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Precaution to be taken for general care of newborn - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   i wanted to take few tips on babyhealth care
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   are there any specific questions?
User :   my son just 40 days old
Doctor :   ok
User :   what kind of precaution i should take
User :   the Q may be generic but i need some advise from ur sid
User :   side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he breast fed?
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many times a day?
User :   10 - 12 times in a day (day&night)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you giving any supplements?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
User :   yes he taking supplement
User :   few drops in the monring
Doctor :   what supplements?
User :   nutritious drops
Doctor :   which drops?
Doctor :   can you name it?
User :   pls wait
Doctor :   ok
User :   zincovit
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many drops per day?
User :   sorry for the delay since i have checked with my wife who not stayed with me in her mom house
User :   5 drops in the morning
Doctor :   ok
User :   normaly we will give mixing with milk(mother milk)

User :   r u suggesting any other suppliment ?
Doctor :   no
User :   or we will continue the same

Doctor :   one multivitamin drop is good
Doctor :   you should not use any other supplement
User :   can i have the name of the drop

Doctor :   Zincovit is the multivitamin drop
User :   so, that is enough am i right
Doctor :   It seems ok
User :   what kind of precaution we should take to take care of child
Doctor :   I will tell you
Doctor :   Before that would like to tell you that we have a section
Doctor :   on our portal called BabyMagic
Doctor :   where there is content for child care tips
Doctor :   for every month of your child's growth
Doctor :   If you regioster
Doctor :   you will get weekly updates in your mail-box
Doctor :   Now to address your query
User :   surely i'll do that
Doctor :   The most common problems for a child falling in your shild's age group
Doctor :   is
Doctor :   irregular breathing
User :   ok
User :   he is not sleeping during night time for long time

Doctor :   The child may suddenly stop breathing for 4-5 seconds
Doctor :   and then again start breathing
Doctor :   It is normal and should not be mistaken
Doctor :   and you do not need to worry if you notice this
User :   ok
User :   normaly how many month it will continue
User :   since my wife affecting lots due to this and further

User :   she find difficult to sleep during day time also

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thi will resolve automatically when the baby reaches 8 months of age
Doctor :   you don;t have to worry
User :   ok

Doctor :   other problem which your child may face
Doctor :   is the diaper rash
User :   any specific diet for my wife post delivery
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as your wife is breast feeding so she will need some nutritiuos diet
User :   before that pls let u explain wat is diaper rash

Doctor :   Nappy rash is a rash occurring in babies in the area covered by their diapers.
Doctor :   The skin covered by the nappy -the genital area, the folds of the thighs and the buttocks are affected.
Doctor :   The rash will appear red and inflamed. The affected areas can be dry or moist. There are a few reasons for nappy rash and treatment must be prompt.
User :   ok

User :   what should we do for that?
Doctor :   It is advisable to keep the area dry
Doctor :   This is of relevance immediately after a bath
Doctor :   or after releiving themselves
Doctor :   It should be dry at all times
Doctor :   use cotton for the panties of the child
Doctor :   use diapers only if required as diapers can sometimes not give you an idea about the wetness of the genital area of the child
Doctor :   do you follow?
User :   we are using only cotton
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   but you must take some precaautions
Doctor :   As your wife is breast feeding
Doctor :   she must take a balanced and wholesome diet
User :   pls advise
Doctor :   3-4 servings of vegetable per day
Doctor :   and atleast 3-4 servings of fruits per day
Doctor :   atleast 3-4 litres of water per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Your wife should not be too conscious about her weight during this period
User :   ok

Doctor :   If your wife has consumed a particular food and the babies cries during breast-feeding
Doctor :   it is better to avoid that food
User :   anything associated with that food

Doctor :   yes
User :   will avoid it
User :   thanks doctor

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have I been able to clarify all your queries?
User :   yes definetly

Doctor :   Please fill feedback form
Doctor :   And say when done
Doctor :   Thans then
User :   thanks
Doctor :   And have a pleasant day
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