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Can a 3 month old put to sitting position? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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User:My daughter is 3 months old. Can I put her into sitting position? She is able to hold her head but cannot sit upright
Doctor:You'll have to hold her and make her sit
Doctor:Otherwise she'll just fall
User:yes thats i am doing...but i am just thinking are there any side effects to it
Doctor:Just keep holding her
Doctor:You can safely do it
User:i heard that if u make littleone sit with some support there are chances that her stomach may bulge out
Doctor:Nothing will happen
Doctor:Believe me
User:oh k thanks a lot on that
User:other thing is that she has a birthmark on her head
User:which is visible to some extent. what is the expected timeline when the birth XXXXXXX will go
Doctor:If you can send me a picture
Doctor:I'll be able to tell you better
User:i do not have one with me
User:but i will send one next time
Doctor:Is it possible for you to click one and email it
User:another thing when she cries her nose turns red
Doctor:It happens with all children
User:oh k...
Doctor:Its due to an increase in the pressure in the head
Doctor:it becomes ok on its own
User:yes it becomes immediately
Doctor:then its ok
Doctor:there there's nothing to worry
User:any recommendations for massage oil/soaps etc.
Doctor:Mild soap
Doctor:Normal coconut or almond oil
User:i am using himalya baby soap
Doctor:That should be fine
Doctor:massage actually helps
User:yes i use coconut for head and johnson's for massage
Doctor:You can use normal coconut oil for the whole body also
Doctor:But just dont use too much of it
Doctor:she's get a heat rash otherwise
User:oh k
User:and since when can i start solid diet or liquid diet for her?
User:my parents are eager to feed her honey
Doctor:Dont give it to her
Doctor:she doesnt need it
Doctor:only breast milk till 6 months
Doctor:nothing else , not even water
User:ok...and what about if she has loose motions
Doctor:That is a separate case
Doctor:that time ORS needs to be given
User:i don't know from where i got this fear of her having loose motions
Doctor:Dont worry
Doctor:She'll be fine
User:the mother of my daughter is also here
User:she is curious to know what kind of food will help her?
Doctor:No food at this time
Doctor:nothing at all
User:i mean for the mother
Doctor:only breast milk every 2 hours
Doctor:for the mother
Doctor:A healthy and balanced diet
User:she is taking mainly ridge gourd, bottle gourd, pulses, milk and rotis
Doctor:with 1 glass milk and 2 cups curd
User:can the mother take the fruit juices like the real juice, appy and the alikes
Doctor:Its never good
Doctor:Whole fruits are always better
User:thank you dr
User:i think i have all my questions answered now.
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:i am ending the chat now
User:good night and bye
Doctor:good night
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