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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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 mo...  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 »

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 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 2-month-old son is irritable during breastfeeding and has decreased frequency of passing stools. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is around two 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...  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 »

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...  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 »

Will something abnormal happen if my baby drinks some hand sanitizer?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was playing with the hand sanitizer, and I think she would have licked or taken some hand sanitizer. Still, she has not shown any symptoms now (it has been 20 minutes). Will something abnormal happen. Will she be alright when she has intaken the hand sanitizer? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. If you are sure, you should take her to the hospital for examination; if you are unsure and think that only a small amount is taken, then do not worry. Just observe her symptoms; she might show symptoms like drowsy, v...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old baby girl is having rashes. Please suggest a treatment for the same.

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old baby girl has been having rashes and pimples since morning, and they are itching and spreading everywhere. I applied a Calamine lotion. Please suggest something for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you check if she has a fever with a thermometer. If her temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, I suggest you give her the child syrup Crocin DS (double strength) 240 mg or 5 ml (dose as per the child's weight) and Allegra (Fexofenadine). In addition...  Read Full »

I have a 3-month-old baby with very dry skin. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 3-month-old boy baby, and I need your help because my baby cannot sleep well as his face is very itchy, dry, and reddish. I do not know if it is eczema. I have tried applying a few creams, but there have been no results. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The skin of the child is very dry. I would suggest the following: 1. Mustela baby emollient cream for application to the face. 2. Avoid bathing the baby with soap, not more than once a week. I advise daily sponging to maintain cleanline...  Read Full »

My 5.2 months old daughter has fever and cold. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My baby girl is five months and two weeks old. From yesterday, she has a fever, especially at night. She has a running nose and cold feet. She is very dull and weak. I gave her Piccan syrup and Vitamin C drops. Please help. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can stop Piccan syrup (Paracetamol and Diphenhydramine) as of now. It is better to consult your pediatrician regarding the same as per the condition prevailing in your country regarding Vitamin C drops. Also, it is essential to see if the child's temperature is abov...  Read Full »

My 15-days-old son is crying continuously. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15-days-old. Everything was fine until today. But today, he started crying a lot. I am not sure what happened to him. Usually, he never cries. He sleeps for a few minutes, and suddenly he starts crying continuously and uncontrollably. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The general proclamation is that the crying infant is hungry and so try breastfeeding. If not controlled, check if the panties are wet and soaked in the urine passed. Then all the babies get Colicky pain and make him to burp properly by putting him on your sh...  Read Full »

How to handle the separation anxiety in my child without causing him a psychological problem in the future?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past five days, I am sending my 21 month old son to a daycare. For the first three days, they allowed me inside the campus. Since I was close by, he was playing well. But, from the last two days, they are not allowing me inside and hence he is crying a lot. Today he was a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Yes, it is true that the child may suffer from some psychological problems when not staying with the parents or the regular care giver as it occurs in some foster homes. But, as you mentioned that it is onl...  Read Full »

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