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How important is oil massage for a baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jan-2014
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User:are you pediatrics.
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:I am a general physician
User:for the new born baby massage is important , if important then massage can be started from when
Doctor:It can be started rightaway
Doctor:It is harmless
User:i have kept one massage women is this okay how the message should be
Doctor:You can keep the baby in your lap or on the bed
Doctor:and gently massage the baby
Doctor:You can do it on your own
Doctor:Even the massage women are good at it
Doctor:Only the tummy massage has to be done in a particular way
User:she is doing lightly and giving her bath regularly is this okay
Doctor:It is called as ILU method
Doctor:It is ok
Doctor:Unless the temperature is cold
Doctor:Usually during the first 1 and a half months the bath is given once a few days
User:tummy message means as i spoken with Dr shantha XXXXXXX specialised doctor, she said baby is having gas can you describe tummy massage
Doctor:It is a pattern
Doctor:You will better understand if you see images of it
Doctor:Search it on google
User:ok i got it i will search
User:i want to send my wife and daughter to her mother place but she is just 21 days what is your opinion
Doctor:Yes she is very young
Doctor:But your wife will need help
Doctor:It is better to bring help to your place for 3 or 4 weeks
Doctor:Otherwise send by air if long distance
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