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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Witi(m): 8:40am On Jul 12, 2012
I feel i need to clear some misconceptions, so i'll talk frm personal experience.
@CASTOS- the people that invented Baby sucker/pacifier, dnt u tink dt if it was BAD dy would make it and wasnt it made for a reason. @VIVIEN PADDY, no offence.
In my case, i started givin my Son pacifier/baby sucker whn i noticed dt his navel has healed properly, it was not to replace Food as he will pop it out of his mouth when he is feelin hungry and he is 6months now
BABY FRIENDLY- that Nurse that wuld tell you to do BF is secretly givin her pikin/child a BOWLFUL of OGI/PAP in the bedroom and will come out with her bosom stuck in the childs mouth and gleefully announce to everyone ' i am doin Baby friendly'....... Long hisssss
my mother gave birth to five(5) of us and among us is a Lecturer wit a Federal university, pharmacist,Lawyer, Business administrator and an Engineer, she didnt do Baby friendly for any of us, the important ting is IMMUNISATIONS for ur baby
my 2 Elder sis did no BF for thier children and they are healthy and strong, 1 is 5years and 2 is 3years
in my case, i didnt do Baby friendly for my child, i started giving him SMA Formula within 2weeks of Birth, he is 6months now and the stamina and strenght he has, he wants to crawl by force, hold things by force e.t.c
I am not saying Baby friendly is not good o, i just hate the way people go on and on about it, if u can do it fine but if u cant dont let ppl box u into a corner and suffer urself for nothn, MOST ppl tellin u to do Baby Friendly are bunch of HIPOCRATES
BOTTLE FEEDING- @ TJSKII- no offence but i beg to differ as there is nothin wrong with bottle feeding, i bought PHILLIPS AVENT STERILISER UNIT(costs btw 12 to 18k) and i personally wash my childs bottles, teats, caps, baby sucker/pacifier and sterilise them in that unit, i recently introduced him to Frisogold wheat and Rice and i am still using feeding bottle to save time cos my job is a bit demandin/ house chores.
I hate when people blab bout danger in bottle feedin, my advice dont use it if u cannot sacrifice time and effort to wash ur babys bottles, if u dont have sterilising unit simply wash the bottle very well and boil in water for 5minutes
i have said my piece, Capish

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by chytai(f): 12:19pm On Jul 12, 2012
My baby is 3months old, i want to know when to introduce other foods to her like ( akamu, dawa and tea) some people said i should continue exclusive bosom feeding till 6months to avoid diarhea. Pls am a first time mother, i need some advice.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 6:43pm On Jul 12, 2012
Chaytai. I. Started weaning my kids at 4 months. Started with soft boiled apples peeled and mashed and rice cereal. If you can afford it wait till 6mos.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by PrettyCindy(f): 7:04pm On Jul 12, 2012
chytai: My baby is 3months old, i want to know when to introduce other foods to her like ( akamu, dawa and tea) some people said i should continue exclusive bosom feeding till 6months to avoid diarhea. Pls am a first time mother, i need some advice.

Lots of advice have been given here already. Try and read through.

There is no law that states that you must exclusively nurse your baby. The decision to do it should be made by you not anyone else. The only thing i would suggest is that you do a little bit of research on the two (or ask your Doctor).
Personally i did exclusive for my baby and i have no regrets and will do same for his siblings when they are born. If i am working, i will express the milk for my baby.
Lady, don't let anyone pressure you into something you don't want to do. If you want to introduce baby formula or dawa or pap to your baby, by all means do so but if you want to exclusively feed your baby on your milk alone, please ride on.

If you decide to continue with brea.st milk for your baby and you also work, the only option will be to express your brea.st milk into clean and sterilized feeding bottles and who ever will feed the baby must do so under hygienic conditions. For more informations on how to preserve brea.st milk, google is there for you.

By the way, exclusive brea.st feeding is new. Our mothers didn't do such for us neither did their own mothers and yet amongst them are the greatest and most intelligent mind.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by PrettyCindy(f): 7:14pm On Jul 12, 2012
@chytai, please do not give your baby adult milk. Am talking about cowbell, dano, peak and the rest. Use infant formulas such as Nan or SMA or any other to mix his pap/dawa/cereal/pudding. You can start adding peak or dano or any one of your choice to his pap when he is over 1year. ## some of the makers even write it on their milk containers##.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by chytai(f): 9:58am On Jul 13, 2012
thanks all, i so much appreciate!!!
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Nobody: 9:47pm On Jul 13, 2012
Thank God I'm here. Now I know what to expect from My baby. can I join? My girl is 8months pregnant, I'll soon be a father cool
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Ifyemma(f): 2:23pm On Jul 14, 2012
hi, i'm really enjoying this thread. my baby is 11weeks old. pls i want to know the name of baby foods in the market and the best products, pls help me i'm a new mum.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Akpunwa(f): 4:15pm On Jul 14, 2012
@Ifyemma, if you are in Nigeria, the common ones are Friso gold cereals (available in rice and wheat variants), Cerelac (corn and wheat), and Nutrend. Petsonally, I love Friso gold rice for its creamy consistency and taste cos I find the wheat variant too sugary and all my baby does is throw it up.
It's best to start introducing solids with simple cereals like rice and enriched pap b4 moving to wheat.
Xoxo.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by PrettyCindy(f): 7:22am On Jul 15, 2012
@Ifyemma, why don‘t you try and make your baby‘s food by yourself? Apart from the fact that it saves you lots of money, you know what your baby is eating and its quite fun. All you haver to do is blend to ensure it creamy and free of lumps. If you are interested in making your baby‘s food, there is a thread in food section on varieties of baby foods and how to make them. I think the topic is “cerelac versus nutrend“. Am typing with a phone so i cannot paste the link here.

Moderator please kindly paste the link of the thread in food section where ways of making homemade baby food was discussed. Thanks.

@Ify, you can still google “homemade baby food“ to get more recipes.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 5:58pm On Jul 16, 2012
Expectant daddy welcome oooo.

Try www.wholesomebabyfood.com. hope it works.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 9:13am On Jul 24, 2012
This thread is getting boring, did our mums travelled? Anyways i have a question for u all.. How best can i get cold(giri) out of my baby. He easily get scared even while sleeping and some people say its caused by giri(cold).. Abeg solutions oooooo
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by blank(f): 11:07am On Jul 24, 2012
I don't understand your question. How does getting a cold and being scared have a causal relationship?
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 3:11pm On Jul 24, 2012
I was told that, what makes babies get scared easily could trace to the amount of cold in their body and its called (giri) in yoruba
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by wakes(m): 6:05am On Jul 26, 2012
ayobarmy: Mummies pls help my wife ooooo, bossom milk has refused to supply like its use to b4 and baby is just 10weeks old. We have tried pap but still no improvement or is there different pap for milk supply
thank God I decided to read this thread. Get hygenically prepared moringa powder and administer to her. And let her put the powder into pap, if she takes pap, and/or any other prepared food. One tablespoon per meal for a miraculous result. If you can't lay hands on moringa, call Mr. Solomon on +2348065387819. My wife, after delivery, the bosom milk flowed well until at some point it appeared to be drying. As soon as she took the powder just once, come and volume! So moringa leaf powder boosts the volume and quality of bosom milk among breasfeeding mothers. You could Google "moringa+bosom milk " in a web search to confirm. Blessings!
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 10:48am On Jul 27, 2012
Where can i get this much talk about MORINGA? I reside in ph in Nig.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 5:40pm On Jul 30, 2012
Mummies pls can i give my 3months old baby boy, water? If yes what can i add to the water that will help him grow well and big. Thanks
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by recruitmnt: 1:02pm On Jul 31, 2012
^^ how time flies... Ur boy is 3 months already

Yea, you can give him water mos def. about trying to make him big and strong by giving water... I dunno ooh
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by blank(f): 3:23pm On Jul 31, 2012
ayobarmy: Mummies pls can i give my 3months old baby boy, water? If yes what can i add to the water that will help him grow well and big. Thanks

If he is on exclusive, then no need for water. If he has started taking bottled milk, please give him water so that he does not have constipation.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 10:08am On Aug 01, 2012
@recruit, its the lords doing. How is ur angel doing too?
@blank, my chairman is on exclusive and so he will remain for six months by Gods grace, but i just felt i should give him a little bit of water bcuz he stretches himself too much before passing gas/feaces.
@All, what can i use to clean this white particles inside his mouth and on his tongue? Sum1 told me its as a result of the bosom milk......

Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Ima2: 12:04pm On Aug 01, 2012
so happy to join this thread. i am a FTM too and expecting my baby in a few weeks.does anyone know where i can get a good ultrasound centre in lagos. I want to do a gender scan and i noticed the ultrasound technician at my hospital doesnt really interact that much, thats why i dont want to do it there. please your recommendations are welcome.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by funmzee: 10:10pm On Aug 01, 2012
@Ayobarmy,ur baby is lovely. Abeg take care of him well well o nd give him a peck 4 me. As 4 tongue cleaning u can dissolve a little alum in clean small bottle water or u buy glycerine pure. Just put a little on d wool nd use it 2 clean his tongue. Dere might b oda ones too but dis is wat I use.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Dudugirl01(f): 1:18am On Aug 02, 2012
sugar 001: My Little maN is 14 weeks. Hes so adorable,loves to be cuddled and refuses to sleep in his crib. *sobs* I miss spreading in my bed with my hubby. Is the any thing that i should do to encourage him to sleep in his crib? And at what age should he start sleeping in his crib,in his room.
Plus are they exclusive moms here. My mamma no wan hear oo. She drums into my ears i should introduce formular.
just be patient, your hubby is the landlord, your lo is just leasing you i'm on exclusive too and i tell you, its better for brain development, it helps build your baby's immune system,to list a few of the advantages, try for at least six months, God bless our little ones

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Dudugirl01(f): 1:35am On Aug 02, 2012
ayobarmy: @recruit, its the lords doing. How is ur angel doing too?
@blank, my chairman is on exclusive and so he will remain for six months by Gods grace, but i just felt i should give him a little bit of water bcuz he stretches himself too much before passing gas/feaces.
@All, what can i use to clean this white particles inside his mouth and on his tongue? Sum1 told me its as a result of the bosom milk......
to clean white particles, i use glycyril and warm water on cotton bud, he's grown sooo big! no wonder we don's see you on there any more
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 5:42am On Aug 02, 2012
@funmzee, thanks a bunch i will do as u have said but peopl are already submiting aplication bcuz am searching for a beautyful girl for my chairman, so incase u have a daughter that is not too old for him, u can apply also......... @Aunty dudu its not that am not here, but i have been a silent member so i can read and learn frm other people's post. How are u and ur family? @All abeg wetin fit dey make the guy dey stretch and make some funny sound when he wan sheet, and na only breastmilk we still dey give am, infact he don nearly suck my wife finish.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by recruitmnt: 2:52pm On Aug 02, 2012
Awww, aint babies soo lovely.

Oh dear! My boy strains and stretches before gasing too oh. It breaks my heart to see him go through it oh.. I've tried gripe water, infacol, nospamin. They dnt seem to help much. He shld outgrow it by 3mnths sha.

Seems like he's begining to have eczema sef.. Ko easy
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 4:07pm On Aug 02, 2012
Hanhan, eczema ke?
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by funmzee: 9:01pm On Aug 02, 2012
Hahaha,dats nice; my daughter is a big gal o. She is 4yrs but I ve a 6 months old baby boy, they would b friends. For d stretching he wil outgrow it very soon,I think dey call it inu iwo(in yoruba lang.). @ recruitmnt,abeg no let him ve eczema. Abi u dey share him towel or bathing soap?(Smile). Pls take gud care of him o.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 3:39am On Aug 03, 2012
Yes aunty funmy, this inu iwo issue, is there anything i can do to help him out so he can outgrown it as fast as possible.......
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by funmzee: 8:18pm On Aug 03, 2012
@Ayobarmy,hmmm don't really know if dere is medicine 4 it(dere might be)but I didn't use anytin dan warm water 2 massage his stomach as in using towel
(E ba ma fi omi ogbona jo)dat shld relieve him a little. Some says is common wit baby boys but dey normally outgrow it btw age 3-4 month. Olorun a ba wa wo won.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 1:12pm On Aug 04, 2012
@ Ayorbami, I think I know what you are talking about. Its normarl for some babies to get shocked out of their sleep it happens especcialy if baby sleeps on her back.
Ans it causes them to wake up too soon. Try swadling your baby with cotton cloth like the pic below. It keeps her from sudden jerks and makes her feel warm ,d restricted like in the womb. Not all babies like to be tied down while awake, best bet is to swadle just as she wants to sleep.
For water, baby of 3mos does not need too much water maybe like 30 to 60 mil per day depending on the season. To know if baby is dehydrated, glide your finger through the soft spot on her head. If the spot is hollow and sunken then baby is dehydrated. A well hydrated baby will have his soft spot high as the other hard bones of the skull around it.
Water cannot fatten a baby. Baby needs his food every 3hrs until around 3 mos. Don't allow a new born to sleep for long strerches without her food. Wake her up every 3hrs and feed even at night untill she is 3mos old at least.it helps her grow.

Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 1:48pm On Aug 04, 2012
@ Ayobami I learnt those white particles in the baby's moth are trush. They are there because the baby' imune system is weak for now. They are normal in babies but not so in adults that's why its common with AIDS patients. Anyway, there are creams that could be prescribed by your doctor to be rubbed on baby4 tongue and around his mouth to help fight it.
A baby that is not having bosom milk may not poo for two days but if it goes beyound 3 go see your pediatrician. For me I used a small eyedrop bottle (see pic below) fill with lukewarm boiled water and pump in baby's bum don't pump air in while doing it don't put more than 3 table spoons of water I think that bottle contains like 3 tablespoons of water max.Not everyone welcomes this idea but it worked for me and my babies.
Babies can get Eczema my son did when he was 2mos old. There are medications your doctor can give you.
For diaper rash, pls make sure baby's bum is dry before placing diaper. If possible clean, pat dry with towel or tiSsue or even airdry if weather allows and then rub ori(shea butter)pls buy shea butter that is clean if you want to use for babay like the packed one I use at home pic also below.

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