Children and Adolescent Health

clip One million premature babies die annually
November 23, 2017, 01:00:50 AM by Isaac Adeniran
One million premature babies die annually’

No fewer than one million premature babies die annually due to complications, the founder of Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation (AMCH), Dr Elizabeth Disu, has said.

Disu, according to a statement on Wednesday, stated this at the AMCH World Prematurity Day celebration in Ikeja, Lagos, adding that prematurity was one of the leading causes of newborn deaths in the world.

“Prematurity is the most single cause of newborns deaths. About 15 million preterm babies are delivered worldwide, out of which one million die and three quarters of the deaths are preventable. Most of these deaths are in the developing countries.

“Nigeria has the highest number of preterm babies and the highest number of newborn deaths in the world.  If preterm babies survived, we will be able to reduce the rate of neonatal deaths in this country,” she said.

xx Babies without exclusive breastfeeding prone to ear infection
August 27, 2017, 05:06:05 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Babies without exclusive breastfeeding prone to ear infection — Expert

A consultant ENT surgeon at the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Omokanye Habeeb, speaks on ear infection and how to avoid it with MOTUNRAYO JOEL

What is an ear infection?

Ear infection simply refers to a disease condition of the human ear caused by microorganism commonly bacteria, virus or fungus.

The human ear is anatomically divided into three parts; the external ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. The external ear comprises the pinna and the ear canal up to the tympanic membrane (ear drum), which forms the boundary between the external and middle ear. The middle ear is located in-between the external and the inner ear which houses the main sense organ of hearing (organ of corti) and balance. Infection may start and localise in any part of the ear. It may also spread from one focus to other parts of the ear and adjacent structures.

xx How Camphor and methylated powder cause jaundice in newborns
August 27, 2017, 03:59:04 AM by Isaac Adeniran
How Camphor and  methylated powder cause jaundice in newborns

A neonatologist, Prof. Angela Okolo, has warned parents of newborn babies against the use of camphor, menthol, methylated dusting powder and other such substances, saying this could result in jaundice.

Okolo, who works at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Ibadan.

She said that jaundice remains one of the leading killers of newborns in the country.

“Neonatal jaundice is a leading cause of  hospitalisation in the first week of life in Nigeria.

clip Kedi Healthcare V-Ca:for daily supply of Vitamin C & Calcium
November 25, 2016, 11:08:29 AM by timedal
Kedi Healthcare V-Ca:for daily supply of Vitamin C & Calcium for children & adults

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3. Neutralizes potentially harmful reactions in the watery parts of the body like blood and fluid both inside and around the cells.

4. Useful as immune stimulator and modulator. Promotes resistance to infection, production of interferon and maintaining mocous membranes.

5. Increased intake of V-Ca is necessary in maintaining normal plasma levels under acute emotional or environmental stress such as trauma, fever, infection, or elevated environmental temperatures.

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xx Advice For New Parents
July 08, 2012, 12:34:49 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Advice For New Parents

As a new parent you face many problems and issues that you need to understand and deal with immediately. Newborns do not come with an instruction book so here is some information on some things that you need to know about. 
Bathing your baby: Your baby’s umbilical cord will fall off in about one to two weeks after they are born. Until it falls out, you should only give your baby sponge baths. You could dampen a cotton ball or cotton swab with alcohol to help dry the umbilical stump or simply follow your pediatrician’s directions. You can give him a bath in a sink or shallow tub after the stump falls off. 
Caesarian delivery:  A caesarian is usually performed to make delivery safer for you or your baby.  C-sections can be done for many different reasons including stalled labor, complicated labor, problems with the baby that may make delivery difficult, or other problems.  It does not matter if you deliver vaginally or by a caesarian section, you are still a mother with a beautiful new blessing.   

Circumcision:  A lot of doctors feel that there are many benefits to having your baby circumcised, but it may not be absolutely necessary.  It may help to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and eliminates just about any chance of penile cancer.  Circumcision will not cause any long-term emotional problems for your child. 

Crib death (SIDS):  Many studies have been done regarding SIDS.  Although the cause of SIDS has not been definitely defined, there are some correlations that have been made between SIDS and the following things: 
Female babies are less likely to die from SIDS than Male Babies
The risk is greater with premature birth
Minority children are more likely to be affected by SIDS than non-minority children are.
More children of young, single mothers die of SIDS
Smoking in the home greatly increases the risk of SIDS

Some people think that sleeping with your baby is okay and continue to let their babies sleep with them. The Nigerian Pediatrics Association disagrees with this and says that there is a greater risk of SIDS in babies who sleep with another person. Babies should sleep alone in a cradle or crib either next to or near an adult. You should never put pillows, blankets, stuffed animals or anything that might put your baby at risk in their bed. 

Most pediatricians recommend that babies sleep on their back to decrease the risk of SIDS. The reason for this is widely debated between health experts. If you have concerns please talk to your pediatrician. There are no dumb questions when it comes to the health and safety of your child, so please don’t be afraid to ask for help. 
xx 8 Tips to help you get started on your parenting journey
May 06, 2012, 10:22:04 PM by Son of King

1. Trust your instincts! No matter what the books say, no matter what the doctors say, in the end it comes down to you. You have to do what you think is right, even if it goes against what everyone else is saying. Remember that 40 years ago, breastfeeding was frowned on, and those mothers who did nurse their children had to go against powerful social pressure to do what they thought was right. Now of course, we know that nursing your child is one of the best things that you can do to give them a good start. Will you make mistakes? Probably. But most of the mistakes parents make do not cause lasting damage.

2. Read as much as you can. While it is important to trust your instincts, it is also important to have a lot of information to draw on in making your decisions. You shouldn't necessarily take anything you read as absolute truth; many parenting books will offer conflicting advice on any given subject. If you rely on only one book, even a good one, then you are not getting the whole story. But if you read a lot of books and articles, you can use the knowledge you've
gained to make up your own mind. There are things I wish that I had known about when my child was a baby that I didn't learn until much later.

3. Be thorough about childproofing. If there is one area in which mistakes can have a lasting impact, it is safety.
Don't delay; you'll be surprised at how quickly most babies become mobile.

4. Buy a good pediatric health reference. My husband and I have consulted ours more than once in the middle of the night. It can sometimes help you figure out how to deal with health issues without having to call the doctor. Just don't get carried away; it's easy to find all sorts of exotic illnesses that fit your child's symptoms.

5. When in doubt, call the pediatrician, even if it is the middle of the night. If you're not sure if your child's symptoms are serious, it's always better to call the pediatrician. As you become more experienced, you'll have a better feel for when you need to call the doctor, but in the beginning it's hard to know. If your pediatrician makes you feel stupid for calling, get a new pediatrician. A good pediatrician understands that new parents don't have the experience to know when there is really a problem.

6. Buy a good diaper bag. You'll be carrying it around a lot, so it is important to find one which is easy to carry and easy to organize. You may even want to consider a backpack which will leave your hands free (trust me - you'll need them!)

7. You may want to think about using cloth diapers, at least part of the time. Cloth diapers are better for your baby's skin and may help them to become aware of their bodily functions earlier (an important step in potty readiness).
Today's cloth diapers are nothing like those shapeless rags that mothers used to have to make do with. Of course if your baby will be in day care, you will probably have to use disposables there, but you can still use cloth diapers when your baby is home. I used cloth diapers when my son was a baby, except when traveling.

8. Talk, sing, and read to your baby. Although they won't understand what you are saying for a while, the more they hear language, the better their minds will learn to process it. And the sound of your voice is comforting to them.
Finally, remember that you are not alone. You are surrounded by people willing to help. Don't be afraid to ask family and friends for help. And the Internet is not only a wonderful place to find information, it is a wonderful source of community and support. There are many wonderful communities of moms and dads on the Internet who help each other out with advice and support. Remember the old saying, that it "takes a village to raise a child." We are lucky to live in a time when the world is our village.
xx Baby Tips for New Parents
May 06, 2012, 10:19:45 PM by Son of King

It happened to me about 6 or 7 months into my pregnancy - that sudden  realization that in just a few short months, my husband and I would be completely and totally responsible for the care of a new baby. Until that time, I had been focused on the details of the pregnancy: the changes in my body, the development of the fetus inside me, and our plans for the delivery. I hadn't really thought about what would happen when we came home from the hospital with our new baby. Panic set in. Would we know what to do? What if we made mistakes?
In a frenzy, I dragged my husband to a parenting class. I didn't learn very much from the class. About all I remember of
it was pretending to bathe a doll. But it did give me some confidence that, just maybe, I could do this parenting thing after all.
In truth, nothing can really prepare you for parenting. It's strictly on-the-job training. No matter what you learn or know about parenting, your children will surprise you and force you to learn new things and come up with creative solutions.
So, while it is important to learn as much as we can about taking care of these small beings that have been entrusted to us, it's also important to realize that it's not like studying for a test. We don't have to know everything!
But in case you're feeling edgy, as I was, here's some by Sheila Somerlock Ruth

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