paracetamol which is often not the adequate dose for their babies after the immunization. This also contributes to the persistence of the fever. To be sure of the right dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist
what can one use for a baby of 9 months with cold (running nose)?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Most cough and catarrh are usually due to viral infection which will normally run their course with or without any form of treatment.