Category: Kids

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JAUNDICE IN THE NEWBORN

The word “jaundice” refers to yellowish discoloration of the sclera and/or the skin. A baby’s body attempts to break down extra blood cells after birth. During this process, red blood cells are broken down...

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HOW DOES MY BABY GAIN WEIGHT?

Some mums usually express concerns that their baby may be losing weight after birth. Here is to show you a brief overview of the trend of how a baby gains weight or loses it...

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My Baby is ‘TEETHING’. Huh???

Is your baby really ‘teething’? Parents often attribute the illness of two out of every five children attended to at our children outpatient clinic to the development of a new set of teeth. Well…,...

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Caring for the UMBILICAL CORD of a New Born

Umbilical Cord – Olu’bi (yoruba), Eriri nwa (igbo), Chibi (Hausa) The umbilical cord of a baby usually falls off 5- 10 days after delivery. However, it needs to be kept clean and dry for...

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NEWBORN BABIES and INFECTIONS

Your newborn is so precious that you and your family would want to do everything to protect him/ her. Here are some tips on how to ensure your baby stays free from infections, especially...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Someone once said that he did not like the idea of breast feeding .  He felt it was a sham and that babies should take more of formula feeds. Then I asked him why...