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Time to start baby food and juices - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my child is 2 months 3 weeks old now
Doctor :   ok
User :   when can we start baby food and juice
Doctor :   the solid and semi solid foods are introduced after 4 months for the child
User :   she is completing 3 months on april 9th
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can be started after 4 months
Doctor :   till that time complete breast feeding is advised
User :   ok
User :   my wife can start post prgnancy exercises
User :   to get back into shape
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   is she had normal delivery or c-section
User :   she had a c section
Doctor :   ok
User :   her delivery was on jan 9th
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for what reason she underwent surgery
User :   baby was breech
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   exercises can be done after 4 weeks after surgery
Doctor :   provided if she does not have any problem
User :   its already more then 2 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then she can start the exercises
User :   but she has slight pains
Doctor :   is she has any other problem like constipation, urinary problems, bleeding
User :   no
User :   can she wear waist belt on the tummy
Doctor :   she can involve in simple excerises like walking
Doctor :   yoga
Doctor :   avoid over stretching of abdominal muscles
User :   ok
User :   waist belt
Doctor :   waist belt can be used
Doctor :   it doesnot help in toning the abdominal muscles
User :   what kind of exercises she has to do
Doctor :   it only gives strength to the pelvic region
Doctor :   if there is too much of pain she need to stop the excersiess
User :   ok
User :   so she can wear waist belt or not
Doctor :   she cna use the wiast belt
Doctor :   no harm in it
User :   ok
Doctor :   if she is having pain better she can post pone the exercises
User :   what type of exercises she can do to take her tummy in
User :   she can do sit ups
Doctor :   she can do very light abdominal exercises
Doctor :   before starting the exercises she need to have a physical examaintion doen by a doctor
Doctor :   to know whter the wound has healed completely
User :   ok
Doctor :   in normal exercises can be started after 4 to 6 weeks after surgery
Doctor :   if every thing is fine
Doctor :   she can do what is called Kegel crunches
User :   ok
Doctor :   Contract your pelvic floor (not your abs or rectal muscles) muscles
User :   how
Doctor :   Hold for 3-5 seconds
Doctor :   Slowly release, relax and repeat
Doctor :   Work up to 20 repetitions
Doctor :   ask her to try and do a set of 20, 3-4 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   As the strength increases,ask her to try and hold each contraction for a count of 10
Doctor :   she can also do isometric ab contractions. Simply contract your abs gently - stop if it hurts - and hold for as long as you can.
Doctor :   check with the doctor before exercising
User :   she has a back pain
Doctor :   since it should not cause healing of abdominal muscles or stitches a problem
User :   mid back
Doctor :   that is common concern of all women
Doctor :   what type of anesthesia was given
User :   i dont know
Doctor :   Is it spinal or epidural anesthesia?
User :   no idea
Doctor :   it is usually one of after effects of anesthesia which will settle as time goes
User :   ok
Doctor :   is she is having severe back pain which is intolerable
User :   after delivery she has this pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   so its side effect
User :   its not a severe pain
User :   she can not sit upriht for long
Doctor :   she can give some hot fomentation and can APPLY voveran GEL FOR THE BACK
Doctor :   is she having any white discharge?
User :   yes
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   is ther any odor, itching
User :   yes
Doctor :   then she need to get it checked
Doctor :   this may also be the cause for the back pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   some times urine infection can also leads to back pain
Doctor :   give adequate rest to the back
Doctor :   she needs to maintain the correct posture of the back while feeding the child
Doctor :   back pain also oocurs as a result of spinal anesthesia or epidural anesthesia given during surgery
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any more queries?
User :   no
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Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   yes
User :   he ninjection was given to num her body
User :   in her back
Doctor :   i think it is spinal anesthesia which is most commonly used for c-section
User :   es
User :   es
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   BYe
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