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FAQ's


  • FAQ by Mother with Babies of less than a month
  • FAQ by Mother with Baby about 5-1 Year
  1. WHY MY BABY DOESN’T SUCK WELL?
  2. IS MY BREAST MILK ADEQUATE?
  3. IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH FORMULA FEEDING?
  4. WHAT SHOULD I EAT TO INCREASE MY MILK?
  5. CAN I GIVE MY BABY SIPS OF WATER?
  6. SHOULD I GIVE GRIPE WATER?
  7. DO I NEED TO GIVE VITAMINES?
  8. WHY MY BABY IS STRETCHING SO MUCH?
  9. WHY THE BABY IS PASSING WATERY STOOL?
  10. WHAT ARE THOSE RASHES?
  11. CAN I PUT KAJAL?
  12. CAN I GIVE OIL MASSAGE?
  13. WHY MY BABY IS SNEEZING?
  14. IS MY BABY RUNNING A FEVER?
  15. WHY MY BABY NOT GAINING WEIGHT?
  16. WHY MY BABY LOOKS THINNER THAN BABIES OF ITS AGE?
  17. WHAT EMERGENCY MEDICATION SHOULD I KEEP HANDY?
  18. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY BABY HAS A FEVER?
  19. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF BABY HAS DIARRHOEA?
  20. WHAT TO DO WHEN MY BABY IS CRYING NON-STOP?
  21. WHEN TO SHOW MY BABY TO MY PEDIATRICIAN?



Answer


1. BREAST FEEDING IS AN ART. IT NEEDS PEACE OF MIND, LITTLE BIT OF DETERMINATION AND BIT OF EFFORT INITIALLY.IN 1ST FEW DAYS ITS VERY COMMON FOR THE BABIES TO SLEEP OFF WHILE SUCKING, JUST SCRATCH THE FOOT TO MAKE THEM RESUME SUCKING. MAKE SURE THAT NIPPLE IS NOT TOO FLAT OR TOO BIG. BABIES MOUTH SHOULD BE ABLE TO COVER BOTH AREOLA AND NIPPLE FOR GOOD LATCHING. VISIT DOWNLOAD PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

2. IF YOUR BABY PASSES ADEQUATE URINE (6-7TIMES OR MORE ON A SUMMER DAY), IT INDICATES ENOUGH BREAST MILK. BABY SHOULD SUCK FOR 15-20MIN TO GET ENOUGH MILK.

3. FORMULA MILK IS PREPARED FROM COW’S MILK AND ITS COMPOSITION IS LIKE COW’S MILK, WITH LITTLE MODIFICATION TO SUIT BABIES. BUT NOTHING CAN REPLACE OR REPRESENT THE ORIGINAL. AGAIN IT HAS TO BE GIVEN WITH BOTTLE OR SPOON, WHICH IS A SOURCE OF INFECTION. BOTTLE FED BABIES SUFFER FROM DIARRHEA, COLD AND COUGH TOO MANY TIMES. FORMULA MILK LACKS THE IMMUNOGENIC PROPERTIES OF MOTHER’S MILK. IT HAS BEEN SEEN THAT A BOTTLE FED BABY IS AT RISK OF INFECTION 13TIMES MORE THAN THAT OF BREAST FED BABY. DON’T THINK GIVIG FORMULA FEED WITHOUT DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND CREAT PROBLEMS FOR YOUR BABY. ABOVE ALL BABY HAS A RIGHT OVER MOTHER’S MILK FOR BONDING WITH MOTHER, SO PLEASE DON’T DENY IT.

4. MOTHERS CAN EAT ANY NORMAL FOOD PREPARATION. ITS FALSE BELIEF THAT MOTHER WILL SECRET DIFFERENT MILK WHEN SHE EATS NON-VEG OR OIL. AVOID OUTSIDE JUNK FOOD TO PREVENT STOMACH INFECTIONS. EAT HEALTHY DIET, MILK, FRUITS AND LOT OF WATER TO PRODUCE HEALTHY MILK FOR THE BABY.



5. NO EXTRA WATER IS REQUIED WHEN YOUR BABY IS COMPLETELY ON BREAST FEED, EVEN IN VERY HOT DAYS (TILL 4-6WEEKS). HIC-UPS REFLECTS LAC OF BURPING RATHER THAN WATER. BURP YOUR BABY WELL TO REDUCE HIC-UPS.

6. NO NEED OF GRIPE WATER. IT RARELY REQUIRED, ONLY GIVES MOTHER FALSE SATISFACTION. IF AT ALL YOU WANT TO GIVE, MAKE SURE THAT IT’S ALCOHOL FREE PREPARATION.

7. NO VITAMINS ARE REQUIRED FOR A NORMAL TERM BABY ON EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING AND WHO IS GROWING WELL. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

8. BABIES STRETCH TOO MUCH FOR GOD KNOWS WHY! BUT ITS HARMLESS AND NOTHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT. STRETCHING INCREASES AT TIME OF PASSING URINE OR STOOL.

9. NORMAL BREAST FED BABIES PASS WATERY STICKY STOOL ABOUT 10-15 TIMES A DAY AND IN SMALL AMOUNTS. IT MAY HAPPEN THAT BABY PASSES STOOL AFTER EACH FEED. NOTHING TO WORRY UNLESS THE AMOUNT OF STOOL PASSED IS UNUSUALLY LARGE OR URINATION IS DECREASING.


10. THE RED RASHES ARE INNOCENT ALLERGIC RASHES (MAY BE YOUR OIL IS REACTING), SAND PARTICLE LIKE RASH ON NOSE TIP IS MILIA, AGAIN INNOCENT. IF YOU NOTICE ROUND ERUPTIONS FILLED WITH WATER, ANGRY LOOKING RASHES ON SKIN FOLDS OR ANYTHING UNUSUAL CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR. FOR DETAILS OF SKIN CARE PLZ REFER TO DOWNLOAD SECTION.

11. KAJAL …WELL ITS OK, IF PREPARED IN STERILE WAY. BUT WAIT FOR ATLEAST 1MONTH BEFORE USING IT.

12. OIL MASSAGE AFTER ATLEAST 1MONTH UNLESS THERE IS TOO MUCH WINTER DRYNESS. FOR DETAILS OF SKIN CARE PLZ REFER TO DOWNLOAD SECTION.

13. SNEEZING FEW TIMES A DAY IS TO BLOW OUT THE NOSE AND NOTHING TO BE WORRIED OF. BUT WHEN NOSE BLOCKS, LOOKS REDDISH AND WATERING IS MORE, CONSULT UR DOCTOR.

14. BABIES ARE WARMER TO TOUCH BECOUSE OF BLOOD CICULATION. ALAWYS TAKE A TEMPERATURE AT ARM PIT BEFORE JUMPING TO COCLUSION.

15. NORMAL WEIGHT GAIN IN FIRST FEW MONTHS OF LIFE IS AVERAGE 200GMS PER WEEK. BAIES ALSO GROW BY LENGTH, SO THE WEIGHT GAIN MAY NOT BE APPARENT TO YOU. DON’T WORRY AND CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU RECORD NO WEIGHT GAIN FOR 2WEEKS.

16. IT’S NATURAL TO ENVY YOUR NEIGHBOURS. DON’T COMPARE YOUR BABY WITH OTHERS. IF YOUR BABY IS PUTTING ON REGULAR WEIGHT AND NOT SICKLY, THEN IT’S GOOD ENOUGH.

17. YOU SHOULD HAVE ATLEAST ONE FEVER MEDICATIONS, ANTI-COLIC DROPS AND ORS PACKS HANDY. ASK ABOUT THOSE TO YOUR DOCTOR FOR DOSE GUIDELINES.


18. FOR FEVER GIVE PARACETAMOL DROP OR SYRUP AND MOST IMPORTANT GIVE A GOOD SPONGING FROM HEAD TO TOE WITH PLAIN WATER. CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR FEVER WHICH RECURRING OR PERSISTING.

19. FOR DIARRHEA START ORS SOLUTION AND GIVE PLENTY OF FLUID AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ORS PACKETS THEN PREPARE HOME MADE ORS (1TABLE SPOON SUGAR, 1PINCH SALT ADDED TO A GLASS OF WATER).YOU NEED NOT STARVE YOUR BABY. CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR AT EARLIESRT.

20. SIMPLY TAKE THE BAY TO YOUR LAP AND INSPECT. CAUSE OF THE CRY MAY BE A TOO TIGHT NAPPY OR A WET DIAPER. TRY TO TAKE THE BABY TO A NOISE FREE, AIRY PLACE AND CONSOLE. IF YOU FIND THE TUMMY TIGHT AND DISTENDED THEN BURP. YOU CAN TRY SOME GAS EXPELLING ANTI COLIC PREPARATION. DON’T PANIC DON’T RUN. KEEP YOUR CALM AND YOUR JUDGEMENT WILL BE BETTER.

21. SIMPLE ANSWER TO THIS IS – WHENEVER YOU FILL YOUR BABY IS NOT WELL, WHICH LOOKS ABNORMAL AND OUT OF REGULAR, IT’S TIME FOR ACHECK-UP. EXAMPLES:

• FEVER BEYOND 48-72HRS.
• FEVER WITH A RASH.
• FEVER WITH RAPID BREATHING OR COUGH.
• LOOSE STOOL AMOUNTING TO DECREASE URINATION.
• LOOSE STOOL WITH VOMITTING.
• IRRITABLE (UNUSUAL)
• SICK BABY NOT FEEDING WELL.
• COUGH LASTING FOR MORE THAN 72HRS………..ETC.
THESE ARE ONLY EXAMPLES NOT CRITERIAS OR RULES. IT’S BETTER TO CONSULT EARLY THAN TO BE LATE BEING DEPENDANT ON SELF MEDICATIONS.



  1. WHEN TO GIVE OUT SIDE FOOD?
  2. WHAT TO GIVE APART FROM MILK?
  3. WHEN TO STOP MOTHER’S MILK?
  4. WHY MY BABY HAS TOO MANY COLD EPISODES?
  5. WHAT TO DO WHEN MY CHILD IS RUNNING A FEVER?
  6. WHAT TO DO WHEN MY CHILD IS HAVING LOOSE MOTION?
  7. MY CHILD HAS A WOUND, SHOULD I GIVE TOXOID INJECTION?
  8. MY CHILD HAS SPILLED HOT WATER ON BODY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
  9. HOW CAN I STOP THUMB SUCKING IN MY BABY?



Answer


1. OUTSIDE FOOD CAN BE GIVEN AROUND 6MONTHS OF AGE. PLEASE REFER TO DOWNLOAD SECTION FOR DETAILS ON WEANING DIET.

2. TRY HOME MADE FOOD MORE THAN COMMERCIAL PREPARATIONS. PLZ REFER TO DOWNLOAD SECTION FOR DETAILS.

3. MOTHER’S MILK SHUOLD BE STOPPED AROUND 18MONTHS TO 2YRS. CONTINUING MOTHER’S MILK TOO LONG WILL HAMPER IN SOCIAL ADAPTAION OF THE BABY AND INABILITY TO CHANGE OVER TO A NORMAL ADULT TYPE DIET PATTERN.

4. FEW CHILDREN HAVE A TENDENCY OF GETTING REPEATED FLU EPISODES. EXPLAINABLE CAUSES INCLUDE BOTTLE FEEDING, ALLERGIES TO DUST, FUMES ETC. VITAMINE DEFECIENCIES, UNHYGENIC PRACTICES. LOOK FOR FLU VACCINE IN DOWNLOAD SECTION.



5. ALWAYS KEEP PARACETAMOL SYRUP HANDY AND KNOW ABOUT THE DOSE FOR YOUR CHILD. GIVE IT AND GIVE A GOOD SPONGING FROM HEAD TO TOE WITH NORMAL WATER. IF FEVER PERSISTS OR IS RECURRENT CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

6. FOR DIARRHEA START ORS SOLUTION AND GIVE PLENTY OF FLUID AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ORS PACKETS THEN PREPARE HOME MADE ORS (1TABLE SPOON SUGAR, 1PINCH SALT ADDED TO A GLASS OF WATER).YOU NEED NOT STARVE YOUR CHILD. CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR AT EARLIESRT.

7. A CHILD WHO IS TAKING ALL DOSES OF DPT VACCINE IS ALREADY IMMUNIZED AGAINST TETANUS, SO NO NEED OF EXTRA TOXOID.

8. WASH THE PART WITH RUNNING COLD WATER AND APPLY ANY ANTISEPTIC CREAM TO THE AFFECTED AREA. IF THE AREA AFFECTED IS LARGE, THEN CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.

9. THUMB SUCKING IS DIFFICULT TO STOP. TRY TO PULL OUT EVERYTIME BABY STARTS SUCKING. APPLY BITTER THINGS LIKE NIM OR KARELA PASTE OVER THUMB.