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 vaccine) Child 4 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated after 4–6 hours (max. 4 doses… Continue reading Please give Paracetamol AFTER vaccination.
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.
Many babies fail to gain weight as expected during the first few days of life. Newborns are expected to loose up-to 10% of their birthweight by Day 5-7 after birth. If they are exclusively breastfed, the breast milk starts to come from Day 2-3 onwards. They then start to gain weight from Day 5-7 and… Continue reading Faltering growth (Failure to thrive)
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 flattened appearance of the back of the head – either evenly across the back or… Continue reading ODD shaped heads in babies
Excessive crying in the first months of life is usually benign and self limiting, although in a minority of babies it may be linked with more long term and serious problems. No routine investigations are needed for an afebrile child with no signs of illness on a thorough history and examination.
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 process that resolves with maturation. GER generally resolves on its own by one year of… Continue reading Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)