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Why You Shouldn’t Give Teething Powder To Your Baby –Consultant Paediatricians Explain

It’s always a joy to witness your baby’s milestones even though some are attached with growing pains like the one babies experience when teething. Teething occurs when the teeth emerge through the gums. It can be a frustrating time for

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Managing Fractured Clavicle In Newborn | Mom, Mrs. BT’s Experience

Fracture of the clavicle or collarbone is the most common fracture during labor and delivery. The clavicle may break when there is trouble delivering the baby’s shoulder or during a breech delivery. A baby with a fractured clavicle rarely moves

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See Important Information On Why Wearing Tight-fitting Shoes Or Socks Can Be Fatal For Babies -Dr. Peter Atangwho

A General Physician, Dr. Peter Atangwho, has urged mothers and caregivers to stop wearing tight-fitting shoes or socks for babies. Atangwho, Chief Executive Officer of TeleMed Online Clinic, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. The

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Medical Specialists Explain Why Some Children Develop Brain Malfunction

Experts have explained why some children develop brain malfunction. According to the Neuroscientists, genetic variation in genes is the cause of Chiari 1 malformation (CM), a common disorder that occurs in about one in 100 children. The experts noted that

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Dr. Iwinosa Ehigiator On How To Prevent Newborn Babies From Developing Jaundice

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, the Benin-based gynecologist Dr. Iwinosa Ehigiator, has advised pregnant women to have regular check-ups especially when they have a fever, in order to save their newborns from developing jaundice. Infant

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Superfetation: How This Mum-to-Be Conceived A Third Baby While Already Pregnant With Twins

A woman got pregnant again while still pregnant with twins. The US mum-to-be is now expecting triplets after conceiving while already pregnant with twins. Doctors told the woman and her fiancé they were expecting twins and they were overjoyed with

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Why Antibiotics May Be Unnecessary For Your Child’s Ear Infections | Paediatricians Explain

Around 75 percent of children will have at least one ear infection before they reach 3 years old. Ear infections are the most common reason that children visit doctors. Ear infections (otitis media) are no fun for anyone. It occurs when fluid builds up

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Nigerian Couple, Mike & Modupe Obiora Share Joyful Ending Of Their 27-Year-Long Journey To Parenthood

A Nigerian couple, Dr. Mike and Dr. Modupe Obiora have welcomed a set of twins after 27 years of marriage without a child. The dedication of the twins, a boy and a girl, was held at the World Alive Church

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Do You Know That Yeast Infections Are Common In Babies? Here’s How To Recognize The Symptoms And Effectively Treat /Prevent Them

Yeast infections are common in babies, especially during their first six months. In adults, yeast infections primarily affect people with vaginas, but in babies, they can occur no matter the sex. Below is what you need to know about what

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What’s The Likelihood That Pregnant Women Will Transmit COVID-19 To Their Newborns? This New Study Answers Just That

Pregnant women with COVID-19 during the third trimester are unlikely to pass the virus to their newborns, according to a research conducted in the United States of America. The study, led by Dr Andrea Edlow of the Harvard Medical School

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How To Help Premature Babies Survive Into Adulthood In Low-income Countries Like Nigeria | Expert, Dr. Enisa Lawal

Premature babies are babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising, according to the World Health Organisation.

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BBC Documentary Exposes A Thriving Black-market Trade In Babies In Kenya

Many women will know the anxiety of preparing to bring a child into the world without enough money to feed one person, let alone two. Most will never contemplate selling a child to a stranger. But for some expectant mothers

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See Important Information On Why Kissing Newborns Can Be Fatal For Them – Dr. Agatha

A consultant paediatrician at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Agatha David, says kissing a newborn on the lips or any part of the face can be fatal. She says that this innocent seemingly act can lead

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Paediatrician, Dr. Ademolu Abiola Explains Why Applying Breast Milk To A Baby’s Eyes & Other Practices As Cure For Jaundice Is Dangerous

A paediatrician at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Dr. Ademolu Abiola, has warned against applying breast milk to a baby’s eyes as a cure for jaundice. The specialist, who gave the warning while speaking in an interview with PUNCH

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Why New Parents Should Not Worry About Their Baby’s Inconsistent Sleep Patterns

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night around the time they reach six months of age. But according to a new study parents should view sleep consolidation as a process, instead of a milestone to

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See What Professor Of Pediatrics, Chinyere Ezeaka Says Accounts For 80% Of Neonatal Deaths In Nigeria

A professor of paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Chinyere Ezeaka, has listed prematurity, infections as some of the causes of neonatal deaths. Ezeaka said this at an event organised by the paediatrics department, Lagos University Teaching

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Paediatrician, Chinyere Ezeaka Explains Why Some Babies Die At Birth

Globally 2.4 million babies died in the first month of life in 2019. There are approximately 7 000 newborn deaths every day, amounting to 47% of all child deaths under the age of 5-years, up from 40% in 1990, according

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Consultant Paediatrician, Doctor Ayodele Renner On Why Hot Water Bath Is Almost Synonymous With Comfort For Mother & Child

Consultant Paediatrician, Doctor Ayodele Renner has shared the amazing benefit of hot water bath to mother and child’s health in this beautiful article. Read on… In the tropics, one might imagine there isn’t a need for the use of hot

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‘Paracetamol abuse may cause liver failure in teething babies’ – Paediatrician, Dr Nnaemeka Omeje On Baby’s Teething, Complications That May Arise & Remedies

Every baby goes through the teething phase. It surely is one significant time for both the baby and parents to experience together. For most new parents, the experience can be challenging and that is why I find this interview with

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Babies Born With Teeth: Normal Or Abnormal? Here’s What A Dental Therapist, Dr. Simon Audu Wants Us To know

Teething is a normal part of a baby’s development during the first year of life. Most babies get their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age. The first teeth that poke through the gums are the central incisors, which

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Between 3-10 Months Old: Check Out These Expert-approved Tips On Creating The Best Baby Nap Schedule 

The importance of naps for babies can never be underestimated. Research suggests that physical and mental development take place when kids sleep—both at night and during the day, says Daniel Lewin, Ph.D., director of pediatric behavioral sleep medicine at Children’s

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Babies Health ALERT! Paediatrician Harps On The Deadly Implications Of Breastfeeding Lying Down

Breastfeeding lying down. Just saying those words sounds wonderful. Being able to nourish and nurture your baby, and relax and rest at the same time. Indeed, many breastfeeding mothers enjoy breastfeeding lying down. However, many mothers are unsure if it’s

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Where To Draw The Line With Giving Your Baby  Pap- Nutritionist, Dr Sylvester Igbedioh Cautions Parents

A Nutritionist, Dr. Sylvester Igbedioh, has advised parents to stop feeding their babies only pap because it lacks the necessary nutrients to help infants grow properly. Igbedioh recommended that blended dry fish, crayfish or liver should be added to pap

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You Can Select Your Baby’s Gender Before Birth- Fertility Doctor, Abayomi Ajayi Shares How

Every couple has a 50/50 chance of conceiving a boy or a girl through plain old-fashioned intercourse. It has always been the practice for couples to set their hearts on having a boy or girl even before they have achieved

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New Study Explains How Bottle-fed Babies May Be Swallowing Millions Of Microplastics

Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed on Monday highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products. There is growing evidence that humans consume huge numbers of the tiny particles,

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