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 premature baby pooped 10 times in the last 24 hours. Is it a sign of loose motion?

Query: Hello doctor,I need detailed medical advice regarding my son's medical condition. My baby was born on the 19th of last month, but he was premature. He was born at 29 weeks. His birth weight was 1.26 kg. Due to his preterm birth, the baby was in NICU for 45 days and got discharged. During birth, he h...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please find your answers in the same order as the questions asked: Small children below the age of six months may pass stools once in two days or 10 to 15 times per day. It is normal. As long as the child is active and the urine output is fine (which in your cas...  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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Why is my 2-year-old child is not sleeping properly?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son is having a high body temperature of about 99.5 F to 101 F. The temperature rise is felt mainly in the forehead for more than a month. We use AC more often. Could this be due to Ac? If not, what may be the causes of his high temperature? Secondly, he cannot have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The answer to your queries are as follows; 1) Temperature of 99 F, 100 F, and even 101 F are not considered high. Only if the temperature is more than 104 F it should be concerned. 2) It is important to know the method of recording the temperature. It will ...  Read Full »

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 »

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