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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Can vaccines be delayed for an infant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am blessed with a baby boy (3 months 10 days). I am sharing with you his vaccination card. All vaccines are almost due because of the Corona pandemic. Most of the clinics are closed. Will you please suggest, whether these vaccines can be delayed a bit till the suspension of lockdown, or...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your child. I would say you can wait for some more time till the end of this month as probably after this month lockdown restrictions will be over. I believe you should go according to your pediatrician as he would understand the situati...  Read Full »

My 2 months old baby gets gas and spits up even after having Colicaid and Yamoo. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 months old. He is on pumped milk and once a day formula milk (Enfamil). He is gassy and cries mostly from evening till midnight. Spits up even after burping for 30 minutes. I give exercise, and tummy time, but there is no change. He gets reflux which makes him uncomfortabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note the following, 1. The clinical picture that you are giving is most suggestive of reflux. It is advisable first to get a reflux study done to find the grade of reflux. 2. The initial medications to be given in reflux are Zantac (Ranitidine) and Perinorm ...  Read Full »

Can I give Cyp L drops to baby for better sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 50 days old. Can I give her Cyp L drops to my baby? If yes, what is the dosage? My baby is not sleeping well, so please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cyp L drops (Cyproheptadine, Tricholine Citrate, and Sorbitol) is used to increase appetite and has side-effect of sleepiness. It is not used for putting a child to sleep. And I would not recommend giving this drops to a 50-day old child. Children below the age of 6 ...  Read Full »

A 2 year old baby gets cough when weather changes and has low Hb. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother's child (2 years old male) has been suffering from the following ailments: He was hospitalized due to severe pneumonia and bronchitis two months back. He will get a cough when the weather changes to cloudy, rainy, or very cold weather and when he has more cough he will get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Hemoglobin level is low, it should be around 12 g/dl. CRP (C-reactive protein) level is high, suggestive of acute infection during hospitalization. Urine infection was also pr...  Read Full »

What kind of foods can be given to my 6-month-old daughter?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby has turned 6 months today. For the last 20 days, I have been giving her finger millet and half a banana. Now that she is 6 months old, what cereals, vegetables, and fruits can I give her? Can I give her rice? Can I give her clarified butter and curd?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, congratulations on your baby turning 6 months. You can now start her on complementary feeding. You have already started finger millet, that is good. You can give her rice and other cereals and pulses. You can start her on simple rice and keep on adding one in...  Read Full »

Why is my 2-day-old not urinating or vomiting the milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 days old. She is not urinating and vomiting the milk she drinks. The doctors say that the baby had some amniotic fluid intake during labor. During labor, my wife tried for six hours for a normal delivery. But the head was stuck. So, she opted for a cesarean. Now, the mom ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is advisable to get a gastric wash if the vomiting persists. Please get the child evaluated by a pediatrician for the same. The child should urinate in the first 24 hours. If the child does not urinate, it may signify an anomaly or indicate less intake. A primipara ...  Read Full »

My newborn is sleeping for more than 18 hours a day. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby is sleeping the whole day. He sleeps more than 18 hours. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an absolutely normal behavior of a newborn. They may sleep even twenty to twenty-two hours per day. Nothing to worry. As the baby grows, the duration of sleep decreases accordingly. So, keep your baby warm and feed every second hourly. Thank you and have a nice d...  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 8.16 pounds. Within 10 days, he reduced to 7 pounds. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 9.2 pounds. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He har...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 2.2 pounds in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can tak...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 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 15.4 pounds. I just want to know if there is anything we can do to know the cause of why she is having such a...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 wi...  Read Full »

My 3.5 months old baby vomits after we feed him formula milk. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope you are doing well. I want to ask a question about my 3.5 months old baby. I feed him both breast milk and formula milk. But whenever I feed him formula milk, after 20 to 30 minutes, he starts to cry a lot, becomes fussy, and vomits that milk. After vomiting, he feels relaxed. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Breast milk is easier to digest, and as a result, there is no problem of abdomen pain or vomiting. The reasons of vomiting after formula milk could be the following: You are giving more than the appetite of the child. Since you are also gi...  Read Full »

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