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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My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash.¬†First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be a few common reasons for this rash.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage.Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may cause irritatio...  Read Full »

My baby is not taking proper feed for his growth. How to take care of him?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a three-month-old baby. My baby is not eating enough and it resulted in causing other issues such as constipation, gas, and decreased urine output. I have tried changing many bottles and formulas. But nothing helped him. He just takes around 400 ml of milk in a maximum o...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal to have a weight of 5.9 kilograms in a three month old child. This is the weight that is usually present in a six months old child. So this definitely means that feeds are more than sufficient for the child. It is normal in children below the age of six mon...  Read Full »

How to help my 10-week-old baby with digestive issues?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-week old baby is having digestive issues since birth. He passes gas extremely and experiences severe pain and discomfort when trying to pass gas and stool sometimes. Nothing helps him. We have tried giving gas drops and bicycling his legs. We have changed formulas and now he is tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Children below the age of six months make a lot of odd noises before or after passing stools. It is a normal phenomenon. Also passing gas is a normal phenomenon. Some children pass gas like an adult and it is completely normal. There is no need of taking medications bec...  Read Full »

My 11 days old baby has not passed stool for 36 hours. Is it good?

Query: Hi doctor, My newborn baby is 11 days old. For the past 36 hours, she did not pass stools but urinates now and then. Do I need to wait patiently or need to consult a pediatrician soon? She is taking Flacol pediatric drop along with the feed three times a day and Norsol nasal drop is also used. Her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal for children below the age of six months to pass stool 10 to 20 times a day or once in two or three days. Both are normal and it is not considered as constipation or diarrhea. It does not require treatment. Treatment is required only when there is fever, le...  Read Full »

One liter water bottle fallen in my 5.5 months old baby's head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby was 5.5 months old. One liter water bottle fallen in my baby's head, and that place became reddish. Already she was suffering from fever too. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please apply cold water bag to the reddish area. Also, you will need to start the child on drops crocin based on the current weight of the child (is it 2.72 kg? 2.72 kg is too less for a 5.5 months old child). Dose for 2.72 kg is 0.3 ml of drops crocin (100 mg/ml). A...  Read Full »

My 2 year old baby is constipated for past four months. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old. For the past four months, she gets constipated. She has to move her bowels daily because if she does not have it more than 24 hours, she will get constipated. We tried changing her milk, but it only made her stools harder. She is currently on similac go and gro...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Instead of using 30 ml water with each scoop, please add 45 ml water to each scoop for making the formula. Also, reduce the consumption of milk and simultaneously increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, chicken, etc., whatever the child likes. As of now, you ca...  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 uncomfortab...  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 »

2 months old baby girl is getting a thick milky white vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 months old baby girl is getting a thick milky white vaginal discharge from last week. We see it once or twice a day in her diaper and some stuck in the vagina. What may cause this? What treatment we should do? The baby was born prematurely.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please maintain a good hygiene for the child. Avoid diapers for a while till the discharge is gone. You can place the baby in a tub of clean water with some vinegar or baking soda for 10 to 15 minutes every day for 2 to 3 days. Dry the vaginal area thoroughly by patting...  Read Full »

Though I am well hydrated with good diet, my breast milk is not enough for my baby. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I gave birth to my child before four weeks. I am providing breastfeeding to my child from her birth. My breastfeeding was fine before three days. But now, my milk supply has got dropped. My baby seems to have a loss of weight, and she is not peeing often. Yesterday, she pooped a light gr...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Start giving top feeds to the child for some time and take some days off from breastfeeding. Weight loss and a reduced urine output of the child is because of low milk intake. Low milk production may occur due to many reasons, the most common one being stress. So take r...  Read Full »

My twin babies motion color is eiether dark green or yellowish green. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have twin babies with one boy and one girl. They are four months old now. Breast milk is very low for them. So we are using formula. During the first two months, we used Simyl LBW and Lactodex LBW. Then the doctor told us to use Dexolac 1 powder. Now, my babies motion is in dark green ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The color of the stools that you have mentioned is normal. Any color of the stool is normal, except when the color is red or white. All the children up to the age of six months pass stools either 10 to 12 times a day or once in two to three days. It is normal. So as per...  Read Full »

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