But some babies may need a bit more milk, in the first few days.
Neonates & infants
Information for the little ones
The answer is, not before 17 weeks of age (4months) and not later than 26 weeks (6-7 months).
I still come across parents, who for one reason or another, decide against immunising their children.
A very common ‘problem’ seen in children is that they are ‘bottle fed’ forever. It’s because both the child and the parents find it very ‘convenient’.
From BNF for children Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants (see also Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants) Paracetamol by mouth Child 2–3 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated once after 4–6 hours if necessary (dose can be repeated twice for meningococcal B… Read More ›
Tongue tie or ankyloglossia is a common condition in babies. But the fact is that it rarely causes any problem for the baby in feeding or speaking when they are older.
It’s called Plagiocephaly in medical terminology. Plagiocephaly is a disorder that affects the skull, making the back or side of a baby’s head appear flattened. It is sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly. There are no symptoms associated with plagiocephaly other than the… Read More ›
Many babies cry a lot specially after the feeds. This could be Gastroesophageal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux (GOR), the passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus, occurs commonly in newborn infants, especially those born prematurely. Physiologic GER typically is a developmental… Read More ›