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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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I noticed some blood in my 6-week-old baby's diaper. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My six-week-old baby had some blood in her diaper. What could the issue be? We were very worried. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Female babies show some blood coming from the vagina, called as neonatal mensuration. It is a normal hormonal effect indicating the future menses as they grow up. Nothing needs to be done, and just wipe clean the vaginal area. Hope the motion is free from blood and m...  Read Full »

What causes bald patches on babies heads, and are there ways to prevent them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am interested in understanding the reasons behind bald patches on babies heads. Could you please clarify if specific skin conditions make infants more susceptible to these bald spots? Additionally, are there any preventative measures that can be taken to avoid the formation of these...  Read Full »

Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. During the early stages of life, infants spend most of their day and night sleeping on their backs. This position can cause patches of hair loss on their heads, particularly if their heads rest on cotton products. Fortunat...  Read Full »

I am worried about my 7-week-old baby having cough and low-grade fever from today and I would like to know the treatment for these conditions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-week-old baby has had a cough and low-grade fever from today. I wish to know the treatment for it. I am giving my baby the tablet Tylenol currently. This is the first time the baby is experiencing these conditions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I can suggest the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines with their consent For fever: Please check the temperature of the child with a thermometer. If the temperatur...  Read Full »

Is it normal for newborns to cough while crying?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby is 1-week-old, and she cries a lot. She coughs a lot throughout her crying. This is the only time she coughs. She does not have a fever and does not show any signs of illness. What does this mean? Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) Is she on exclusive breastfeeding? 2) How is her breathing? 3) How is her poop and pee? Burp her well after feeds. And kindly revert with the answers. Regards.  Read Full »

I want a paediatrician advice for taking my baby to doctor’s appointments. When should I book the appointment based on feedings and naps?

Query: Hi doctor, We needed Pediatrician advice on how to take a baby to the doctor's appointments. Looking for tips on taking your baby to doctor's appointments and staying sane? (appointments for the baby and also for the mom). When to make the appointment based on feedings and naps? How do you keep a...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When there is an appointment for mom and baby, ensure you finish the baby's appointment first, as a mom can wait. Also, opt for doctors who are present for longer hours. It is difficult to keep up the appointment time because of feeding and naps. Naps are still al...  Read Full »

How to know if my infant is allergic to cows' milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-month-old baby has been vaccinated today morning by 10. He was sleepy for most of the afternoon and seems hungrier than usual and by 8:30 pm tonight, he started vomiting and continued for the next few hours. He has a mild fever of 37.7 C. I fed him sweet potatoes this evening at 6...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note the following important points: 1) None of the vaccines cause vomiting. 2) 37.7 C is a normal temperature post-vaccination, so you need not worry about that. 3) Regarding the history of vomiting, it is not strong enough to suggest an allergy to cow...  Read Full »

We are pet parents, and how would the babies be around pets?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I are expecting a baby so we have a question about the future life of the baby around pets. My wife and I, are big animal lovers, living in an apartment with three cats and we could not imagine a way to ever give them up. However, knowing that a baby is coming soon, we are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your baby. I understand you and your wife have concerns about the future life of your baby around your three cats. However, with proper precautions and management, your baby and cats can live together in harmony. Firstly, it...  Read Full »

Will frequent falling cause problems in a 1-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 1-year-old. He fell down from the bed and got hurt at the backside of the head. He got hurt many times the same way. He is not sleeping properly at night and wakes up frequently. I would like to know whether it will cause any complications in the brain or some other problems...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Frequent falls, if associated with any symptoms after the fall, will usually effect the brain. Symptoms like loss of consciousness, vomiting, fits are dangerous. You need to be more careful about falls and prevent them. Crying at night is a common symptom. Normally bab...  Read Full »

My baby is not passing stool daily and has a gassy belly.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is around 2 months old and irritable during breastfeeding. The stool is yellow and frothy but decreased in frequency since birth; it comes once every two to three days. His abdomen is distended and passes a lot of gas with a very bad odor, and he seems in pain when passing the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Newborn babies pass motion every two to five days and can go up to one week. If you are feeding well, then there is no need to worry. However, the abdomen will look full, and the gas will be smelly. But, again, there is no need to be conce...  Read Full »

My daughter banged her head on a chair and after which she cried and vomitted. Should I go for an MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 16-month-old child. When she was 10 months old, she banged her head between her eyes, inner left brow rather firmly on a blunt object. She was attempting to stand up holding onto a chair, and when she quickly sat, her head firmly bumped the bottom of the portion of the chair w...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The mark on eyebrow may be some superficial injury. Your kid is not having any symptom of deep brain injury. Your kid was back to play shortly after an injury. Did she have any headache or vomiting or weakness of one side of body or seizure? If not, she is unlikely to...  Read Full »

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