Baby Care

Baby is taken care of by their parents. Newborns have poor immune power, and it is necessary to wash hands before touching the newborn. It is necessary to support the head and the neck of the newborn. Newborns should not be shaken as it can cause bleeding in the brain. The newborn should be handled with care and safety. A smooth sponge cloth has to be used for bathing the baby. Bathing a baby two to three times a week is good as frequent bathing can cause dryness in babies. It is good to give breastfeeding for newborn babies.

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What is the treatment for my ten-year-old niece, who is vomiting after a collision in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece got hit on her head, and she is crying since then. She is having a problem while sleeping, and she vomited after two hours of the collision. The collision was not that strong. Is it something serious or is it just trauma? There is no swelling on the head that I can see. Please h...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any head trauma has to be observed for signs and symptoms for about 48 hours. An external injury may or may not be there, but internal injury has to be looked for. Vomiting is a symptom of internal injury, but most kids also vomit due to crying excessively. She needs t...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my baby latch and suck milk properly?

Query: Hello doctor,My 20-days-old daughter has a problem with latching. She is unable to draw milk from my breast. She bites on my nipple for ten minutes and sleeps without getting full. I am having a tough time feeding her.Please help me out of this stress.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. I can understand your concern. This is a common problem that most new mothers face. The child is unaware of how to take the nipple in the mouth and has to be shown or trained. It is important that the baby takes the areola (the dark area around the nipple) and...  Read Full »

My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 3.7 kg. Within 10 days, he reduced to 3.2 kg. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 4.2 kg. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He hardly sleeps...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 1 kg in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can take...  Read Full »

What happens if my child sleeps with a bottle in his mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old son wants a bottle in his mouth to sleep in the afternoon and at night. I fill the bottle with water. He does not drink it, but he just keeps it in his mouth until he falls asleep. Will this cause dental problems? Will it affect the shape of his teeth? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal that a child at the age of 1 to 2 keeps the nipple of the bottle in the mouth, but this should be stopped as soon as possible because this might affect the inclination of the teeth. Just visit a pedodontist and ask for correcting this habit and other guida...  Read Full »

How to increase the weight of my 1-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, I am the proud father of a baby girl, who is 1 year old. The problem is that we have noticed a very slow increase in her weight. She is almost a year old, but her weight is still 7 kg. I just want to know if there is anything we can do to know the cause of why she is having such a pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned about her birth weight. That will give us an idea about how much weight she has gained. Our criteria for good health in young children are their feeding, sleep, and activities. If all these parameters are normal, there is nothing to worry. She w...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

My 18-weeks-old baby remains irritated with crying. Can this occur due to teething?

Query: Hello doctor,My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your feelings and preoccupations. I might have to ask you a few more questions but here are some attempts to give you a beginning of an answer. Well, I would be dishonest if I would send you the miracle answer. But let us try together. What was your little...  Read Full »

Why does my 7-month-old baby twist his wrist all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months old. He keeps on twisting his wrist (left arm) all the time. Whenever he is excited, angry, crying or if he wants to reach out for anything or just focusing. His development is on track. He makes great eye contact. He plays, laughs, tries to imitate sounds, sits on hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Such abnormal movement can be non-specific or also can be some seizure. But, it is not possible to decide its nature based on your description.I suggest you make a video of hand twist or twirl for a better understanding of the event and judgment.Also, you can consult a...  Read Full »

Why does my baby sleep less?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 3.5 months old and weighs 6 kg. Her sleep lasts only for a few minutes. Overall on average, she sleeps 8 hours a day. She cries a lot, always remains fussy and irritated. She takes formula milk as well as breastfeeds after every one and a half hours. Her demand for mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Chelakalapelli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Discontinue Barbit 30 (Phenobarbital) unless she has seizures. Take care of baby feeds. Empty breastmilk from one breast entirely before going to the other side. Make sure that formula feeds are appropriately diluted. You can give Colicaid (Dill oil, Fennel oil with Sim...  Read Full »

Why is my 4-month-old baby refusing to breastfeed while active?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4-month-baby exclusively on breastfeeding. But for the past more than a month, she refuses to breastfeed when in an active mood. She only drinks when she is sleepy (after a nap), not before the nap also. After the birth, she has lactated correctly without any issues for three mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For normal babies, what we usually prescribe is - breastfeeds ‘on-demand.’ That is, feed the baby only when the baby cries with hunger or cries for milk. Do not attempt to feed by the clock. Normally, babies of this age feed once every two hours, but that...  Read Full »

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