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Feeding water to a 3 month old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   you can post the skin specialist the query
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User :   Can I not taken an appointment?
Doctor :   specialist are not available on direct chat
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User :   thats a pity. anyway, what is the email address for the doctor
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User :   i thought my annual subscription include it?
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User :   ok i will look at that page and i hope there is a payment by credit card.
User :   however when i ask my question i must attach a report, how to do that?
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User :   ok , i shall post a query and refer that i sent attacment to this email address
User :   now i have a general question for you
Doctor :   ok
User :   my baby girl was 3 months past 14th may
User :   shall we start feeding her water?
Doctor :   exclusively breast feeding till six month.
Doctor :   meaning unless there is paucity of the breast milk no other substance should be given till six months of age apart from breast milk
User :   oh dear, some says 4 months, now as per your advice its 6 months, my wife insists that we should give water, anyway i will tell her about ur advise
Doctor :   it is not my advise
User :   but for her understanding, canyou provide me a reason
Doctor :   it is as per the WHO recommendation
Doctor :   WHO strictly advises exclusive breast feeding for the 6 months
User :   yes i understand but can you explain why?
Doctor :   only in cases where there is deficiency of the breast milk than alternative and supplement feeds need to be provided under supervision of the pediatrician
Doctor :   why means it is observed that the babies feed with breast milk are healthier and have less childhood infections and there immunity also is very good
Doctor :   compared to babies who are been feed with the other substances
User :   ok
Doctor :   in the first six months
User :   so strictly on milk and no drop of water for 6 months, thats what you said, right?
Doctor :   breast milk is sufficient for the baby and no other supplemental feeds is required till six months
User :   ok
User :   i finished my query for the other doc
User :   in case of your interest am pasting it here
User :   Dear Doctor, I have an yearly subscription with the healthcare magic but doctor told me that I must write to yo and I am willing to pay your consultation fees. My daughter is 3 months old and she is having small skin patches on her back and slighly below the belly button. We showed one doc who said its fungus(after they rub the skin and get it tested) and gave this medicine:Nizoral -ketoconazol )cream. We put this cream and the fungus at back is healed but leave a ligher skin color mark. Now again she has small patches below belly. we are applying the sane creame. But worried what if this appeared on face, will the ligher skin patch will be gone? and why? should we change the milk, should we start feeding er with water (she is mostly on mothers milk but ofcourse she also drink (25%) powder milk. Would you please give me a call at +0000 cheers XXXXXXXX I am gmt+2
User :   i wil remove the water part since you answered it
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just posted the query there but got a message says "query submit failed, pease try again later" what to do?
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User :   ok got it
User :   ok thanks
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