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what are the Local Nigerian foods that can boost milk Supply?
Tiger juice. Mixture of soyabeans, dates,crayfish, groundnut(optional). These produce enough breast milk.
Is Kunu (kununzaki) Good For Breastfeeding or Nursing Mothers?
Kola Yetunde

Mother of 2 boys, Expecting

Kunu is also recommended for nursing mothers as it helps increase the flow of their — milk. Kunu (also known as kununzaki) is a popular drink mostly in the north. It is usually made from a grain such as millet or sorghum, although it can be made from maize as well. Kunu that are made from sorghum is usually milky light-brown colour, whilst that which is made from millet and maize is whitish in colour. You can make kunu by soaking the seeds in water for a few days and blending the soaked grain with sweet potatoes and ginger or pepper to form a smooth paste.
How do I do a pregnancy test with salt and what is the Procedure?
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▷Are you wondering if you are pregnant or not? Or Are you suspecting to be pregnant due to unprotected sex you had lately? Here is a simple way to check by yourself if you are pregnant or not. It requires only salt. You do not have to visit a doctor or any health personnel. It is as simple and easy as ABC. Salt is considered to be a very clean chemical compound since it is crystalline in nature. This characteristic nature of salt makes it a very good and popular chemical compound for testing if an individual is pregnant or not. Also, its chemical content is highly effective in detecting a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which is normally found in the urine of pregnant ladies or women. ****Things you would need for the salt pregnancy test: **** ▷1. A transparent glass bowl (you can use any other bowl but most people prefer transparent glass bowl in order to notice clearly and quickly if there is a change in colour or not after the test). ▷2. Salt. ▷3. Urine. ▷3. Stirrer (it can be a spoon, spatula or anything that can be used to stir). ****Procedure **** ▷Remove food reserves from the leaves of a potted plant by keeping it in the dark for 24 hours (example; in a cupboard). ▷Test for the starch to ensure no starch is present. ****Follow the procedure below to test for pregnancy **** ▷1. When you wake up early in the morning, the first thing to do is to go straight for the bowl and urinate into it. Note: only morning urine should be used in order to acquire better results. ▷2. Now add a considerable amount of salt to the urine in the bowl. ▷3. Stir the solution with your stirrer for a few seconds. ▷4. Leave the solution for about ten (10) minutes. ▷5. Now, carefully check and observe if there is a change or not. RESULTS ▷If there is no change to the salt and urine, then you are probably not pregnant (negative). ▷But if the salt in the urine slightly or greatly change or clumps and becomes like a milk cheese, then my dear, you are a hundred per cent (100%) pregnant (positive).
My baby does accept breastmilk directly from the breast except thru expressing in bottles. Pls I need help on how to get my baby t...
Put him or her to breast when he or she is very hungry. Keep trying, don't give up.
Pls I would like to know how I can wean my baby she doesn't sleep without breast in her mouth especially at night and she has refu...
You can introduce home made food to her. Your husband can be of help. You should sleep in a different room as if you traveled while your hubby should attend to her at night by giving her food. Try this for some days and see if it works. Even if she cries, don't come out. Discuss this with your husband. I will suggest you try it during the weekend because your hubby may not sleep that night. Na sacrifice
Pls my baby 6 months+ used to take pap before but suddenly stopped face only breast feeding, and if I gave him any thing, he will...
Try other foods e.g home made food in puree or mashed form like beans, potatoes + boiled egg yolk, rice puree + egg yolk, cereals, powdered oat with milk...etc
Irregular periodHappy new month Doc, desperate wife plz doc after the birth of my daughter June last year by October (24th) I started mestrating v...
My son of two months who is on Exclusive Breast Feeding has scalp issues. I have been using coconut oil on his body and hair since...
What you described is called cradle cap. Read about it below. Cradle cap looks like: Waxy pink or orange scales on the scalp. They can be mild or can grow so thick it looks like your baby's wearing a cap. Cradle cap generally shows up in the first month or two but can pop up anytime within your baby's first two years. What's going on: This is a form of seborrheic dermatitis, which is also responsible for dandruff in adolescents and adults. "The most common cause is a yeast that grows on everybody's skin but prefers to live in greasy areas like the scalp," says Dr. Siegfried. Babies are prone to cradle cap because mom's hormones that are still circulating through their body send oil-producing glands into overdrive. How to help: For mild cases, just use a gentle shampoo to wash your baby's hair. You can also try massaging mineral or olive oil into the scalp and then washing it out. It's okay to next use a soft-bristled brush or your fingertips to brush out flakes, but be gentle. "The more trauma you inflict to skin, the more likely the scales are to reappear," cautions Dr. Siegfried. For a severe case of cradle cap, your pediatrician may recommend that you use a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo. Cradle cap may look kind of funny, but it's not dangerous. "Transient things like little red spots, bumps, and scaly areas probably happen on other organs too -- who knows? But we don't have fancy names for them because we can't see them," says Dr. Siegfried. "If your child is growing and seems comfortable and happy, you don't have to worry so much.
Breast issueHello Dr.....we gave birth through CS,there was sore on one of her nipple and I noticed hard stuff inside are breast then when she...
Poor latchingHi. My baby doesnt open her mouth widely so I’m having a hard time doing the deep latch technique. Also, i have a big areola unl...
Breastfeeding strikeGood morning mums and docs in the house, pls what could be the reason why my baby of 11months reduce his sucking speed. My breast...
There is no need no be worried some babies stop breastfeeding at a very early stage ... but as long as he continues taking it keep giving him. Our food intake determines the teast of the breast milk.
My baby will be 5 months tomorrow she seems to prefer sucking her thumb rather than breast. Two days now she's not sucking well as...
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As a first step in dealing with your child's sucking habits, ignore them! Most often, they will stop on their own. Harsh words, teasing, or punishment may upset your child and is not an effective way to get rid of habits. Instead, try the following: Praise and reward your child when she does not suck her thumb or use the pacifier. Star charts, daily rewards, and gentle reminders, especially during the day, are also very helpful. If your child uses sucking to relieve boredom, keep her hands busy or distract her with things she finds fun. If you see changes in the roof of your child's mouth (palate) or in the way the teeth are lining up, talk with your paediatrician or pediatric dentist. There are devices that can be put in the mouth that make it uncomfortable to suck on a finger or thumb. No matter what method you try, be sure to explain it to your child. If it makes your child afraid or tense, stop it at once. The good news is that most children stop their sucking habits before they get very far in school. This is because of peer pressure. While your child might still use sucking as a way of going to sleep or calming down when upset, this is usually done in private and is not harmful. Putting too much pressure on your child to stop may cause more harm than good. Be assured your child will eventually stop the habit on her own. Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking As a first step in dealing with your child's sucking habits, ignore them, because most often they will stop on their own. Here are some other tips to get a child to stop sucking their thumb or using a pacifier
My concern is about my one month old daughter. I noticed she has a depressed dot above her anus a few days ago as ifit's an anus b...
1. You may want to take the child to the hospital for proper examination so as to know whether there's cause to worry or not. 2. Stools with Semi-formed solids like melon are normal stools for babies on EBF. As long as as the stools are not greenish or watery there's no need to worry.
Good morning all, pls as a breast feeding mother wil I drink Nescafe tea 3-1
My son (he is 7 months old now) was diagnosed with AVSD at 4.5 months and we were advised by his paediatric cardiologist to stop d...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

I am sure you misunderstood the Paediatric cardiologist. The instruction is to give expressed breast milk instead of breastfeeding directly. Your baby still need breast milk so kindly express the breast milk. The sucking directly on the breast tires out the baby with heart conditions and make them burn off calories they could have used in gaining weight. Keep expressing so your milk does not dry off completely. This is very important
Ever since my baby started sucking her thumb she has reduced the rate at which she suck breast. In fact she prefer sucking her thu...
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There are many reasons babies suck their hands/fingers....most of the time it was a self-comforting habit especially also if they have to cry a lot before they are put to the breast.I t may then become a habit. What you need to do mums is to ensure you are breastfeeding your baby frequently at least every 2 - 3 hours. There is no need to wear glove...pacifier is even a worse alternative. Try and wash her hands frequently to prevent introduction of germs and IGNORE THE HABIT......It will go away....Make sure the baby feeds well.....Remove the hand and give breast milk when due...The baby should feed 8 - 12 times a day on breast milk and if adequately fed should sleep 2 - 3 hours after feeds though the duration gradually reduces as baby gets older
My baby rejected my right side breast since birth and she's 8months_+ but she sucks the breast when I was fast asleep. Hope she's...
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It is not going to have any negative effect. Breast milk from the breast does not go sour. Only the one that was expressed and stored inappropriately can go bad.
Can 14weeks vaccinations cause a baby to b pooing at intervals? Before the vaccination stays 3-4 days without pooing on exclusive...
This has nothing to do with the immunization. Babies on exclusive breastfeeding CAN POO at intervals and may also not poo for days .....also watch if you are on any medications or diet that could affect the texture of the feed
Can a breastfeeding mum take Actifed for catarrh? What can I use to treat my catarrh that won't affect the baby?
It is not advisable for a breastfeeding mother to self-medicate as some of it may pass through the breastmilk and affect baby adversely. Kindly see a doctor for evaluation of whatever issues you have and proper management.
My baby is six months and weighs 10kg, I was shocked on finding out I complained only about me to see a woman whose 3-month-old so...
There is nothing wrong with your baby's weight. Children Double their birth weights at 5 -6 months and Triple their birth weights at 1 year. 3.5kg multiply by 2 will give us 7kg.