Some common questions and answers from pediatricians that mothers may be interested in!
[Medications do not replace medical examination and treatment]]
1. Children with tears and eye pain:
- Dropping physiological saline, rubbing the inner corner of the eye, can narrow the lacrimal duct
- Eyes have green discharge: apply Tobrex or Neocin, wait until you sleep, because when you wake up, you will cry and make up the medication as the tears flow out.
- Stye: apply tobrex or neocin, apply warm compress and it will gradually disappear. Do the same for chalazion, if it doesn’t go away then you have to make an incision
-Try applying moisturizers like cetaphil or atopiclair or dexeryl or eucerin or sudocrem… don’t hesitate to apply ones containing low doses of corticosteroids like eumovate. When applying eumovate less, reduce the dose and switch to moisturizers. Most children will gradually recover after 6 months.
3. Suddenly not breastfeeding – loss of appetite
- Open your mouth, make cool milk to feed, wait until you fall asleep to feed, find a quiet place to breastfeed, may be too busy playing and forget to breastfeed
- Check to see if there is too much pressure, give solid food, eat far away from breastfeeding, practice self-feeding, chew cakes, nibble food, eat with adults, do not eat and play at the same time
4. Natural difficulty sleeping, tossing and turning, and irritability have the following causes:
c. playing too much before bed,
=> You should take vitamin D, use pillows, deworm when you’re over 1 year old, cut down on TV games when you’re older, if it doesn’t work, look at the stupid pictures in the photo album.
5. I don’t know if breast milk is enough?:
- The baby urinates at least 6 times, and the urine is not dark yellow
- Breast milk is not related to the mother’s body shape
- There is no need to express breast milk to see how much milk there is, how much or how little, whether there is enough or not enough
- The mother will adjust her breast milk in quantity and quality over time to suit her age, even though boys may be different from girls.
- Breast milk also provides the baby’s need for water when he or she is thirsty
- Breastfeed many times, stay calm, don’t be stressed, eat enough food, get enough sleep, always think in your head: “sure enough milk to feed the baby” means there will be enough breast milk for the baby
- Go lilac cauliflower (northern language and adults), go chut (southern language): – Look at your food, don’t eat anything bought from outside, don’t eat strange fruits, you should drink ginger tea, Children’s stools are sloppy – After breastfeeding, the stool may be green due to iron in the stool
- Breastfed or bottle-fed newborns have bloody stools: It may be due to intestinal infection, it may be due to protein allergy in milk, it may be due to the baby swallowing blood from the mother’s breast, check if it occurs 2 times in a row, if Breastfeeding should see if the mother eats anything related to cows
7. Many days without bowel movements but soft stools:
- Children under 6 months: Delayed bowel movements, rub the belly clockwise, it’s okay
- If older children have hard stools and are constipated, they should take stool softeners, drink enough water, and eat yogurt
8. Cough, runny nose:
Cough, runny nose: – Drop the nose with physiological saline, make a deep wick, apply oil on the soles of the feet, check if the room is cold, check if it is cold, if you need to suction, apply 2-3 drops, then rinse the baby’s mouth and suction, then drop again. 1 drop, take herbal cough medicine astex or prospan or make it yourself, don’t stop going to the doctor because the remedies are gone
- If a stuffy nose makes it difficult for children to sleep and feed, then use nasal drops before feeding and before going to bed, and sleep with your head raised slightly
- If you have a lot of phlegm, you should breastfeed a lot and drink enough water to thin out and eliminate the phlegm. Taking expectorants should be prescribed by a doctor because self-medication with expectorants can make coughing worse
- Use physiological saline drops on your nose after bathing and going anywhere, or when your nose, eyes, or ears are stuffy, you don’t need to apply drops regularly.
- MAKING A SPEAKER wick: the best way to get the snot out is to take a paper towel, the kind of paper that doesn’t break easily, and roll one big end and one small end. The size of the tip depends on the baby’s nose. Gently place the tip into the nose, the snot will soak into the paper and then gently pull out.