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Please my 6 months old baby has refused to eat for some weeks now I have to force feed her all the time and it's a struggle becaus...
if your baby suddenly stop eating, it may be the first symptom of sickness. Please kindly stop force feeding. If your baby is generally a picky eater you do need to have patience and keep trying varieties for your baby. Make meal time fun time for you and your baby.
I read that salt shouldn't be give to babies less than one year but my baby of 11months plus eat whatever i eat since she was 8mon...
It won't affect her but it is advisable to avoid salt as much as possible but you can add a little to family meals that the child eats.
My girl at age 2years 10months old doesn't speak clear enough, what can I do?
I need help, my daughter is 2 months old she has diaper rashes what should I use for the rashes?
There are 2 different types of nappy rashes in broad categories those due to irritation from the urine and diaper, and those rashes that tend to occur in the nappy areas. It takes a Paed dermatologist to differentiate

What you can do as Mums first assume it is a diaper rash from prolonged contact of skin with urine so
1) change diaper frequently when wet not only when there is a poo
2) Apply diaper cream - vaseline, sudocream, shea butter, zinc oxide cream are fine. NOT POWDER pls it must be something that creates barrier between skin and urine powder will be formed into paste by urine and further irritates the skin
3) alllow the diaper area to be exposed to air at times when you are home don't always cover with diaper let there be period off fresh air just blow the area. If you do this, most diaper rash will disappear. ANY RASHES THAT PERSIST ESPECIALLY IF REDDISH, FORMING DISCOLORATION ETC NEED ATTENTION OF A PAED DERMATOLOGIST
I need your recommenthation for toothpaste which can be used for baby of 9 months to avoid teeth discolouration?
You can get him any age appropriate toothpaste
I always feed my 7months old baby honey in her food but I later learnt its not good for her now am sacred of the consequences she...
Kindly give her ORS and oral ZINC and if it persists kindly see a Paediatrician for further management
I have a 7 months old baby that don't like taking water. Please what should I do about that?
Do not force the child to take the water but make the water available at all times, not just after meals.
Using colourful and attractive cups that will entice them as kids are curious and will certainly want to try out the cups. You can make it a play or game and also model as well by pretending to drink from the cup. A little sip throughout the day
40 breaths per minute for a 9month old baby is it normal?
40 breaths per min is considered normal for a child below 2years but it is advisable you take your child to the hospital for proper evaluation and management as the way you counted the breaths might not be right.
Please can a baby of 6months plus take Astymin syearup?
Kindly note that we do not prescribe drugs here.
Moreover, your child does not need routine multivitamins. Just give balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. But if you really wish to give, choose any brand of multivitamin for children but encourage balanced,varied and adequate meal.
Multivitamins do not replace food
Can a 2year old child get Stomach ulcer?
No ma'am. There are many causes of ulcers... Therefore it is better to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment
I've been seeing an orange stain on my baby diaper should i be worried?
The staining of the diaper depends on how soon after the baby passes the urine you look.....most urine change colour after sometime". You may have to see a paediatrician to confirm if the stain is something to be worried about.
I gave birth three months ago to a 3.4kg baby, and she is weighing 4.5kg. She is on EBF. Please advise me on what to do?
The weight is fair enough. But you have to put more effort. Breastfeed on demand
My baby is 4months plus l was told to be cleaning his mouth with cotton wool. Please is it with ordinary cotton wool damped with w...
A clean wash cloth with warm water will be just fine. Do not do anything else. You should start using age appropriate tooth paste and brush when your child cuts his first tooth
gudeve my humble paedia how can I curb acid reflux for my baby it started when he was born now he is 4months old it still disturbi...
gastroesophageal reflux it’s just a jargon that says food return from the stomach to the oesophagus after feed instead of staying down. For such babies, you need to keep them upright for up to 30 minutes or more after each feed so it stays down. You can keep them in the car seat put in upright position if you are too tired or busy to carry them that long others can help too sometimes that may not work and some babies need to have their feeds thickened and so on but we will do that only if it so bad and not allowing baby to gain weight. Please see your paediatricians for further management at that point
Lymph node appeared on my baby's neck when he was 3-4months old. Took him to a paediatrician and he said its nothing to worry abou...
Lymph nodes are normal part of the body structures that hep produce and at times store some of the white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies that help the body fight against infections and foreign bodies it is exposed to. When there is infection in the body, they work harder to produce more of these foot soldiers so they may increase in size, feel hot and/or painful to touch.....As soon as the infection is treated, they go back to normal size. They can also increase in some cases of cancers
What what can be use to control vomiting in a year old child before going to the hospital?
What's important is treating the cause of vommiting. So please see a Paediatrician.
For 2 days now my 5years old son wakes up with parts of his face swollen but subsides in the day time though he is active and does...
Please ensure your child is examined by a paediatrician immediately to rule out PeriobiralEdema.
My six month old baby boy started having discharge in his ears with pain over a month now. I took him to hospital and some drugs w...
Please take the child to see an ENT specialist in any of the teaching hospital nearest to you. for that the ears can be checked properly and the cause of the pain will be known and treated.
My son’s nose is blocked and he’s having catarrh. Please what should I do?
Most catarrh are viral infections which will resolve on their own spontaneously without medication most times.

You only need to avoid factors that can trigger catarrh by keeping your child warm and avoid contact with persons that have cough and catarrh, avoid frequent baths to prevent the child being cold, avoid smokes from kitchen or frying and also breastfeed exclusively.

You can also do steam inhalation with the child if nose are blocked or use saline drops.

If symptoms worsen or their is difficulty in breathing, kindly see a paediatrician for evaluation.
My friend baby of 3 days old, she is not lactating and the baby is not tolerating formula. Please help with suggestions on how to...
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. Please, encourage yourself to complete it as it has many benefits for the baby. Please, also note that breastmilk is produced based on demand. That is, the more your baby sucks, the more the breastmilk will flow.